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An Updated Infrageneric Classification of the Oaks: Review of Previous Taxonomic Schemes and Synthesis of Evolutionary Patterns
This chapter proposes an updated classification of Quercus recognising two subgenera with eight sections, and considers morphological traits, molecular-phylogenetic relationships, and the evolutionary history of one of the most important temperate woody plant genera. Expand
Phylogeny and biogeography of East Asian evergreen oaks (Quercus section Cyclobalanopsis; Fagaceae): Insights into the Cenozoic history of evergreen broad-leaved forests in subtropical Asia.
Biogeographical reconstructions indicate that the wide northern hemisphere distribution of Quercus was disrupted in the Late Eocene, leading to the main extant groups at about 33 Ma, highlighting the importance of climatic changes and Indo-Eurasian collision-induced tectonic activities from the Neogene onward to the spatial-temporal diversification patterns of Asian EBLF lineages. Expand
Phylogeography of Quercus glauca (Fagaceae), a dominant tree of East Asian subtropical evergreen forests, based on three chloroplast DNA interspace sequences
Haplotype spatial distribution, ENM, mismatch distribution, and neutrality tests suggest that Q. glauca in Southeast China experiences expansion, and the current distribution in region III might be shaped by southward expansion from regions I and II after last glacial maximum (LGM). Expand
Cowpeat as a Substitute for Peat in Container Substrates for Foliage Plant Propagation
. This study evaluated the potential for using cowpeat, a composted dairymanure, as a component of container substrates for foliage plant propagation.Using a commercial formulation (20% perlite andExpand
Parasitic loranthus from Loranthaceae rather than Viscaceae potently inhibits fatty acid synthase and reduces body weight in mice.
The medicinal herbs from thefamily Loranthaceae, rather than those from the family Viscaceae, should be suitable to apply as botanical sources of parasitic loranthus for weight control, and the herbs from genus Taxillus Tieghem are the best. Expand
Genomic landscape of the global oak phylogeny
This study test the hypothesis that there are regions of the oak genome that are broadly informative about phylogeny and investigate global patterns of oak diversity, finding support for the phylogeny contrasts with high genomic heterogeneity in phylogenetic signal and introgression. Expand
Conservation genetics of rare trees restricted to subtropical montane cloud forests in southern China: a case study from Quercus arbutifolia (Fagaceae)
Because of the high between-population genetic differentiation and high within- Population genetic diversity of Q. arbutifolia, conservation efforts should be implemented for all populations, but if conservation resources are limited, populations DM, YZ and ZZ should have priority. Expand
Taxonomic and ecological implications of leaf cuticular morphology in Castanopsis, Castanea, and Chrysolepis
The results of this study support the idea that Castanopsis and Castanea are sister groups and the phylogenetic distribution of trichome types among genera of Fagaceae is summarized. Expand
Leaf epidermal features of Quercus Group Ilex (Fagaceae) and their application to species identification
The leaf epidermal features show a highly convergent pattern in the genus Quercus based on tree-mapping analysis, except for the multipleEpidermal layers on the adaxial surface supports the monophyletic origin of section Heterobalanus. Expand
Systematic Significance of the Development and Anatomy of Flowers and Fruit of Quercus schottkyana (Subgenus Cyclobalanopsis: Fagaceae)
The hypothesis that evolutionary novelty in the development and anatomy of Quercus flowers is mostly found in terminal clades is confirmed, as well as two autapomorphies, lateral position of the hilum and lateral originated primary vascular bundle in the seed coat, potentially distinguish subgenus Cyclobalanopsis from other species of quercus. Expand