Flowering Plants · Monocotyledons

  title={Flowering Plants · Monocotyledons},
  author={K. Kubitzki},
  booktitle={The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants},
  • K. Kubitzki
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  • Biology
Cytological and histochemical evaluations reveal roles of the cotyledonary petiole in the germination and seedling development of Mauritia flexuosa (Arecaceae)
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Genome survey sequencing for the characterization of genetic background of Dracaena cambodiana and its defense response during dragon’s blood formation
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Leaf nodule symbiosis: function and transmission of obligate bacterial endophytes.
This review presents recent progress in the understanding of these plant-bacteria symbioses, including the modes of transmission, distribution and roles of the symbionts. Expand
Do holocentric chromosomes represent an evolutionary advantage? A study of paired analyses of diversification rates of lineages with holocentric chromosomes and their monocentric closest relatives
The results showed that null hypothesis of equal mean diversification rates cannot be rejected, leading to surmise that shifts in diversification rate between holocentric and monocentric lineages might be due to other factors, such as the idiosyncrasy of each lineage or the interplay of evolutionary selections with the benefits of having either monOCentric or holocentrics. Expand
Draft genome and description of Orrella dioscoreae gen. nov. sp. nov., a new species of Alcaligenaceae isolated from leaf acumens of Dioscorea sansibarensis.
Phylogenetic and phenotypic characterizations indicate that the isolates belong to a novel genus and species of the Alcaligenaceae family for which the name Orrella dioscoreae gen. sp. Expand
Preeliminary data on morfo-histological study of two populations of Leucojum ionicum
In this study Leucojum ionicum was considered in two habitats never studied before: Dhërmi and Palasë. The morphological and histological traits were studied, and comparison between these twoExpand
Wolffia columbiana (Araceae, Lemnoideae): first record of the smallest alien flowering plant in southern Europe and Italy
Wolffia columbiana (Colombia watermeal), a naturalized American neophyte, is recorded for the first time from southern Europe and has been assessed with the EPPO prioritization process scheme for invasive alien plants. Expand
A Complete Fossil-Calibrated Phylogeny of Seed Plant Families as a Tool for Comparative Analyses: Testing the ‘Time for Speciation’ Hypothesis
A new time-calibrated phylogeny of seed plant families using Bayesian methods and 26 fossil calibrations is presented, consistent with the idea that ecology plays a role in diversification, but rather than imposing a fixed limit, it may have variable effects on per lineage diversification rates through time. Expand
Differential pollen placement on an Old World nectar bat increases pollination efficiency.
It is found that E. spelaea transfers significantly more pollen between conspecific than heterospecific flowers, and that diverse floral designs produce significantly different patterns of pollen deposition on E. Spelaea. Expand
Floral anatomy and development of Saxofridericia aculeata (Rapateaceae) and its taxonomic and phylogenetic significance
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