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Diversification and biogeography of Juniperus (Cupressaceae): variable diversification rates and multiple intercontinental dispersals.
TLDR
Both long dispersal and migration across land bridges probably contributed to the modern range of Juniperus, while long-term climatic changes and the uplift of the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau probably drove its diversification.
Evolutionary history and underlying adaptation of alpine plants on the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau
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This issue collected a total of 13 papers related to alpine biodiversity hotspots in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau and outlined the outlook and direction of future research.
Strong genetic differentiation of the East-Himalayan Megacodon stylophorus (Gentianaceae) detected by Inter-Simple Sequence Repeats (ISSR)
TLDR
The observed genetic structure of the populations implies that as many populations as possible should be considered for any in situ and ex situ conservation practice on this species.
Strong Genetic Differentiation of Primula sikkimensis in the East Himalaya–Hengduan Mountains
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Estimated rates of pollen- mediated gene flow are approximately 27% greater than estimated rates of seed-mediated gene flow in P. sikkimensis, and gene flow among populations appears to be hindered by the patchiness of the species’ habitats and their geographic isolation.
Testing DNA barcoding in closely related groups of Lysimachia L. (Myrsinaceae)
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ITS is supported as a supplementary barcode on the basis of core barcode rbcL and matK and illustrates several mistakes or underlying evolutionary events in Lysimachia detected by DNA barcoding.
ISSR variation in the endemic and endangered plant Cycas guizhouensis (Cycadaceae).
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This genetic structure is considered to be due to the combined effects of slow biochemical evolution, genetic drift, inbreeding and limited gene flow between populations.
Population Expanding with the Phalanx Model and Lineages Split by Environmental Heterogeneity: A Case Study of Primula obconica in Subtropical China
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The results are the first to identify a west-east migration of P. obconica, a widespread herbaceous montane species in subtropical China, and indicate that the population expansion of this species is consistent with the phalanx model.
Phylogeography of an alpine species Primuld secundiflora inferred from the chloroplast DNA sequence variation
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Examination of chloroplast trnL-trnF and rps16 sequence variation of Primula secundiflora, a relatively common alpine perennial endemic to this region, suggested a special phylogeographic pattern may have resulted from a combination of both climatic oscillation and complex topology of HM.
Caryopsis morphology of the Chloridoideae (Gramineae) and its systematic implications
TLDR
The ventral face and hilum, together with other useful caryopsis characters, may be used as diagnostic characteristics of genera, and even species, in Chloridoideae.
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