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See detailA molecular and morphological recircumscription of Brachytheciastrum (Brachytheciaceae, Bryopsida)
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Ignatov, M. S.; Huttunen, S. et al

in Taxon (2005), 54(2), 369-376

ITS, rps4, and atpB-rbcL sequences were used to test recent taxonomic rearrangements in the moss genus Brachytheciastrum. A starting phylogenetic hypothesis of Brachytheciaceae was used to subsample ... [more ▼]

ITS, rps4, and atpB-rbcL sequences were used to test recent taxonomic rearrangements in the moss genus Brachytheciastrum. A starting phylogenetic hypothesis of Brachytheciaceae was used to subsample representative genera of each subfamily to obtain a robust backbone phylogeny and circumscribe Brachytheciastrum within the family. The strongly supported monophyletic Brachytheciastrum clade includes B. bellicum Vanderpoorten, Ignatov, Huttunen [less ▲]

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See detailA GIS-based survey for the conservation of bryophytes at the landscape scale
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Sotiaux, André ULg; Engels, Patrick ULg

in Biological Conservation (2005), 121(2), 189-194

Geographical information system (GIS) data on landscape features and land use were collected to predict bryophyte diversity and conservation value in order to determine the factors that favour bryophytes ... [more ▼]

Geographical information system (GIS) data on landscape features and land use were collected to predict bryophyte diversity and conservation value in order to determine the factors that favour bryophytes at a large geographical scale and propose the relevant conservation measures. Total species diversity and diversity in species of high conservation value were highly correlated, and the landscape features promoting them were the proportion of military lands, steep slopes, and broadleaf woodland. Military lands seemed to be especially important for the conservation of endangered species highly specialized to open habitats maintained by the appropriate level of disturbance. Woodland cover was also as a key factor for bryophyte diversity but landscape heterogeneity, such as steep slopes with a range of contrasting ecological conditions, was required to reach the highest species numbers. The GIS-based approach presented here may help focusing the attention on sites exhibiting the appropriate landscape features in terms of conservation, which is especially relevant in the context of the European network 'Natura 2000' for designating, conserving, and managing the sites of high biological value. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailThe status of the mid-western European endemic moss, Brachythecium appleyardiae
Blockeel, T. L.; Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Sotiaux, André ULg et al

in Journal of Bryology (2005), 27(Part 2), 137-141

An analysis of DNA sequences in the ITS region of nrDNA and the atpB-rbcL intergenic spacer has placed Brachythecium appleyardiae McAdam

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See detailPhylogeny, biogeography, and the evolution of life-history traits in Leucadendron (Proteaceae)
Barker, N. P.; Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Morton, C. M. et al

in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2004), 33(3), 845-860

Leucadendron is a moderately large genus of Proteaccae almost entirely restricted to the Cape Floristic Region of southern Africa. The genus is unusual in being dioecious and sexually dimorphic. ITS ... [more ▼]

Leucadendron is a moderately large genus of Proteaccae almost entirely restricted to the Cape Floristic Region of southern Africa. The genus is unusual in being dioecious and sexually dimorphic. ITS sequence data were obtained from 62 of the 96 currently recognized taxa (85 species and 11 subspecies). Phylogenetic analyses were conducted under Maximum Likelihood and parsimony and resolved nine groups of species with varying degrees of bootstrap support, but relationships between these groups are largely unsupported. The phylogeny conflicts with the current taxonomic arrangement, which is based mainly on fruit morphology. The two sections of the genus, Alatosperma and Leucadendron, and several subsections within these sections, are resolved as non-monophyletic. This means that taxonomically important characters (such as fruit shape) have evolved multiple times, as the species with nutlike fruit (resolved into two of the nine groups) appear to have evolved independently from ancestors with winged fruit. Based on the topology obtained, the life history traits of anemophily, myrmechochory, and re-sprouting have also originated multiple times. Dispersal-Vicariance (DIVA) analysis suggests that the genus had an ancestral area in the Karoo Mountain and Southeastern phytogeographic centres of endemism in the southwestern Cape. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailTrends in diversity and abundance of obligate epiphytic bryophytes in a highly managed landscape
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Engels, Patrick ULg; Sotiaux, André ULg

in Ecography (2004), 27(5), 567-576

Although forest stands represent 47% of the total land area in Europe, alterations to the forest habitat through logging and plantation of exotic trees has led to significant changes in forest biocenoses ... [more ▼]

Although forest stands represent 47% of the total land area in Europe, alterations to the forest habitat through logging and plantation of exotic trees has led to significant changes in forest biocenoses. Due to their peculiar biology and life history, epiphytic bryophytes, which include a number of species of high conservation value, are especially concerned. Ordinal logit regression was used to test whether trends in diversity and abundance of obligate epiphytic bryophytes are explained by forest cover and spruce plantation and determine specific optima and degree of reliance to these factors at the landscape scale. Spruce plantations had a negative impact on both species diversity and abundance. Although large forest patches were important for a set of species exclusively or more frequently occurring under the forest cover, the abundance of a number of species previously identified as woodland bryophytes decreased or was uncorrelated with increasing forest cover. Furthermore, the species pool adapted to edge-related abiotic conditions was important. The global epiphytic diversity did consequently not decrease with decreasing forest cover at the landscape scale. If large forest patches are important for the conservation of a set of species exclusively or more frequently occurring under the forest cover, the conservation of epiphytic bryophytes thus also involves the conservation of pioneer trees in open landscapes. A series of management measures, which may help maximize the species diversity and probability of occurrence of key-species of high conservation interest, are proposed. [less ▲]

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See detailEvolution of multiple paralogous adenosine kinase genes in the moss genus Hygroamblystegium: phylogenetic implications
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Shaw, A. J.; Cox, C. J.

in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2004), 31(2), 505-516

Maximum likelihood analyses of DNA sequences from two chloroplast regions, trnL-trnF and atpB-rbcL, and the internal transcribed spacers of ISS-5.8S-26S rRNA gene array, were performed to resolve species ... [more ▼]

Maximum likelihood analyses of DNA sequences from two chloroplast regions, trnL-trnF and atpB-rbcL, and the internal transcribed spacers of ISS-5.8S-26S rRNA gene array, were performed to resolve species relationships within the moss genus Hygroamblystegium. Constraining morphospecies to monophyly resulted in significantly less likely trees for H. tenax, but not for the other species. The lack of support for most clades and the partial incongruence among topologies necessitated the use of another independent, more variable region, namely the adenosine kinase gene (adk). Sequences for adk were polymorphic but were present as multiple copies within individuals. making parology a problem for phylogenetic analyses. Adk evolution was reconstructed using a reconciled gene tree approach in which duplications and losses were minimized in the context of ail estimate of the species tree derived from the analysis of the cp and nrDNA sequence data. Additional resolution of the species tree was then obtained by searching for reconstructions that further reduced adk duplications and losses. All the traditionally recognized morphospecies appeared to be polyphyletic in the resulting tree. Together with previous data from different molecular markers, the results Support the interpretation that Hygroamblystegium represents a recent radiation in which molecular and morphological evolution have been uncoupled. (C) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailEvolutionary mode, tempo, and phylogenetic association of continuous morphological traits in the aquatic moss genus Amblystegium
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Jacquemart, A. L.

in Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2004), 17(2), 279-287

Evolutionary significance of morphological characters that have traditionally been used for species delineation in the aquatic moss genus Amblystegium was tested by partitioning the environmentally and ... [more ▼]

Evolutionary significance of morphological characters that have traditionally been used for species delineation in the aquatic moss genus Amblystegium was tested by partitioning the environmentally and genetically induced morphological variation and focusing on morphological evolution using comparative methods. Cultivation experiments under controlled condition showed that most of the morphological variation in nature resulted from plasticity. Information regarding genetically fixed morphological variation and genetic similarity derived from polymorphic inter-simple sequence repeat markers was combined into an explicit model of morphological evolution. Maximum likelihood estimates of the model parameters indicated that evolution of most characters tended to accelerate in the most recent taxa and was often independent from the phylogeny. Constraining the different characters to be independent from each other most often produced a less likely result than when the characters were free to evolve in a correlated fashion. Thus, the morphological characters that have traditionally been used to circumscribe different Amblystegium species lack the independence, diagnostic value for specific lineages, and stability that would be required for distinguishing different species. [less ▲]

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See detailA contribution to the moss flora of southern South Africa
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Barker, N. P.

in Journal of Bryology (2004), 26(Part 3), 230-232

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See detailThe Bryophyte Layer In A Calcareous Grassland After A Decade Of Contrasting Mowing Regimes
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Delescaille, Lm.; Jacquemart, Al.

in Biological Conservation (2004), 117(1),

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See detailPatterns of molecular and morphological variation in Leucobryum albidum, L. Glaucum, and L-juniperoideum (Bryopsida)
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Boles, S.; Shaw, A. J.

in Systematic Botany (2003), 28(4, OCT-DEC), 651-656

Restriction digest patterns from 18S-26S nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacers (ITS) were employed to investigate delineation between the morphologically similar moss species Leucobryum ... [more ▼]

Restriction digest patterns from 18S-26S nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacers (ITS) were employed to investigate delineation between the morphologically similar moss species Leucobryum glaucum, L. juniperoideum, and L. albidum. Discriminant analysis allowed assignment of specimens to haplotypes based on their morphological features and supported the recognition of L. glaucum and L. albidum. In contrast, L. albidum and L. juniperoideum both corresponded to the same haplotype. Many populations could be readily assigned to either L. glaucum or L. albidum by their morphological features. However, morphological variation between these two species was continuous and one of the ITS haplotypes could not be unambiguously characterized by its morphology. Genetically and morphologically identifiable specimens of L. albidum were sampled in Europe and North America, in contrast to the traditional interpretation of L. albidum as a North American endemic. Although L. albidum seems to have a more southern-Atlantic distribution pattern than L. glaucum, the two species occupy broadly overlapping geographic ranges and were sometimes found intermixed. [less ▲]

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See detailA taxonomic reassessment of the Vittiaceae (Hypnales, Bryopsida):evidence from phylogenetic analyses of combined chloroplast and nuclear sequence data
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Goffinet, B.; Hedenäs, L. et al

in Plant Systematics & Evolution (2003), 241

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See detailPatterns Of Bryophyte Diversity And Rarity At A Regional Scale
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Engels, Patrick ULg

in Biodiversity & Conservation (2003), 12(3),

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See detailTaxonomic assessment, distribution, and ecology of Tortula vahliana var. minor (Pottiaceae, Bryopsida)
Andriessen, L.; Nagels, C.; Arts, T. et al

in Journal of Bryology (2002), 24

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See detailPhylogeny and Morphological Evolution of the Amblystegiaceae (Bryopsida)
Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg; Hedenäs, L.; Cox, C. J. et al

in Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution (2002), 23

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