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A macro-ecological perspective on crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis evolution in Afro-Madagascan drylands: Eulophiinae orchids as a case study.

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Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) photosynthesis is an adaptation to water and atmospheric CO2 deficits that has been linked to diversification in dry-adapted plants. We investigated whether CAM evolution can be associated with the availability of new or alternative niches, using Eulophiinae orchids as a case study. Carbon isotope ratios, geographical and climate data, fossil records and DNA sequences were used to: assess the prevalence of CAM in Eulophiinae orchids; characterize the ecologi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/nph.13572

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
The New phytologist Journal website
Volume:
208
Issue:
2
Pages:
469-481
Publication date:
2015-10-05
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EISSN:
1469-8137
ISSN:
0028-646X
URN:
uuid:c840aa14-5136-42d5-b7f6-3ce47dfbaf78
Source identifiers:
533683
Local pid:
pubs:533683

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