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Phylogeny and systematics of Lithodora (Boraginaceae-Lithospermeae) and its affinities to the monotypic genera Mairetis, Halacsya and Paramoltkia based on ITS1 and trnLUAA-sequence data and morphology
Lithodora (Boraginaceae tribe Lithospermeae) comprises nine species of often narrowly endemic dwarf shrubs and shrubs. The genus shows a Mediterranean distribution with the centre of diversity in theExpand
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Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain
Tropical mountains are hot spots of biodiversity and endemism, but the evolutionary origins of their unique biotas are poorly understood. In varying degrees, local and regional extinction,Expand
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Domainal evolution of a prokaryotic DNA repair protein and its relationship to active-transport proteins
The ABC excision nuclease of Escherichia coll is an ATP-depen-dent DNA repair enzyme composed of three protein subunits, UvrA, UvrB and UvrC. The DNA sequences of all three genes have beenExpand
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‘Out‐of‐Africa’ dispersal of tropical floras during the Miocene climatic optimum: evidence from Uvaria (Annonaceae)
Aim  African–Asian disjunctions are common in palaeotropical taxa, and are typically explained by reference to three competing hypotheses: (1) ‘rafting’ on the Indian tectonic plate, enablingExpand
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The historical origins of palaeotropical intercontinental disjunctions in the pantropical flowering plant family Annonaceae
Geographic isolation of sister taxa in the African and Asian tropics (palaeotropical intercontinental disjunction; PID) is a major biogeographic pattern explained by four competing hypotheses:Expand
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Phylogenetics and historical biogeography of Southeast Asian Begonia L. (Begoniaceae)
The Begonia flora of Southeast Asia comprises more than 540 species. This exceptional species diversity and the wide distribution of the genus in tropical rainforests offers the opportunity toExpand
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West to east dispersal and subsequent rapid diversification of the mega‐diverse genus Begonia (Begoniaceae) in the Malesian archipelago
Aim  The complex palaeogeography of the Malesian archipelago, characterized by the evolution of an ever-changing mosaic of terrestrial and marine areas throughout the Cenozoic, provides theExpand
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A plastid DNA phylogeny of tribe Miliuseae: insights into relationships and character evolution in one of the most recalcitrant major clades of Annonaceae.
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Tribe Miliuseae (∼25 genera and ∼510 species) includes a substantial part of the species and generic diversity in the pantropical flowering-plant family Annonaceae (∼108 generaExpand
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Cutting up the climbers: Evidence for extensive polyphyly in Friesodielsia (Annonaceae) necessitates generic realignment across the tribe Uvarieae
Friesodielsia and the closely related genera Dasymaschalon, Desmos, Exellia, Gilbertiella and Monanthotaxis (Annonaceae subfamily Annonoideae tribe Uvarieae) are taxonomically problematic, withExpand
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