Why is fruit colour so variable? Phylogenetic analyses reveal relationships between fruit‐colour evolution, biogeography and diversification
Overall, it is shown that different fruit colours can significantly impact the large‐scale dispersal, distribution and diversification of plant clades, and the interplay between biogeography and fruit‐colour evolution seems to generate “taxon cycles” in fruit colour that may drive variation in Fruit colour over macroevolutionary time‐scales.
Evolution of Angiosperm Pollen. 3. Monocots1
- Yang Luo, Lu Lu, A. Wortley, De‐Zhu Li, Hong Wang, S. Blackmore
- Environmental Science
- 29 December 2015
The most rapid rate of state changes in pollen characters, in the evolutionary history of monocots, is estimated to have occurred during the Albian-Turonian stage and may provide insights into the identification of enigmatic fossil pollen grains from this geological time.
Evolution of Angiosperm Pollen: 4. Basal Eudicots1
- Mingying Zhang, Lu Lu, A. Wortley, Hong Wang, De‐Zhu Li, S. Blackmore
- Environmental ScienceAnnals of the Missouri Botanical Garden
- 10 May 2017
Tests of correlated evolution suggest that the herbaceous growth form is significantly associated with spheroidal pollen shape and the arborescent growth form with oblate pollen shape, however, no significant correlations were found between anemophily and aperture number.
Duck Feather/Nonwoven Composite Fabrics for Removing Metals Present in Textile Dyeing Effluents
In this paper, duck feather fiber was treated by alkaline solution first, then its Cu2+ sorption capacity was tested, and the sorption mechanism was studied by utilizing infrared spectrum (FTIR) and…
Phylogenetic Analysis of the Wintergreen Group (Ericaceae) Based on Six Genic Regions
A combined six-gene analysis, in which taxa involved in the conflicting topologies were excluded, yielded higher support values for several early-diverging clades and detected a duplication, possibly nuclear-encoded, of the matK region in one of the Australian/New Zealand lineages.
Reticulate evolution, cryptic species, and character convergence in the core East Asian clade of Gaultheria (Ericaceae).
The Hemiparasitic Plant Phtheirospermum (Orobanchaceae) Is Polyphyletic and Contains Cryptic Species in the Hengduan Mountains of Southwest China
Analyses were largely in agreement that Pterygiella, the Ptheirospermum complex, and Xizangia form a clade not nested within any of the monophyletic tribes of Orobanchaceae recognized to date.
Phylogeny of Gaultherieae (Ericaceae: Vaccinioideae) Based on DNA Sequence Data from matK, ndhF, and nrITS
- Catherine M. Bush, Lu Lu, P. Fritsch, De‐Zhu Li, K. Kron
- BiologyInternational Journal of Plant Sciences
- 1 March 2009
Optimization of morphological characters emphasized in classifications of the Gaultherieae onto the molecular phylogeny revealed that fleshy calyces evolved either early in the lineage leading to the wintergreen group or later in two separate clades.
Efficiency of DNA barcodes for species delimitation: A case in Pterygiella Oliv. (Orobanchaceae)
The results showed that the core barcodes matK and rbcL were comparatively less effective, but the ITS region, especially ITS‐1 and ITS‐2, successfully identified all species in the genus Pterygiella.
Evolution of Angiosperm Pollen. 1. Introduction1
The methods available for such a study are examined, the effects of coding strategy, method of optimization, and starting tree topology upon inference of trait evolution are considered, and several palynological characters showed consistent, structured patterns in the context of phylogeny.