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The Loss of Species: Mangrove Extinction Risk and Geographic Areas of Global Concern
Across the globe, mangrove species found primarily in the high intertidal and upstream estuarine zones are the most threatened because they are often the first cleared for development of aquaculture and agriculture.
Sapindales:Molecular delimitation and infraordinal groups
A robust clade of core "sapindalean" taxa is identified that is sister to representatives of Malvales and there was no support for the recognition of the two more narrowly defined orders, Rutales and Sapindales sensu stricto.
Homoplasious character combinations and generic delimitation: a case study from the Indo-Pacific arecoid palms (Arecaceae: Areceae).
In the first exhaustive sampling of all 65 genera of the Areceae, relationships of two of the tribe's most problematic genera, Heterospathe and Rhopaloblaste are examined using portions of the low-copy nuclear genes phosphoribulokinase (PRK) and RNA-polymerase II subunit B (RPB2).
Threatened plants of the Philippines: a preliminary assessment
The resulting list of the threatened plants of the Philippines comprises 694 taxa in the following categories: Critically Endangered 99, Endangered 186, Vulnerable 176, Other Threatened Species 64, and Other Wildlife Species 169.
Simaroubaceae, an artificial construct: evidence from rbcL sequence variation
Phylogenetic analyses of rbcL sequence data of representatives of all subfamilies indicate that Simaroubaceae sensu lato is polyphyletic, and support for the affinities suggested here is also evident in nonmolecular data sources: wood anatomy, pericarp structure, pollen, and phytochemistry.
Molecular Phylogeny of the Tree‐of‐Heaven Family (Simaroubaceae) Based on Chloroplast and Nuclear Markers
Comparisons among Bayesian analyses reveal that the most complex method of partitioning best explains the data under a Bayes factor criterion, suggesting that the phylogenetic signal is robust and resistant to model misspecification.
Picramniaceae, a new family, and a recircumscription of Simaroubaceae
The authors' studies of rbcL sequence variation have clearly demonstrated the polyphyly of Simaroubaceae, and have provided further support for the recognition of the families Surianaceae sensu Cronquist, Kirkiaceae and Irvingiaceae earlier segregated from Simroubaceae.
A reassessment of the familial affinity of the Mexican genus Recchia Moçiño & Sessé ex DC
Parsimony analyses of the molecular data base indicate that Surianaceae sensu Cronquist are paraphyletic; inclusion of Recchia rendered the family monophyletic, and suggest that the affinities of Surian Families lie in a clade comprising at least Polygalaceae, Fabaceae, andQuillaja.
Pericarp anatomy and systematics of the Simaroubaceae sensu lato
This study provides further evidence that the Simaroubaceae sensu lato, including Stylobasium, the family in the broad sense is an artificial assemblage.
Plant diversity and structure of forest habitat types on Dinagat Island, Philippines
Abstract Logging, mining and land conversion together threaten Dinagat Island. Diversity and structure of forest habitat types were determined as basis for conservation and management. Identification