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Molecular phylogenetics, temporal diversification, and principles of evolution in the mustard family (Brassicaceae).
The resulting tree, the largest in number of genera and markers sampled to date and covering the whole family in a representative way, provides important insights into the evolution of the family on a broad scale. Expand
Origin and global diversification patterns of tropical rain forests: inferences from a complete genus-level phylogeny of palms
This work constructed the first complete genus-level dated phylogeny of a largely TRF-restricted plant family with a known history dating back to the Cretaceous, providing evidence that diversification of extant lineages of palms started during the mid-Cretaceous period about 100 million years ago. Expand
A new subfamilial and tribal classification of the pantropical flowering plant family Annonaceae informed by molecular phylogenetics
A robust family-wide phylogenetic tree and subsequent classification of Annonaceae is presented, for the first time, using a supermatrix of up to eight plastid markers sequenced from 193 ingroup and seven outgroup species. Expand
Molecular phylogenetics reveal multiple tertiary vicariance origins of the African rain forest trees
Molecular phylogenetic dating analyses of this large pan-African clade of Annonaceae unravels an interesting pattern of diversification for rain forest restricted trees co-occurring in West/Central and East African rain forests. Expand
Early evolutionary history of the flowering plant family Annonaceae: Steady diversification and boreotropical geodispersal
Early diversification within Annonaceae fits the hypothesis of a museum model of tropical diversification, with an overall steady increase in lineages possibly due to low extinction rates. Expand
Global biogeography and diversification of palms sheds light on the evolution of tropical lineages. I. Historical biogeography
Although palms show evidence of dispersal limitation, the findings highlight the role of long-distance dispersal events in the establishment of major biogeographical patterns of palm clades, consistent with the growing evidence for long- distance dispersal as a major mechanism underpinning the distribution of tropical lineages. Expand
Cenozoic imprints on the phylogenetic structure of palm species assemblages worldwide
It is suggested that continental isolation (in combination with limited long-distance dispersal) and changing climate and habitat loss throughout the Cenozoic have had strong impacts on the phylogenetic structure of regional species assemblages in the tropics. Expand
Nuclear microsatellite markers for the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.): characterization and utility across the genus Phoenix and in other palm genera
A (GA)n microsatellite-enriched library was constructed and 16 nuclear simple sequence repeat (SSR) loci were characterized in Phoenix dactylifera and are available for cultivar identification, pedigree analysis, germplasm diversity as well as genetic mapping studies. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships among arecoid palms (Arecaceae: Arecoideae).
New data sources are required to elucidate ambiguities that remain in phylogenetic relationships among and within the major groups of Arecoideae, as well as within the Areceae, the largest tribe in the palm family. Expand
From Africa via Europe to South America: migrational route of a species‐rich genus of Neotropical lowland rain forest trees (Guatteria, Annonaceae)
Aim Several recent studies have suggested that a substantial portion of today’s plant diversity in the Neotropics has resulted from the dispersal of taxa into that region rather than by vicariance.Expand