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Epiphytic and Parasitic Plants


T.J. Barkman et al. (2007): Mitochondrial DNA suggests at least 11 origins of parasitism in angiosperms and reveals genomic chimerism in parasitic plants. Open access, BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7: 248.

! M.I. Bidartondo et al. (2011): The dawn of symbiosis between plants and fungi. In PDF, Biology Letters. See also here.

Sarah Jane Biddiscombe, University of Exeter: Epiphytes and their contribution to canopy diversity. In PDF.

A.C. Bippus et al. (2019): Fossil fern rhizomes as a model system for exploring epiphyte community structure across geologic time: evidence from Patagonia. Open access, PeerJ., 7: e8244.

The Botanical Society of America:
! Parasitic Plants.

H.J. Bouwmeester et al. (2007): Rhizosphere communication of plants, parasitic plants and AM fungi. In PDF. Provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

! M.C. Brundrett and L. Tedersoo (2018): Evolutionary history of mycorrhizal symbioses and global host plant diversity. New Phytologist, DOI: 10.1111/nph.14976. See also here (in PDF).

! M.C. Brundrett (2002): Coevolution of roots and mycorrhizas of land plants. In PDF, New phytologist, 154: 275-304. This expired link is available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Mark Brundrett , CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products: The Mycorrhiza Site. Introduction to mycorrhizal associations, structure and development or roots and mycorrhizas. Chiefly information about Australian plants and fungi. See also:
The older webpage.
Books and cited references.
and Text books on mycorrhizas.
These expired links are available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Mark Brundrett , CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products: Roots. An introduction to the root structures which influence mycorrhizal fungi. Including root systems and root growth.
This expired link is available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

! R.J. Burnham (2009): An overview of the fossil record of climbers: bejucos, sogas, trepadoras, lianas, cipós, and vines. PDF file, Rev. bras. paleontol., 12: 149-160.
Snapshot provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

! R. Cenci and K. Adami-Rodrigues (2017): Record of gall abundance as a possible episode of radiation and speciation of galling insects, Triassic, Southern Brazil. In PDF, Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, 20: 279-286.
See also here and there.

! P. Cennamo et al. (2014): Epiphytic Diatom Communities on Sub-Fossil Leaves of Posidonia oceanica Delile in the Graeco-Roman Harbor of Neapolis: A Tool to Explore the Past. In PDF, American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5: 549-553.

K. De Baets and D.T.J. Littlewood (2015): The Importance of Fossils in Understanding the Evolution of Parasites and Their Vectors. Advances in Parasitology, 90: 1–51. ! See also here (in PDF).

A.-L. Decombeix et al. (2011): Root suckering in a Triassic conifer from Antarctica: Paleoecological and evolutionary implications. In PDF, American Journal of Botany, 98: 1222-1225. See also here (abstract).

C. de Vega et al. (2011): Mycorrhizal fungi and parasitic plants: Reply. In PDF, American Journal of Botany, 98: 597-601.

W.A. DiMichele et al. (2006): Paleoecology of Late Paleozoic pteridosperms from tropical Euramerica. In PDF, The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 133: 83-118. See also here.

J.Y. Dubuisson et al. (2009): Epiphytism in ferns: diversity and history. In PDF, Comptes rendus biologies. See also here (abstract).

C.T. Faulkner (2014): A Retrospective Examination of Paleoparasitology and its Establishment in the Journal of Parasitology. In PDF, Papers in Natural Resources, 402.

T.S. Feild and T.J. Brodribb (2005): A unique mode of parasitism in the conifer coral tree Parasitaxus ustus (Podocarpaceae). Free access, Plant, Cell and Environment, 28: 1316–1325.

! K.J. Field and S. Pressel (2018): Unity in diversity: structural and functional insights into the ancient partnerships between plants and fungi. In PDF, New Phytologist. See also here

! P.R. Hardoim et al. (2015): The hidden world within plants: ecological and evolutionary considerations for defining functioning of microbial endophytes. In PDF, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews. See also here.

S. Hongsanan et al. (2016): The evolution of fungal epiphytes. In PDF, Mycosphere, 7: 1690–1712.

H. Kreft et al. (2004): Diversity and biogeography of vascular epiphytes in Western Amazonia, Yasuní, Ecuador. In PDF, Journal of Biogeography, 31: 1463-1476.

M. Krings et al. (2011): The fossil record of the Peronosporomycetes (Oomycota). In PDF, Mycologia, 103: 445-457.

! M. Krings et al. (2003): How Paleozoic vines and lianas got off the ground: on scrambling and climbing Carboniferous-early Permian pteridosperms. In PDF, The Botanical Review.

! C.C. Labandeira and L. Li (2021): The History of Insect Parasitism and the Mid-Mesozoic Parasitoid Revolution. Abstract, The Evolution and Fossil Record Of Parasitism, p. 377-533. See also here (in PDF).

T.L.F. Leung (2015): Fossils of parasites: what can the fossil record tell us about the evolution of parasitism? In PDF, Biol. Rev. See also here (abstract).

F.-W. Li et al. (2018): Fern genomes elucidate land plant evolution and cyanobacterial symbioses. Open access, Nature Plants, 4: 460–472.

T. Littlewood and K. De Baets (eds., 2015): Fossil Parasites.
! See also here (Google books).

! F.M. Martin et al. (2017): Ancestral alliances: Plant mutualistic symbioses with fungi and bacteria. In PDF, Science, 356. See also here.

N.P. Maslova et al. (2016): Phytopathology in fossil plants: New data, questions of classification. In PDF, Paleontological Journal, 50: 202–208.

! B.J.W. Mills et al. (2017): Nutrient acquisition by symbiotic fungi governs Palaeozoic climate transition. Open access, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 373.

D.L. Nickrent (2020): Parasitic angiosperms: How often and how many? Free access, Taxon.

D.L. Nickrent (2008): Parasitic Plants. Pp. 251-253 in McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology. Provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

! D.L. Nickrent (2002): Parasitic plants of the world. In: J.A. Lopez-Saez, P. Catalan and L. Saez. Parasitic plants of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. Mundi-Prensa, Madrid. pp. 7-27.

D.L. Nickrent (2002): Chapter 3. Phylogentic Origins of Parasitic Plants. PDF file. In: J.A. Lopez-Saez, P. Catalan and L. Saez. Parasitic plants of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. Mundi-Prensa, Madrid. pp. 29-56.

! Dan Nickrent, Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale: The Parasitic Plant Connection. See especially: Terminology of Parasitic Plants.

J. Nieder et al. (2001): Epiphytes and their contribution to canopy diversity. Abstract, Plant Ecology, 153.

S.C. Pennings and R.M. Callaway (2002): Parasitic plants: parallels and contrasts with herbivores. In PDF, Oecologia, 131: 479-489.

O.L. Phillips et al. (2002): Increasing dominance of large lianas in Amazonian forests. In PDF, Nature, 418.

G. Poinar (2014): Evolutionary history of terrestrial pathogens and endoparasites as revealed in fossils and subfossils. In PDF, Advances in Biology. See also here (abstract).

! M.C. Press and G.K. Phoenix (2005): Impacts of parasitic plants on natural communities. In PDF.

J. Psenicka and S. Oplustil (2013): The epiphytic plants in the fossil record and its example from in situ tuff from Pennsylvanian of Radnice Basin (Czech Republic). In PDF, Bulletin of Geosciences, 88.
Note Fig. 8: A reconstruction of Selaginella growing on terminal shoots of Lepidodendron lycopodioides. See also Fig. 11.

! R. Rößler (2000): The late Palaeozoic tree fern Psaronius - an ecosystem unto itself. In PDF, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 108: 55-74. See also here.

R. Sáyago et al. (2013): Evaluating factors that predict the structure of a commensalistic epiphyte–phorophyte network. In PDF, Proc. R. Soc. B, 280. See also here (abstract).

M.A. Selosse and C. Strullu-Derrien (2015): Origins of the terrestrial flora: A symbiosis with fungi? In PDF, BIO Web of Conferences, 4.

C. Strullu-Derrien et al. (2010): Evidence of parasitic Oomycetes (Peronosporomycetes) infecting the stem cortex of the Carboniferous seed fern Lyginopteris oldhamia. Proc. R. Soc. B, 278: 675–680.

! T.N. Taylor and M. Krings (2005): Fossil microorganisms and land plants: associations and interactions. In PDF, Symbiosis, 40: 119-135.

T. van de Kamp et al. (2018): Parasitoid biology preserved in mineralized fossils. Open access, Nature Communications, 9.
"... using high-throughput synchrotron X-ray microtomography, we examine 1510 phosphatized fly pupae from the Paleogene of France and identify 55 parasitation events by four wasp species, ..."

R. Vidal-Russell and D.L. Nickrent (2008): The first mistletoes: Origins of aerial parasitism in Santalales. In PDF, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 47: 523-537.
See also here. Provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

K. Wagner et al. (2015): Host specificity in vascular epiphytes: a review of methodology, empirical evidence and potential mechanisms. Open access, AoB Plants, 7.

B. Wang and Y.-L. Qiu (2006): Phylogenetic distribution and evolution of mycorrhizas in land plants. PDF file, Mycorrhiza, 16: 299-363. Provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

J.E. Watkins and C.L. Cardelús (2012): Ferns in an angiosperm world: cretaceous radiation into the epiphytic niche and diversification on the forest floor. Abstract, International Journal of Plant Sciences, 173.

Wayne´s Word (by W.P. Armstrong):
Parasitic Flowering Plants. Flowering plants that live on other plants.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
! Epiphyte.
Epiphyt (in German).
! Paleoparasitology.
! Parasitic plant.
Phytoparasitismus (in German).
! Parasitism.
Parasitismus (in German).

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Gall.
Pflanzengalle (in German).

P. Woltz et al. (1994): Interspecific parasitism in the Gymnosperms: unpublished data on two endemic New Caledonian Podocarpaceae using scanning electron microscopy. Free access, Acta Botanica Gallica, 141: 731-746.

T.P. Wyka et al. (2013): Phenotypic correlates of the lianescent growth form: a review. Free access, Annals of Botany, 112: 1667–1681.

W. Zhou et al. (2020): Yangopteris ascendens (Halle) gen. et comb. nov., a climbing alethopterid pteridosperm from the Asselian (earliest Permian) Wuda Tuff Flora. In PDF, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. See also here.
















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