Tracking Migration and Diversification across North and South America in Agalinis (Orobanchaceae)

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Title:
Tracking Migration and Diversification across North and South America in Agalinis (Orobanchaceae)
Physical Description:
1 online resource (118 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Latvis, Maribeth
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Botany, Biology
Committee Chair:
SOLTIS,DOUGLAS EDWARD
Committee Co-Chair:
SOLTIS,PAMELA S
Committee Members:
CELLINESE,NICOLETTA
REED,DAVID LEE
MOORE,MICHAEL J

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
agalinis -- biogeography -- diversification -- neotropics -- orobanchaceae -- phylogeny
Biology -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Botany thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

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Abstract:
The underlying evolutionary history, or phylogeny, of organisms from diverse biomes provide a framework for understanding where these lineages originated geographically, how they have subsequently diversified, and how these biomes were assembled in the past. This dissertation explores evolutionary relationships in Agalinis (Orobanchaceae), a flowering plant genus of approximately 70 species with a New World distribution and with South American centers of diversity in two recognized biodiversity hotspots: the Andes and the Cerrado of Brazil. Agalinis is an ideal clade for investigating historical biogeography and diversification between the two continents and between the Andes and Cerrado, as well as patterns of morphological evolution following a rapid radiation into South America. The goals of this dissertation were to 1) assemble the first broadly-sampled and dated phylogeny of Agalinis, 2) investigate migration and diversification between North and South America and between the Andes and the Cerrado within South America, with efforts to correlate potential shifts in diversification with geological and paleoclimatic reconstructions, and 3) investigate morphological character evolution.
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In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
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Includes vita.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Statement of Responsibility:
by Maribeth Latvis.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2013.
Local:
Adviser: SOLTIS,DOUGLAS EDWARD.
Local:
Co-adviser: SOLTIS,PAMELA S.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-12-31

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UFRGP
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Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2013
System ID:
UFE0046166:00001