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Mosses of the Mediterranean, an Annotated Checklist
Abstract The names of all mosses published up to the end of August 2011 in the countries of the Mediterranean basin, the Macaronesian Islands and Bulgaria are compiled in an annotated checklist. TheExpand
Abscisic-acid-induced drought tolerance in Funaria hygrometrica Hedw.
Three-week-old protonemata of Funaria hygrometrica Hedw. cultivated in Petri dishes tolerate slow drying (24 h to complete dryness) but not rapid drying (1h to complete dryness). Slowly dried mossesExpand
Molecular phylogeny of Trichostomoideae (Pottiaceae, Bryophyta) based on nrITS sequence data
Bayesian analysis of an alignment of 83 nrITS sequences belonging to 66 taxa of Pottiaceae revealed representatives of subfamily Trichostomoideae in a well supported monophyletic lineage, including species of Tortella and Weissia, respectively. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of Pottiaceae (Musci) based on chloroplast rps4 sequence data
Comparative sequencing of the chloroplast rps4 gene was used to reconstruct the phylogenetic relationships within the family Pottiaceae (Musci). The results confirm that Ephemerum spinulosum,Expand
Intercontinental Mediterranean disjunct mosses: morphological and molecular patterns.
Despite some evidence for differentiation between disjunct plants, no plausible mutation rate would date the divergence at ≥20 million years ago (MYA), as implied by the Madrean-Tethyan hypothesis, and recent long-distance dispersal is a more likely explanation for intercontinental disjunctions in these species. Expand
Aluminous granulites from the Pulur complex, NE Turkey: a case of partial melting, efficient melt extraction and crystallisation
Abstract In the Pulur complex, NE Turkey, a heterogeneous rock sequence ranging from quartz-rich mesocratic gneisses to silica- and alkali-deficient, Fe-, Mg- and Al-rich melanocratic rocks isExpand
Distribution and phylogenetic significance of the 71-kb inversion in the plastid genome in Funariidae (Bryophyta).
The phylogenetic distribution of the inversion in the gene order supports a hypothesis only weakly supported by inferences from sequence data whereby Funariales are paraphyletic, with Funariaceae and Disceliaceae sharing a common ancestor with Encalyptales, and Gigaspermaceae sister to this combined clade. Expand
Morphology, fine structure, life cycle and phylogenetic analysis of Phyllosiphon arisari, a siphonous parasitic green alga
The morphology of Phyllosiphon, as studied in field material and in culture; the fine structure, analysed by transmission electron microscopy; and phylogenetic relationships, inferred from DNA sequences are described. Expand
Genetic variability in a narrow endemic snapdragon (Antirrhinum subbaeticum, Scrophulariaceae) using RAPD markers
It is suggested that an extensive sampling of individuals be made for recovering appropriate levels of the gene pool for ex situpreservation, however, translocation of individuals to the genetically weakened Bogarra population from other sources is not recommended. Expand
The cosmopolitan moss Bryum argenteum in Antarctica: recent colonisation or in situ survival?
This is the first study to demonstrate in situ persistence of bryophytes in Antarctica throughout previous glaciation, and suggests multiple colonisation events of Antarctica by this species during several glacial cycles within the Pleistocene, Pliocene and possibly late Miocene. Expand