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Orchid phylogenomics and multiple drivers of their extraordinary diversification
A phylogeny based on 75 chloroplast genes for 39 species representing all orchid subfamilies and 16 of 17 tribes, time-calibrated against 17 angiosperm fossils shows that orchids appear to have undergone one significant acceleration of net species diversification in the orchidoids, and two accelerations and one deceleration in the upper epidendroids.
Monocot plastid phylogenomics, timeline, net rates of species diversification, the power of multi-gene analyses, and a functional model for the origin of monocots.
A new functional model for the evolution of monocots and their diagnostic morphological traits from submersed aquatic ancestors is outlined, supported by convergent evolution of many of these traits in aquatic Hydatellaceae (Nymphaeales).
Orchid historical biogeography, diversification, Antarctica and the paradox of orchid dispersal
This analysis provides the first biogeographical history of the orchids, implicating Australia, the Neotropics and Antarctica in their origin and evaluating the importance of different regions for rates of speciation, extinction and net species diversification.
Systematics, Biogeography, and Morphological Character Evolution of the Hemiepiphytic Subfamily Monsteroideae (Araceae)1
High support for the monophyly of the three major clades is found, but low rates of variation in the DNA sequences used and a lack of molecular markers suitable for species-level phylogenies are found in the subfamily Monsteroideae.
Molecular evolution of chloroplast genomes in Monsteroideae (Araceae)
The polymorphic regions identified here might be suitable for designing unique and robust markers for inferring the phylogeny and phylogeography among closely related species within the genus Spathiphyllum and among distantly relatedspecies within the subfamily Monsteroideae.
Phylogenomics and historical biogeography of the monocot order Liliales: out of Australia and through Antarctica
The first phylogenomic analysis of relationships among all ten families of Liliales is presented, based on 75 plastid genes from 35 species in 29 genera, and 97 additional plastomes stratified across angiosperm lineages to produce a new timeline for monocot evolution.
Mining threatens Colombian ecosystems
The American tropics are home to about 10% of Earth's species and several biodiversity hotspots of global importance for conservation ([ 1 ][1], [ 2 ][2]), including high-elevation tropical alpine
Testing the monophyly of Spathiphyllum, and the relationship between Asian and tropical American species.
The results support the tribe Spathiphylleae as sister of the remaining Monsteroideae, and the monophyly of Spathiphyllum, which remains as the only disjunct aroid genus between the Old and New World Tropics.
A new orange-fruited species of Monstera (Araceae: Monsteroideae) from Panama
This species is the fourth of the very small species of Monstera in Central America and morphologically similar to M. obliqua, M. minima and M. gambensis but differs by has short internodes, thickly coriaceous blade and peduncle longer than the length of the leaf.