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Unique parallel radiations of high-mountainous species of the genus Sedum (Crassulaceae) on the continental island of Taiwan.
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The phylogenetic and ancestral area reconstruction analysis showed that Taiwanese Sedum comprised two lineages that independently migrated from Japan and Eastern China, and the genetic distances among species in these two clades were smaller than those of other East Asian Sedum clades.
Sedum danjoense (Crassulaceae), a new species of succulent plants from the Danjo Islands in Japan
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Plants from the Danjo Islands of Japan are described as a new species, S. danjoense , which is distinct from S .
Extreme habitats that emerged in the Pleistocene triggered divergence of weedy Youngia (Asteraceae) in Taiwan.
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Bayesian and the most parsimonious phylogenies revealed that subspecies longiflora is a different linage and independently arrived in Taiwan during the Pleistocene via land connection to the Asian Continent, and Bayesian time estimation suggested that Youngia in Taiwan diverged in the lower Pleistsocene or more recently.
Molecular phylogeography reveals an antitropical distribution and local diversification of Solenogyne (Asteraceae) in the Ryukyu Archipelago of Japan and Australia
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Phylogenetic network analyses suggested that the ancestral lineage of S. mikadoi first colonized the southernmost island in the archipelago and then dispersed northward, indicating the antitropical distribution and Australian origin of Solenogyne.
Cassytha pubescens and C. glabella (Lauraceae) are not disjunctly distributed between Australia and the Ryukyu Archipelago of Japan – evidence from morphological and molecular data
Abstract. Morphological comparisons and molecular phylogenetic analyses were conducted to resolve taxonomic confusion in Cassytha glabella and C. pubescens, both of which were first described from
Implication of a Basic Chromosome Number of x=14 in Seven Cultivars of Two Varieties of Colocasia esculenta by Fluorescent in situ Hybridization Using rDNA Probe.
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Results supported the basic chromosome number of x=14 in C. esculenta and exhibited an rDNA site on three chromosomes in a mitotic complement.
Molecular Evidence for a Natural Hybrid Origin of Doellingeria × sekimotoi (Asteraceae) Using ITS and matK Sequences
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The ITS sequences showed 23 nucleotide substitutions separating D. rugulosa and D. scabra, at positions where both hypothesized parent species differed, and exhibited additivity in ITS sequences.
Flavones and anthocyanins from the leaves and flowers of Japanese Ajuga species (Lamiaceae)
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Flavones and anthocyanins were isolated from the leaves and flowers of 14 Ajuga taxa (Lamiaceae), which are all native or naturalized in Japan, and they were chemotaxonomically discussed by their distribution patterns, especially foliar flavonoids.
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