Christoph Oberprieler

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Duckweeds, the fastest growing angiosperms, are gaining increasing attention with respect to their practical applications. Different clones of the same duckweed species vary in their physiological properties. Hence, screening of suitable clones of a species is very important. To enable the identification of clones, a clear taxonomic classification and(More)
Phylogenetic relationships in Primulaceae were investigated by analysis of nuclear rDNA ITS sequences. Thirty-four species of Primulaceae, two of Myrsinaceae and four outgroup taxa were analyzed. In accordance to the results of recently published papers on the phylogeny of Primulaceae we found the family to be paraphyletic and resolved the positions of some(More)
Eight populations of Aster tripolium (Compositae) and six of Salicornia ramosissima (Chenopodiaceae) from inland, naturally salt-contaminated habitats and anthropogenic salt-polluted sites in central Germany (Thuringia, Anhalt-Saxony) were analysed using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers to investigate the patterns of genetic variation. In(More)
AFLP fingerprinting, nrDNA sequencing, and HPLC of phenolic compounds from bark samples was used to assess the intensity of hybridisation in two mixed stands of Salix alba, S. fragilis, and their hybrid S. × rubens (Salicaceae) along the Danube in the vicinity of Regensburg (SE Germany). AFLP analyses of 130 individuals from two mixed and two pure strands(More)
The genus Tanacetum L. consists of around 160 species of the Compositae-Anthemideae. It holds a crucial position for understanding the phylogeny of the tribe and its subtribal and generic classification. The present study focuses on the phylogenetic relationships of the species and aims at a discussion of the infrageneric classification and boundaries of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The genus Leucanthemum is a species-rich polyploid complex from southern and central Europe, comprising 41 species with ploidy ranging from 2x to 22x. The present contribution aims at reconstructing the evolutionary history of a geographically isolated species group (the L. pluriflorum clan) from the north-west Iberian Peninsula(More)
Delineating species boundaries in the framework of the multi-species coalescent (MSC) proves to be a reliable, objective, and reproducible method in an increasing number of studies. However, the underlying model assumes the lack of gene flow after speciation; an assumption which may be frequently violated in plant evolution. This study evaluates the(More)
Hybridisation is an important evolutionary process. The investigation of hybridisation along elevational gradients, with their steep abiotic and biotic clines, provides insight into the adaptation and maintenance of species in adjacent habitats. The rare Senecio hercynicus and its spreading congener S. ovatus are vertically vicariant species that show(More)
The present study provides results of multi-species coalescent species tree analyses of DNA sequences sampled from multiple nuclear and plastid regions to infer the phylogenetic relationships among the members of the subtribe Leucanthemopsidinae (Compositae, Anthemideae), to which besides the annual Castrilanthemum debeauxii (Degen, Hervier & É.Rev.) Vogt &(More)