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A new subfamily classification of the leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny
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The classification of the legume family proposed here addresses the long-known non-monophyly of the traditionally recognised subfamily Caesalpinioideae, by recognising six robustly supported monophyletic subfamilies and reflects the phylogenetic structure that is consistently resolved.
Global exchange and accumulation of non-native plants
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The results quantify for the first time the extent of plant naturalizations worldwide, and illustrate the urgent need for globally integrated efforts to control, manage and understand the spread of alien species.
Genomic Treasure Troves: Complete Genome Sequencing of Herbarium and Insect Museum Specimens
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It is shown that using a standard multiplex and paired-end Illumina sequencing approach, genome-scale sequence data can be generated reliably from dry-preserved plant, fungal and insect specimens collected up to 115 years ago, and with minimal destructive sampling.
Legume phylogeny and classification in the 21st century: Progress, prospects and lessons for other species-rich clades
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This work examines how the legume systematic research community might join forces to produce a comprehensive phylogenetic estimate for the Leguminosae, and examines how morphology can be incorporated into legume phylogeny to address issues in comparative biology and classification.
Monopetalanthus exit. : a systematic study of Aphanocalyx, Bikinia, Icuria, Michelsonia and Tetraberlinia (Leguminosae, Casalpinioideae
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This dissertation deals with the ecology and the taxonomy of a group of dominant forest trees of the African high forest, one of the most troublesome genera of African Caesalpinioideae, and the phylogenetic history of these taxa and to see which characters are really indicating natural groups, a cladistic analysis was undertaken.
Exploring the floristic diversity of tropical Africa
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RAINBIO – one of the largest mega-databases of tropical African vascular plant species distributions ever compiled – is used to address questions about plant and growth form diversity across tropical Africa, and is important for achieving Objective 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 2011–2020.
Minimum required number of specimen records to develop accurate species distribution models
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A novel method using simulated species to identify the minimum number of records required to generate accurate SDMs for taxa of different pre-defined prevalence classes is presented, which is applicable to any taxonomic clade or group, study area or climate scenario.
Little ecological divergence associated with speciation in two African rain forest tree genera
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Ecology is almost always involved in speciation, however, it would seem to have had a little role in species generation within Isolona and Monodora at the scale analyzed here, consistent with the geographical speciation model for TRF diversification.
Cutting up the climbers: Evidence for extensive polyphyly in Friesodielsia (Annonaceae) necessitates generic realignment across the tribe Uvarieae
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This study addresses the polyphyletic status of Friesodielsia, using two nuclear and five chloroplast DNA regions to resolve this taxonomic confusion by circumscribing strictly monophyletic genera across the tribe.
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