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Analysis of population genetic structure and gene flow in an annual plant before and after a rapid evolutionary response to drought

Rachel S. Welt, Amy Litt and Steven J. Franks.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution; Genetics and Genomics; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Biological Sciences. 6900 words.

The impact of environmental change on population structure is not well understood. This study aimed to examine the effect of a climate change event on gene flow over space and time in two...

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Anatomically preserved Silurian ‘nematophytes’ from the Welsh Borderland (UK)

Dianne Edwards, Rosmarie Honegger, Lindsey Axe and Jennifer L Morris.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 7073 words.

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Stratified charcoalified fragments of thalloid organisms with tripartite tissue construction have been isolated from the basal member of the Upper...

Are superior ovaries damaged by the bills of flower-visiting birds and does this preclude adaptation to bird pollinators?

Chang-Qiu Liu, Yang Niu, De-Li Peng and Hang Sun.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 7797 words.

Abstract

A biological trait may promote adaptation to particular pollinators, and this may be a major factor governing the variation of pollination systems...

The behavioural ecology of climbing plants

Ernesto Gianoli.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Plant Physiology; Plant Evolution; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 7959 words.

Climbing plants require an external support to grow vertically and enhance light acquisition. Vines that find a suitable support have greater performance and fitness than those that remain...

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Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

Journal. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution.

Causes and consequences of contrasting genetic structure in sympatrically growing and closely related species

Ivan Radosavljević, Zlatko Satovic and Zlatko Liber.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution; Genetics and Genomics; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 8718 words.

Gene flow, natural selection and genetic drift are processes that play a major role in shaping the genetic structure of natural populations. In addition, genetic structures of individual...

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Chemical composition and secretion biology of the floral bouquet in legume trees (Fabaceae)

Cristina Ribeiro Marinho, Maria Elvira Poleti Martucci, Leonardo Gobbo-Neto and Simone PÁdua Teixeira.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

April 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 8613 words.

Abstract

In the present investigation, we studied the floral bouquet and its associate osmophores in three legume trees using a combination of chemical and...

Comparative pollination ecology between two populations and two varieties of Cypripedium parviflorum (Orchidaceae) in Missouri, United States of America – does size matter?

Retha Edens-Meier, Michael Arduser, Gerardo R Camilo and Peter Bernhardt.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 8617 words.

Abstract

The pollination ecology of two sympatric varieties of Cypripedium parviflorum was compared to determine whether floral dimensions had an impact upon...

A comparision of ghost orchid (Dendrophylax lindenii) habitats in Florida and Cuba, with particular reference to seedling recruitment and mycorrhizal fungi

Ernesto B Mújica, Justin J Mably, Shannon M Skarha, Laura L Corey, Larry W Richardson, Mark W Danaher, Elaine H González and Lawrence W Zettler.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 8209 words.

Abstract

The ghost orchid, Dendrophylax lindenii, is a rare, leafless epiphyte native to southern Florida and Cuba. Populations of D. lindenii in southern...

A comparison of patterns of genetic structure in two co-occurring Agave species (Asparagaceae) that differ in the patchiness of their geographical distributions and cultivation histories

Denise L Lindsay, Joel F Swift, Richard F Lance and Christine E Edwards.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 8147 words.

Abstract

Spatial genetic structure in plants can be affected by continuity of geographical distribution, cultivation history, pollination and seed dispersal...

Complex cytogeographical patterns reveal a dynamic tetraploid–octoploid contact zone

Mariana Castro, Sílvia Castro, Albano Figueiredo, Brian Husband and João Loureiro.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 11505 words.

Abstract

The distribution of cytotypes in mixed-ploidy species is crucial for evaluating ecological processes involved in the establishment and evolution of...

Convergent evolution of high elevation plant growth forms and geographically structured variation in Andean Lupinus (Fabaceae)

Natalia Contreras-Ortiz, Guy W Atchison, Colin E Hughes and Santiago Madriňán.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 10704 words.

Abstract

The Andean Lupinus radiation presents one of the highest rates of net species diversification in plants and includes species with a wide variety of...

Deciphering the complex architecture of an herb using micro-computed X-ray tomography, with an illustrated discussion on architectural diversity of herbs

Guillaume Chomicki, Yannick M Staedler, Luc P R Bidel, Christian Jay-Allemand, Jürg Schönenberger and Susanne S Renner.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 5092 words.

Abstract

Differing from most animals, plants have an indeterminate body plan, allowing them to add new body parts throughout their lifetime. The realized...

Differentiation in native as well as introduced ranges: germination reflects mean and variance in cover of surrounding vegetation

Tina Heger, Gabriele Nikles and Brooke S Jacobs.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Pathology and Diseases; Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution. 8338 words.

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Germination, a crucial phase in the life cycle of a plant, can be significantly influenced by competition and facilitation. The aim of this study was...

Disentangling morphologically similar species of the Andean forest: integrating results from multivariate morphometric analyses, niche modelling and climatic space comparison in Kaunia (Eupatorieae: Asteraceae)

Jessica N Viera Barreto, Patricio Pliscoff, Mariano Donato and Gisela Sancho.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 7017 words.

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Six subtropical montane forest Kaunia spp. are remarkable for their superficial morphological similarity. We aim to explore different sources of data...

Diversity and population structure of a dominant deciduous tree based on morphological and genetic data

Qin-di Zhang, Rui-Zhi Jia, Chao Meng, Chao-Wen Ti and Yi-Ling Wang.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics; Plant Evolution. 7277 words.

Knowledge of the genetic diversity and structure of tree species across their geographic ranges is essential for sustainable use and management of forest ecosystems. Acer grosseri Pax., an...

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Diversity of floral nectary secretions and structure, and implications for their evolution in Anacardiaceae

Elisabeth D Tölke, Julien B Bachelier, Elimar A Lima, Leonardo Galetto, Diego Demarco and Sandra M Carmello-Guerreiro.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

May 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 9607 words.

Abstract

The flowers of most Anacardiaceae have a floral nectary disk producing nectar rich in sugars. However, a recent study demonstrated that their...

Diversity of sexual systems within different lineages of the genus Silene

Inés Casimiro-Soriguer, Maria L. Buide and Eduardo Narbona.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Plant Evolution; Plant Reproduction and Propagation. 7854 words.

Species and populations can be categorized by their sexual systems, depending on the spatial distribution of female and male reproductive structures within and among plants. Although a high...

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DNA barcodes from four loci provide poor resolution of taxonomic groups in the genus Crataegus

Mehdi Zarrei, Nadia Talent, Maria Kuzmina, Jeanette Lee, Jensen Lund, Paul R. Shipley, Saša Stefanović and Timothy A. Dickinson.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 13433 words.

DNA barcodes can facilitate identification of organisms especially when morphological characters are limited or unobservable. To what extent this potential is realized in specific groups of...

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DNA barcodes successfully identified Macaronesian Lotus (Leguminosae) species within early diverged lineages of Cape Verde and mainland Africa

Dario I. Ojeda, Arnoldo Santos-Guerra, Felicia Oliva-Tejera, Ruth Jaen-Molina, Juli Caujapé-Castells, Águedo Marrero-Rodríguez and Quentin Cronk.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Plant Evolution; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5245 words.

Plant DNA barcoding currently relies on the application of a two-locus combination, matK + rbcL. Despite the universality of these two gene regions across plants, it is suspected that this...

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