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A 250 plastome phylogeny of the grass family (Poaceae): topological support under different data partitions
resolution of these and other critical branch points in the phylogeny of Poaceae will help to better understand the selective forces that drove the radiation of the BOP and PACMAD clades comprising more than 99.9% of grass diversity. Expand
Fungal Planet description sheets: 154–213
Novel species of microfungi described in the present study include the following from South Africa: Camarosporium aloes, Phaeococcomyces aloes and Phoma aloes from Aloe, and D. psoraleae-pinnatae from Psoralea, Colletotrichum euphorbiae from Euphorbia, as well as three new species from Mexico. Expand
One thousand plant transcriptomes and the phylogenomics of green plants
  • James H. Michael S. Eric J. Michael K. Matthew A. Sean W Leebens-Mack Barker Carpenter Deyholos Gitzendanne, J. Leebens-Mack, +192 authors G. Wong
  • Medicine
  • Nature
  • 7 October 2019
It is found that large expansions of gene families preceded the origins of green plants, land plants and vascular plants, whereas whole-genome duplications are inferred to have occurred repeatedly throughout the evolution of flowering plants and ferns. Expand
A phylogeny of the Areae (Araceae) implies that Typhonium, Sauromatum, and the Australian species of Typhonium are distinct clades
The nomenclatural and taxonomic results of this study are a key to the nine species of Sauromatum, and five new combinations, as well as two new chromosome counts and the implications of the molecular phylogeny for the evolution of SaurOMatum karyotypes. Expand
Do mycorrhizal symbioses cause rarity in orchids
There was no evidence that mycorrhizal specificity contributed to rarity in Drakaea, however, the formation ofMycorrhiza being mostly restricted to a specific microhabitat may limit the abundance of DraKaea in some landscapes. Expand
Untangling a species complex of arid zone grasses (Triodia) reveals patterns congruent with co-occurring animals.
It is found that the T. basedowii complex has high lineage diversity and endemism in the biologically important Pilbara region of Western Australia, consistent with the region acting as a refugium and confirming recognition of the Pilbara as an important centre of biodiversity in the Australian arid zone. Expand
Genotyping-by-Sequencing in a Species Complex of Australian Hummock Grasses (Triodia): Methodological Insights and Phylogenetic Resolution
This case study presents a case study for the use of genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) to resolve relationships in a species complex of Australian arid and semi-arid grasses, and demonstrates the novel use of summary species tree analyses with GBS loci. Expand
A baker's dozen of new wattles highlights significant Acacia (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) diversity and endemism in the north-west Kimberley region of Western Australia
Thirteen new species of Acacia Mill from the Kimberley region in northern Western Australia are described, highlighting significant levels of plant endemism in this region. Expand
Reconstructing the age and historical biogeography of the ancient flowering-plant family Hydatellaceae (Nymphaeales)
Although long-distance dispersal is likely the primary driver of biogeographic distribution in Hydatellaceae, it is inferred that the recent drying out of central Australia divided the family into tropical vs. subtropical/temperate clades around the beginning of the Miocene. Expand