Navigation Links
Putting the endoparasitic plants Apodanthaceae on the map
Date:4/30/2014

The Apodanthaceae are small parasitic plants living almost entirely inside other plants. They occur in Africa, Iran, Australia, and the New World. Bellot and Renner propose the first revision of the species relationships in the family based on combined molecular and anatomical data. They show that Apodanthaceae comprise 10 species, which are specialized to parasitize either legumes or species in the willow family.

Few plants are obligate parasites, and fewer still are endo-parasites, meaning they live entirely within their host, emerging only to flower and fruit. Naturally, these plants are rarely collected, and their ecology, evolution, and taxonomy are therefore poorly understood. Perhaps the weirdest of these families is the Apodanthaceae, which Bellot and Renner now deal with in a paper in PhytoKeys.

Based on most material available of this family, they conclude that it has 10 species occurring in Australia, Africa, Iran, California, Central America and South America. Because the environment that matters to Apodanthaceae is the host, not anything outside it, these plants occur from the lowlands to 2500 m altitude and from deserts to Amazonian forest.

Bellot and Renner obtained DNA data to investigate species limits, and they also provide a key to all species, many illustrations, and a distribution map. The work will thus literally help putting Apodanthaceae on the map.

"I am currently assembling the plastid genome of the African species," says Bellot, "and am already seeing that it is extremely reduced, fitting with the special lifestyle of Apodanthaceae."


'/>"/>

Contact: Sidonie Bellot
sido.bellot@gmail.com
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Putting plants online: 4 leading botanical gardens to create first online catalog of all plants
2. GSA Today: Putting time in its place
3. Kirk, Spock together: Putting emotion, logic into computational words
4. Putting flesh on the bones of ancient fish
5. Putting the spring back in broken hearts
6. PD map: Putting together the pieces of the Parkinsons puzzle
7. Putting the brakes on immunity
8. Putting Adam in his rightful place in evolutionary history
9. Not just for the birds: Man-made noise has ripple effects on plants, too
10. Human noise has ripple effects on plants
11. Plants mimic scent of pollinating beetles
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Putting the endoparasitic plants Apodanthaceae on the map
(Date:2/8/2017)... AWRE ), a leading supplier of biometrics software ... year ended December 31, 2016. Revenue for ... $6.9 million in the same quarter last year. Operating income ... to $2.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Net ... or $0.02 per diluted share, which compares to $1.8 million, ...
(Date:2/8/2017)... 7, 2017 The biometrics market has ... confluence of organizations, desires to better authenticate or ... (password and challenge questions), biometrics is quickly working ... The market is driven by use cases, though ... and enterprise uses cases, with consumer-facing use cases ...
(Date:2/7/2017)...   MedNet Solutions , an innovative SaaS-based eClinical ... research, is pleased to announce that the latest release ... flexible and award winning eClinical solution, is now available ... is a proven Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) clinical research technology platform ... also delivers an entire suite of eClinical tools to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 21, 2017 , ... Okyanos Cell Therapy has announced Tallahassee, FL ... live events series, “Stem Cell Therapy: The Next Phase in the Evolution of Medicine.” ... Stem Cell Research and Therapy Act, Okyanos maintains a mission to help “no-option” ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 21, 2017 , ... ... peristaltic pump with patented ReNu single-use (SU) cartridge technology. Engineered by the ... feed pumps in SU tangential flow filtration (TFF), virus filtration (VF) and ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 22, 2017  Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx) ... contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ... with the company,s new CancerSELECT ™ 125 ... pan-cancer profiling test that includes microsatellite instability status ... response to checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapies. CancerSELECT 125 will ...
(Date:3/20/2017)... , ... March 20, 2017 , ... ... pharmaceutical and biotech companies, recently announced it will debut a brand new pressure ... City. The intelliVessel is controlled by a touch screen panel and features other ...
Breaking Biology Technology: