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Phylogenetics of tribe Phyllantheae (Phyllanthaceae; Euphorbiaceae sensu lato) based on nrITS and plastid matK DNA sequence data.
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Phylogenetic relationships within tribe Phyllantheae, the largest tribe of the family Phyllanthaceae, were examined with special emphasis on the large genus Phyllanthus, and taxonomic divisions based on similar pollen morphology are confirmed, and related taxa share similar distributions.
Molecular phylogenetics of Phyllanthaceae: evidence from plastid MATK and nuclear PHYC sequences.
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Plastid matK and a fragment of the low-copy nuclear gene PHYC were sequenced for 30 genera of Phyllanthaceae to evaluate tribal and generic delimitation and DNA sequence data for Keayodendron and Zimmermanniopsis are presented for the first time.
A new genus and a major temperate bamboo lineage of the Arundinarieae (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) from Sri Lanka based on a multi-locus plastid phylogeny
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Although the Kishino-Hasegawa test is unable to reject the alternative hypothesis of monophyly of the Sri Lankan clade plus Bergbambos tessellata from South Africa, Kuruna and Bergb Ambos are distinguishable by a combination of morphological characters.
Unveiling Members of Colletotrichum acutatum Species Complex Causing Colletotrichum Leaf Disease of Hevea brasiliensis in Sri Lanka
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For the first time, C. simmondsii has been recognized as the major causative agent of Colletotrichum leaf disease in Sri Lanka and the members of the C. acutatum species complex causing rubber leaf disease are investigated using a morphological and multi gene approach.
Characterization of Colletotrichum isolates causing avocado anthracnose and first report of C. gigasporum infecting avocado in Sri Lanka
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The identity of C. gloeosporioides has been confirmed using multi locus phylogeny as the major causative agent and provides Colletotrichum gigasporum as a causativeAgent of avocado anthracnose for the first time in Sri Lanka.
Evolution and biogeography of Memecylon.
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The results demonstrate the importance of the combined effect of geographic and paleoclimatic factors in shaping the distribution of this group in the Old World tropics.
Taxonomic Revision of the Temperate Woody Bamboo Genus Kuruna (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Arundinarieae)
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This revision includes an updated description of the genus Kuruna, detailed descriptions for all seven species, line illustrations for all species, and a morphological key for their identification.
Ecology of two selected liana species of utility value in a lowland rain forest of Sri Lanka: implications for management
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The study revealed that both species could be successfully introduced to the Pinus caribaea buffer zones, degraded areas of lowland rain forests in Sri Lanka, in order to conserve them in the wild and manage them sustainably.
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