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Extensive population expansion of Pedicularis longiflora (Orobanchaceae) on the Qinghai‐Tibetan Plateau and its correlation with the Quaternary climate change
The Qinghai‐Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is thought to be more strongly affected by the Quaternary glaciations than most other regions of the same latitude. It would be of great interest to investigate the… Expand
Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Picea (Pinaceae): implications for phylogeographical studies using cytoplasmic haplotypes.
- Jin-Hua Ran, Xiao-Xin Wei, X. Wang
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
- 1 November 2006
The center of diversity is not necessarily the place of origin, as has been established by many plant molecular phylogenies. Picea is a complicated but very important genus in coniferous forests of… Expand
Phylogeny and Divergence Times of Gymnosperms Inferred from Single-Copy Nuclear Genes
Phylogenetic reconstruction is fundamental to study evolutionary biology and historical biogeography. However, there was not a molecular phylogeny of gymnosperms represented by extensive sampling at… Expand
Great Genetic Differentiation among Populations of Meconopsis integrifolia and Its Implication for Plant Speciation in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
The complex tectonic events and climatic oscillations in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP), the largest and highest plateau in the world, are thought to have had great effects on the evolutionary… Expand
Phylogeography of Pinus armandii and Its Relatives: Heterogeneous Contributions of Geography and Climate Changes to the Genetic Differentiation and Diversification of Chinese White Pines
- L. Liu, Zhen-Zhen Hao, Y. Liu, Xiao-Xin Wei, Yu-Zhi Cun, X. Wang
- Geography, Medicine
- PloS one
- 21 January 2014
Geographic barriers and Quaternary climate changes are two major forces driving the evolution, speciation, and genetic structuring of extant organisms. In this study, we used Pinus armandii and… Expand
Evolution and biogeography of gymnosperms.
Living gymnosperms comprise only a little more than 1000 species, but represent four of the five main lineages of seed plants, including cycads, ginkgos, gnetophytes and conifers. This group has huge… Expand
Reticulate evolution in Thuja inferred from multiple gene sequences: implications for the study of biogeographical disjunction between eastern Asia and North America.
The eastern Asia-North America disjunction is one of the most interesting biogeographical patterns, but its formation is still in much debate. Here nucleotide sequences of five cpDNA regions, nrDNA… Expand
Cytoplasmic composition in Pinus densata and population establishment of the diploid hybrid pine
- B. Song, X. Wang, X. Wang, Kai-Yu Ding, De-yuan Hong
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular ecology
- 1 September 2003
Sequence and restriction site analyses of the paternally inherited chloroplast rbcL gene and maternally inherited mitochondrial nad1 fragments from the same set of populations and individuals were… Expand
Phylogeny and biogeography of Cedrus (Pinaceae) inferred from sequences of seven paternal chloroplast and maternal mitochondrial DNA regions.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cedrus (true cedars) is a very important horticultural plant group. It has a disjunct distribution in the Mediterranean region and western Himalaya. Its evolution and biogeography… Expand
Fast evolution of the retroprocessed mitochondrial rps3 gene in Conifer II and further evidence for the phylogeny of gymnosperms.
The popular view that plant mitochondrial genome evolves slowly in sequence has been recently challenged by the extraordinarily high substitution rates of mtDNA documented mainly from several… Expand