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Evolutionary relationships and biogeography of the ant-Epiphytic Genus Squamellaria (Rubiaceae: Psychotrieae) and their taxonomic implications

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Ecological research on ant/plant symbioses in Fiji, combined with molecular phylogenetics, has brought to light four new species of Squamellaria in the subtribe Hydnophytinae of the Rubiaceae tribe Psychotrieae and revealed that four other species, previously in Hydnophytum, need to be transferred to Squamellaria. The diagnoses of the new species are based on morphological and DNA traits, with further insights from microCT scanning of flowers and leaf δ1...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0151317

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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
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Plant Sciences
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PloS one Journal website
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11
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3
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e0151317
Publication date:
2016-03-30
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2016-02-25
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1932-6203
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pubs:735634
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uri:31a44cef-293f-4d7f-9161-5bceb928dc60
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uuid:31a44cef-293f-4d7f-9161-5bceb928dc60
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