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Data from: Structural complexity and large-sized trees explain shifting species richness and carbon relationship across vegetation types

Sylvanus Mensah, Valere Salako & Thomas Seifert
1. It is prominently claimed that enhancing forest diversity would play a dual role of nature conservation and climate regulation. While the idea is intuitively appealing, studies show that species richness effects on aboveground carbon (AGC) are not always positive, but instead unpredictable especially across scales and complex terrestrial systems having large-diameter and tall-stature trees. Previous studies have further considered structural complexity and larger trees as determinants of AGC. Yet it remains unclear what drives...

Georeferenced phylogenetic analysis of a global collection of wild and cultivated Citrullus species

Enoch Gbenato Achigan-Dako, Herve Degbey, Iago Hale & Frank Blattner
The geographical origin of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) remains debated. While a first hypothesis suggests the center of origin to be west Africa, where a sister endemic species C. mucosospermus thrives, a second hypothesis suggests north-eastern Africa where the white-fleshed Sudanese Kordophan melon is cultivated. In this study, we infer biogeographical and haplotype genealogy for C. lanatus, C. mucosospermus, C. amarus, and C. colocynthis using non-coding cpDNA sequences (trnT-trnL and ndhF-rpl32 regions) from a global collection...

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  • 2020

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  • Universit√© d'Abomey-Calavi
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Fribourg
  • Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research