Biogeographic divergences in the Iberian flora. A morpho-anatomic, ISSR-based, and environmental study of Iberian Buxus sempervirens L.

  title={Biogeographic divergences in the Iberian flora. A morpho-anatomic, ISSR-based, and environmental study of Iberian Buxus sempervirens L.},
  author={M{\'a}rcia Carvalho and Jo{\~a}o M. Rocha and Valdemar Carnide and Sandra Martins and Maurici Mus and Francisco Amich and Rubim Almeida and Cl{\'a}udia Pinto Machado and Berta Gonçalves and Eunice Bacelar and A. L. Cresp{\'i} and Quinta de Prados},
  journal={Turkish Journal of Botany},
Iberian Buxus spp. are represented by B. sempervirens, restricted to the Cantabrian, eastern Iberian Peninsula, and northeastern mountain systems, emerging scarcely in Portugal, and by B. balearica that occurs in the Betic deep river valleys and in the Balearic islands. The genetic affinity existent between fifteen populations of B. sempervirens was evaluated by seven ISSRs primers. Moreover, leaf morpho- anatomical measurements indicative of leaf performance (such as leaf area, leaf mass per… 
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Morpho-environmental characterization of the genus Dianthus L. in the Iberian Peninsula: environmental trends for D. pungens group under climate change scenarios
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Native to E. Asia, the box tree moth Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) has managed to establish itself, and gradually expand its distribution, across Europe, Asia and recently America. This
Traditional uses and ecological resemblance of medicinal plants in two districts of the Western Aegean Region (Turkey)
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The effect of geographical and climatic properties on grass pollen and Phl p 5 allergen release
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A Phylogeographic Split in Buxus balearica (Buxaceae) as Evidenced by Nuclear Ribosomal Markers: When ITS Paralogues Are Welcome
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Diversity, geographic variation and conservationof the serpentine flora of Tuscany (Italy)
  • F. Selvi
  • Biology
    Biodiversity and Conservation
  • 2006
The specialised flora of serpentine outcrops in Tuscany (Italy) is analysed in terms of species richness and geographic variation, in order to identify main centres of diversity and provide a basis
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