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Plant Species Complexes as Models to Understand Speciation and Evolution: A Review of South American Studies

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Autor(es):
Pinheiro, Fabio [1] ; Dantas-Queiroz, Marcos Vinicius [2] ; Palma-Silva, Clarisse [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Vegetal, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Dept Ecol, Programa Postgrad Biol Vegetal, Rio Claro - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo de Revisão
Fonte: CRITICAL REVIEWS IN PLANT SCIENCES; v. 37, n. 1, p. 54-80, 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 4
Resumo

Identifying discontinuous entities within species complexes is a major topic in systematic and evolutionary biology. Comprehensive inventories describing and identifying species rapidly and correctly before they or their habitats disappear is especially important in megadiverse regions, such as South America continent, where a large part of the biodiversity is still unknown and remains to be discovered. Species complexes may account for a substantial number of plant groups in the South American flora, and studies investigating species boundaries in such challenging groups are needed. In this context, multidisciplinary approaches are crucial to understanding the species integrity and boundaries within species complexes. Morphometrics, cytogenetics, anatomy, crossing experiments, and molecular markers have been combined in different ways to investigate species complexes and have helped depict the mechanisms underlying the origin of South American species. Here, we review the current knowledge about plant species complexes on the hyperdiverse South American continent based on a detailed examination of the relevant literature. We discuss the main findings in light of the potential evolutionary mechanisms involved in speciation and suggest future directions in terms of integrating multispecies coalescence methods with several complementary types of morphological, ecological, and geographical data in this research field. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/15588-6 - Filogeografia, genômica populacional e variação adaptativa do complexo Pitcairnia lanuginosa (Bromeliaceae)
Beneficiário:Clarisse Palma da Silva
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 16/22785-8 - O papel da seleção por habitats distintos na manutenção da integridade de espécies em zonas de hibridação natural
Beneficiário:Fábio Pinheiro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Regular