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Evolutionary rates analysis of Leguminosae implicates a rapid diversification of lineages during the tertiary.
Tertiary macrofossils of the flowering plant family Leguminosae (legumes) were used as time constraints to estimate ages of the earliest branching clades identified in separate plastid matK and rbcLExpand
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Historical climate change and speciation: neotropical seasonally dry forest plants show patterns of both tertiary and quaternary diversification.
Historical climate changes have had a major effect on the distribution and evolution of plant species in the neotropics. What is more controversial is whether relatively recent Pleistocene climaticExpand
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The dalbergioid legumes (Fabaceae): delimitation of a pantropical monophyletic clade.
A monophyletic pantropical group of papilionoid legumes, here referred to as the "dalbergioid" legumes, is circumscribed to include all genera previously referred to the tribes Aeschynomeneae andExpand
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Origins and relationships of tropical North America in the context of the boreotropics hypothesis.
The boreotropics hypothesis postulates a preferential tropical biotic interchange between North America and Eurasia during the early Tertiary that was directed by Eocene thermal maxima and the closeExpand
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Phylogeny of the Genus Phaseolus (Leguminosae): A Recent Diversification in an Ancient Landscape
Abstract A combined parsimony analysis of the species of Phaseolus and closely related New World genera was performed with sequences from the nuclear ribosomal ITS/5.8 S and plastid trnK loci.Expand
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Evolutionary islands in the Andes: persistence and isolation explain high endemism in Andean dry tropical forests
Aim  The tropical Andes are a world biodiversity hotspot. With diverse biomes and dramatic, geologically recent mountain uplift, they offer a system to study the relative contributions of geologicalExpand
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Metacommunity process rather than continental tectonic history better explains geographically structured phylogenies in legumes.
Penalized likelihood estimated ages of both densely sampled intracontinental and sparsely sampled transcontinental crown clades in the legume family show a mostly Quaternary to Neogene ageExpand
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Insights into the historical construction of species-rich biomes from dated plant phylogenies, neutral ecological theory and phylogenetic community structure.
Analytical methods are now available that can date all nodes in a molecular phylogenetic tree with one calibration, and which correct for variable rates of DNA substitution in different lineages.Expand
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Phylogeny of the tribe Indigofereae (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae): Geographically structured more in succulent-rich and temperate settings than in grass-rich environments.
This analysis goes beyond many phylogenies in exploring how phylogenetic structure imposed by morphology, ecology, and geography reveals useful evolutionary data. A comprehensive range of suchExpand
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Contrasting plant diversification histories within the Andean biodiversity hotspot
The Andes are the most species-rich global biodiversity hotspot. Most research and conservation attention in the Andes has focused on biomes such as rain forest, cloud forest, and páramo, where muchExpand
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