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Evolution of secondary metabolites from an ecological and molecular phylogenetic perspective.
- M. Wink
- Biology, Medicine
- 1 September 2003
The distribution of secondary metabolite profiles mean that the systematic value of chemical characters becomes a matter of interpretation in the same way as traditional morphological markers and their occurrence apparently reflects adaptations and particular life strategies embedded in a given phylogenetic framework. Expand
Studies on nutritive potential and toxic constituents of different provenances of Jatropha curcas
Eighteen different provenances of Jatropha curcas from countries in West and East Africa, North and Central America, and Asia were characterized for nutrient and antinutritional factors. The mean… Expand
Salvia (Lamiaceae) is not monophyletic: implications for the systematics, radiation, and ecological specializations of Salvia and tribe Mentheae.
- Jay B. Walker, K. Sytsma, J. Treutlein, M. Wink
- Biology, Medicine
- American journal of botany
- 1 July 2004
In a preliminary investigation of infrageneric relationships within Salvia, the monophyly of the genus and its relationship to other members of the tribe Mentheae were investigated using the chloroplast DNA regions rbcL and trnL-F. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships based on two mitochondrial genes and hybridization patterns in Anatidae
Mitochondrial phylogeography of the European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus 1758)
The phylogeny and phylogeography of Emys orbicularis was inferred from mitochondrial nucleotide sequences of the cytochrome b gene analysed by DNA sequencing and RNA heteroduplex analysis, which produced a star‐like phylogeny with seven main lineages which may reflect separations in the late Pliocene. Expand
Evolution and phylogeny of the genus Natrix (Serpentes: Colubridae)
Molecular data, the nucleotide sequences of four protein-coding mitochondrial genes (3806 bp total), are used to provide a well-supported phylogeny for the genus Natrix, in which N. maura is basal with N.-natrix and N-tessellata being sister species and an early Miocene to late Oligocene origin for the three species. Expand
Attraction, deterrence or intoxication of bees (Apis mellifera) by plant allelochemicals
The data show that bees which are confronted with plant allelochemicals in nectar and pollen, are not especially adapted (i.e. insensitive) to the plants' defence chemistry. Expand
Patterns of quinolizidine alkaloids in 56 species of the genus Lupinus
The alkaloid composition of 56 species of the genus Lupinus was studied by capillary gas-liquid chromatography and GLC-mass spectrometry and their relative abundances in leaves and seeds are recorded. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships in the Papilionoideae (family Leguminosae) based on nucleotide sequences of cpDNA (rbcL) and ncDNA (ITS 1 and 2).
Several clusters and furcations were identical in the rbcL and ITS trees of the Papilionoideae, indicating that a reticulate evolution due to past hybridization of members from different tribes and genera is unlikely. Expand