Despite the probable extinction of closely related sister species and genera, and the evolution of morphological structures as adaptations to changing environmental conditions, they still share basic reproductive traits with other podocarps.
What are the mechanisms driving speciation and adaptative evolution in Saussurea, a highly diverse genus of alpine herbaceous plants?
Genetic diversity defines the evolutionary potential of a species, yet mounting evidence suggests that epigenetic diversity could also contribute to adaptation.
Kolář et al. compare karyological and ecological variation of the Galium pusillum aggregate in deglaciated northern and unglaciated central Europe.