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Expeditionplus: the application of a gridded system in the integration of multidimensional environmental factors, the case of Western China

A standardized dataset will facilitate detailed exploration of plant distribution patterns and dynamics for botanists, ecologists, conservation biologists, and biogeographers. However, integrating data...

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Cryptic divergences and repeated hybridizations within the endangered “living fossil” dove tree (Davidia involucrata) revealed by whole genome resequencing

The identification and understanding of cryptic intraspecific evolutionary units (lineages) are crucial for planning effective conservation strategies aimed at preserving genetic diversity in endangered...

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Stomatal dynamics are regulated by leaf hydraulic traits and guard cell anatomy in nine true mangrove species

Stomatal regulation is critical for mangroves to survive in the hyper-saline intertidal zone where water stress is severe and water availability is highly fluctuant. However, very little is known about...

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Molecular analyses display the increasing diversity of Podostemaceae in China

•Four newly recorded species of Podostemaceae from southern China were identified by molecular and morphological evidence.•17 plastomes of Podostemaceae were newly sequenced and two novel polymorphic...

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Species’ geographical range, environmental range and traits lead to specimen collection preference of dominant plant species of grasslands in Northern China

Many different factors, such as species traits, socio-economic factors, geographical and environmental factors, can lead to specimen collection preference. This study aims to determine whether grassland...

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Life forms affect beta-diversity patterns of larch forests in China

Beta-diversity reflects the spatial changes in community species composition which helps to understand how communities are assembled and biodiversity is formed and maintained. Larch (Larix) forests,...

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The first mitogenome of Lauraceae (Cinnamomum chekiangense)

•The first reported mitochondrial genome (Cinnamomum chekiangense) of the Lauraceae family.•The mitogenome of C. chekiangense retains almost all of the ancestral protein-coding genes and has the highest...

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Large-scale interplant exchange of macromolecules between soybean and dodder under nutrient stresses

Parasitic plants and their hosts communicate through haustorial connections. Nutrient deficiency is a common stress for plants, yet little is known about whether and how host plants and parasites communicate...

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How to fill the biodiversity data gap: Is it better to invest in fieldwork or curation?

Data gaps and biases are two important issues that affect the quality of biodiversity information and downstream results. Understanding how best to fill existing gaps and account for biases is necessary...

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Conservation genomic investigation of an endangered conifer, Thuja sutchuenensis, reveals low genetic diversity but also low genetic load

Endangered species generally have small populations with low genetic diversity and a high genetic load. Thuja sutchuenensis is an endangered conifer endemic to southwestern China. It was once considered...

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Projected impacts of climate change on the habitat of Xerophyta species in Africa

Climate change poses a serious long-term threat to biodiversity. To effectively reduce biodiversity loss, conservationists need to have a thorough understanding of the preferred habitats of species...

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Flower morphology of Allium (Amaryllidaceae) and its systematic significance

Allium is a complicated genus that includes approximately 1000 species. Although its morphology is well studied, the taxonomic importance of many morphological traits, including floral traits, are poorly...

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A phylogenetic approach identifies patterns of beta diversity and floristic subregions of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Patterns of taxonomic and phylogenetic beta diversity and their relationships with environmental correlates can help reveal the origin and evolutionary history of regional biota. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau...

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Community structure and species diversity dynamics of a subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest in China: 2005 to 2020

Here, we characterize the temporal and spatial dynamics of forest community structure and species diversity in a subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest in China. We found that community structure...

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Spatio-temporal variation of water salinity in mangroves revealed by continuous monitoring and its relationship to floristic diversity

Salinity is among the most critical factors limiting the growth and species distribution of coastal plants. Water salinity in estuarine ecosystems varies temporally and spatially, but the variation...

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Phylotranscriptomic discordance is best explained by incomplete lineage sorting within Allium subgenus Cyathophora and thus hemiplasy accounts for interspecific trait transition

The transition of traits between genetically related lineages is a fascinating topic that provides clues to understanding the drivers of speciation and diversification. Much can be learned about this...

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Megafossils of Betulaceae from the Oligocene of Qaidam Basin and their paleoenvironmental and phytogeographic implications

Understanding the paleoenvironment and phytogeographical history of the Tibetan Plateau, China relies on discovering new plant fossils. The Qaidam Basin has long been regarded as an ideal ‘field laboratory’...

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Lipid concentration and composition in xylem sap of woody angiosperms from a tropical savanna and a seasonal rainforest

Lipids may play an important role in preventing gas embolisms by coating nanobubbles in xylem sap. Few studies on xylem sap lipids have been reported for temperate plants, and it remain unclear whether...

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Hydraulic properties and drought response of a tropical bamboo (Cephalostachyum pergracile)

Bamboo plants are an essential component of tropical ecosystems, yet their vulnerability to climate extremes, such as drought, is poorly understood due to limited knowledge of their hydraulic properties....

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Simulated climate warming strongly constrains the seedling establishment of alpine cushion Arenaria oreophila

Population shrinkage of alpine cushion plants with ongoing climate warming has been empirically confirmed. Since cushion plants play important roles in sustaining alpine plant community and ecosystem...

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pyIFPNI: A package for querying and downloading plant fossil data from the IFPNI

•The pyIFPNI package assists researchers in accessing, retrieving, and utilizing data from the IFPNI portal.•This package provides nine fundamental methods, which are categorized into three groups according...

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Global patterns and ecological drivers of taxonomic and phylogenetic endemism in angiosperm genera

Endemism of lineages lies at the core of understanding variation in community composition among geographic regions because it reflects how speciation, extinction, and dispersal have influenced current...

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Phylogeny, character evolution, and classification of Selaginellaceae (lycophytes)

Selaginella is the largest and most taxonomically complex genus in lycophytes. The fact that over 750 species are currently treated in a single genus makes Selaginellales/Selaginellaceae unique in pteridophytes....

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The complete plastid genome provides insight into maternal plastid inheritance mode of the living fossil plant Ginkgo biloba

In the current research, we focus on uniparental inheritance of chloroplast genome of the living fossil plant, Ginkgo biloba L., one of the gymnosperms, using genomic data.•Our results provide strong...

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