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Correlates of boldness in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
The results suggest that, contrary to some previous studies on other animals, bold or shy behaviour in sticklebacks is consistent between contexts.
Distribution of living Cupressaceae reflects the breakup of Pangea
It is shown that phylogenetic relationships in the gymnosperm family Cupressaceae (162 species, 32 genera) exhibit patterns expected from the Jurassic/Cretaceous breakup of Pangea, and originated during the Triassic.
A Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Lao PDR
This checklist is the outcome of a programme aimed at training some 30 Laotians participants in tropical taxonomy through field work and herbarium base work, which has more than 4800 species from 232 families.
Paralogous Radiations of PIN Proteins with Multiple Origins of Noncanonical PIN Structure
The results have important implications for plant evolution as they suggest that structurally divergent PIN proteins that arose in paralogous radiations contributed to the convergent evolution of organ systems in different land plant lineages.
Leaf evolution in Southern Hemisphere conifers tracks the angiosperm ecological radiation
It is demonstrated that climatic range evolution is contingent on the underlying state for leaf morphology, which implies that as angiosperms came to dominate most terrestrial ecosystems, competitive interactions at the foliar level have profoundly shaped podocarp geography and as a consequence, rates of lineage diversification.
One thousand plant transcriptomes and the phylogenomics of green plants
  • James H. Michael S. Eric J. Michael K. Matthew A. Sean W Leebens-Mack Barker Carpenter Deyholos Gitzendanne, J. Leebens-Mack, +192 authors G. Wong
  • Medicine
  • 7 October 2019
It is found that large expansions of gene families preceded the origins of green plants, land plants and vascular plants, whereas whole-genome duplications are inferred to have occurred repeatedly throughout the evolution of flowering plants and ferns.
Horizontal transfer of an adaptive chimeric photoreceptor from bryophytes to ferns
Surprisingly, it is discovered that fern neochrome was derived from a bryophyte lineage via horizontal gene transfer (HGT), providing the first evidence that a plant-to-plant HGT can have a profound evolutionary impact but also has implications for the evolution of photosensory systems in plants.
Refugia and phylogeography of Taiwania in East Asia
Aim  The East Asia endemic Taiwania cryptomerioides Hayata is an iconic and relictual monotypic conifer whose main extant populations are now restricted to the Yunnan–Myanmar border, northern Vietnam
Does complete plastid genome sequencing improve species discrimination and phylogenetic resolution in Araucaria?
Modest gains in discrimination are possible, but using complete plastid genomes or a small number of nuclear genes in DNA barcoding may not substantially raise species discriminatory power in many evolutionarily young lineages.
The Leaf Essential Oils of the New Conifer Genus, Xanthocyparis: Xanthocyparis vietnamensis and X. nootkatensis
The oils of X. vietnamensis and X. nootkatensis seem to indicate a rather distant relationship and a long period of divergence, suggesting chemical races or botanical varieties may be present.