What have the spikemosses been up to during the last 350 million years?
2013 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
The spikemosses, or the lycophyte family Selaginellaceae, have been around for about 350 million years and today they have a worldwide distribution. They are dispersed by spores and little is known about their dispersal and distribution patterns. As an example of a heterosporous plant, where two different kinds of spores are needed for reproduction, the spikemosses make up an interesting study system for plant dispersal biology. Is long-distance dispersal common in the group, or are disjunct distributions mainly a result of historical vicariance events? What can a large‐scale phylogeny and biogeographical analyses tell us?
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210152OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210152DiVA: diva2:661348
3rd ForBio Annual Meeting, Oslo, Norway, 4-6 March, 2013