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Historical biogeography of two cosmopolitan families of flowering plants: Annonaceae and Rhamnaceae.
Annonaceae are a pantropically distributed family found predominantly in rainforests, so they are megathermal taxa, whereas Rhamnaceae are a cosmopolitan family that tend to be found in xeric regionsExpand
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Genomic Treasure Troves: Complete Genome Sequencing of Herbarium and Insect Museum Specimens
Unlocking the vast genomic diversity stored in natural history collections would create unprecedented opportunities for genome-scale evolutionary, phylogenetic, domestication and population genomicExpand
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A rapid diversification of rainforest trees (Guatteria; Annonaceae) following dispersal from Central into South America.
Several recent studies have suggested that a substantial portion of today's plant diversity in the Neotropics has resulted from the dispersal of taxa into that region rather than vicariance, but moreExpand
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‘Andean‐centred’ genera in the short‐branch clade of Annonaceae: testing biogeographical hypotheses using phylogeny reconstruction and molecular dating
Aim We test biogeographical hypotheses regarding the origin of Andean-centred plant groups by reconstructing phylogeny in the short-branch clade (SBC) of Annonaceae, and estimating the timing ofExpand
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Use of rbcL and trnL-F as a Two-Locus DNA Barcode for Identification of NW-European Ferns: An Ecological Perspective
Although consensus has now been reached on a general two-locus DNA barcode for land plants, the selected combination of markers (rbcL + matK) is not applicable for ferns at the moment. Yet especiallyExpand
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Assessment of age and greenness of herbarium specimens as predictors for successful extraction and amplification of DNA
Age and the greenness of leaves have been frequently used as indicators for selecting herbarium specimens for molecular studies. Although plant DNA extraction and amplification have been common labExpand
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Evolution of syncarpy and other morphological characters in African Annonaceae: a posterior mapping approach.
The congenital fusion of carpels, or syncarpy, is considered a key innovation as it is found in more than 80% of angiosperms. Within the magnoliids however, syncarpy has rarely evolved. TwoExpand
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An updated index to genera, species, and infraspecific taxa of Neotropical Annonaceae
Annonaceae form the most diverse family within the Magnoliales. In 1990 an Index to generic names of Annonaceae was published and in 1994 an Index to Neotropical species of Annonaceae was compiled.Expand
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