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Biogeography of the Monimiaceae (Laurales): a role for East Gondwana and long‐distance dispersal, but not West Gondwana
Tree topology, fossils, inferred divergence times and ances-tral area reconstruction fit with the break-up of East Gondwana having left a still discernible signature consisting of sister clades in Chile and Australia, and there is no support for previous hypotheses that the break up of West Gondawa explains disjunctions in the Monimiaceae.
In and out of Madagascar: Dispersal to Peripheral Islands, Insular Speciation and Diversification of Indian Ocean Daisy Trees (Psiadia, Asteraceae)
It is discussed how isolated volcanic islands contribute to regional diversity by generating substantial numbers of endemic species on short temporal scales and factors pertaining to the mode and tempo of archipelago formation and its geographical isolation strongly govern evolutionary pathways available for species diversification.
Timing and tempo of evolutionary diversification in a biodiversity hotspot: Primulaceae on Indian Ocean islands
Evidence for diversification bursts early in the history of Indian Ocean Primulaceae that correspond closely to the sequence of dispersal and the appearance of newly formed Mascarene Islands is found.
The chloroplast genome sequence of Michelia alba (Magnoliaceae), an ornamental tree species
The complete chloroplast genome of Michelia alba DC was reported, and a phylogenetic analysis showed that M. alba is closely related to M. odora, with the genus Michelia nested inside Magnolia.
Syzygium (Myrtaceae): Monographing a taxonomic giant via 22 coordinated regional revisions
The Syzygium Working Group (SYZWG) presents a meta-modelling framework for estimating the phytochemical properties of the SyzyGium and its applications in agriculture, ecology, and the environment.
Phylogenetic inference of Badula (Primulaceae), a rare and threatened genus endemic to the Mascarene Archipelago
The phylogenetic relationships of Badula are estimated based on DNA sequence data from the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and plastid trnS-trnG-trNG regions with complete taxon sampling of the genus and three samples or more of each taxon, and the results strongly supported the monophyly of Goodula.
Dated Phylogenies of the Sister Genera Macaranga and Mallotus (Euphorbiaceae): Congruence in Historical Biogeographic Patterns?
The two genera Macaranga and Mallotus show congruence in dispersal patterns, which corroborate divergence time estimates, although the overall mode and tempo of dispersal and diversification differ significantly as shown by distribution patterns of extant species.
Trochodendron aralioides, the first chromosome-level draft genome in Trochodendrales and a valuable resource for basal eudicot research
This genome is the first chromosome-scale genome assembled in the order Trochodendrales and represents the largest genome assembled to date in the basal eudicot grade, as well as the closest order relative to the core-eudicots, as the position of Buxales remains unresolved.
The first complete chloroplast genome of a major mangrove species Sonneratia alba Sm. and its implications on conservation efforts
The whole chloroplast genome of S. alba was assembled for the first time not only in Sonneratia, but also for a member of the mangrove plant community.
The importance of forest fragments for birds and local communities in Northeast Luzon, Philippines.
The Philippine islands used to be covered mainly with forest until recent times. Within evolutionary history, the vast majority of flora and fauna species now occurring in the Philippines, colonized