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    • Horizontal transfer of an adaptive chimeric photoreceptor from bryophytes to ferns. 

      Li, Fay-Wei; Villarreal, Juan Carlos; Kelly, Steven; Rothfels, Carl J; Melkonian, Michael; Frangedakis, Eftychios; Ruhsam, Markus; ... (36 authors) (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014-05)
      Ferns are well known for their shade-dwelling habits. Their ability to thrive under low-light conditions has been linked to the evolution of a novel chimeric photoreceptor--neochrome--that fuses red-sensing phytochrome and ...
    • Morphologically cryptic biological species within the liverwort Frullania asagrayana. 

      Ramaiya, Megan; Johnson, Matthew G; Shaw, Blanka; Heinrichs, Jochen; Hentschel, Jörn; von Konrat, Matt; Davison, Paul G; ... (8 authors) (Am J Bot, 2010-10)
      UNLABELLED: PREMISE OF THE STUDY: The Frullania tamarisci complex includes eight Holarctic liverwort species. One of these, F. asagrayana, is distributed broadly throughout eastern North America from Canada to the Gulf Coast. ...
    • Newly resolved relationships in an early land plant lineage: Bryophyta class Sphagnopsida (peat mosses). 

      Shaw, A Jonathan; Cox, Cymon J; Buck, William R; Devos, Nicolas; Buchanan, Alex M; Cave, Lynette; Seppelt, Rodney; ... (12 authors) (Am J Bot, 2010-09)
      UNLABELLED: PREMISE OF THE STUDY: The Sphagnopsida, an early-diverging lineage of mosses (phylum Bryophyta), are morphologically and ecologically unique and have profound impacts on global climate. The Sphagnopsida are currently ...