An annotated checklist of the mosses of Europe and Macaronesia
The moss flora of Europe and Macaronesia comprises 278 genera, 1292 species, 46 subspecies and 118 varieties, which is strongly influenced by results of modern molecular methods, but there are still many remaining uncertainties, even at family level.
Aging in Legume Symbiosis. A Molecular View on Nodule Senescence in Medicago truncatula1[W]
A comprehensive transcriptomics study to understand the onset of nodule senescence in the legume Medicago truncatula identified an early expression group that harbored regulatory genes that might be primary tools to interfere with pod filling-related or stress-induced nodulesenescence, ultimately causing prolonged nitrogen fixation.
Molecular phylogeny of Pottiaceae (Musci) based on chloroplast rps4 sequence data
Comparative sequencing of the chloroplast rps4 gene was used to reconstruct the phylogenetic relationships within the family Pottiaceae (Musci). The results confirm that Ephemerum spinulosum,…
A global metagenomic map of urban microbiomes and antimicrobial resistance
Bryophyte checklist of Northern Africa
Abstract A bryophyte checklist of Northern Africa has been compiled based on the published literature. On the basis of this catalogue 5 hornworts, 171 liverworts and 706 mosses are reported for the…
Contribution to the bryophyte flora of Morocco: the Jbel Toubkal
The bryophyte flora of the Jbel Toubkal, included in the Toukbal National Park (Morocco), is catalogued and nine species are new for Africa, of which three are newly reported for northern Africa.
Genetic variations and migration pathway of Juniperus thurifera L. (Cupressaceae) in the western Mediterranean region
Random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis and length variations in the chloroplast trnL-trnF intergenic spacer were used to analyze the geographic structure of Juniperus thurifera L. populations in Spain and North Africa and showed the existence of three population groups.
Gypsiferous outcrops in SE Spain, refuges of rare, vulnerable and endangered bryophytes and lichens
After studying the bryophyte and lichen flora of the gypsiferous outcrops of SE Spain, it is becoming clear that these sites are important as a refuge for rare, vulnerable and endangered species.…
New Taxonomic Data on a Circum-Tethyan Group of Syntrichia (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta): the S. caninervis Complex
New taxonomic data are presented from a revision of the Syntrichia caninervis complex, based on morphological characters of about 180 samples, and seven taxa have been recognized.
Preliminary Investigation of the Systematics of Didymodon (Pottiaceae, Musci) Based on nrITS Sequence Data
The molecular data confirm the monophyly of Didymodon as clearly separated from Barbula, and the phylogenetic affinities of the species generally do not correspond with the infrageneric classification proposed for the genus based on morphological characteristics.