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Ancient DNA indicates human population shifts and admixture in northern and southern China
Genetic differentiation in this region was higher in the past than the present, which reflects a major episode of admixture involving northern East Asian ancestry spreading across southern East Asia after the Neolithic, thereby transforming the genetic ancestry of southern China.
Plant phylogeography in arid Northwest China: Retrospectives and perspectives
Despite the absence of major Quaternary glaciations in arid Northwest China, significant climatic oscillations definitely impacted the evolution of the biota in situ. Phylogeography has grown as a
Evolutionary response of Caragana (Fabaceae) to Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau uplift and Asian interior aridification
Results of molecular dating analyses indicate that QTP uplift, especially the onset of Himalayan motion at 21–17 Ma, triggered the origin of Caragana, and the subsequent QTP rapid uplift at 8 Ma is inferred to have driven the evolution and diversification of the three major clades.
Intense uplift of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau triggered rapid diversification of Phyllolobium (Leguminosae) in the Late Cenozoic
Phyllolobium is characterised as a recently diversified genus adapted to the cold and dry habitats of the QTP and its environs, and rapid diversification was likely triggered by consecutive phases of QTP uplift in the Late Pliocene and the Early-to-Mid Pleistocene.
New combinations in Asiatic Oxybasis (Amaranthaceae s.l.): evidence from morphological, carpological and molecular data
Molecular phylogenetic analysis using maximum likelihood (ML) and maximum parsimony (MP) methods confirmed the placement of C. micranthum and C. gubanovii in the genus Oxybasis.
Phylogenetic analysis of Lappula Moench (Boraginaceae) based on molecular and morphological data
Phylogenetic results suggest that the current infrageneric classification of Lappula, at least at the subsectional and series level, is artificial.
Phylogeny and Biogeography of Epimedium/Vancouveria (Berberidaceae): Western North American - East Asian Disjunctions, the Origin of European Mountain Plant Taxa, and East Asian Species Diversity
The phylogeny of the highly disjunct Eurasian/North African Epimedium and all three species of its western North American sister genus Vancouveria is reconstructed and major splits are dated with a molecular clock approach, implying that the European mountain species are not most closely related to taxa in mountain areas towards the east but rather toTaxa in the Far East.