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Molecular phylogenetics, temporal diversification, and principles of evolution in the mustard family (Brassicaceae).
- T. Couvreur, A. Franzke, I. Al‐Shehbaz, F. Bakker, M. Koch, K. Mummenhoff
- BiologyMolecular biology and evolution
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.
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.
Molecular phylogenetics reveal multiple tertiary vicariance origins of the African rain forest trees
- T. Couvreur, L. Chatrou, M. Sosef, J. Richardson
- Environmental Science, BiologyBMC Biology
- 16 December 2008
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.
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.
Cenozoic imprints on the phylogenetic structure of palm species assemblages worldwide
- W. Kissling, W. Eiserhardt, J. Svenning
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 23 April 2012
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.
Global biogeography and diversification of palms sheds light on the evolution of tropical lineages. I. Historical biogeography
A detailed analysis of palm biogeography for all major lineages in a global context is undertaken, comparing the results to the fossil record, molecular dating studies and previously established biogeographical hypotheses for the family.
Early evolutionary history of the flowering plant family Annonaceae: steady diversification and boreotropical geodispersal
The pantropical plant family Annonaceae is used to test hypotheses that might explain diversification and distribution patterns in tropical biota: the museum hypothesis (low extinction leading to steady accumulation of species); and dispersal between Africa and Asia via Indian rafting versus boreotropical geodispersal.
ConR: An R package to assist large‐scale multispecies preliminary conservation assessments using distribution data
ConR, a dedicated R package, is developed as a rapid and efficient tool to conduct large numbers of preliminary assessments, thereby facilitating complete IUCN Red List assessment.
Global biogeography and diversification of palms sheds light on the evolution of tropical lineages. II. Diversification history and origin of regional assemblages
Low species diversity in Africa relative to other regions is explained here by increased in situ diversification in Asia, the Americas, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean, rather than by diversification rate decreases in Africa.
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.