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Current progress in DNA barcoding and future implications for entomology
An overview of DNA barcoding and its application to entomology is presented and current advances and future implications of this promising technique are introduced. Expand
A taxonomic revision of Hymenophyllaceae
A new classification of Hymenophyllaceae, consisting of nine genera and every genus, subgenus and section chiefly corresponds to the mono phyletic group elucidated in molecular phylogenetic analyses based on chloroplast sequences is proposed. Expand
Evolution and divergence of the MADS-box gene family based on genome-wide expression analyses.
The global phylogenetic analyses of MADS-box genes did not support the previous classification of MADs- box genes into type I and II groups, based on smaller scale analyses, and suggests that most M-type genes are pseudogenes, although further experiments are necessary to confirm this possibility. Expand
Molecular evolution of the AP2 subfamily.
It is found that the target site of miR172 is significantly conserved in gymnosperm AP2 homologs, suggesting that regulatory mechanisms of gene expression using microRNA have been conserved over the three hundred million years since the divergence of gymnosperms and flowering plant lineages. Expand
Convergent evolution of shoots in land plants: lack of auxin polar transport in moss shoots
The results indicate that polar auxin transport is not involved in haploid shoot development in mosses and that shoots in vascular plants and mosses are most likely regulated differently during development. Expand
KNOX homeobox genes potentially have similar function in both diploid unicellular and multicellular meristems, but not in haploid meristems
Members of the class 1 knotted‐like homeobox (KNOX) gene family are important regulators of shoot apical meristem development in angiosperms and are suggested to have diverged prior to the divergence of fern and seed plant lineages. Expand
AP2-type transcription factors determine stem cell identity in the moss Physcomitrella patens
Four AP2-type transcription factors orthologous to Arabidopsis thaliana AINTEGUMENTA, PLETHORA and BABY BOOM are indispensable for the formation of gametophore apical cells from protonema cells, and function synergistically with cytokinin signaling to determine the identity of the two types of stem cells. Expand
Molecular Species Identification with Rich Floristic Sampling: DNA Barcoding the Pteridophyte Flora of Japan
This study demonstrates the overall effectiveness of DNA barcodes for species identification in the Japanese pteridophyte flora, and is especially anticipated to be helpful for identification of non-hybridizing gametophytes. Expand
Molecular systematics of the fern genus Hymenophyllum s.l. (Hymenophyllaceae) based on chloroplastic coding and noncoding regions.
The phylogenetic relationships of the filmy fern genus Hymenophyllum s.l. is investigated, showing support for the classical bigeneric system for the family, and calling into question several classifications proposed in the past century. Expand
Characterization of MADS-box genes in charophycean green algae and its implication for the evolution of MADS-box genes.
The MADS-box genes of land plants are extensively diverged to form a superfamily and are important in various aspects of development including the specification of floral organs as homeotic selectorExpand