Stina Weststrand

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Ferns are well known for their shade-dwelling habits. Their ability to thrive under low-light conditions has been linked to the evolution of a novel chimeric photoreceptor--neochrome--that fuses red-sensing phytochrome and blue-sensing phototropin modules into a single gene, thereby optimizing phototropic responses. Despite being implicated in facilitating(More)
Evolution of lineage diversification through time is an active area of research where much progress has been made in the last decade. Contrary to the situation in animals and plants little is known about how diversification rates have evolved in most major groups of protist. This is mainly due to uncertainty about phylogenetic relationships, scarcity of the(More)
(Brassicaceae) Microsatellite Database: an online portal for species identification and hybrid relationship resolution. a new fern genus segregated from Cheilanthes (Pteridaceae). Systematic Botany 37: 845-860. matK earn two thumbs up as the core DNA barcode for ferns.
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