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Phylogeny, taxonomy, and biogeography of Pterocarya (Juglandaceae)

Song, Yi-Gang ; Li, Ying ; Meng, Hong-Hu ; Fragnière, Yann ; Ge, Bin-Jie ; Sakio, Hitoshi ; Yousefzadeh, Hamed ; Bétrisey, Sébastien ; Kozlowski, Gregor

In: Plants, 2020, vol. 9, no. 11, p. 1524

Relict species play an important role in understanding the biogeography of intercontinental disjunctions. Pterocarya (a relict genus) is the valuable model taxon for studying the biogeography of East Asian versus southern European/West Asian disjunct patterns. This disjunction has not been as well studied as others (e.g., between Eastern Asia and North America). Several phylogenetic studies...

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Shining a light on species delimitation in the tree genus Engelhardia Leschenault ex Blume (Juglandaceae)

Zhang, Can-Yu ; Low, Shook Ling ; Song, Yi-Gang ; Nuraina ; Kozlowski, Gregor ; Do, Truong Van ; Li, Lang ; Zhou, Shi-Shun ; Tan, Yun-Hong ; Cao, Guan-Long ; Zhou, Zhuo ; Meng, Hong-Hu ; Li, Jie

In: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2020, vol. 152, p. 106918

Enhanced efficacy in species delimitation is critically important in biology given the pending biodiversity crisis under global warming and anthropogenic activity. In particular, delineation of traditional classifications in view of the complexity of species requires an integrative approach to effectively define species boundaries, and this is a major focus of systematic biology. Here, we...