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Recent assembly of the Cerrado, a neotropical plant diversity hotspot, by in situ evolution of adaptations to fire.

Abstract:

The relative importance of local ecological and larger-scale historical processes in causing differences in species richness across the globe remains keenly debated. To gain insight into these questions, we investigated the assembly of plant diversity in the Cerrado in South America, the world's most species-rich tropical savanna. Time-calibrated phylogenies suggest that Cerrado lineages started to diversify less than 10 Mya, with most lineages diversifying at 4 Mya or less, coinciding with t...

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10.1073/pnas.0903410106

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Grether, R More by this author
de Queiroz, LP More by this author
Pennington, RT More by this author
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Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
106
Issue:
48
Pages:
20359-20364
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:ce4a6a92-c4db-43ee-ae92-8e8b399c5a90
Source identifiers:
34975
Local pid:
pubs:34975

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