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Angiosperm phylogeny based on matK sequence information.
Plastid matK gene sequences for 374 genera representing all angiosperm orders and 12 genera of gymnosperms were analyzed using parsimony (MP) and Bayesian inference (BI) approaches. Traditionally,Expand
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Contrasted patterns of hyperdiversification in Mediterranean hotspots
Dating the Tree of Life has now become central to relating patterns of biodiversity to key processes in Earth history such as plate tectonics and climate change. Regions with a Mediterranean climateExpand
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Testing the impact of calibration on molecular divergence times using a fossil-rich group: the case of Nothofagus (Fagales).
Although temporal calibration is widely recognized as critical for obtaining accurate divergence-time estimates using molecular dating methods, few studies have evaluated the variation resulting fromExpand
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Molecular dating of the ‘Gondwanan’ plant family Proteaceae is only partially congruent with the timing of the break‐up of Gondwana
Aim  The flowering plant family Proteaceae is putatively of Gondwanan age, with modern and fossil lineages found on all southern continents. Here we test whether the present distribution ofExpand
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Phylogeny, Molecular and Fossil Dating, and Biogeographic History of Annonaceae and Myristicaceae (Magnoliales)
Annonaceae and Myristicaceae, the two largest families of Magnoliales, are pantropical groups of uncertain geographic history. The most recent morphological and molecular phylogenetic analysesExpand
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Phylogeny of the bee genus Halictus (Hymenoptera: halictidae) based on parsimony and likelihood analyses of nuclear EF-1alpha sequence data.
We investigated higher-level phylogenetic relationships within the genus Halictus based on parsimony and maximum likelihood (ML) analysis of elongation factor-1alpha DNA sequence data. Our data setExpand
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Phylogenetic analysis of Magnoliales and Myristicaceae based on multiple data sets: implications for character evolution
Magnoliales, consisting of six families of tropical to warm-temperate woody angiosperms, were long considered the most archaic order of flowering plants, but molecular analyses nest them among otherExpand
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Evaluating the Impact of Genomic Data and Priors on Bayesian Estimates of the Angiosperm Evolutionary Timescale
&NA; The evolutionary timescale of angiosperms has long been a key question in biology. Molecular estimates of this timescale have shown considerable variation, being influenced by differences inExpand
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The ancestral flower of angiosperms and its early diversification
Recent advances in molecular phylogenetics and a series of important palaeobotanical discoveries have revolutionized our understanding of angiosperm diversification. Yet, the origin and earlyExpand
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Using fossils and molecular data to reveal the origins of the Cape proteas (subfamily Proteoideae).
The angiosperm family Proteaceae is a distinct component of the Cape Floristic Region biodiversity hotspot with 330 endemic species. Phylogenetic analyses of subfamily Proteoideae using sequence dataExpand
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