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The evolution of the plastid chromosome in land plants: gene content, gene order, gene function
This review bridges functional and evolutionary aspects of plastid chromosome architecture in land plants and their putative ancestors. We provide an overview on the structure and composition of theExpand
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Mechanisms of Functional and Physical Genome Reduction in Photosynthetic and Nonphotosynthetic Parasitic Plants of the Broomrape Family[W][OPEN]
The authors report the structure of ten plastid genomes from hemi- and holoparasitic plants and their closest nonparasitic relative. Structural plastome reconfiguration is associated with obligateExpand
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Mechanistic model of evolutionary rate variation en route to a nonphotosynthetic lifestyle in plants
Significance Parasitism is a proven way of life that brings about extraordinary phenotypic and genetic modifications. Obtaining organic carbon from a host rather than synthesizing it,Expand
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Phylogeny of holoparasitic Orobanche (Orobanchaceae) inferred from nuclear ITS sequences.
Orobanche is the largest genus among the holoparasitic members of Orobanchaceae. We present the first molecular phylogenetic analysis (using nuclear ITS sequences) that includes members of allExpand
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Genetic diversity in widespread species is not congruent with species richness in alpine plant communities.
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) aims at the conservation of all three levels of biodiversity, that is, ecosystems, species and genes. Genetic diversity represents evolutionary potentialExpand
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Phylogeny and Biogeography of Isophyllous Species of Campanula (Campanulaceae) in the Mediterranean Area
Abstract Sequence data from the nuclear internal transcribed spacer (ITS) were used to infer phylogenetic relationships within a morphologically, karyologically, and geographically well-defined groupExpand
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A Campanulaceous Fate: The Albanian Stenoendemic Asyneuma comosiforme in Fact Belongs to Isophyllous Campanula
Abstract The Balkan Peninsula is one of the few biodiversity hotspots in Europe, characterized by numerous endemic taxa. Due to their often-restricted distribution and the scarcity of modernExpand
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Next-generation sequencing reveals the impact of repetitive DNA across phylogenetically closely related genomes of Orobanchaceae.
We used next-generation sequencing to characterize the genomes of nine species of Orobanchaceae of known phylogenetic relationships, different life forms, and including a polyploid species. The studyExpand
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Multiple Pleistocene refugia and Holocene range expansion of an abundant southwestern American desert plant species (Melampodium leucanthum, Asteraceae)
Pleistocene climatic fluctuations had major impacts on desert biota in southwestern North America. During cooler and wetter periods, drought‐adapted species were isolated into refugia, in contrast toExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships in Brassicaceae tribe Alysseae inferred from nuclear ribosomal and chloroplast DNA sequence data.
Numerous molecular systematic studies within Brassicaceae have resulted in a strongly improved classification of the family, as morphologically defined units at and above the generic level were oftenExpand
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