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Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 4)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.538, h-index: 35)
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Bioscience Horizons : The National Undergraduate Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 9)
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Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 4.827, h-index: 192)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 19)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 76)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 18)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.238, h-index: 15)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 8)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 4.742, h-index: 261)
Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 28)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 47)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 3)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 10)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Current Zoology     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.999, h-index: 20)
Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.068, h-index: 24)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.296, h-index: 22)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.42, h-index: 77)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 52)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.26, h-index: 23)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 10)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 3)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.791, h-index: 66)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.197, h-index: 25)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.201, h-index: 71)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.917, h-index: 81)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 6.997, h-index: 227)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.044, h-index: 58)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 31)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.568, h-index: 104)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 147, SJR: 0.722, h-index: 38)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 60)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.284, h-index: 64)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.549, h-index: 42)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 24)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.061, h-index: 53)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.048, h-index: 77)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.687, h-index: 115)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.126, h-index: 118)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 7.587, h-index: 150)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.213, h-index: 66)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.859, h-index: 10)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.903, h-index: 44)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.108, h-index: 6)
French History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 10)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 7)
French Studies Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.22, h-index: 39)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.839, h-index: 119)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.437, h-index: 13)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal  
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.692, h-index: 101)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.505, h-index: 40)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.814, h-index: 80)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.628, h-index: 66)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 60)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 20)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76, SJR: 2.271, h-index: 179)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 21)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 88)
ICSID Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.099, h-index: 51)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.329, h-index: 26)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 20)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.661, h-index: 28)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 2.032, h-index: 44)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.37, h-index: 81)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 15)
Information and Inference     Free  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 90)
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 59)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 35)
Intl. Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 53)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.835, h-index: 15)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.613, h-index: 111)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.593, h-index: 69)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 122, SJR: 4.381, h-index: 145)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.404, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.457, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.69, h-index: 79)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.906, h-index: 33)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 21)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 12)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 42)
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.339, h-index: 19)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.539, h-index: 17)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.998, h-index: 28)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 2.184, h-index: 68)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.783, h-index: 38)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 4)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 4)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.647, h-index: 30)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.286, h-index: 34)
J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.038, h-index: 60)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 2.157, h-index: 149)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.563, h-index: 43)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 1.341, h-index: 96)
J. of Chromatographic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.448, h-index: 42)
J. of Church and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.167, h-index: 11)
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J. of Complex Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.165, h-index: 5)
J. of Conflict and Security Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 15)
J. of Consumer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 4.896, h-index: 121)
J. of Crohn's and Colitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 37)
J. of Cybersecurity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.69, h-index: 36)
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Journal Cover Annals of Botany
  [SJR: 1.912]   [H-I: 124]   [35 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 0305-7364 - ISSN (Online) 1095-8290
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  • Content Snapshots
    • PubDate: 2017-04-21
       
  • Plant Cuttings
    • PubDate: 2017-04-21
       
  • Evolution of wood anatomical characters in Nepenthes and close relatives
           of Caryophyllales
    • Authors: Schwallier R; Gravendeel B, de Boer H, et al.
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><strong>Background and Aims</strong><span style="font-style:italic;">Nepenthes</span> attracts wide attention with its spectacularly shaped carnivorous pitchers, cultural value and horticultural curiosity. Despite the plant’s iconic fascination, surprisingly little anatomical detail is known about the genus beyond its modified leaf tip traps. Here, the wood anatomical diversity of <span style="font-style:italic;">Nepenthes</span> is explored. This diversity is further assessed with a phylogenetic framework to investigate whether the wood characters within the genus are relevant from an evolutionary or ecological perspective, or rather depend on differences in developmental stages, growth habits, substrates or precipitation.<strong>Methods</strong> Observations were performed using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Ancestral states of selected wood and pith characters were reconstructed using an existing molecular phylogeny for <span style="font-style:italic;">Nepenthes</span> and a broader Caryophyllales framework. Pairwise comparisons were assessed for possible relationships between wood anatomy and developmental stages, growth habits, substrates and ecology.<strong>Key Results</strong> Wood anatomy of <span style="font-style:italic;">Nepenthes</span> is diffuse porous, with mainly solitary vessels showing simple, bordered perforation plates and alternate intervessel pits, fibres with distinctly bordered pits (occasionally septate), apotracheal axial parenchyma and co-occurring uni- and multiseriate rays often including silica bodies. Precipitation and growth habit (stem length) are linked with vessel density and multiseriate ray height, while soil type correlates with vessel diameter, vessel element length and maximum ray width. For Caryophyllales as a whole, silica grains, successive cambia and bordered perforation plates are the result of convergent evolution. Peculiar helical sculpturing patterns within various cell types occur uniquely within the insectivorous clade of non-core Caryophyllales.<strong>Conclusions</strong> The wood anatomical variation in <span style="font-style:italic;">Nepenthes</span> displays variation for some characters dependent on soil type, precipitation and stem length, but is largely conservative. The helical-banded fibre-sclereids that mainly occur idioblastically in pith and cortex are synapomorphic for <span style="font-style:italic;">Nepenthes</span>, while other typical <span style="font-style:italic;">Nepenthes</span> characters evolved convergently in different Caryophyllales lineages.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-04-06
       
  • Identification of a novel bZIP transcription factor in Camellia sinensis
           as a negative regulator of freezing tolerance in transgenic arabidopsis
    • Authors: Wang L; Cao H, Qian W, et al.
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><strong>Background and Aims</strong> Basic region/leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factors play vital roles in the abiotic stress response of plants. However, little is known about the function of <span style="font-style:italic;">bZIP</span> genes in <span style="font-style:italic;">Camellia sinensis</span>.<strong>Methods</strong><span style="font-style:italic;">CsbZIP6</span> was overexpressed in <span style="font-style:italic;">Arabidopsis thaliana</span>. Effects of <span style="font-style:italic;">CsbZIP6</span> overexpression on abscisic acid (ABA) sensitivity, freezing tolerance and the expression of cold-responsive genes in arabidopsis were studied.<strong>Key Results</strong><span style="font-style:italic;">CsbZIP6</span> was induced during cold acclimation in tea plant. Constitutive overexpression of <span style="font-style:italic;">CsbZIP6</span> in arabidopsis lowered the plants’ tolerance to freezing stress and ABA exposure during seedling growth. Compared with wild-type (WT) plants, <span style="font-style:italic;">CsbZIP6</span> overexpression (OE) lines exhibited increased levels of electrolyte leakage (EL) and malondialdehyde (MDA) contents, and reduced levels of total soluble sugars (TSS) under cold stress conditions. Microarray analysis of transgenic arabidopsis revealed that many differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between OE lines and WT plants could be mapped to ‘response to cold’ and ‘response to water deprivation’ terms based on Gene Ontology analysis. Interestingly, <span style="font-style:italic;">CsbZIP6</span> overexpression repressed most of the cold- and drought-responsive genes as well as starch metabolism under cold stress conditions.<strong>Conclusions</strong> The data suggest that CsbZIP6 functions as a negative regulator of the cold stress response in <span style="font-style:italic;">A. thaliana</span>, potentially by down-regulating cold-responsive genes.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-03-14
       
  • Repeated and diverse losses of corolla bilateral symmetry in the Lamiaceae
    • Authors: Zhong J; Preston JC, Hileman LC, et al.
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><strong>Background and Aims</strong> Independent evolution of derived complex characters provides a unique opportunity to assess whether and how similar genetic changes correlate with morphological convergence. Bilaterally symmetrical corollas have evolved multiple times independently from radially symmetrical ancestors and likely represent adaptations to attract specific pollinators. On the other hand, losses of bilateral corolla symmetry have occurred sporadically in various groups, due to either modification of bilaterally symmetrical corollas in late development or early establishment of radial symmetry.<strong>Methods</strong> This study integrated phylogenetic, scanning electron microscopy (SEM)-based morphological, and gene expression approaches to assess the possible mechanisms underlying independent evolutionary losses of corolla bilateral symmetry.<strong>Key Results</strong> This work compared three species of Lamiaceae having radially symmetrical mature corollas with a representative sister taxon having bilaterally symmetrical corollas and found that each reaches radial symmetry in a different way. Higher core Lamiales share a common duplication in the <span style="font-style:italic;">CYCLOIDEA (CYC</span>) 2 gene lineage and show conserved and asymmetrical expression of CYC2 clade and <span style="font-style:italic;">RAD</span> genes along the adaxial–abaxial floral axis in species having bilateral corolla symmetry. In <span style="font-style:italic;">Lycopus americanus</span>, the development and expression pattern of <span style="font-style:italic;">La-CYC2A</span> and <span style="font-style:italic;">La-CYC2B</span> are similar to those of their bilaterally symmetrical relatives, whereas the loss of <span style="font-style:italic;">La-RAD</span> expression correlates with a late switch to radial corolla symmetry. In <span style="font-style:italic;">Mentha longifolia</span>, late radial symmetry may be explained by the loss of <span style="font-style:italic;">Ml-CYC2A</span>, and by altered expression of two <span style="font-style:italic;">Ml-CYC2B</span> and <span style="font-style:italic;">Ml-RAD</span> genes<span style="font-style:italic;">.</span> Finally, expanded expression of <span style="font-style:italic;">Cc-CYC2A</span> and <span style="font-style:italic;">Cc-RAD</span> strongly correlates with the early development of radially symmetrical corollas in <span style="font-style:italic;">Callicarpa cathayana</span>.<strong>Conclusions</strong> Repeated losses of mature corolla bilateral symmetry in Lamiaceae are not uncommon, and may be achieved by distinct mechanisms and various changes to symmetry genes, including the loss of a CYC2 clade gene from the genome, and/or contraction, expansion or alteration of CYC2 clade and <span style="font-style:italic;">RAD</span>-like gene expression.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-03-01
       
  • Genetic and environmental integration of the hawkmoth pollination syndrome
           in Ruellia humilis (Acanthaceae)
    • Authors: Heywood JS; Michalski JS, McCann BK, et al.
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><strong>Background and Aims</strong> The serial homology of floral structures has made it difficult to assess the relative contributions of selection and constraint to floral integration. The interpretation of floral integration may also be clouded by the tacit, but largely untested, assumption that genetic and environmental perturbations affect trait correlations in similar ways. In this study, estimates of both the genetic and environmental correlations between components of the hawkmoth pollination syndrome are presented for chasmogamous flowers of <span style="font-style:italic;">Ruellia humilis</span>, including two levels of control for serial homology.<strong>Methods</strong> A greenhouse population for quantitative genetic analysis was generated by a partial diallel cross between field-collected plants. An average of 634 chasmogamous flowers were measured for each of eight floral traits that contribute to the hawkmoth syndrome. Genetic correlations (across parents) and environmental correlations (across replicate flowers) were estimated by restricted maximum likelihood.<strong>Key Results</strong> Stigma height, anther height and floral tube length were very tightly integrated in their responses to both genetic and environmental perturbations. The inclusion of floral disc width as a control for serial homology suggests this integration is an adaptive response to correlational selection imposed by pollinators. In contrast, integration of non-homologous traits was low. Furthermore, when comparisons between the dimensions of serially homologous structures were excluded, the genetic and environmental correlation matrices showed little congruence.<strong>Conclusions</strong> The results suggest that hawkmoths have imposed strong correlational selection on floral traits involved in the deposition and removal of pollen, and that this is a consequence of stabilizing selection on the relative positions of stigmas and anthers in the face of substantial flower size variation. Low integration of other floral traits, and conflicting patterns of genetic and environmental correlations among these traits, suggest weak or no correlational selection within the range of variability expressed within a population.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-28
       
  • Elevated CO 2 and warming effects on grassland plant mortality are
           determined by the timing of rainfall
    • Authors: Hovenden MJ; Newton PD, Porter M.
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><strong>Background and aims</strong> Global warming is expected to increase the mortality rate of established plants in water-limited systems because of its effect on evapotranspiration. The rising CO<sub>2</sub> concentration ([CO<sub>2</sub>]), however, should have the opposite effect because it reduces plant transpiration, delaying the onset of drought. This potential for elevated [CO<sub>2</sub>] (eCO<sub>2</sub>) to modify the warming effect on mortality should be related to prevailing moisture conditions. This study aimed to determine the impacts of warming by 2 °C and eCO<sub>2</sub> (550 μmol mol<sup>−1</sup>) on plant mortality in an Australian temperate grassland over a 6-year period and to test how interannual variation in rainfall influenced treatment effects.<strong>Methods</strong> Analyses were based on results from a field experiment, TasFACE, in which grassland plots were exposed to a combination of eCO<sub>2</sub> by free air CO<sub>2</sub> enrichment (FACE) and warming by infrared heaters. Using an annual census of established plants and detailed estimates of recruitment, annual mortality of all established plants was calculated. The influence of rainfall amount and timing on the relative impact of treatments on mortality in each year was analysed using multiple regression techniques.<strong>Key Results</strong> Warming and eCO<sub>2</sub> effects had an interactive influence on mortality which varied strongly from year to year and this variation was determined by temporal rainfall patterns. Warming tended to increase density-adjusted mortality and eCO<sub>2</sub> moderated that effect, but to a greater extent in years with fewer dry periods.<strong>Conclusions</strong> These results show that eCO<sub>2</sub> reduced the negative effect of warming but this influence varied strongly with rainfall timing. Importantly, indices involving the amount of rainfall were not required to explain interannual variation in mortality or treatment effects on mortality. Therefore, predictions of global warming effects on plant mortality will be reliant not only on other climate change factors, but also on the temporal distribution of rainfall.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-28
       
  • Combined effects of thinning and decline on fine root dynamics in a
           Quercus robur L. forest adjoining the Italian Pre-Alps
    • Authors: Mosca EE; Montecchio LL, Barion GG, et al.
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><strong>Aims</strong> Oak decline is a complex phenomenon, characterized by symptoms of canopy transparency, bark cracks and root biomass reduction. Root health status is one of the first stress indicators, and root turnover is a key process in plant adaptation to unfavourable conditions. In this study, the combined effects of decline and thinning were evaluated on fine root dynamics in an oak forest adjoining the Italian Pre-Alps by comparison of acute declining trees with non-declining trees, both with and without thinning treatment of surrounding trees.<strong>Methods</strong> Dynamics of volumetric root length density (RLD<sub>V</sub>) and tip density (RTD<sub>V</sub>), root tip density per unit length of root (RTD<sub>L</sub>), diameter, branching index (BI) and mycorrhizal colonization were monitored by soil coring over 2 years as possible descriptors of decline.<strong>Key Results</strong> At the beginning of the experiment, the relationship between canopy transparency and root status was weak, declining trees having slightly lower RLD<sub>V</sub> (–20 %) and RTD<sub>V</sub> (–11 %). After a 1 year lag, during which the parameters were almost unaffected, BI and RLD<sub>V</sub>, together with tip density, tip vitality and mycorrhizal colonization, became the descriptors most representative of both decline class and thinning. Thinning of declining trees increased RLD<sub>V</sub> (+12 %) and RTD<sub>V</sub> (+32 %), but reduced tip mycorrhizal colonization and vitality over time compared with non-thinned trees, whereas the opposite occurred in healthy trees, together with a marked decrease in branching. After thinning, there was an initial reduction in the structure of the ectomycorrhizal community, although recovery occurred about 10 months later, regardless of decline severity.<strong>Conclusions</strong> Decline causes losses of fine root length, and a moderate recovery can be achieved by thinning, allowing better soil exploration by oak roots. The close correlation between root vitality and mycorrhizal colonization and their deterioration after thinning indicates that decline does not benefit from reduced root competition, excluding the hypothesis of limited water and nutrient availability as a possible cause of the syndrome in this forest.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-28
       
  • Environmental filtering drives the shape and breadth of the seed
           germination niche in coastal plant communities
    • Authors: Fernández-Pascual E; Pérez-Arcoiza A, Prieto J, et al.
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><strong>Background and Aims </strong>A phylogenetic comparative analysis of the seed germination niche was conducted in coastal plant communities of western Europe. Two hypotheses were tested, that (1) the germination niche shape (i.e. the preference for a set of germination cues as opposed to another) would differ between beaches and cliffs to prevent seedling emergence in the less favourable season (winter and summer, respectively); and (2) the germination niche breadth (i.e. the amplitude of germination cues) would be narrower in the seawards communities, where environmental filtering is stronger.<strong>Methods</strong> Seeds of 30 specialist species of coastal plant communities were collected in natural populations of northern Spain. Their germination was measured in six laboratory treatments based on field temperatures. Germination niche shape was estimated as the best germination temperature. Germination niche breadth was calculated using Pielou’s evenness index. Differences between plant communities in their germination niche shape and breadth were tested using phylogenetic generalized least squares regression (PGLS).<strong>Key Results</strong> Germination niche shape differed between communities, being warm-cued in beaches (best germination temperature = 20 °C) and cold-cued in cliffs (14 °C). Germination niche was narrowest in seawards beaches (Pielou’s index = 0·89) and broadest in landwards beaches (0·99). Cliffs had an intermediate germination niche breadth (0·95). The relationship between niche and plant community had a positive phylogenetic signal for shape (Pagel’s λ = 0·64) and a negative one for breadth (Pagel’s λ = −1·71).<strong>Conclusion</strong> Environmental filters shape the germination niche to prevent emergence in the season of highest threat for seedling establishment. The germination niche breadth is narrower in the communities with stronger environmental filters, but only in beaches. This study provides empirical support to a community-level generalization of the hypotheses about the environmental drivers of the germination niche. It highlights the role of germination traits in community assembly.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
       
  • Endemism hotspots are linked to stable climatic refugia
    • Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><strong>Susan Harrison and Reed Noss</strong></span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-22
       
  • You are what you get from your fungi: nitrogen stable isotope patterns in
           Epipactis species
    • Authors: Schiebold JI; Bidartondo MI, Karasch P, et al.
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><strong>Background and Aims</strong> Partially mycoheterotrophic plants are enriched in <sup>13</sup>C and <sup>15</sup>N compared to autotrophic plants. Here, it is hypothesized that the type of mycorrhizal fungi found in orchid roots is responsible for variation in <sup>15</sup>N enrichment of leaf tissue in partially mycoheterotrophic orchids.<strong>Methods</strong> The genus <span style="font-style:italic;">Epipactis</span> was used as a case study and carbon and nitrogen isotope abundances of eight <span style="font-style:italic;">Epipactis</span> species, fungal sporocarps of four <span style="font-style:italic;">Tuber</span> species and autotrophic references were measured. Mycorrhizal fungi were identified using molecular methods. Stable isotope data of six additional <span style="font-style:italic;">Epipactis</span> taxa and ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic basidiomycetes were compiled from the literature.<strong>Key Results</strong> The <sup>15</sup>N enrichment of <span style="font-style:italic;">Epipactis</span> species varied between 3·2 ± 0·8 ‰ (<span style="font-style:italic;">E. gigantea</span>; rhizoctonia-associated) and 24·6 ± 1·6 ‰ (<span style="font-style:italic;">E. neglecta</span>; associated with ectomycorrhizal ascomycetes). Sporocarps of ectomycorrhizal ascomycetes (10·7 ± 2·2 ‰) were significantly more enriched in <sup>15</sup>N than ectomycorrhizal (5·2 ± 4·0 ‰) and saprotrophic basidiomycetes (3·3 ± 2·1 ‰).<strong>Conclusions</strong> As hypothesized, it is suggested that the observed gradient in <sup>15</sup>N enrichment of <span style="font-style:italic;">Epipactis</span> species is strongly driven by <sup>15</sup>N abundance of their mycorrhizal fungi; i.e. ɛ<sup>15</sup>N in <span style="font-style:italic;">Epipactis</span> spp. associated with rhizoctonias < ɛ<sup>15</sup>N in <span style="font-style:italic;">Epipactis</span> spp. with ectomycorrhizal basidiomycetes < ɛ<sup>15</sup>N in <span style="font-style:italic;">Epipactis</span> spp. with ectomycorrhizal ascomycetes and basidiomycetes < ɛ<sup>15</sup>N in <span style="font-style:italic;">Epipactis</span> spp. with ectomycorrhizal ascomycetes.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-22
       
  • An organismal concept for Sengelia radicans gen. et sp. nov. –
           morphology and natural history of an Early Devonian lycophyte
    • Authors: Matsunaga KS; Tomescu AF.
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><strong>Background and Aims</strong> Fossil plants are found as fragmentary remains and understanding them as natural species requires assembly of whole-organism concepts that integrate different plant parts. Such concepts are essential for incorporating fossils in hypotheses of plant evolution and phylogeny. Plants of the Early Devonian are crucial to reconstructing the initial radiation of tracheophytes, yet few are understood as whole organisms.<strong>Methods</strong> This study assembles a whole-plant concept for the Early Devonian lycophyte <span style="font-style:italic;">Sengelia radicans</span> gen. et sp. nov., based on morphometric data and taphonomic observations from >1000 specimens collected in the Beartooth Butte Formation (Wyoming, USA).<strong>Key Results</strong><span style="font-style:italic;">Sengelia radicans</span> occupies a key position between stem-group and derived lycophyte lineages. <span style="font-style:italic;">Sengelia</span> had a rooting system of downward-growing root-bearing stems, formed dense monotypic mats of prostrate shoots in areas that experienced periodic flooding, and was characterized by a life-history strategy adapted for survival after floods, dominated by clonality, and featuring infrequent sexual reproduction.<strong>Conclusions</strong><span style="font-style:italic;">Sengelia radicans</span> is the oldest among the very few early tracheophytes for which a detailed, rigorous whole-plant concept integrates morphology, growth habit, life history and growth environment. This plant adds to the diversity of body plans documented among lycophytes and may help elucidate patterns of morphological evolution in the clade.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-20
       
  • Environmental niche divergence among three dune shrub sister species with
           parapatric distributions
    • Authors: Chozas S; Chefaoui RM, Correia O, et al.
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><strong>Background and Aims</strong> The geographical distributions of species are constrained by their ecological requirements. The aim of this work was to analyse the effects of environmental conditions, historical events and biogeographical constraints on the diversification of the three species of the western Mediterranean shrub genus <span style="font-style:italic;">Stauracanthus</span>, which have a parapatric distribution in the Iberian Peninsula.<strong>Methods</strong> Ecological niche factor analysis and generalized linear models were used to measure the response of all <span style="font-style:italic;">Stauracanthus</span> species to the environmental gradients and map their potential distributions in the Iberian Peninsula. The bioclimatic niche overlap between the three species was determined by using Schoener's index. The genetic differentiation of the Iberian and northern African populations of <span style="font-style:italic;">Stauracanthus</span> species was characterized with GenalEx. The effects on genetic distances of the most important environmental drivers were assessed through Mantel tests and non-metric multidimensional scaling.<strong>Key Results</strong> The three <span style="font-style:italic;">Stauracanthus</span> species show remarkably similar responses to climatic conditions. This supports the idea that all members of this recently diversified clade retain common adaptations to climate and consequently high levels of climatic niche overlap. This contrasts with the diverse edaphic requirements of <span style="font-style:italic;">Stauracanthus</span> species. The populations of the <span style="font-style:italic;">S. genistoides–spectabilis</span> clade grow on Miocene and Pliocene fine-textured sedimentary soils, whereas <span style="font-style:italic;">S. boivinii</span>, the more genetically distant species, occurs on older and more coarse-textured sedimentary substrates. These patterns of diversification are largely consistent with a stochastic process of geographical range expansion and fragmentation coupled with niche evolution in the context of spatially complex environmental fluctuations.<strong>Conclusions</strong>: The combined analysis of the distribution, realized environmental niche and phylogeographical relationships of parapatric species proposed in this work allows integration of the biogeographical, ecological and evolutionary processes driving the evolution of species adaptations and how they determine their current geographical ranges.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-20
       
  • Identifying seedling root architectural traits associated with yield and
           yield components in wheat
    • Authors: Xie Q; Fernando KC, Mayes S, et al.
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><strong>Background and Aims</strong> Plant roots growing underground are critical for soil resource acquisition, anchorage and plant–environment interactions. In wheat (<span style="font-style:italic;">Triticum aestivum</span>), however, the target root traits to improve yield potential still remain largely unknown. This study aimed to identify traits of seedling root system architecture (RSA) associated with yield and yield components in 226 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from a cross between the bread wheat <span style="font-style:italic;">Triticum aestivum</span> ‘Forno’ (small, wide root system) and spelt <span style="font-style:italic;">Triticum spelta</span> ‘Oberkulmer’ (large, narrow root system).<strong>Methods</strong> A ‘pouch and wick’ high-throughput phenotyping pipeline was used to determine the RSA traits of 13-day-old RIL seedlings. Two field experiments and one glasshouse experiment were carried out to investigate the yield, yield components and phenology, followed by identification of quantitative trait loci (QTLs).<strong>Key Results</strong> There was substantial variation in RSA traits between genotypes. Seminal root number and total root length were both positively associated with grains m<sup>–2</sup>, grains per spike, above-ground biomass m<sup>–2</sup> and grain yield. More seminal roots and longer total root length were also associated with delayed maturity and extended grain filling, likely to be a consequence of more grains being defined before anthesis. Additionally, the maximum width of the root system displayed positive relationships with spikes m<sup>–2</sup>, grains m<sup>–2</sup> and grain yield. Ten RILs selected for the longest total roots exhibited the same effects on yield and phenology as described above, compared with the ten lines with the shortest total roots. Genetic analysis revealed 38 QTLs for the RSA, and QTL coincidence between the root and yield traits was frequently observed, indicating tightly linked genes or pleiotropy, which concurs with the results of phenotypic correlation analysis.<strong>Conclusions</strong> Based on the results from the Forno × Oberkulmer population, it is proposed that vigorous early root growth, particularly more seminal roots and longer total root length, is important to improve yield potential, and should be incorporated into wheat ideotypes in breeding.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-14
       
  • Importance of whole-plant biomass allocation and reproductive timing to
           habitat differentiation across the North American sunflowers
    • Authors: Mason CM; Goolsby EW, Davis KE, et al.
      Abstract: <span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle"> </div><strong>Background and Aims</strong> Trait-based plant ecology attempts to use small numbers of functional traits to predict plant ecological strategies. However, a major gap exists between our understanding of organ-level ecophysiological traits and our understanding of whole-plant fitness and environmental adaptation. In this gap lie whole-plant organizational traits, including those that describe how plant biomass is allocated among organs and the timing of plant reproduction. This study explores the role of whole-plant organizational traits in adaptation to diverse environments in the context of life history, growth form and leaf economic strategy in a well-studied herbaceous system.<strong>Methods</strong> A phylogenetic comparative approach was used in conjunction with common garden phenotyping to assess the evolution of biomass allocation and reproductive timing across 83 populations of 27 species of the diverse genus <span style="font-style:italic;">Helianthus</span> (the sunflowers).<strong>Key Results</strong> Broad diversity exists among species in both relative biomass allocation and reproductive timing. Early reproduction is strongly associated with resource-acquisitive leaf economic strategy, while biomass allocation is less integrated with either reproductive timing or leaf economics. Both biomass allocation and reproductive timing are strongly related to source site environmental characteristics, including length of the growing season, temperature, precipitation and soil fertility.<strong>Conclusions</strong> Herbaceous taxa can adapt to diverse environments in many ways, including modulation of phenology, plant architecture and organ-level ecophysiology. Although leaf economic strategy captures one key aspect of plant physiology, on their own leaf traits are not particularly predictive of ecological strategies in <span style="font-style:italic;">Helianthus</span> outside of the context of growth form, life history and whole-plant organization. These results highlight the importance of including data on whole-plant organization alongside organ-level ecophysiological traits when attempting to bridge the gap between functional traits and plant fitness and environmental adaptation.</span>
      PubDate: 2017-02-14
       
 
 
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