Université de Fribourg

Gene flow and diversification in a species complex of Alcantarea inselberg bromeliads

Lexer, Christian ; Marthaler, Fabienne ; Humbert, Sarah ; Barbará, Thelma ; Harpe, Marylaure de la ; Bossolini, Eligio ; Paris, Margot ; Martinelli, Gustavo ; Versieux, Leonardo M.

In: Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 2016, vol. 181, no. 3, p. 505–520

Inselberg-adapted species of bromeliads (Bromeliaceae) have been suggested as model systems for understanding the evolutionary genetics of species complexes and radiations in terrestrial, island-like environments. Bromeliads are particularly suitable for addressing the potential roles of interspecific gene exchange during plant speciation and radiation. We have studied populations of five...

Université de Fribourg

Genetic relationships and variation in reproductive strategies in four closely related bromeliads adapted to neotropical ‘inselbergs’: Alcantarea glaziouana, A. regina, A. geniculata and A. imperialis (Bromeliaceae)

Barbará, Thelma ; Martinelli, Gustavo ; Palma-Silva, Clarisse ; Fay, Michael F. ; Mayo, Simon ; Lexer, Christian

In: Annals of Botany, 2009, vol. 103, no. 1, p. 65-77

Background and Aims: Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae) adapted to rock outcrops or ‘inselbergs’ in neotropical rain forests have been identified as suitable plant models for studying population divergence and speciation during continental plant radiations. Little is known about genetic relationships and variation in reproductive strategies within and among inselberg-adapted species, yet knowledge of...