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An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV
A revised and updated classification for the families of the flowering plants is provided and the use of bracketing families that could be included optionally in broader circumscriptions with other related families are expanded.
Comparative phylogeography of unglaciated eastern North America
- D. Soltis, Ashley B. Morris, J. McLachlan, P. Manos, P. Soltis
- Biology, MedicineMolecular ecology
- 14 November 2006
Modelling analyses indicate no clear spatial patterning and support the hypothesis that phylogeographical structure in diverse temperate taxa is complex and was not shaped by just a few barriers.
Starch Gel Electrophoresis of Ferns: A Compilation of Grinding Buffers, Gel and Electrode Buffers, and Staining Schedules
An attempt to improve methods of analysis of fern enzymes in starch gel electrophoresis by experimenting with modifications of the method of sample preparation outlined by Soltis et al. (1980), and determining gel and electrode buffers that provide clear starch gel enzyme banding for 22 enzyme systems in ferns.
Angiosperm phylogeny inferred from 18S rDNA, rbcL, and atpB sequences
A phylogenetic analysis of a combined data set for 560 angiosperms and seven outgroups based on three genes, 18S rDNA, rbcL, and atpB representing a total of 4733 bp is presented, resulting in the most highly resolved and strongly supported topology yet obtained for angiosPerms.
Ancestral polyploidy in seed plants and angiosperms
Comprehensive phylogenomic analyses of sequenced plant genomes and more than 12.6 million new expressed-sequence-tag sequences from phylogenetically pivotal lineages are used to elucidate two groups of ancient gene duplications, implicating two WGDs in ancestral lineages shortly before the diversification of extant seed plants and extant angiosperms.
The age and diversification of the angiosperms re-revisited.
These analyses provide a new comprehensive source of reference dates for major angiosperm clades that are generally younger than other recent molecular estimates and very close to dates inferred from the fossil record.
The earliest angiosperms: evidence from mitochondrial, plastid and nuclear genomes
This study demonstrates that Amboreella, Nymphaeales and Illiciales-Trimeniaceae-Austrobaileya represent the first stage of angiosperm evolution, with Amborella being sister to all other angiosperms, and shows that Gnetales are related to the conifers and are not sister to the angios perms, thus refuting the Anthophyte Hypothesis.
Chloroplast DNA intraspecific phylogeography of plants from the Pacific Northwest of North America
- D. Soltis, M. Gitzendanner, D. Strenge, P. Soltis
- BiologyPlant Systematics and Evolution
- 1 March 1997
The data suggest strongly that past glaciation profoundly influenced the genetic architecture of the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest, with populations surviving in several well-isolated northern and southern refugia and Pleistocence glaciation molded the intraspecific genetic Architecture of both plants and animals in a geographically similar manner.
The evolution of the SEPALLATA subfamily of MADS-box genes: a preangiosperm origin with multiple duplications throughout angiosperm history.
Phylogenetic analyses of SEP sequences show that several gene duplications occurred during the evolution of this subfamily, providing potential opportunities for functional divergence.
Angiosperm phylogeny inferred from multiple genes as a tool for comparative biology
The results of parsimony analyses of DNA sequences of the plastid genes rbcL and atpB and the nuclear 18S rDNA for 560 species of angiosperms and seven non-flowering seed plants are reported and show a well-resolved and well-supported phylogenetic tree for the angios perms for use in comparative biology.