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The Use of Geological and Paleontological Evidence in Evaluating Plant Phylogeographic Hypotheses in the Northern Hemisphere Tertiary
The history of the climatic and geographic features of the Tertiary of the Northern Hemisphere agrees with many phylogenetically based phylogeographic hypotheses of living angiosperm genera but indicates that some hypotheses require reanalysis.
Dated molecular phylogenies indicate a Miocene origin for Arabidopsis thaliana
Estimates of the timing of A. thaliana evolution indicate that gene, genomic, and developmental evolution occurred much more slowly than previously hypothesized and that Arabidopsis evolved during a period of warming rather than of cooling.
Rosid radiation and the rapid rise of angiosperm-dominated forests
The timing of the inferred rapid radiation of rosids corresponds with the rapid rise of angiosperm-dominated forests and the concomitant diversification of other clades that inhabit these forests, including amphibians, ants, placental mammals, and ferns.
Timing the eastern Asian-eastern North American floristic disjunction: molecular clock corroborates paleontological estimates.
The results suggest that the isolation of most morphologically similar disjunct species in eastern Asia and eastern North America occurred during the global climatic cooling period that took place throughout the late Tertiary and Quaternary.
The Oligocene Bridge Creek Flora of the John Day Formation, Oregon
This systematic revision of the Bridge Creek flora is based on large collections of megafossil specimens from the John Day and Crooked River basins. The flora was found to be more diverse than
Eastern Asian endemic seed plant genera and their paleogeographic history throughout the Northern Hemisphere
We review the fossil history of seed plant genera that are now endemic to eastern Asia. Although the majority of eastern Asian endemic genera have no known fossil record at all, 54 genera, or about
Phylogeny and evolution of the Betulaceae as inferred from DNA sequences, morphology, and paleobotany.
Phylogenetic relationships among the extant genera deduced by these analyses are compatible with inferences from ecological evolution and the extensive fossil record.