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Phylogeny of Vitaceae based on the nuclear GAI1 gene sequences
Phylogenetic analysis of 105 nuclear GA11 sequences of Vitaceae provided a fairly robust phylogeny, largely congruent with the recently published chloroplast data of the family, with each genus reportedly monophyletic.
Phylogenetic and biogeographic complexity of Magnoliaceae in the Northern Hemisphere inferred from three nuclear data sets.
Evolution of the intercontinental disjunctions in six continents in the Ampelopsis clade of the grape family (Vitaceae)
- Z. Nie, Hang Sun, S. Manchester, Y. Meng, Q. Luke, J. Wen
- BiologyBMC Evolutionary Biology
- 8 February 2012
The global disjunctions in the Ampelopsis clade are best explained by a diversification model of North American origin, two Laurasian migrations, one migration into South America, and two post-Gondwanan long-distance dispersals.
Recent assembly of the global herbaceous flora: evidence from the paper daisies (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae).
- Z. Nie, V. Funk, Y. Meng, T. Deng, Hang Sun, J. Wen
- Environmental Science, GeographyThe New phytologist
- 1 March 2016
Biogeographic analyses indicate that Gnaphalieae originated in southern Africa during the Oligocene, followed by repeated migrations into the rest of Africa and the Mediterranean region, with subsequent entries into other continents during various periods starting in the Miocene.
Molecular phylogeny of Anaphalis (Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae) with biogeographic implications in the Northern Hemisphere
- Z. Nie, V. Funk, Hang Sun, T. Deng, Y. Meng, J. Wen
- Biology, Environmental ScienceJournal of Plant Research
The analyses suggest that the extant distribution of Anaphalis has most likely resulted one radiation into the eastern Himalayan taxa followed by repeated independent dispersals and/or radiations mostly into eastern Asia but also into the western Himalayas, North America, and southeast Asia.
Molecular phylogeny and biogeographic diversification of Parthenocissus (Vitaceae) disjunct between Asia and North America.
- Z. Nie, Hang Sun, Zhiduan Chen, Y. Meng, S. Manchester, J. Wen
- BiologyAmerican journal of botany
- 1 August 2010
Parthenocissus is likely to have derived from the Eocene boreotropical element and its current Asian-North American disjunction is dated to the early Miocene, congruent with fossil and paleoclimatic evidence.
Phylogeny and biogeographic diversification of Maianthemum (Ruscaceae: Polygonatae).
Phylogenetics and evolution of phyllotaxy in the Solomon's seal genus Polygonatum (Asparagaceae: Polygonateae)
Three major lineages in Polygonatum were well supported, largely correlated with geographical distribution and the most recent classification at the sectional level, however, the results did not support the currently recognized series, especially the two large series Verticillata and Alternifolia.
Post-Boreotropical dispersals explain the pantropical disjunction in Paederia (Rubiaceae).
The results demonstrate the importance of post-Boreotropical long-distance dispersals in shaping the global pantropical disjunction in some plants, such as Paederia, with small, winged diaspores adapted to long- distance dispersal by various agents including wind, ocean currents or birds.