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, G. Wong
- Biology, Environmental ScienceNature
- 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.
World checklist of hornworts and liverworts
The first-ever worldwide checklist for liverworts and hornworts is presented that includes 7486 species in 398 genera representing 92 families from the two phyla, providing a valuable tool for taxonomists and systematists, analyzing phytogeographic and diversity patterns, aiding in the assessment of floristic and taxonomic knowledge, and identifying geographical gaps.
Extant diversity of bryophytes emerged from successive post-Mesozoic diversification bursts.
Overall estimates of net species diversification are approximately half those reported in ferns and ∼30% those described for angiosperms, and statistical rate analyses reveal that mosses and liverworts underwent bursts of diversification since the mid-Mesozoic.
One species or at least eight? Delimitation and distribution of Frullania tamarisci (L.) Dumort. s. l. (Jungermanniopsida, Porellales) inferred from nuclear and chloroplast DNA markers.
Phylogeny of the leafy liverwort Ptilidium: cryptic speciation and shared haplotypes between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Molecular insights into the phylogeny and subgeneric classification of Frullania Raddi (Frullaniaceae, Porellales).
Morphologically cryptic biological species within the liverwort Frullania asagrayana.
The genetic structure of F. asagrayana in eastern North America reflects morphologically cryptic differentiation between reproductively isolated groups of populations, near-panmixis within groups, and clonal propagation at local scales.
Species delimitation and biogeography of a southern hemisphere liverwort clade, Frullania subgenus Microfrullania (Frullaniaceae, Marchantiophyta).
The status and phylogeography of the liverwort genus Apometzgeria Kuwah. (Metzgeriaceae)
Phylogenetic and haplotype analyses reveal a lack of phylogeographic structure among A. pubescens plants from throughout its Holarctic distribution, and support Apometzgeria as a separate genus in the Metzgeriaceae.
Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio): The Biocollections Community's Citizen-Science Space on the Calendar
The process of organizing an international citizen-science event, an analysis of the event's effectiveness, and future directions are presented—content now foundational to the growing WeDigBio event.