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- Lucas, Eve J., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Perspectives in plant ecology, evolution and systematics 2017 v.24 pp. 11-24
- Myrcia; case studies; convergent evolution; flowering; genes; ontogeny; parallel evolution; polyphyly; scanning electron microscopy; taxonomy; trees
- ... The greatest challenge to the modern plant systematist is the interpretation of molecular phylogenies that do not correspond to previous classifications based on morphological data. Characters that on first appearance seem highly diagnostic are brought into focus by phylogeny and frequently shown to have evolved multiple times independently. Parallelism is usually neglected in such systematic stud ...
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- Perspectives in plant ecology, evolution and systematics 2015 v.17 no.6 pp. 476-490
- Myrtaceae; climate change; flowering; fruiting; niches; phenology; phylogeny; plant reproduction; rain forests; seed germination; tropics
- ... Understanding plant reproduction from an eco-phylogenetic perspective is essential because it allows us to predict how phenology could change in response to climatic changes. Unfortunately, reproductive patterns have been poorly explored in contemporary phylogenetic context until now. Closely related species are expected to reproduce in a similar ecological niche if phylogeny constrains the time o ...