Phylogenetic biogeography and taxonomy of disjunctly distributed bryophytes

2009 | review. A publication with affiliation to the University of Göttingen.

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​Phylogenetic biogeography and taxonomy of disjunctly distributed bryophytes​
Heinrichs, J.; Hentschel, J.; Feldberg, K. ; Bombosch, A.  & Schneider, H.​ (2009)
Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 47​(5) pp. 497​-508​.​
Wiley Periodicals, Inc. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1759-6831.2009.00028.x 

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Authors
Heinrichs, Jochen; Hentschel, Jörn; Feldberg, Kathrin ; Bombosch, Andrea ; Schneider, Harald
Abstract
More than 200 research papers on the molecular phylogeny and phylogenetic biogeography of bryophytes have been published since the beginning of this millenium. These papers corroborated assumptions of a complex genetic structure of morphologically circumscribed bryophytes, and raised reservations against many morphologically justified species concepts, especially within the mosses. However, many molecular studies allowed for corrections and modifications of morphological classification schemes. Several studies reported that the phylogenetic structure of disjunctly distributed bryophyte species reflects their geographical ranges rather than morphological disparities. Molecular data led to new appraisals of distribution ranges and allowed for the reconstruction of refugia and migration routes. Intercontinental ranges of bryophytes are often caused by dispersal rather than geographical vicariance. Many distribution patterns of disjunct bryophytes are likely formed by processes such as short distance dispersal, rare long distance dispersal events, extinction, recolonization and diversification.
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2009
Publisher
Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Journal
Journal of Systematics and Evolution 
Organization
Albrecht-von-Haller-Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften 
ISSN
1674-4918
Sponsor
German Research Foundation [HE 3584/1-4]

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