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Molecular phylogeny of Caryophyllidae s.l. based on MatK sequences with special emphasis on carnivorous taxa.
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Results of this analysis suggest that carnivory within Caryophyllidae s.l. has a monophyletic origin and, with the exception of Triphyllum, this syndrome was lost in the taxa of Dioncophyllaceae and Ancistrocladaceae. Expand
Towards resolving Lamiales relationships: insights from rapidly evolving chloroplast sequences
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Confidence about deep nodes of the Lamiales tree is an important step towards understanding the evolutionary diversification of a major clade of flowering plants and the evolution of selected morphological characters such as flower symmetry is discussed. Expand
Evolution of genome size and chromosome number in the carnivorous plant genus Genlisea (Lentibulariaceae), with a new estimate of the minimum genome size in angiosperms.
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A high degree of congruence was found between genome size distribution and the major phylogenetic lineages, and Genlisea is an ideal candidate model organism for the understanding of genome reduction as the genus includes species with both relatively large and ultrasmall genomes. Expand
Polyphyly of the genus Micromeria (Lamiaceae)-evidence from cpDNA sequence data
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Based on the phylogenetic reconstructions there is evidence that the genus as currently circumscribed is polyphyletic, outlining the necessity of removing section Pseudomelissa from Micromeria. Expand
Molecular Phylogeny of Nepenthaceae Based on Cladistic Analysis of Plastid trnK Intron Sequence Data
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The recent disjunct distribution of Nepenthes is interpreted as a result of an incisive extinction of progenitors, a process of migration and a subsequent diversification on the islands of Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi and New Guinea, indicating that colonization of SE Asia started from an ancient Indian stock. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of Menthinae (Lamiaceae, Nepetoideae, Mentheae)--Taxonomy, biogeography and conflicts.
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All data sets suggest a monophyly of the New World taxa and argue for long distance dispersal from the Old World, rather than a vicariance explanation. Expand
Evolutionary change from induced to constitutive expression of an indirect plant resistance
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It is reported that extrafloral nectar, a usually inducible trait, is constitutively secreted by Central American Acacia species that are obligately inhabited by ants, attracting ants that defend plants against herbivores. Expand
Molecular phylogenetic analysis of Arenaria (Caryophyllaceae: tribe Arenarieae) and its allies inferred from nuclear DNA internal transcribed spacer and plastid DNA rps16 sequences
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The molecular data indicate that the ‘Arenaria s.s. clade’ consists of a few well-supported subgroups and that the current subgeneric classification of the genus does not reflect evolutionary history. Expand
Molecular phylogeny and character evolution of carnivorous plant families in Caryophyllales--revisited.
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Based on reliable tree topologies it is hypothesized that pitfall traps of Nepenthes and snap traps typical for Aldrovanda and Dionaea were derived from a common ancestor with adhesive flypaper traps. Expand
Molecular systematics and biogeography of Resedaceae based on ITS and trnL-F sequences.
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The results lead to an increment of the basic chromosome number in the Resedaceae from x=5 to x=6 in at least two independent instances, and a broad representation of polyploids in multiple lineages across phylogenies, including association between octoploids and alien invasion in many parts of the world. Expand
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