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Plastid and nuclear DNA markers reveal intricate relationships at subfamilial and tribal levels in the soapberry family (Sapindaceae).
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A phylogenetic analysis of Sapindaceae based on eight DNA sequence regions from the plastid and nuclear genomes and including 85 of the 141 genera defined within the family confirms a high level of paraphyly and polyphyly at the subfamilial and tribal levels and even contest the monophyletic status of several genera.
An evaluation of new parsimony‐based versus parametric inference methods in biogeography: a case study using the globally distributed plant family Sapindaceae
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By considering lineage divergence times, the DEC method gives more accurate reconstructions that are in agreement with palaeogeographical evidence, and Bayes-DIVA showed the highest decisiveness in unequivocally reconstructing ancestral ranges, probably reflecting its ability to integrate phylogenetic uncertainty.
Reconstructing the evolution and biogeographic history of tribe Cardueae (Compositae).
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Most diversification events within Cardueae are related to the continuous cycles of area connection and division between the Anatolian microplate and the western Mediterranean Basin during the Oligocene-Miocene and with the uplift of the Himalayan range from the Miocene onward.
Spatio‐temporal history of the endemic genera of Madagascar
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An Eocene/Oligocene onset for the origin of the Madagascan generic endemic flora, with the majority arising in the Miocene or more recently is supported, de-emphasize the importance of the Gondwanan break-up on the evolution of the flora.
Phylogeny and circumscription of Sapindaceae revisited: molecular sequence data, morphology and biogeography support recognition of a new family, Xanthoceraceae.
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The relationships of Xanthoceras are clarified based on phylogenetic analyses using a dataset encompassing nearly 3/4 of sapindaceous genera, comparing the results with information from morphology and biogeography, and support earlier suggestions that Harpullieae are polyphyletic.
Genetic structure and evolution of Alpine polyploid complexes: Ranunculus kuepferi (Ranunculaceae) as a case study
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This study shows the contrasting role played by diploid lineages mostly restricted to persistent refugia and by tetraploids, whose dispersal abilities have permitted their range extension all over the previously glaciated Alpine area and throughout neighbouring mountain massifs.
Tiptoe through the tulips - cultural history, molecular phylogenetics and classification of Tulipa (Liliaceae)
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The phylogenetic relationships in the genus Tulipa were investigated using DNA sequences from five plastid regions and the internal transcribed spacer region of nuclear ribosomal DNA and the results suggest that section Clusianae should be excluded from subgenus TulipA and accepted at subgeneric rank.
New Caledonian lineages of Psychotria (Rubiaceae) reveal different evolutionary histories and the largest documented plant radiation for the archipelago.
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Results show that New Caledonia was colonized four times by Psychotria and its allied genera during the Neogene long after its mid-Eocene re-emergence from the sea.
Evolutionary history and leaf succulence as explanations for medicinal use in aloes and the global popularity of Aloe vera
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Well-developed succulent leaf mesophyll tissue, an adaptive feature that likely contributed to the ecological success of the genus Aloe, is the main predictor for medicinal use among Aloe species, whereas evolutionary loss of succulence tends to be associated with losses of medicinal use.
Origin and expansion of the allotetraploid Aegilops geniculata, a wild relative of wheat.
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It is shown that the evolutionary trajectories of ruderal plants can be similar to those of wild species, but are interfered by human activities, promoting range expansions through increased long-distance dispersal and the creation of suitable habitats, and human-mediated dispersal resulting in substantial introgression between resident and migrant populations.
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