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A communal catalogue reveals Earth’s multiscale microbial diversity
A meta-analysis of microbial community samples collected by hundreds of researchers for the Earth Microbiome Project is presented, creating both a reference database giving global context to DNA sequence data and a framework for incorporating data from future studies, fostering increasingly complete characterization of Earth’s microbial diversity. Expand
A Phylogeny of the Monocots, as Inferred from rbcL and atpA Sequence Variation, and a Comparison of Methods for Calculating Jackknife and Bootstrap Values
A phylogenetic analysis of the monocots was conducted on the basis of nucleotide sequence variation in two genes (atpA, encoded in the mitochondrial genome, and rbcL), finding the resolution of a clade comprising four magnoliid lineages (Canellales, Piperales, Magnoliales, and Laurales) as sister of themonocots. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships among Poaceae and related families as inferred from morphology, inversions in the plastid genome, and sequence data from the mitochondrial and plastid genomes.
Analysis of the morphological and molecular data places Poaceae in an unresolved relationship relative to several other taxa, including Joinvillea and Ecdeiocolea, while analysis of the molecular and combined data resolves Ec deiocolesa as sister of Poaceae, with joinvillea the sister of this group. Expand
A preliminary phylogeny of the tribe Miconieae (Melastomataceae) based on nrITS sequence data and its implications on inflorescence position
The tribe Miconieae is not resolved as monophyletic, but rather composed of two distinct clades: one composed of the cauliflorous genera Henriettea, Henriettella, Loreya and Bellucia, and a second clade with all other taxa in MiconIEae, sister to a polytomy that includes representatives from tribes Merianieae and Blakeeae. Expand
Amazon plant diversity revealed by a taxonomically verified species list
A comprehensive dataset of Amazonian seed plant species from published sources that includes falsifiable data based on voucher specimens identified by taxonomic specialists is assembled, providing a valid starting point for macroecological and evolutionary studies aimed at understanding the origin, evolution, and ecology of the exceptional biodiversity ofAmazonian forests. Expand
Phylogeny of Miconia (Melastomataceae): Patterns of Stamen Diversification in a Megadiverse Neotropical Genus
The major evolutionary diversifications within the Neotropical tribe Miconieae have been obscured by convergence in stamen morphology, leading to many arbitrary generic and sectional circumscriptions. Expand
The first complete plastid genomes of Melastomataceae are highly structurally conserved
Melastomataceae plastomes are no exception for the general patterns observed in the genomic structure of land plant chloroplasts, being highly conserved and structurally similar to most other Myrtales. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships and distribution of New World Melastomeae (Melastomataceae)
In this study we present a phylogenetic analysis of Melastomeae, focusing on the Neotropical members of the tribe, a group of c. 70 species in 30 genera. In total, 236 species, including outgroupsExpand
Multiple Events of Dispersal and Radiation of the Tribe Miconieae (Melastomataceae) in the Caribbean
A phylogenetic analysis of 460 accessions from 450 species of the tribe Miconieae shows that most of the Caribbean endemics are the product of five radiation events: a clade containing the Caribbean endemic (or near-endemic) genera Pachyanthus, Calycogonium, Tetrazygia and Charianthus, as well as a few representatives of Miconia and Leandra. Expand
A Cladistic Analysis of the Genus Tococa (Melastomataceae) Based on Morphological Data
Phylogenetic relationships in the myrmecophytic genus Tococa (Melastomataceae) were investigated using morphological data and showed that Toc Coca is not monophyletic, but it is possible to recognize a large, well-supported clade that includes Myrmidone and most species of TOCoca. Expand