Archive for March, 2016

Polyploidy and the proteome

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Soltis, D. E., B. B. Misra, S. Shan, S. Chen, and P. S. Soltis. 2016. Polyploidy and the proteome. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Proteins and Proteomics, doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2016.03.010. [View on publisher’s site]

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The antiquity of Cyclocarya paliurus (Juglandaceae) provides new insights into the evolution of relict plants in subtropical China since the late Early Miocene.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Kou, Y., S. Cheng, S. Tian, B. Li, D. Fan, Y. Chen, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, and Z. Zhang. 2016. The antiquity of Cyclocarya paliurus (Juglandaceae) provides new insights into the evolution of relict plants in subtropical China since the late Early Miocene. J. Biogeogr. 43:351–360. [View on publisher’s site]

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Are Microsatellite Fragment Lengths Useful for Population-Level Studies? The Case of Polygala lewtonii (Polygalaceae)

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Germain-Aubrey, C. C., C. Nelson, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, and M. A. Gitzendanner. 2016. Are Microsatellite Fragment Lengths Useful for Population-Level Studies? The Case of Polygala lewtonii (Polygalaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 4:1500115. [View on publisher’s site]

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Phylogenomic and structural analyses of 18 complete plastomes across nearly all families of early-diverging eudicots, including an angiosperm-wide analysis of IR gene content evolution

Friday, March 4th, 2016
Comparison of gene content in IR among 18 early-diverging eudicot plastomes.

Comparison of gene content in IR among 18 early-diverging eudicot plastomes. From Sun et al. 2016.

Sun, Y., M. J. Moore, S. Zhang, P. S. Soltis, D. E. Soltis, T. Zhao, A. Meng, X. Li, J. Li, and H. Wang. 2016. Phylogenomic and structural analyses of 18 complete plastomes across nearly all families of early-diverging eudicots, including an angiosperm-wide analysis of IR gene content evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 96:93–101. [View on publisher’s site]
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Floral flexibility: Diversification of the flower

Friday, March 4th, 2016
Magnolia champaca

Figure 1: Flowers of Magnolia champaca (Magnoliaceae) showing the spiral arrangement of floral organs typical of many basal angiosperm lineages.: Wang et al.7 provide new insights into the transition from the spiral to whorled arrangement of floral organs. Photograph courtesy of Walter Judd.

Soltis, D. E. 2016. Floral flexibility: Diversification of the flower. Nature Plants 2:15211. [View at publisher’s site] [View on ResearchGate]

Abstract

Angiosperm evolution involves a major transition from spiral to whorled arrangements of floral organs. Examination of the genetic programs specifying floral organ identity in Nigella damascene, a species of Ranunculaceae with spiral flowers, illuminates the molecular basis of how spiral flowers can have flexible numbers of floral organs.

The antiquity of Cyclocarya paliurus (Juglandaceae) provides new insights into the evolution of relict plants in subtropical China since the late Early Miocene

Friday, March 4th, 2016
Figure 1 from Kou et al 2016

(a) Geographical distribution of the sampled populations and six clades; (b) the median-joining network of the 18 chloroplast haplotypes of Cyclocarya paliurus. Circle sizes are proportional to the haplotype frequencies. Black dots indicate hypothetical haplotypes. Solid bars indicate the number of mutational steps. See Kou et al. 2016 for details.

Kou, Y., S. Cheng, S. Tian, B. Li, D. Fan, Y. Chen, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, and Z. Zhang. 2016. The antiquity of Cyclocarya paliurus (Juglandaceae) provides new insights into the evolution of relict plants in subtropical China since the late Early Miocene. J. Biogeogr. 43:351–360. [View on publisher’s site]

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