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Revisiting the origin and diversification of vascular plants through a comprehensive Bayesian analysis of the fossil record
This work uses a novel Bayesian approach to estimate origination and extinction rates in plants throughout their history and shows that the commonly recognized mass extinctions have affected each plant group differently and that phases of high extinction often coincided with major floral turnovers.
Plastidial Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Leads to Altered Root Development and Affects the Sugar and Amino Acid Balance in Arabidopsis1[W]
It is demonstrated that GAPCps are important for the synthesis of serine in roots, and evidence that the phosphorylated pathway of Ser biosynthesis plays an important role in supplying serine to roots is provided.
An engine for global plant diversity: highest evolutionary turnover and emigration in the American tropics
The results suggest that at least in plants, the latitudinal biodiversity gradient primarily derives from other factors than differential rates of diversification, and imply that the Neotropics have acted as an engine for global plant diversity.
Revisiting the Great Ordovician Diversification of land plants: Recent data and perspectives
The plant fossil record reflects just two great extinction events
Five great taxonomic extinctions (the so‐called ‘Big Five Mass Extinctions’) are widely recognized in life history, at the end of the Ordovician, Frasnian (Late Devonian), Permian, Triassic and
A critical role of plastidial glycolytic Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase in the control of plant metabolism and development
The crucial role of Arabidopsis GAPCps deficiency is elucidated and it is shown that the phosphorylated serine biosynthesis pathway is critical to supply serine to non-photosynthetic organs such as roots.
Putative Late Ordovician land plants.
This work documents an Ordovician (Hirnantian, c. 445Ma) putative plant macrofossil assemblage found in mudstones of the uppermost Ordovicians Zalesie Formation dated by trilobites, brachiopods and palynomorphs.
The Plastidial Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Is Critical for Viable Pollen Development in Arabidopsis1[W]
It is shown that the deficiency in the plastidial glycolytic glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPCp) leads to male sterility in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) and evidence is provided for the crucial role of GAPCps in pollen development.
The Phosphorylated Pathway of Serine Biosynthesis Is Essential Both for Male Gametophyte and Embryo Development and for Root Growth in Arabidopsis[W]
Evidence of the crucial role of the PPSB in embryo, pollen, and root development is provided and it is suggested that this pathway is an important link connecting primary metabolism with development.