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The borage family (Boraginaceae s.str.): A revised infrafamilial classification based on new phylogenetic evidence, with emphasis on the placement of some enigmatic genera
SYNTHESYS project by the European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP6 "Structuring the European Research Area" GB-TAF-4514 FP7 "Capacities" Programmes ES-TAF-136 AT-TAF-2001Expand
Geneious! Simplified genome skimming methods for phylogenetic systematic studies: A case study in Oreocarya (Boraginaceae)1
Genome skimming represents a much-improved primary data collection over PCR+Sanger sequencing when chloroplast DNA (cpDNA), nuclear ribosomal DNA (nrDNA), and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are the target sequences. Expand
Cat's Eyes and Popcorn Flowers: Phylogenetic Systematics of the Genus Cryptantha s. l. (Boraginaceae)
The hypothesis of repeated, unidirectional dispersal events, from North to South America, is generally supported and the multiple, derived evolution of perenniality, reduction in nutlet number, nutlet heteromorphism, smooth nutlet sculpturing, heterostyly, and cleistogamy are supported. Expand
Familial classification of the Boraginales
A consensus classification is proposed here, based on recent molecular phylogenetic studies, morphological characters, and taking nomenclatural stability into consideration, of eleven, morphologically well-defined and clearly monophyletic families, namely the Boraginaceae and Coldeniaceae. Expand
Phylogeny of the popcorn flowers: Use of genome skimming to evaluate monophyly and interrelationships in subtribe Amsinckiinae (Boraginaceae)
Although genome skimming verifies the monophyly of many genera and clades of Amsinckiinae, relationships among those clades and along the backbone of the trees remain uncertain, their elucidation possibly a factor of short branch lengths and likely requiring different types of molecular data. Expand
Memoirs of a frequent flier: Phylogenomics reveals 18 long-distance dispersals between North America and South America in the popcorn flowers (Amsinckiinae).
Asynchronous divergence times support the hypothesis of long-distance dispersal by birds as the mechanism of AAD in the subtribe and more generally. Expand
Transfer of four species of Cryptantha to the genus Johnstonella (Boraginaceae)
The transfer of Cryptantha texana to Johnstonella is delayed because of its morphological similarity to other species that clearly nest within Cryptantha s.s.l, and new combinations are made in transferring four of these species from Cryptantha toJohnstonella to maintain monophyly of genera. Expand
Cryptantha wigginsii (Boraginaceae): A Presumed Extinct Species Rediscovered
Abstract Cryptantha wigginsii I.M. Johnston (Boraginaceae) had previously been known from a single collection made in April 1931, at a locality 18 miles south of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.Expand
Rapid report New grass phylogeny resolves deep evolutionary relationships and discovers C 4 origins
• Grasses rank among the world’s most ecologically and economically important plants. Repeated evolution of the C4 syndrome has made photosynthesis highly efficient in many grasses, inspiringExpand
Phylogenetics of the Borage Family: Delimiting Boraginales and Assessing Closest Relatives
To assess the phylogeny of Boraginales, and specifically to test the sister lineage of the order, a data matrix of the chloroplast markers rbcL, ndhF, and trnL-trnF was assembled fromGenBank and de novo sequences and resulted in identical topologies. Expand