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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
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. Expand
Molecular insights into the phylogeny and subgeneric classification of Frullania Raddi (Frullaniaceae, Porellales).
The first molecular phylogeny of Frullania is presented using four markers, which provide evidence for the monophyly of several subgenera and support intercontinental ranges of these clades, and a revised supraspecific classification is presented. Expand
Phylogeny of the leafy liverwort Ptilidium: cryptic speciation and shared haplotypes between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
This work rejects the Gondwana-scenario and proposes recent long distance dispersal as an explanation for the bipolar disjunct range of Ptilidium ciliare and P. pulcherrimum and its closest relatives Trichocoleopsis and Neotrichocolea. Expand
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. Expand
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.
Frullania tamarisci clades likely went through recent extinction and expansion processes as indicated by the bottleneck pattern of genetic diversity, and support frequent short-distance migration, rare successful long-distance dispersal events, extinction and recolonization as an explanation for the range formation in these Frullia species. Expand
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. Expand
Species delimitation and biogeography of a southern hemisphere liverwort clade, Frullania subgenus Microfrullania (Frullaniaceae, Marchantiophyta).
An important role of long-distance dispersal in establishing phylogeographic patterns of extant species is document and a backbone phylogeny for the subgenus Microfrullania is proposed, providing insight into evolution of morphological patterns and establishing the basis for an improved sectional classification of species within Microfruckania. Expand
Integrative taxonomy resolves the cryptic and pseudo-cryptic Radula buccinifera complex (Porellales, Jungermanniopsida), including two reinstated and five new species
Molecular and morphological data justify the re-instatement of a broadly circumscribed ecologically variable R. strangulata, of R. mittenii, and the description of five new species. Expand
New records, replacements, reinstatements and four new species in the Radula parvitexta and R. ventricosa species groups (Jungermanniopsida) in Australia: cases of mistaken identity
The phylogeny resolves five clades within the R. parvitexta species group in Australia, which proves polyphyletic across two subgenera, or three sub genera if R. madagascariensis is included, and two new species, namely, R. myriopoda and R. jovetiana, which would not have been recognised independent of fieldwork and molecular investigations conducted as part of the present study. Expand