The origins of C4 grasslands: integrating evolutionary and ecosystem science.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_07C1ECFDF887
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The origins of C4 grasslands: integrating evolutionary and ecosystem science.
Périodique
Science
Auteur(s)
Edwards E.J., Osborne C.P., Strömberg C.A., Smith S.A., Bond W.J., Bond W.J., Christin P.A., Cousins A.B., Duvall M.R., Fox D.L., Freckleton R.P., Ghannoum O., Hartwell J., Huang Y., Janis C.M., Keeley J.E., Kellogg E.A., Knapp A.K., Leakey A.D., Nelson D.M., Saarela J.M., Sage R.F., Sala O.E., Salamin N., Still C.J., Tipple B.
Collaborateur(s)
C4 Grasses Consortium
ISSN
1095-9203 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0036-8075
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
328
Numéro
5978
Pages
587-591
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The evolution of grasses using C4 photosynthesis and their sudden rise to ecological dominance 3 to 8 million years ago is among the most dramatic examples of biome assembly in the geological record. A growing body of work suggests that the patterns and drivers of C4 grassland expansion were considerably more complex than originally assumed. Previous research has benefited substantially from dialog between geologists and ecologists, but current research must now integrate fully with phylogenetics. A synthesis of grass evolutionary biology with grassland ecosystem science will further our knowledge of the evolution of traits that promote dominance in grassland systems and will provide a new context in which to evaluate the relative importance of C4 photosynthesis in transforming ecosystems across large regions of Earth.
Mots-clé
Biological Evolution, Carbon Dioxide/metabolism, Climate, Ecosystem, Fossils, Genetic Speciation, Geography, Photosynthesis, Phylogeny, Poaceae/classification, Poaceae/genetics, Temperature, Trees
Pubmed
Web of science
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06/05/2010 10:57
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 13:28
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