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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.
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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
Sympatric parallel diversification of major oak clades in the Americas and the origins of Mexican species diversity.
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A highly resolved phylogeny demonstrates sympatric parallel diversification in climatic niche, leaf habit, and diversification rates in the oaks, which has shaped the diversity of North American forests. Expand
Genotyping-by-sequencing as a tool to infer phylogeny and ancestral hybridization: a case study in Carex (Cyperaceae).
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A Genotyping-by-Sequencing approach is used to sample a reduced representation genomic data set and infer the phylogeny of seven closely related species in the genus Carex, demonstrating the power of NGS data sets for resolving some of the most difficult phylogenetic challenges where traditional phylogenetic markers have failed. Expand
White-tailed deer are a biotic filter during community assembly, reducing species and phylogenetic diversity
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These findings indicate deer browsing acts as a biotic filter during the community assembly process and reduces in phylogenetic diversity were much greater than reductions in species richness or diversity. Expand
Making Carex monophyletic (Cyperaceae, tribe Cariceae): a new broader circumscription
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Funding for the phylogeny and classification of Carex was received from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Expand
Tackling Rapid Radiations With Targeted Sequencing
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Targeted sequencing provides new insights into the evolution of morphology in the C4 Cyperus clade, demonstrating for example that the former segregate genus Alinula is polyphyletic despite its seeming morphological integrity. Expand
Megaphylogenetic Specimen-Level Approaches to the Carex (Cyperaceae) Phylogeny Using ITS, ETS, and matK Sequences: Implications for ClassificationThe Global Carex Group
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The first large-scale phylogenetic hypothesis for the genus Carex is presented based on 996 of the 1983 accepted species, using a supermatrix approach using three DNA regions: ETS, ITS and matK to reconstruct the early divergence structure of the two largest clades. Expand
Genomic landscape of the global oak phylogeny
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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
Genomic Identity of White Oak Species in an Eastern North American Syngameon1
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This study revisits seven species of the eastern North American white oak syngameon using a set of 80 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) selected in a previous study because they show differences among, and consistency within, the species to test the hypothesis that there exist segments of the genome that do not become homogenized by repeated introgression, but retain distinct alleles characteristic of each species. Expand
Genomic landscape of the global oak phylogeny.
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This study utilizes fossil data and restriction-site associated DNA sequencing (RAD-seq) for 632 individuals representing nearly 250 Quercus species to infer a time-calibrated phylogeny of the world's oaks and test the hypothesis that there are regions of the oak genome that are broadly informative about phylogeny. Expand
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