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Phylogeny and generic delimitation in Molluginaceae, new pigment data in Caryophyllales, and the new family Corbichoniaceae
The circumscription of Molluginaceae has changed radically in recent years, with Corbichonia being moved to Lophiocarpaceae, Limeum to Limeaceae, Macarthuria to Macarthuriaceae and all species of HExpand
Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation
Author(s): Thomson, Scott A; Pyle, Richard L; Ahyong, Shane T; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel; Ammirati, Joe; Araya, Juan Francisco; Ascher, John S; Audisio, Tracy Lynn; Azevedo-Santos, Valter M; Bailly,Expand
Phylogeny, evolution, and biogeographic history of Calandrinia (Montiaceae).
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This study provides the first well-supported phylogeny for Australian Calandrinia, which includes all named species and several phrase-named taxa and confirms that New World and Australian Cal andrinia do not form a clade. Expand
Molecular evolution of key metabolic genes during transitions to C4 and CAM photosynthesis.
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An evolutionary analysis of 83 gene families in the portullugo clade, a diverse lineage of mostly arid-adapted plants that contains multiple evolutionary origins of all known photosynthesis types in land plants, reveals a new suite of amino acid residues putatively important for C4 and CAM function. Expand
Anchored Phylogenomics of Angiosperms I: Assessing the Robustness of Phylogenetic Estimates
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This work uses genomic resources from 43 angiosperm species to develop enrichment probes useful for collecting ~500 loci from non-model taxa across the diversity of angiosperms, and presents a method that generates a heat map for each node on a phylogeny that reveals the sensitivity of support for the node across analysis conditions, as well as different locus, site, and taxon schemes. Expand
The evolution of substrate differentiation in Minuartia series Laricifoliae (Caryophyllaceae) in the European Alps: In situ origin or repeated colonization?
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In the study group, taxa with contrasting substrate preferences did not diverge in the Alps, and taxa whose substrate differentiation arose elsewhere were preadapted to take advantage of Alpine substrate diversity. Expand
Targeted Enrichment of Large Gene Families for Phylogenetic Inference: Phylogeny and Molecular Evolution of Photosynthesis Genes in the Portullugo Clade (Caryophyllales)
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The feasibility of including large gene families in hybrid enrichment protocols for phylogeny reconstruction and subsequent analyses of molecular evolution is demonstrated, using a new set of bait sequences designed for the “portullugo” (Caryophyllales), a moderately sized lineage of flowering plants that includes the cacti and harbors many evolutionary transitions to C4 and CAM photosynthesis. Expand
An ITS phylogeny of Balsamorhiza and Wyethia (Asteraceae: Heliantheae).
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The relationships among the species of Balsamorhiza and Wyethia (Asteraceae: Heliantheae) were examined using data from the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of the nuclear ribosomal DNA to show that the two groups together form a monophyletic group. Expand
Targeted Enrichment of Large Gene Families for Phylogenetic Inference: Phylogeny and Molecular Evolution of Photosynthesis Genes in the Portullugo (Caryophyllales)
TLDR
The feasibility of including large gene families in hybrid enrichment protocols for phylogeny reconstruction and subsequent analyses of molecular evolution is demonstrated, using a new set of bait sequences designed for the “portullugo” (Caryophyllales), a moderately sized lineage of flowering plants that includes the cacti and harbors many evolutionary transitions to C4 and CAM photosynthesis. Expand
Genetic and Ecotypic Differentiation in a Californian Plant Polyploid Complex (Grindelia, Asteraceae)
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The Pacific Clade of Grindelia and other young Californian plant groups warrant additional analysis of evolutionary divergence along the steep coast-to-inland climatic gradient, which has been associated with local adaptation and ecotype formation since the classic studies of Clausen, Keck, and Hiesey. Expand
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