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.
Older articles will be put into the archive

Chen R, Huangfu L, Lu Y, Fang H, Xu Y, Li P, Zhou Y, Xu C, Huang J, Yang Z.
Adaptive innovation of green plants by horizontal gene transfer.
Biotechnol Adv. 2020 Nov 23;:107671. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 33242576

Santos MP, Araujo JVSR, Lopes AVS, Vettorazzi JCF, Boechat MSB, Arêdes FA, Campos NV, Calderon EN, Santos FMG, Fernandes TN, da Fonseca RN, Pereira MG, Oliveira G, Zandonadi DB, Martins R, Esteves FA.
The genetic diversity and population structure of two endemic Amazonian quillwort (Isoetes L.) species.
PeerJ. 2020;8:e10274.
PMID: 33240624

Nitta JH, Ebihara A, Smith AR.
A taxonomic and molecular survey of the pteridophytes of the Nectandra Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica.
PLoS One. 2020;15(11):e0241231.
PMID: 33206674

Trinh TK, Tsubota T, Takahashi S, Mai NT, Nguyen MN, Nguyen NH.
Carbonization and H3PO4 activation of fern Dicranopteris linearis and electrochemical properties for electric double layer capacitor electrode.
Sci Rep. 2020 Nov 17;10(1):19974.
PMID: 33203923

Hori K.
Deparia × nanakuraensis K.Hori (Athyriaceae), a new hybrid pteridophyte from Japan.
PhytoKeys. 2020;165:69-84.
PMID: 33192147

Singh P, Yasir M, Khare R, Shrivastava R.
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Indian male fern (Dryopteris Cochleata), operational parameters, characterization and bioactivity on Naja naja venom neutralization.
Toxicol Res (Camb). 2020 Sep;9(5):706-713.
PMID: 33178431

Wang J, Yu J, Sun P, Li C, Song X, Lei T, Li Y, Yuan J, Sun S, Ding H, Duan X, Shen S, Shen Y, Li J, Meng F, Xie Y, Wang J, Hou Y, Zhang J, Zhang X, Li XQ, Paterson AH, Wang X.
Paleo-polyploidization in Lycophytes.
Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2020 Nov 3;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 33157303

Rabert C, Inostroza K, Bravo S, Sepúlveda N, Bravo LA.
Exploratory Study of Fatty Acid Profile in Two Filmy Ferns with Contrasting Desiccation Tolerance Reveal the Production of Very Long Chain Polyunsaturated Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
Plants (Basel). 2020 Oct 24;9(11).
PMID: 3311437

Wu D, Li L, Ma X, Huang G, Yang C.
Morphological and anatomical adaptations to dry, shady environments in Adiantum reniforme var. sinense (Pteridaceae).
PeerJ. 2020;8:e9937.
PMID: 33062425

Singh KK, Saha S, Kadiravana RC, Majumdar D, Rai V, Ghosh S.
Ammonium metabolism in Selaginella bryopteris in response to dehydration-rehydration and characterisation of desiccation tolerant, thermostable, cytosolic glutamine synthetase from plant.
Funct Plant Biol. 2020 Oct 16;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 33059817

Chen L, Zhang D, Song C, Wang H, Tang X, Chang Y.
Transcriptomic Analysis and Specific Expression of Transcription Factor Genes in the Root and Sporophyll of Dryopteris fragrans (L.) Schott.
Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Oct 2;21(19).
PMID: 33023244

Qu Y, Jiang L, Wuyun T, Mu S, Xie F, Chen Y, Zhang L.
Effects of Exogenous Putrescine on Delaying Senescence of Cut Foliage of Nephrolepis cordifolia.
Front Plant Sci. 2020;11:566824.
PMID: 33013988

Wang T, Xiao B, Liu ED, Nguyen KS, Duan JQ, Wang KL, Yan YH, Xiang JY.
Rediscovery of Angiopteris tonkinensis (Marattiaceae) after 100 years, and its revision.
PhytoKeys. 2020;161:1-9.
PMID: 33005086

Gandyra D, Walheim S, Gorb S, Ditsche P, Barthlott W, Schimmel T.
Air Retention under Water by the Floating Fern Salvinia: The Crucial Role of a Trapped Air Layer as a Pneumatic Spring.
Small. 2020 Sep 29;:e2003425. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32996250

Grašič M, Sovdat T, Gaberščik A.
Frond Optical Properties of the Fern Phyllitis scolopendrium Depend on Light Conditions in the Habitat.
Plants (Basel). 2020 Sep 23;9(10).
PMID: 32977666 

Fačkovcová Z, Vannini A, Monaci F, Grattacaso M, Paoli L, Loppi S.
Uptake of Trace Elements in the Water Fern Azolla filiculoides after Short-Term Application of Chestnut Wood Distillate (Pyroligneous Acid).
Plants (Basel). 2020 Sep 11;9(9).
PMID: 32932822

Yang C, Ho YN, Inoue C, Chien MF.
Long-term effectiveness of microbe-assisted arsenic phytoremediation by Pteris vittata in field trials.
Sci Total Environ. 2020 Oct 20;740:140137.
PMID: 32927575

Spencer V, Nemec Venza Z, Harrison CJ.
What can lycophytes teach us about plant evolution and development? Modern perspectives on an ancient lineage.
Evol Dev. 2020 Sep 9;:e12350. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32906211

Pulukkunadu Thekkeveedu R, Hegde S.
In vitro spore germination and phytoremediation of Hg and Pb using gametophytes of Pityrogramma calomelanos.
Int J Phytoremediation. 2020 Sep 8;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32898427

Hoseinifar SH, Jahazi A, Mohseni R, Raeisi M, Bayani M, Mazandarani M, Yousefi M, Doan HV, Mozanzadeh MT.
Effects of dietary fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) leaves powder on serum and mucus antioxidant defence, immunological responses, antimicrobial activity and growth performance of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) juveniles.
Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2020 Sep 2;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32890760

Cavalcante da Silva G, Macário de Oliveira A, Barbosa Machado JC, Assunção Ferreira MR, Lys de Medeiros P, Lira Soares LA, Antônia de Souza I, Guedes Paiva PM, Napoleão TH.
Toxicity assessment of saline extract and lectin-rich fraction from Microgramma vacciniifolia rhizome.
Toxicon. 2020 Sep 2;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32890585

Wang PY, Ni R, Zhu TT, Sun CJ, Lou HX, Zhang X, Cheng AX.
Isolation and functional characterization of four microbial type terpene synthases from ferns.
Plant Physiol Biochem. 2020 Aug 20;155:716-724. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32862021

Güngör E, Brouwer P, Dijkhuizen LW, Shaffar DC, Nierop KGJ, de Vos RCH, Toraño JS, van IM, der Meer, Schluepmann H.
Azolla ferns testify: seed plants and ferns share a common ancestor for leucoanthocyanidin reductase enzymes.
New Phytol. 2020 Aug 28;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32858769

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