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Molecular phylogeography of East Asian Kirengeshoma (Hydrangeaceae) in relation to quaternary climate change and landbridge configurations.
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The current distribution and differentiation of components of presently isolated warm temperate-deciduous forests in China, Japan and Korea likely resulted from a combination of relatively ancient vicariant and immigration events, and those from Japan were particularly sensitive to range fragmentation and long-term refugial isolation throughout the Late Pleistocene.
Macroevolutionary patterns of defense and pollination in Dalechampia vines: Adaptation, exaptation, and evolutionary novelty
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It is concluded that preaptations played important roles in the evolution of unique defense and attraction systems, and that the Evolution of interactions with herbivores can be influenced by adaptations for pollination, and vice versa.
The changing epitome of species identification - DNA barcoding.
Neuroprotective and free radical scavenging activities of phenolic compounds fromHovenia dulcis
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The EtOAc-soluble fraction from a methanolic extract of Hovenia dulcis Thunb exhibited neuroprotective activity against glutamate-induced neurotoxicity in mouse hippocampal HT22 cells, suggesting that compounds6 and8 could be neuroprotectants owing to their free radical scavenging activities.
Antiplasmodial activity of triterpenoid isolated from whole plants of Viola genus from South Korea
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Bioactivity-guided fractionation of the petroleum ether extracts of the whole plants of Viola verecunda has led to the isolation of epi-oleanolic acid, a triterpenoid, displaying high antiplasmodial activity (IC50 0.18 μg/ml).
Capparis gialaiensis (Capparaceae), a New Species from Vietnam
Capparis gialaiensis Sy, a new species of Capparaceae from Vietnam is described and illustrated. It is morphologically closest to C. longistipitata, but differs in length of thorns, filaments and
Chloroplast genome analyses and genomic resource development for epilithic sister genera Oresitrophe and Mukdenia (Saxifragaceae), using genome skimming data
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Using genome skimming, the complete chloroplast genomes of two Oresitrophe rupifraga and one Mukdenia rossii individuals were reconstructed and comparative analyses were conducted to examine the evolutionary pattern of chlorOPlast genomes in Saxifragaceae.
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