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Assessing the use of the mitochondrial cox1 marker for use in DNA barcoding of red algae (Rhodophyta).
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The cox1 gene has the potential to be used for DNA barcoding of red algae, although a good taxonomic foundation coupled with extensive sampling of taxa is essential for the development of an effective identification system.
Relationships of the Macaronesian and Mediterranean floras: molecular evidence for multiple colonizations into Macaronesia and back-colonization of the continent in Convolvulus (Convolvulaceae).
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The patterns of colonization into Macaronesia demonstrated by Convolvulus and also by other multiple colonizing genera conform to either a pattern of phylogenetic distinctiveness or a checkerboard distribution of island lineages, consistent with the hypothesis that niche preemption is responsible for the limited number of colonizations into the region.
Chloroplast Phylogeny of Asplenioid Ferns based on rbcL and trnL-F Spacer Sequences (Polypodiidae, Aspleniaceae) and its Implications for Biogeography
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A phylogenetic framework from which the historical biogeography of asplenioid ferns can be inferred for Europe and North America is presented, showing a separation of the deeper branches into tropical and temperate clades.
The importance of Anatolian mountains as the cradle of global diversity in Arabis alpina, a key arctic-alpine species.
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The phylogeographic structure of Arabis alpina is consistent with Anatolia being the cradle of origin for global genetic diversification, which has left a genetic imprint at the global scale through four range expansions from the Anatolian diversity centre into Europe, the Near East, Arabia and Africa.
Genetic discontinuity, breeding‐system change and population history of Arabis alpina in the Italian Peninsula and adjacent Alps
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Comparative analysis indicated that inbreeding populations probably recolonized the Alps twice: during a recent postglacial colonization of the western Alps from a Maritime Alps refugium; and separately into the central AlpsFrom a source outside the sampling range, significant for the future development of A. alpina as a model species.
Polyploidy, phylogeography and Pleistocene refugia of the rockfern Asplenium ceterach: evidence from chloroplast DNA
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The authors' cpDNA and ploidy data indicate at least six independent origins of polyploids, which suggests long‐term persistence of populations in the southern Mediterranean.
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.
Population structure and historical biogeography of European Arabidopsis lyrata
Understanding the natural history of model organisms is important for the effective use of their genomic resourses. Arabidopsis lyrata has emerged as a useful plant for studying ecological and
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