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Biogeography of the Australian monsoon tropics
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The Australian monsoon is a component of a single global climate system, characterized by a dominant equator-spanning Hadley cell, and future palaeoecological and phylogenetic investigations will illuminate the evolution of the AMT biome.
Australian biogeographical connections and the phylogeny of large genera in the plant family Myrtaceae
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The eucalypt group is an old lineage extending back to the Late Cretaceous, related to major geological and climatic events, including rifting of New Caledonia from eastern Gondwana, development of monsoonal and drier climates, collision of the northern edge of the Australian craton with island arcs and periods of low sea level.
New Caledonia–Australian connections: biogeographic patterns and geology
A review is presented of current knowledge of the tectonic rifting of eastern Gondwana in the context of possible land continuity between Australia and New Caledonia and the dating of events. Comment
Chloroplast genome analysis of Australian eucalypts--Eucalyptus, Corymbia, Angophora, Allosyncarpia and Stockwellia (Myrtaceae).
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Analysis of whole chloroplast genomes resolved major eucalypt clades and revealed variable regions of the genome that will be useful in lower-level genetic studies (including phylogeography and geneflow).
A Cladistic Analysis of Banksia (Proteaceae)
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A new infrageneric classification, in which Banksia is divided into 2 subgenera, 12 series and 11 subseries, is proposed, which is broadly similar to previously published classifications of the genus, but discards a number of taxa shown to be para- or poly-phyletic.
Three-Area Statements: Standard Assumptions for Biogeographic Analysis
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Analysis of simple examples suggests that three-area statements permit a better measure of fit between an area cladogram and data on area relationship than do existing implementations of assumption zero, such as Brooks parsimony analysis, or existing implementation of assumption one.
Standard assumptions for biogeographica analysis
Reanalysis of Mayden's data on distribution and relationships of North American freshwater fishes reveals weaknesses of the analytical protocol termed Brooks' Parsimony Analysis (BPA). Standard
Molecular phylogeny of Acacia Mill. (Mimosoideae: Leguminosae): Evidence for major clades and informal classification
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This study included 109 exemplar taxa from all seven sections recognised in previous classifications, and represents the largest sampling of diversity for molecular phylogenetics of Acacia s.str.
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