Keep up to date here with recently published scientific research on ferns and lycophytes.
This page is a new feature on our website. Each entry has a link to the abstract and in some cases the complete article, and the list will be updated regularly to include papers as they are published.

Long H, Li J, Li YY, Xie DY, Peng QZ, Li L.
Ontogenetic characterization of sporangium and spore of Huperzia serrata: an anti-aging disease fern.
Bot Stud. 2016 Dec;57(1):36.
PMID: 28597446

Datta R, Das P, Tappero R, Punamiya P, Elzinga E, Sahi S, Feng H, Kiiskila J, Sarkar D.
Evidence for exocellular Arsenic in Fronds of Pteris vittata.
Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 6;7(1):2839.
PMID: 28588214

Rosa M, Prado C, Chocobar-Ponce S, Pagano E, Prado F.
Effect of seasonality and Cr(VI) on starch-sucrose partitioning and related enzymes in floating leaves of Salvinia minima.
Plant Physiol Biochem. 2017 May 26;118:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28578143

Micheloud JF, Colque-Caro LA, Martinez OG, Gimeno EJ, da Silva Freitas Ribeiro D, Blanco BS.
Bovine enzootic haematuria from consumption of Pteris deflexa and Pteris plumula in northwestern Argentina.
Toxicon. 2017 May 27;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28559101

Zhang L, Zhou XM, Chen DK, Schuettpelz E, Knapp R, Thi Lu N, Tam Luong T, Tri Dang M, Duan YF, He H, Gao XF, Zhang LB.
A global phylogeny of the fern genus Tectaria (Tectariaceae: Polypodiales) based on plastid and nuclear markers identifies major evolutionary lineages and suggests repeated evolution of free venation from anastomosing venation.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2017 May 25;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28552506

Wang CJ, Wan JZ, Zhang ZX, Zhang GM.
Identifying appropriate protected areas for endangered fern species under climate change.
Springerplus. 2016;5(1):904.
PMID: 28516031

Chai TT, Elamparuthi S, Yong AL, Quah Y, Ong HC, Wong FC.
Antibacterial, anti-glucosidase, and antioxidant activities of selected highland ferns of Malaysia.
Bot Stud. 2013 Dec;54(1):55.
PMID: 28510890

Moore SJ, Parris BS, Kao TT, Lu PF, Chiou WL.
Xiphopterella devolii (Polypodiaceae), a new species and newly recorded genus in Taiwan.
Bot Stud. 2013 Dec;54(1):24.
PMID: 28510863

Han YH, Liu X, Rathinasabapathi B, Li HB, Chen Y, Ma LQ.
Mechanisms of efficient As solubilization in soils and As accumulation by As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata.
Environ Pollut. 2017 May 11;227:569-577. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28501771

Zeb A, Ullah F.
Reversed Phase HPLC-DAD Profiling of Carotenoids, Chlorophylls and Phenolic Compounds in Adiantum capillus-veneris Leaves.
Front Chem. 2017;5:29.
PMID: 28497036

Li X, Han JD, Fang YH, Bai SN, Rao GY.
Expression Analyses of Embryogenesis-Associated Genes during Somatic Embryogenesis of Adiantum capillus-veneris L. In vitro: New Insights into the Evolution of Reproductive Organs in Land Plants.
Front Plant Sci. 2017;8:658.
PMID: 28496454

Berruezo F, de Souza FSJ, Picca PI, Nemirovsky SI, Martínez Tosar L, Rivero M, Mentaberry AN, Zelada AM.
Sequencing of small RNAs of the fern Pleopeltis minima (Polypodiaceae) offers insight into the evolution of the microrna repertoire in land plants.
PLoS One. 2017;12(5):e0177573.
PMID: 28494025

Blair DP, Blanchard W, Banks SC, Lindenmayer DB.
Non-linear growth in tree ferns, Dicksonia antarctica and Cyathea australis.
PLoS One. 2017;12(5):e0176908.
PMID: 28493884

Yang J, Yang SS, Lei M, Yang JX, Wan XM, Chen TB, Wang XL, Guo GH, Guo JM, Liu SQ.
Comparison among Soil Additives for Enhancing the Pteris vittata L.: Phytoremediation of As-contaminated Soil.
Int J Phytoremediation. 2017 May 9;:0. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28485990

Al-Wajeeh NS, Hajrezaie M, Al-Henhena N, Kamran S, Bagheri E, Zahedifard M, Saremi K, Noor SM, Ali HM, Abdulla MA.
The antiulcer effect of Cibotium barometz leaves in rats with experimentally induced acute gastric ulcer.
Drug Des Devel Ther. 2017;11:995-1009.
PMID: 28408799

Hennequin S, Rouhan G, Salino A, Duan YF, Lepeigneux MC, Guillou M, Ansell S, Almeida TE, Zhang LB, Schneider H.
Global phylogeny and biogeography of the fern genus Ctenitis (Dryopteridaceae), with a focus on the Indian Ocean region.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2017 Apr 21;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28438702

Brouwer P, Bräutigam A, Buijs VA, Tazelaar AO, van der Werf A, Schlüter U, Reichart GJ, Bolger A, Usadel B, Weber AP, Schluepmann H.
Metabolic Adaptation, a Specialized Leaf Organ Structure and Vascular Responses to Diurnal N2 Fixation by Nostoc azollae Sustain the Astonishing Productivity of Azolla Ferns without Nitrogen Fertilizer.
Front Plant Sci. 2017;8:442.
PMID: 28408911

Chambers SM, Watkins JE Jr, Sessa EB.
Differences in dehydration tolerance among populations of a gametophyte-only fern.
Am J Bot. 2017 Apr 11;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28400414

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Grossmann J, Fernández H, Chaubey PM, Valdés AE, Gagliardini V, Cañal MJ, Russo G, Grossniklaus U.
Proteogenomic Analysis Greatly Expands the Identification of Proteins Related to Reproduction in the Apogamous Fern Dryopteris affinis ssp. affinis.
Front Plant Sci. 2017;8:336.
PMID: 28382042

Hõrak H, Kollist H, Merilo E.
Fern stomatal responses to ABA and CO2 depend on species and growth conditions.
Plant Physiol. 2017 Mar 28;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28351911

Pratiwi P, Tanaka G, Takahashi T, Xie X, Yoneyama K, Matsuura H, Takahashi K.
Identification of Jasmonic Acid and Jasmonoyl-Isoleucine, and Characterization of AOS, AOC, OPR and JAR1 in the Model Lycophyte Selaginella moellendorffii.
Plant Cell Physiol. 2017 Mar 13;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28340155

Yiotis C, Evans-Fitz Gerald C, McElwain JC.
Differences in the photosynthetic plasticity of ferns and Ginkgo grown in experimentally controlled low [O2]:[CO2] atmospheres may explain their contrasting ecological fate across the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction boundary.
Ann Bot. 2017 Mar 11;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28334286

Matsunaga KK, Tomescu AM.
An organismal concept for Sengelia radicans gen. et sp. nov. – morphology and natural history of an Early Devonian lycophyte.
Ann Bot. 2017 Feb 20;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28334100

Zhang H, Zhu S, John R, Li R, Liu H, Ye Q.
Habitat filtering and exclusion of weak competitors jointly explain fern species assemblage along a light and water gradient.
Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 22;7(1):298.
PMID: 28331178

Domżalska L, Kędracka-Krok S, Jankowska U, Grzyb M, Sobczak M, Rybczyński JJ, Mikuła A.
Proteomic analysis of stipe explants reveals differentially expressed proteins involved in early direct somatic embryogenesis of the tree fern Cyathea delgadii Sternb.
Plant Sci. 2017 May;258:61-76.
PMID: 28330564

Sessa EB, Juslén A, Väre H, Chambers SM.
Into Africa: Molecular phylogenetics and historical biogeography of sub-Saharan African woodferns (Dryopteris).
Am J Bot. 2017 Mar 21;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28325830

Shi YS, Zhang Y, Hu WZ, Zhang LH, Chen X, Zhang N, Li G, Tan LY.
Cytotoxic diterpenoids from Pteris ensiformis.
J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2017 Feb;19(2):188-193.
PMID: 28252343

Bauret L, Gaudeul M, Sundue MA, Parris BS, Ranker TA, Rakotondrainibe F, Hennequin S, Ranaivo J, Selosse MA, Rouhan G.
Madagascar sheds new light on the molecular systematics and biogeography of grammitid ferns: new unexpected lineages and numerous long-distance dispersal events.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2017 Mar 6;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28279810

Villamizar M, Andrade-Cetto J, Sanfeliu A, Moreno-Noguer F.
Boosted Random Ferns for Object Detection.
IEEE Trans Pattern Anal Mach Intell. 2017 Mar 1;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28278456

Guatimosim E, Schwartsburd PB, Barreto RW, Crous PW.
Novel fungi from an ancient niche: cercosporoid and related sexual morphs on ferns.
Persoonia. 2017 Jan;37:106-141.
PMID: 28232762

Cai S, Chen G, Wang Y, Huang Y, Marchant B, Wang Y, Yang Q, Dai F, Hills A, Franks PJ, Nevo E, Soltis D, Soltis P, Sessa E, Wolf PG, Xue D, Zhang G, Pogson BJ, Blatt MR, Chen ZH.
Evolutionary Conservation of ABA Signaling for Stomatal Closure in Ferns.
Plant Physiol. 2017 Feb 23;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28232585

Wood KR, Wagner WL.
Athyrium haleakalae (Athyriaceae), a new rheophytic fern species from East Maui, Hawaiian Islands: with notes on its distribution, ecology, and conservation status.
PhytoKeys. 2017 Jan 19;(76):115-124.
PMID: 28228689

Matsunaga KK, Cullen NP, Tomescu AM.
Vascularization of the Selaginella rhizophore: anatomical fingerprints of polar auxin transport with implications for the deep fossil record.
New Phytol. 2017 Feb 22;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28225170

Lai HY, Lim YY, Kim KH.
Isolation and Characterisation of a Proanthocyanidin With Antioxidative, Antibacterial and Anti-Cancer Properties from Fern Blechnum orientale.
Pharmacogn Mag. 2017 Jan-Mar;13(49):31-37.
PMID: 28216880

Zhu Y, Chen L, Zhang C, Hao P, Jing X, Li X.
Global transcriptome analysis reveals extensive gene remodeling, alternative splicing and differential transcription profiles in non-seed vascular plant Selaginella moellendorffii.
BMC Genomics. 2017 Jan 25;18(Suppl 1):1042.
PMID: 28198676

Kaur P, Kumar M, Singh AP, Kaur S.
Ethyl acetate fraction of Pteris vittata L. alleviates 2-acetylaminofluorene induced hepatic alterations in male Wistar rats.
Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Feb 8;88:1080-1089. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28192882

Rensing SA.
Why we need more nonseed plant models.
New Phytol. 2017 Feb 13;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28191633

Kuo LY, Huang YJ, Chang J, Chiou WL, Huang YM.
Evaluating the spore genome sizes of ferns and lycophytes: a flow cytometry approach.
New Phytol. 2017 Mar;213(4):1974-1983.
PMID: 28164337

Al-Wajeeh NS, Hajerezaie M, Noor SM, Halabi MF, Al-Henhena N, Azizan AH, Kamran S, Hassandarvish P, Shwter AN, Karimian H, Ali HM, Abdulla MA.
The gastro protective effects of Cibotium barometz hair on ethanol-induced gastric ulcer in Sprague-Dawley rats.
BMC Vet Res. 2017 Jan 19;13(1):27.
PMID: 28103938

Ballesteros D, Hill LM, Walters C.
Variation of desiccation tolerance and longevity in fern spores.
J Plant Physiol. 2017 Jan 15;211:53-62. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28152418

Schafran PW, Leonard SW, Bray RD, Taylor WC, Musselman LJ.
Isoetes mississippiensis: A new quillwort from Mississippi, USA.
PhytoKeys. 2016 Nov 8;(74):97-106.
PMID: 28127238

Saga Y, Araki T, Araya H, Saito K, Yamazaki M, Suzuki H, Kushiro T.
Identification of Serratane Synthase Gene from the Fern Lycopodium clavatum.
Org Lett. 2017 Jan 19;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28102682

Belcher CM, Hudspith VA.
Changes to Cretaceous surface fire behaviour influenced the spread of the early angiosperms.
New Phytol. 2017 Feb;213(3):1521-1532.
PMID: 28079941

Bui LT, Pandzic D, Youngstrom CE, Wallace S, Irish EE, Szövényi P, Cheng CL.
A fern AINTEGUMENTA gene mirrors BABY BOOM in promoting apogamy in Ceratopteris richardii.
Plant J. 2017 Jan 12;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28078730

Tseng MH, Lin KH, Huang YJ, Chang YL, Huang SC, Kuo LY, Huang YM.
Detection of chlorophylls in spores of seven ferns.
J Plant Res. 2017 Jan 3;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28050681

Zhang L, Zhou XM, Thi Lu N, Zhang LB.
Phylogeny of the fern subfamily Pteridoideae (Pteridaceae; Pteridophyta), with the description of a new genus: Gastoniella.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2016 Dec 31;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28049040

Singh AP, Johari D, Khare PB.
Studies on ontogeny and reproductive behaviour of Lepisorus nudus (Hook.) Ching (Polypodiaceae).
J Plant Res. 2016 Dec 24;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28012124

Kuo LY, Chen CW, Shinohara W, Ebihara A, Kudoh H, Sato H, Huang YM, Chiou WL.
Not only in the temperate zone: independent gametophytes of two vittarioid ferns (Pteridaceae, Polypodiales) in East Asian subtropics.
J Plant Res. 2016 Dec 23;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28012123

Kamachi H, Tamaoki D, Karahara I.
Plasma membrane-anchored chloroplasts are necessary for the gravisensing system of Ceratopteris richardii prothalli.
J Plant Res. 2016 Dec 17;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27988818

Rodrigues JP, Pereira-Colavite A, Mello RL.
Catalogue of the Teratomyzidae (Diptera, Opomyzoidea) of the World.
Zootaxa. 2016 Dec 6;4205(3):zootaxa.4205.3.7.
PMID: 27988579

Raman G, Choi KS, Park S.
Phylogenetic Relationships of the Fern Cyrtomium falcatum (Dryopteridaceae) from Dokdo Island Based on Chloroplast Genome Sequencing.
Genes (Basel). 2016 Dec 2;7(12).
PMID: 28009803

Lesica P, Crone EE.
Arctic and boreal plant species decline at their southern range limits in the Rocky Mountains.
Ecol Lett. 2016 Dec 21;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28000369

Weststrand S, Korall P.
Phylogeny of Selaginellaceae: There is value in morphology after all!
Am J Bot. 2016 Dec 20;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27999082

Weststrand S, Korall P.
A subgeneric classification of Selaginella (Selaginellaceae).
Am J Bot. 2016 Dec 20;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27999080

John SP, Hasenstein KH.
The role of peltate scales in desiccation tolerance of Pleopeltis polypodioides.
Planta. 2016 Dec 7;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27928638

Raman G, Choi KS, Park S.
Phylogenetic Relationships of the Fern Cyrtomium falcatum (Dryopteridaceae) from Dokdo Island, Sea of East Japan, Based on Chloroplast Genome Sequencing.
Genes (Basel). 2016 Dec 2;7(12).
PMID: 27918467

Hetherington AJ, Dolan L.
The evolution of lycopsid rooting structures: conservatism and disparity.
New Phytol. 2016 Nov 30;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27901273

Sosa V, Ornelas JF, Ramírez-Barahona S, Gándara E.
Historical reconstruction of climatic and elevation preferences and the evolution of cloud forest-adapted tree ferns in Mesoamerica.
PeerJ. 2016 Nov 16;4:e2696.
PMID: 27896030

Baskaran X, Geo Vigila AV, Parimelazhagan T, Muralidhara-Rao D, Zhang S.
Biosynthesis, characterization, and evaluation of bioactivities of leaf extract-mediated biocompatible silver nanoparticles from an early tracheophyte, Pteris tripartita Sw.
Int J Nanomedicine. 2016 Nov 14;11:5789-5806.
PMID: 27895478

Rajaganesh R, Murugan K, Panneerselvam C, Jayashanthini S, Aziz AT, Roni M, Suresh U, Trivedi S, Rehman H, Higuchi A, Nicoletti M, Benelli G.
Fern-synthesized silver nanocrystals: Towards a new class of mosquito oviposition deterrents?
Res Vet Sci. 2016 Sep 17;109:40-51. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27892872

Zou Z, Xu P, Zhang G, Cheng F, Chen K, Li J, Zhu W, Cao D, Xu K, Tan G.
Selagintriflavonoids with BACE1 inhibitory activity from the fern Selaginella doederleinii.
Phytochemistry. 2016 Nov 23;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27889245

Zhou K, Liu Y, Yang Z, Liu H.
Biosorption of U(VI) by modified Hottentot Fern: Kinetics and equilibrium studies.
J Environ Radioact. 2016 Nov 22;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27887971

Frangedakis E, Saint-Marcoux D, Moody LA, Rabbinowitsch E, Langdale JA.
Nonreciprocal complementation of KNOX gene function in land plants.
New Phytol. 2016 Nov 25;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27886385

Galhardi JA, García-Tenorio R, Díaz Francés I, Bonotto DM, Marcelli MP.
Natural radionuclides in lichens, mosses and ferns in a thermal power plant and in an adjacent coal mine area in southern Brazil.
J Environ Radioact. 2016 Nov 18;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27876159

Suetsugu N, Higa T, Wada M.
Ferns, mosses, and liverworts as model systems for light-mediated chloroplast movements.
Plant Cell Environ. 2016 Nov 17;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27859339

Edwards D, Geng BY, Li CS.
New Plants from the Lower Devonian Pingyipu Group, Jiangyou County, Sichuan Province, China.
PLoS One. 2016 Nov 16;11(11):e0163549.
PMID: 27851760

Wada M.
Chloroplast and nuclear photorelocation movements.
Proc Jpn Acad Ser B Phys Biol Sci. 2016;92(9):387-411.
PMID: 27840388

Britton MR, Watkins JE Jr.
The economy of reproduction in dimorphic ferns.
Ann Bot. 2016 Nov;118(6):1139-1149.
PMID: 27590336

Anderson C, Fuller F, Epstein WW.
Nonpolar Pentacyclic Triterpenes of the Medicinal Fern Polypodium subpetiolatum.
J Nat Prod. 1979 Mar;42(2):168-173.
PMID: 27802379

Contreras Cárdenas AV, Hernández LR, Juárez ZN, Sánchez-Arreola E, Bach H.
Antimicrobial, cytotoxic, and anti-inflammatory activities of Pleopeltis polylepis.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2016 Oct 26;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27794508

Jia Q, Li G, Köllner TG, Fu J, Chen X, Xiong W, Crandall-Stotler BJ, Bowman JL, Weston DJ, Zhang Y, Chen L, Xie Y, Li FW, Rothfels CJ, Larsson A, Graham SW, Stevenson DW, Wong GK, Gershenzon J, Chen F.
Microbial-type terpene synthase genes occur widely in nonseed land plants, but not in seed plants.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Oct 25;113(43):12328-12333.
PMID: 27791023

Santos C, Ferreirinha P, Sousa H, Ribeiro J, Bastos MM, Neto T, Oliveira PA, Medeiros R, Vilanova M, Gil da Costa RM.
Ptaquiloside from bracken (Pteridium spp.) inhibits tumour-infiltrating CD8+ T cells in HPV-16 transgenic mice.
Food Chem Toxicol. 2016 Nov;97:277-285.
PMID: 27640346

Zhao CF, Kwak M, Xiang QP.
Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in the Lepisorus clathratus complex (Polypodiaceae).
Appl Plant Sci. 2016 Oct 12;4(10).
PMID: 27785385

Zhang Z, He Z, Xu S, Li X, Guo W, Yang Y, Zhong C, Zhou R, Shi S.
Transcriptome analyses provide insights into the phylogeny and adaptive evolution of the mangrove fern genus Acrostichum.
Sci Rep. 2016 Oct 26;6:35634.
PMID: 27782130

Das S, Goswami S.
Copper phytoextraction by Salvinia cucullata: biochemical and morphological study.
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2016 Oct 24;.
PMID: 27778270

Pérez-Gutiérrez MA, Fernández MC, Salinas-Bonillo MJ, Suárez-Santiago VN, Ben-Menni Schuler S, Romero-García AT.
Comparative exine development from the post-tetrad stage in the early-divergent lineages of Ranunculales: the genera Euptelea and Pteridophyllum.
J Plant Res. 2016 Nov;129(6):1085-1096.
PMID: 27590132

Dong SY, Zuo ZY, Chao YS, Damas K, Sule B.
New Species of the Fern Genus Lindsaea (Lindsaeaceae) from New Guinea with Notes on the Phylogeny of L. sect. Synaphlebium.
PLoS One. 2016 Oct 19;11(10):e0163686.
PMID: 27760151

Niklas KJ, Kutschera U.
From Goethe’s plant archetype via Haeckel’s biogenetic law to plant evo-devo 2016.
Theory Biosci. 2016 Oct 18;.
PMID: 27757808

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