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Evolution of the bamboos (Bambusoideae; Poaceae): a full plastome phylogenomic analysis
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The phylogenomic tree presented in this study is largely robust, additional studies using nuclear genes support monophyly in woody bamboos as well as hybridization among previous woody bamboo lineages and the evolutionary history of the Bambusoideae could be further clarified.
Leaf shape and size track habitat transitions across forest–grassland boundaries in the grass family (Poaceae)
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The most likely ancestral habitat of the Poaceae family was the forest understory and forest margins along with an intermediate leaf shape served as important transitional habitat and morphology, respectively, for subsequent shifts across forest–grassland biome boundaries.
A new genus and a major temperate bamboo lineage of the Arundinarieae (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) from Sri Lanka based on a multi-locus plastid phylogeny
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Although the Kishino-Hasegawa test is unable to reject the alternative hypothesis of monophyly of the Sri Lankan clade plus Bergbambos tessellata from South Africa, Kuruna and Bergb Ambos are distinguishable by a combination of morphological characters.
Genetic diversity and population structure of the threatened temperate woody bamboo Kuruna debilis (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Arundinarieae) from Sri Lanka based on microsatellite analysis
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The first population genetics study of Bambusoideae in Sri Lanka is focused on the tetraploid woody bamboo Kuruna debilis (Thwaites) Attigala, Kathriar, using twelve variable microsatellite loci to assess the genetic diversity and population structure.
Semiautomated Feature Extraction from RGB Images for Sorghum Panicle Architecture GWAS1[OPEN]
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Trait-associated single-nucleotide polymorphisms are enriched within genomic regions that exhibit high levels of divergence between converted tropical lines and cultivars, consistent with the hypothesis that these chromosomal intervals were targets of selection during modern breeding.
Taxonomic Revision of the Temperate Woody Bamboo Genus Kuruna (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Arundinarieae)
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This revision includes an updated description of the genus Kuruna, detailed descriptions for all seven species, line illustrations for all species, and a morphological key for their identification.
Simple Web-based interactive key development software (WEBiKEY) and an example key for Kuruna (Poaceae: Bambusoideae)1
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WEBiKEY is freely available to the public and can be used to develop Web-based interactive keys for any group of species and enables users to visually inspect characteristics of Kuruna and identify an unknown specimen as one of seven possible species in the genus.
Herbicidal potential of Lantana camara l. on Ludwigia spp in paddy soil
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Results indicated that 1:5 w/v was the strongest ex-tract to suppress root and shoot development of seedlings of both weeds, and toxic effects of Lantana on natu-rally occurring micro-biota were observed.
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