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The Phylogenetic Position of Eastern Asian Sedoideae (Crassulaceae) Inferred from Chloroplast and Nuclear DNA Sequences
Abstract The phylogenetic position of 74 taxa of Asian Sedoideae (Crassulaceae) was estimated based on analyses of the trnL-trnF intergenic spacer sequence of cpDNA and the ITS region, including theExpand
Is photosynthesis suppressed at higher elevations due to low CO2 pressure
The results allowed us to assess the importance of knowing the carrier and removal status of canine coronavirus, as a source of infection for other animals, not necessarily belonging to the same breeds. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships inCrossostylis (Rhizophoraceae) inferred from restriction site variation of chloroplast DNA
All species endemic to the Fiji Islands made a cluster, and this suggests that speciation occurred from a single ancestral species on the Islands. Expand
Selective light transmittance of translucent bracts in the Himalayan giant glasshouse plant Rheum nobile Hook.f. & Thomson (Polygonaceae)
The role of the bracts of R. nobile is to protect the reproductive organs by absorbing UV radiation and to keep them warm by transmitting PA and IR radiation. Expand
Molecular phylogenetic analyses and systematics of the genus Saussurea and related genera (Asteraceae, Cardueae)
The phylogenetic relationships of the genus Saussurea DC. and Hemistepta lyrata Bunge were analyzed using the nuclear ribosomal ITS and chloroplast matK gene. Phylogenetic analyses revealed thatExpand
Photosynthetic characteristics of a giant alpine plant, Rheum nobile Hook. f. et Thoms. and of some other alpine species measured at 4300 m, in the Eastern Himalaya, Nepal
Observations indicate that the gas-exchange characteristics of alpine forbs in the Eastern Himalaya are adapted to the local wet and humid monsoon conditions and thus photosynthetic rates attained during the monsoon period are similar to those of lowland plants. Expand
Flavonoids in translucent bracts of the Himalayan Rheum nobile (Polygonaceae) as ultraviolet shields
The UV-absorbing substances of the Himalayan R. nobile were characterised as flavonol glycosides based on quercetin, which was found in nature for the first time. Expand
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Phylogenetic position of the Himalayan genus Erioscirpus (Cyperaceae) inferred from DNA sequence data
It is found that Erioscirpus was nested in tribe Cypereae, among the Ficinia clade with Dracoscirpoides, FICinia, Hellmuthia, Isolepis and Scirpoide, which are predominantly distributed in the Mediterranean zones of the Southern Hemisphere. Expand