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Plant phylogeography in arid Northwest China: Retrospectives and perspectives
Despite the absence of major Quaternary glaciations in arid Northwest China, significant climatic oscillations definitely impacted the evolution of the biota in situ. Phylogeography has grown as aExpand
Warm–cold colonization: response of oaks to uplift of the Himalaya–Hengduan Mountains
The results suggest that continuous uplift of the HHM in the late Miocene to early Pliocene accompanied by simultaneous cooling triggered the differentiation of oaks, which illuminates the geological events responsible for the modern‐day HHM. Expand
Diversification of plant species in arid Northwest China: species-level phylogeographical history of Lagochilus Bunge ex Bentham (Lamiaceae).
It is suggested that diversification is most likely the result of the past fragmentation due to aridification; the expansion of the range of species along with the deserts was an adaptation to dry and cold environments during the Quaternary. Expand
Origins and evolution of cinnamon and camphor: A phylogenetic and historical biogeographical analysis of the Cinnamomum group (Lauraceae).
  • J. Huang, Lang Li, +7 authors J. Li
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • 1 March 2016
The fossil-rich Cinnamomum group, a primarily tropical and subtropical Asian lineage with some species distributed in Neotropics, Australasia and Africa, is used to shed light upon this disjunction pattern. Expand
Himalayan Origin and Evolution of Myricaria (Tamaricaeae) in the Neogene
Myricaria spatiotemporal evolution presented here, especially the Himalayan origin at early Miocene ca. Expand
Global biogeographic synthesis and priority conservation regions of the relict tree family Juglandaceae
1Department of Biology and Botanic Garden, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland 2Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Centre, Chinese Academy of Sciences / Shanghai Chenshan BotanicalExpand
Phylogeny, Taxonomy, and Biogeography of Pterocarya (Juglandaceae)
This report reports the first well-resolved phylogeny of Pterocarya using restriction site-associated DNA sequencing data based on the sampling of all taxa across the entire distribution area of the genus and supports the existence of two sections, which is in accordance with morphological taxonomy. Expand
Phylogeography of Lagochilus ilicifolius (Lamiaceae) in relation to Quaternary climatic oscillation and aridification in northern China
A phylogeographical study of L. ilicifolius with 168 individuals from 14 populations was performed to assess geographical patterns and genetic variation in relation to past climate change, suggesting Climatic oscillation, aridification, and desert expansion within these regions have molded current distribution and biodiversity of the species. Expand
New Biogeographic insight into Bauhinia s.l. (Leguminosae): integration from fossil records and molecular analyses
It is suggested that Bauhinia originated in the middle Paleocene in Laurasia, probably in Asia, implying a possible Tethys Seaway origin or an “Out of Tropical Asia”, and dispersal of legumes. Expand
Land bridges in the Pleistocene contributed to flora assembly on the continental islands of South China: Insights from the evolutionary history of Quercus championii.
This study used restriction site-associated DNA sequencing to identify the demographic dynamics and local adaptation of Quercus championii, a dominant forests tree distributed in SCM and Hainan/Taiwan Islands, and found a strong correlation between genetic variation and isothermality through a gradient forest analysis. Expand