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The coding region of the matK gene was sequenced to infer the phylogeny of the family Magnoliaceae. Phylogenetic analyses of 21 matK sequences representing ten genera of Magnoliaceae and three outgroups suggest relationships among both subfamilies and genera. Monophyly of the subfamily Liriodendroideae (the genus Liriodendron) and the subfamily(More)
Ceriops is a viviparous mangrove with widespread species Ceriops decandra and C. tagal, and an endemic species C. australis. Genetic diversity of the three species was screened in 30 populations collected from 23 locations in the Indo West Pacific (IWP) using Inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR) and sequences of partial nuclear gene (G3pdh) and chloroplast(More)
The cultivation of genetically modified plants (GMP) has raised concerns regarding the plants' ecological safety. A greenhouse experiment was conducted to assess the impact of five seasons of continuous Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) maize cultivation on the colonisation and community structure of the non-target organisms arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in(More)
The most remarkable morphological specializations of mangroves are vivipary, salt secretion, and aerial roots. There has been a long debate on whether the complex traits vivipary and secreters have a single origin, the answer to which has profound implications for the mechanism of evolution in mangroves. We took a large and representative sample across(More)
Polymerase chain reaction–denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR–DGGE) and sequences of the 16S and 18S rRNA genes were used to access the effects of actively growing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn Pioneer 34B24 and Nongda 1246*1482, and plant straw (leaves plus stalks) of Bt hybrid Pioneer 34B24 and Nongda 61 on soil bacterial and fungal(More)
Phylogenetic relationships of the subfamily Combretoideae (Combretaceae) were studied based on DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions, the plastid rbcL gene and the intergenic spacer between the psaA and ycf3 genes (PY-IGS), including 16 species of eight genera within two traditional tribes of Combretoideae, and two(More)
Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) inhibits intracellular replication of Francisella tularensis in human monocyte-derived macrophages (HMDM) and in mice, but the mechanisms of this protective effect are poorly characterized. We used genome-wide RNA interference (RNAi) screening in the human macrophage cell line THP-1 to identify genes that mediate the beneficial(More)
nested within the Sonneratiaceae. The Sonneratiaceae occurred within the Lythraceae with high bootstrap value support (96%). The two traditional genera constituting Sonneratiaceae were in different well-supported clades. Duabanga (Sonneratiaceae) is sister to the clade of Lagerstroemia (Lythraceae) (82%). The mangrove genus Sonneratia (100%) formed the(More)
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Microsatellite markers were developed for Carallia brachiata to assess the genetic diversity and structure of this terrestrial species of the Rhizophoraceae. METHODS AND RESULTS Based on transcriptome data for C. brachiata, 40 primer pairs were initially designed and tested, of which 18 were successfully amplified and 11 were(More)
Spartina alterniflora Losiel. is a highly invasive species found on the Chinese coast. To characterize the evolutionary mechanisms underlying the success of S. alterniflora in China, we examined the distribution and structure of genetic variation among three native populations at their source locations and five non-native populations in China, at both the(More)