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Contrasted patterns of hyperdiversification in Mediterranean hotspots
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It is found that Proteaceae, a model plant group for the Mediterranean hotspots of the Southern Hemisphere with a very rich pollen fossil record, diversified under higher rates in the Cape Floristic Region and Southwest Australia than in any other area of their total distribution.
Molecular dating of the ‘Gondwanan’ plant family Proteaceae is only partially congruent with the timing of the break‐up of Gondwana
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Whether the present distribution of Proteaceae can be explained by vicariance caused by the break‐up of Gondwana is tested.
A review of marine phylogeography in southern Africa
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This review describes the state of marine phylogeography in southern Africa, that is, the study of evolutionary relationships at the species level, or amongst closely related species, in relation to the region’s marine environment, and focuses particularly on coastal phylegeography.
Phylogeny and subfamilial classification of the grasses (Poaceae)
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A large collaborative effort has yiel(led a comprehensive study of the phylogeny and a new suhfanilial classification of the grass family (Poaceae/Graminieae) and 1 new subfamily (Danthonioideae) is proposed.
Phylogenetics of advanced snakes (Caenophidia) based on four mitochondrial genes.
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Phylogenetic relationships among advanced snakes and the position of the genus Acrochordus relative to colubroid taxa are investigated by phylogenetic analysis of fragments from four mitochondrial genes representing 62 caenophidian genera and 5 noncaenophidians, and Xenoderminae appears to be the sister group to the Colubroidea.
Phylogeny, biogeography and classification of the snake superfamily Elapoidea: a rapid radiation in the late Eocene
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The major elapoid and elapid lineages are identified, a phylogenetic classification system for the superfamily is presented, and results imply rapid basal diversification in both clades in the late Eocene of Africa and the mid‐Oligocene of the Oriental region.
A new suprageneric classification of the Proteaceae, with an annotated checklist of genera
A new suprageneric classification of the Proteaceae is presented that takes account of available molecular systematic results, synthesised as a phylogenetic supertree. Subfamilial, tribal and
Unexpected genetic structure of mussel populations in South Africa: indigenous Perna perna and invasive Mytilus galloprovincialis
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The results suggest that local selection can pro- duce genetic structure opposite to that predicted by oceanographic data and that determining the population structure of indigenous species with similar larval dispersal can help to understand domain expansion of invading species.
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