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Complex pigment evolution in the Caryophyllales.
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Comparative genetic studies propose possible mechanisms underlying switches between pigment types and suggest that transcriptional down-regulation of late-acting enzymes is responsible for a loss of anthocyanins.
BIODIVERSITY OF CORALLINE ALGAE IN THE NORTHEASTERN ATLANTIC INCLUDING CORALLINA CAESPITOSA SP. NOV. (CORALLINOIDEAE, RHODOPHYTA) 1
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It is demonstrated that there is a clear need for a revision of the genus Corallina to determine the extent of “pseudocryptic” diversity in this group of red algae.
Evolutionary analysis of the MIXTA gene family highlights potential targets for the study of cellular differentiation.
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The phylogeny and evolution of the subgroup 9 R2R3 MYB gene transcription factors, which include the MIXTA gene, are focused on, and functional data is provided that implicate members of the SBG9-B lineage in the specification of epidermal projections.
A redescription of Lithophyllum orbiculatum (Rhodophyta, Corallinales) in the British Isles and a reassessment of generic delimitation in the Lithophylloideae
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A redescription is given of Lithophyllum orbiculatum (Foslie) Foslie and of its taxonomy, structure, conceptacle initiation and ecology in the British Isles and the origins of the nomenclatural and taxonomic confusion are documented.
Epitypification and Redescription of Corallina officinalis L., the Type of the Genus, and C. elongata Ellis et Solander (Corallinales, Rhodophyta)
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To establish a species concept for C. officinalis based on molecular sequence data as well as morphology, an epitype was selected from Devon, England within the vague type locality ‘in O [Oceano] Europaeo’, and from which mitochondrial and plastid data were obtained.
Toward resolution of species diversity and distribution in the calcified red algal genera Corallina and Ellisolandia (Corallinales, Rhodophyta)
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A phylogenetic study of the genera Corallina and Ellisolandia, based on cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 and ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase gene sequences, was undertaken using Natural History Museum collections and contemporary samples to explore species diversity, geographic distributions and the extent to which names have been misapplied.
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THE CONTRIBUTION OF EPIDERMAL STRUCTURE TO FLOWER COLOUR IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN FLORA
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The effect of the petal epidermal surface on floral colour and pollinator interactions is introduced very briefly and the different morphotypes of Gorteria diffusa are illustrated.
Floral trait variation and integration as a function of sexual deception in Gorteria diffusa
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It is shown that integration of traits functioning in visual attraction of male pollinators increases with pollinator deception, and is stronger than integration of non-mimicry trait modules, and that integration within modules of linked traits has not been built by stabilizing correlational selection on genetically independent traits.
Characterising the microbiome of Corallina officinalis, a dominant calcified intertidal red alga.
The living prokaryotic microbiome of the calcified geniculate (articulated) red alga, Corallina officinalis from the intertidal seashore is characterised for the first time based on the V6
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