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The potential for predicted climate shifts to impact genetic landscapes of lizards in the South African Cape Floristic Region
The Cape Floristic Region (CFR) is well-known for its floral diversity, yet also contains a rich herpetofauna with >180 species, 28% of which are endemic. Recent studies conducted on CFR lizards indicated that phylogeographic ...
Origin and diversification of the Greater Cape flora: Ancient species repository, hot-bed of recent radiation, or both?
Like island-endemic taxa, whose origins are expected to postdate the appearance of the islands on which they occur, biome-endemic taxa should be younger than the biomes to which they are endemic. Accordingly, the ages of ...
Fungal radiation in the Cape Floristic Region: An analysis based on Gondwanamyces and Ophiostoma
The Cape Floristic Region (CFR) displays high levels of plant diversity and endemism, and has received focused botanical systematic attention. In contrast, fungal diversity patterns and co-evolutionary processes in this ...
A model of bulb evolution in the eudicot genus Oxalis (Oxalidaceae)
The origins and monophyly of the bulbous habit in the eudicot genus Oxalis are uncertain, but key character state transitions in the evolution of true bulbs are currently thought to be reflected in extant pseudobulbous and ...
Dissecting the plant-insect diversity relationship in the Cape
It has been argued that insect diversity in the Cape is disproportionately low, considering the unusually high plant diversity in this region. Recent studies have shown that this is not the case, but the precise mechanisms ...