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Oligocene CO2 Decline Promoted C4 Photosynthesis in Grasses
Phylogenetics of Miscanthus, Saccharum and related genera (Saccharinae, Andropogoneae, Poaceae) based on DNA sequences from ITS nuclear ribosomal DNA and plastid trnL intron and trnL-F intergenic
DNA sequences were used to assess the monophyly and inter-relationships of Miscanthus, Saccharum and related genera in theSaccharum complex, and the results indicate that Miscanthuss.s.l. and SacCharum s.
Biogeography of the grasses (Poaceae): a phylogenetic approach to reveal evolutionary history in geographical space and geological time
A dated phylogenetic tree based on combined plastid DNA sequences and a comprehensive sample of Poaceae and an additional tree using a supermatrix of morphological and molecular data that included all 800 grass genera so that ancestral biogeography and ecological habitats could be inferred.
Allopolyploidy, diversification, and the Miocene grassland expansion
It is found that genome duplication has occurred at a remarkable rate, accounting for at least a third of all speciation events in a group of about 1,200 species, focusing here on the grass tribe Andropogoneae, an economically and ecologically important group of C4 species with a high frequency of polyploids.
The use of dna sequencing (ITS and trnL-F), AFLP, and fluorescent in situ hybridization to study allopolyploid Miscanthus (Poaceae).
This study is an example in which rDNA sequences and AFLP fingerprints permit identification of the parental genomes in a hybrid, but FISH methods, at the repetitive DNA level, were unable to do so because their sequences remain too similar.
Characterization of a genetic resource collection for Miscanthus (Saccharinae, Andropogoneae, Poaceae) using AFLP and ISSR PCR.
Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) and inter-simple sequence repeat markers were employed to characterize a genetic resource collection of Miscanthus, a grass under trial in Europe as a
Anatomical enablers and the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in grasses
Results show that key alterations of foliar anatomy occurring in a C3 context and preceding the emergence of the C4 syndrome by millions of years facilitated the repeated evolution of one of the most successful physiological innovations in angiosperm history.
Non-monophyly of the woody bamboos (Bambuseae; Poaceae): a multi-gene region phylogenetic analysis of Bambusoideae s.s.
Preliminary phylogenetic and morphological patterns of diversification and interpret them in a biogeographic context are discussed.
New grass phylogeny resolves deep evolutionary relationships and discovers C4 origins.
This work built the most comprehensive and robust molecular phylogeny for grasses to date, expanding sampling efforts of a previous working group from 62 to 531 taxa, emphasizing the C(4)-rich PACMAD clade and presenting strong support for relationships among all the major grass lineages.