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Dioecy and its correlates in the flowering plants
Dioecy appears to have evolved most frequently via monoecy, perhaps through divergent adjustments of floral sex ratios between individual plants, as revealed by multivariate analysis.
Phylogeny and Historical Biogeography of Lauraceae: Evidence from the Chloroplast and Nuclear Genomes
Findings support Laurasian ancestry for most extant Lauraceae, with their considerable neotropical representation primarily derived from Early Miocene radiation of the Ocotea complex upon reaching South America.
Sex chromosomes in land plants.
Sex chromosomes in land plants can evolve as a consequence of close linkage between the two sex determination genes with complementary dominance required to establish stable dioecious populations,
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and melon (C. melo) have numerous wild relatives in Asia and Australia, and the sister species of melon is from Australia
Range reconstruction under maximum likelihood suggests Asia as the ancestral area for the most recent common ancestor of melon and cucumber, fitting with both having progenitor populations in the Himalayan region and high genetic diversity in Australia.
The relative and absolute frequencies of angiosperm sexual systems: dioecy, monoecy, gynodioecy, and an updated online database.
  • S. Renner
  • Biology, Medicine
    American journal of botany
  • 1 October 2014
The current focus is on the genetic mechanisms underlying unisexual flowers and individuals in plants' sedentary life style, which may often favor polygamous systems in which sexually inconstant individuals can persist.
Plant Dispersal across the Tropical Atlantic by Wind and Sea Currents
  • S. Renner
  • Biology
    International Journal of Plant Sciences
  • 1 July 2004
Evidence on the monophyly and ages of angiosperm lineages ranging across the tropical Atlantic with data on the direction, strength, and speed of sea currents and wind jets across that ocean brings together evidence on genera, which introduces a rank‐based constraint into the analysis.
Gourds afloat: a dated phylogeny reveals an Asian origin of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae) and numerous oversea dispersal events
The history of Cucurbitaceae is addressed, using a multigene phylogeny for 114 of the 115 genera and 25 per cent of the 960 species, and an Asian origin in the Late Cretaceous is revealed followed by the repeated spread of lineages into the African, American and Australian continents via transoceanic long-distance dispersal (LDD).
Historical biogeography of Melastomataceae: the roles of Tertiary migration and long-distance dispersal.
Contradicting earlier hypotheses, the current distribution of Melastomataceae is thus best explained by Neogene long-distance dispersal, not Gondwana fragmentation.
Phylogeny and classification of the Melastomataceae and Memecylaceae
A phylogeny in which there are two major lineages in the Melastomataceae and a clearly distinct Memecylaceae is suggested, which implies an east Gondwanian origin of the family.