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The genome sequence of the orchid Phalaenopsis equestris
Orchidaceae, renowned for its spectacular flowers and other reproductive and ecological adaptations, is one of the most diverse plant families. Here we present the genome sequence of the tropical… Expand
Pollination biology of basal angiosperms (ANITA grade).
The first three branches of the angiosperm phylogenetic tree consist of eight families with ∼201 species of plants (the ANITA grade). The oldest flower fossil for the group is dated to the Early… Expand
Note: A Preliminary Study on Conservation Genetics of an Endangered Orchid (Paphiopedilum micranthum) from Southwestern China
Knowledge about genetic diversity and population genetic structure is a good baseline for formulating effective conservation plans, and can often provide novel, conservation-relevant insights (Avise,… Expand
Evolution and Biogeography of the Slipper Orchids: Eocene Vicariance of the Conduplicate Genera in the Old and New World Tropics
Intercontinental disjunctions between tropical regions, which harbor two-thirds of the flowering plants, have drawn great interest from biologists and biogeographers. Most previous studies on these… Expand
Maternal factors required for oocyte developmental competence in mice: Transcriptome analysis of non-surrounded nucleolus (NSN) and surrounded nucleolus (SN) oocytes
During mouse antral follicle development, the oocyte chromatin gradually transforms from a less condensed state with no Hoechst-positive rim surrounding the nucleolus (NSN) to a fully condensed… Expand
Reproductive success of non-rewarding Cypripedium japonicum benefits from low spatial dispersion pattern and asynchronous flowering.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Outcrossing animal-pollinated plants, particularly non-rewarding species, often experience pollinator limitation to reproduction. Pollinator visitation is affected by various… Expand
Reticulate evolution and sea‐level fluctuations together drove species diversification of slipper orchids (Paphiopedilum) in South‐East Asia
South‐East Asia covers four of the world's biodiversity hotspots, showing high species diversity and endemism. Owing to the successive expansion and contraction of distribution and the fragmentation… Expand
Influence of asymmetrical mating patterns and male reproductive success on the maintenance of sexual polymorphism in Acer pictum subsp. mono (Aceraceae)
Populations of Acer species often contain more than three sex phenotypes with complex sexual polymorphism including duodichogamy, protandry and protogyny. We identified the mechanisms that maintain… Expand
Pollination of the lady's slipper Cypripedium henryi Rolfe (Orchidaceae)
The pollination ecology of Cypripedium henryi Rolfe, a slipper orchid endemic to west China, was investigated, and its floral shape, size, colour, and scent were analysed. Examination of the breeding… Expand
Different fates of oocytes with DNA double-strand breaks in vitro and in vivo
In female mice, despite the presence of slight DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), fully grown oocytes are able to undergo meiosis resumption as indicated by germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD); however,… Expand