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Estimating the Phanerozoic history of the Ascomycota lineages: combining fossil and molecular data.
The phylum Ascomycota is by far the largest group in the fungal kingdom. Ecologically important mutualistic associations such as mycorrhizae and lichens have evolved in this group, which are regardedExpand
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Arthropods in amber from the Triassic Period
The occurrence of arthropods in amber exclusively from the Cretaceous and Cenozoic is widely regarded to be a result of the production and preservation of large amounts of tree resin beginning ca.Expand
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Development of microalgae communities in the Phytotelmata of allochthonous populations of Sarracenia purpurea (Sarraceniaceae).
The phytotelmata of the North American pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea are colonised by a great variety of aquatic organisms and, thus, provide an ideal model to study trophic interactions in smallExpand
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Amber fossils of sooty moulds
Sooty moulds are saprophytic ascomycetes with brown hyphae, often forming extensive subicula on living plant surfaces. These fungi growon plant exudates and honeydewsecreted by sap sucking insectsExpand
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Cretaceous African life captured in amber
Amber is of great paleontological importance because it preserves a diverse array of organisms and associated remains from different habitats in and close to the amber-producing forests. Therefore,Expand
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Plant-feeding mite diversity in Triassic amber (Acari: Tetrapodili)
Carnian-aged amber (c. 230 Ma) from north-eastern Italy contains the first pre-Cretaceous inclusions of arthropods, plant remains and microorganisms. Here, we report further recovery of mites fromExpand
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Phylogeny of the leafy liverwort Ptilidium: cryptic speciation and shared haplotypes between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
The small, phylogenetically isolated liverwort genus Ptilidium has been regarded as of cool-Gondwanic origin with the bipolar, terrestrial Ptilidium ciliare giving rise to the Northern HemisphereExpand
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Aquatic organisms as amber inclusions and examples from a modern swamp forest
  • A. Schmidt, D. Dilcher
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 16 October 2007
To find aquatic organisms in tree resin may seem to be highly unlikely, but the fossil record provides numerous amber-preserved limnetic arthropods (e.g., water beetles, water striders, andExpand
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A phylogeny of the northern temperate leafy liverwort genus Scapania (Scapaniaceae, Jungermanniales).
Scapania is a northern temperate genus with a few disjunctions in the south. Despite receiving considerable attention, the supraspecific classification of this genus remains unsatisfactorily solved.Expand
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One species or at least eight? Delimitation and distribution of Frullania tamarisci (L.) Dumort. s. l. (Jungermanniopsida, Porellales) inferred from nuclear and chloroplast DNA markers.
Frullania tamarisci is usually regarded as a polymorphic, holarctic-Asian liverwort species with four allopatric subspecies [subsp. asagrayana, moniliata, nisquallensis and tamarisci]. ThisExpand
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