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

Ding GH, Guo DD, Guan Y, Chi CY, Liu BD.
Changes of DNA methylation of Isoetes sinensis under Pb and Cd stress.
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018 Dec 4;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30515690

Jones I, Lake EC.
Interactions between Two Biological Control Agents on Lygodium microphyllum.
Insects. 2018 Dec 2;9(4).
PMID: 30513830

Kasireddy V, Mitchell E, Murrell ZE, Gillespie EL.
Fifteen microsatellite markers for the Appalachian rockcap fern, Polypodium appalachianum (Polypodiaceae), and its relatives.
Appl Plant Sci. 2018 Nov;6(11):e01195.
PMID: 30473941

Gao R, Wang W, Huang Q, Fan R, Wang X, Feng P, Zhao G, Bian S, Ren H, Chang Y.
Complete chloroplast genome sequence of Dryopteris fragrans (L.) Schott and the repeat structures against the thermal environment.
Sci Rep. 2018 Nov 9;8(1):16635.
PMID: 30413776

Kim HT, Kim KJ.
Evolution of six novel ORFs in the plastome of Mankyua chejuense and phylogeny of eusporangiate ferns.
Sci Rep. 2018 Nov 7;8(1):16466.
PMID: 30405200

Ballesteros D, Hill LM, Lynch RT, Pritchard HW, Walters C.
Longevity of Preserved Germplasm: The Temperature Dependency of Aging Reactions in Glassy Matrices of Dried Fern Spores.
Plant Cell Physiol. 2018 Nov 6;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30398653

Ruiz-Ruano FJ, Navarro-Domínguez B, Camacho JPM, Garrido-Ramos MA.
Characterization of the satellitome in lower vascular plants: the case of the endangered fern Vandenboschia speciosa.
Ann Bot. 2018 Oct 23;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30357311

Sigel EM, Schuettpelz E, Pryer KM, Der JP.
Overlapping Patterns of Gene Expression Between Gametophyte and Sporophyte Phases in the Fern Polypodium amorphum (Polypodiales).
Front Plant Sci. 2018;9:1450.
PMID: 30356815

Plackett AR, Conway SJ, Hewett Hazelton KD, Rabbinowitsch EH, Langdale JA, Di Stilio VS.
LEAFY maintains apical stem cell activity during shoot development in the fern Ceratopteris richardii.
Elife. 2018 Oct 24;7.
PMID: 30355440

Wang L, Zhang X, Liu J.
Studies on the complementary relationship of surface ornamentations between megaspores and microspores of Selaginella P. Beauv. (Selaginellaceae).
Microsc Res Tech. 2018 Oct 23;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30351465

De AK, Ghosh A, Biswas K, Adak MK.
Moderation of physiological responses in rice plants with Azolla under 2,4-Dichlorophenoxy acetic acid stress.
Mol Biol Rep. 2018 Oct 22;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30350235

Bartz M, Gola EM.
Meristem development and activity in gametophytes of the model fern, Ceratopteris richardii.
Dev Biol. 2018 Oct 17;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30342038

Chambers SM, Emery NC.
Conserved thermal performance curves across the geographic range of a gametophytic fern.
AoB Plants. 2018 Oct;10(5):ply050.
PMID: 30338048

Goldstein PZ, Janzen DH, Proshek B, Dapkey T, Hallwachs W.
Review of Lophomyra Schaus, 1911 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae): a new combination and re-descriptions of species newly associated with ferns (Polypodiaceae).
Zookeys. 2018;(788):135-165.
PMID: 30337827

Goldstein PZ, Janzen DH, Proshek B, Dapkey T, Hallwachs W.
A review of Leucosigma Druce, 1908: a newly discovered case of fern-feeding and descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae).
Zookeys. 2018;(788):87-133.
PMID: 30337826

Testo WL, Sessa E, Barrington DS.
The rise of the Andes promoted rapid diversification in Neotropical Phlegmariurus (Lycopodiaceae).
New Phytol. 2018 Oct 16;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30326543

Augstein F, Carlsbecker A.
Getting to the Roots: A Developmental Genetic View of Root Anatomy and Function From Arabidopsis to Lycophytes.
Front Plant Sci. 2018;9:1410.
PMID: 30319672

Silva VL, Mallmann IT, Graeff V, Schmitt JL, Mehltreter K.
Phytosociological contrast of ferns and lycophytes from forest fragments with different surroundings matrices in southern Brazil.
Braz J Biol. 2018 Oct 4;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30304255

Wu CR, Chang HC, Cheng YD, Lan WC, Yang SE, Ching H.
Aqueous Extract of Davallia mariesii Attenuates 6-Hydroxydopamine-Induced Oxidative Damage and Apoptosis in B35 Cells Through Inhibition of Caspase Cascade and Activation of PI3K/AKT/GSK-3β Pathway.
Nutrients. 2018 Oct 6;10(10).
PMID: 30301204

Kuo LY, Qi X, Ma H, Li FW.
Order-level fern plastome phylogenomics: new insights from Hymenophyllales.
Am J Bot. 2018 Aug 31;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30168575

Fujiwara T, Serizawa S, Watano Y.
Phylogenetic analysis reveals the origins of tetraploid and hexaploid species in the Japanese Lepisorus thunbergianus (Polypodiaceae) complex.
J Plant Res. 2018 Aug 25;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30167928

Robison TA, Grusz AL, Wolf PG, Mower JP, Fauskee BD, Sosa K, Schuettpelz E.
Mobile elements shape plastome evolution in ferns.
Genome Biol Evol. 2018 Aug 25;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30165616

Erhart T, Vergeiner S, Kreutz C, Kräutler B, Müller T.
Chlorophyll Breakdown in a Fern – Discovery of Carbon-Skeleton Rearranged Phyllobilin Isomers.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2018 Aug 24;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30144281

Wolf PG, Robison TA, Johnson MG, Sundue MA, Testo WL, Rothfels CJ.
Target sequence capture of nuclear-encoded genes for phylogenetic analysis in ferns.
Appl Plant Sci. 2018 May;6(5):e01148.
PMID: 30131890

Sajeev S, Savio Melo J, Hegde S.
Gamma radiation-induced in vitro hormetic apogamy in the fern Pityrogramma calomelanos (L.) Link.
Biosystems. 2018 Aug 13;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30114432 [PubMed

Choo TYS, Escapa IH.
Assessing the evolutionary history of the fern family Dipteridaceae (Gleicheniales) by incorporating both extant and extinct members in a combined phylogenetic study.
Am J Bot. 2018 Aug 9;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30091784

Noetinger S, Strayer SL, Tomescu AMF.
Spore wall ultrastructure and development in a basal euphyllophyte: Psilophyton dawsonii from the Lower Devonian of Quebec (Canada).
Am J Bot. 2018 Aug 3;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30075048

Lan XY, Yan YY, Yang B, Li XY, Xu FL.
Differential expression of proteins in the leaves and roots of cadmium-stressed Microsorum pteropus, a novel potential aquatic cadmium hyperaccumulator.
Sci Total Environ. 2018 Nov 15;642:1369-1377.
PMID: 30045517

Shinozaki J, Nakene T, Takano A.
Squalene Cyclases and Cycloartenol Synthases from Polystichum polyblepharum and Six Allied Ferns.
Molecules. 2018 Jul 24;23(8).
PMID: 30042370

Elgorriaga A, Escapa IH, Rothwell GW, Tomescu AMF, Rubén Cúneo N.
Origin of Equisetum: Evolution of horsetails (Equisetales) within the major euphyllophyte clade Sphenopsida.
Am J Bot. 2018 Jul 19;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30025163

Rothwell GW, Millay MA, Stockey RA.
Resolving the overall pattern of marattialean fern phylogeny.
Am J Bot. 2018 Jul 12;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30001474

Shah SN, Ahmad M, Zafar M, Razzaq A, Malik K, Rashid N, Ullah F, Iqbal M, Zaman W.
Foliar epidermal micromorphology and its taxonomic implications in some selected species of Athyriaceae.
Microsc Res Tech. 2018 Jul 10;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29989246

Qi X, Kuo LY, Guo C, Li H, Li Z, Qi J, Wang L, Hu Y, Xiang J, Zhang C, Guo J, Huang CH, Ma H.
A well-resolved fern nuclear phylogeny reveals the evolution history of numerous transcription factor families.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2018 Jul 5;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29981932

Li FW, Brouwer P, Carretero-Paulet L, Cheng S, de Vries J, Delaux PM, Eily A, Koppers N, Kuo LY, Li Z, Simenc M, Small I, Wafula E, Angarita S, Barker MS, Bräutigam A, dePamphilis C, Gould S, Hosmani PS, Huang YM, Huettel B, Kato Y, Liu X, Maere S, McDowell R, Mueller LA, Nierop KGJ, Rensing SA, Robison T, Rothfels CJ, Sigel EM, Song Y, Timilsena PR, Van de Peer Y, Wang H, Wilhelmsson PKI, Wolf PG, Xu X, Der JP, Schluepmann H, Wong GK, Pryer KM.
Fern genomes elucidate land plant evolution and cyanobacterial symbioses.
Nat Plants. 2018 Jul 2;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29967517

Banks JA.
Fern genomes finally here.
Nat Plants. 2018 Jul 2;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29967516

Kuba Y, Takashima T, Uechi K, Taira T.
Purification, cDNA cloning, and characterization of plant chitinase with a novel domain combination from lycophyte Selaginella doederleinii.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2018 Jul 2;:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29966504

Lu Z, Huang Q, Zhang T, Hu B, Chang Y.
Global transcriptome analysis and characterization of Dryopteris fragrans (L.) Schott sporangium in different developmental stages.
BMC Genomics. 2018 Jun 18;19(1):471.
PMID: 29914367

Abotsi KE, Kokou K, Dubuisson JY, Rouhan G.
A first checklist of the Pteridophytes of Togo (West Africa).
Biodivers Data J. 2018;(6):e24137.
PMID: 29904271

Prabhu SG, Srinikethan G, Hegde S.
Surface treated Pteris vittata L. pinnae powder used as an efficient biosorbent of Pb(II), Cd(II), and Cr(VI) from aqueous solution.
Int J Phytoremediation. 2018 Jul 29;20(9):947-956.
PMID: 29873536

De AK, Ghosh A, Debnath SC, Sarkar B, Saha I, Adak MK.
Modulation of physiological responses with TiO2 nano-particle in Azolla pinnata R.Br. under 2,4-D toxicity.
Mol Biol Rep. 2018 Jun 5;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29872937

Sugiyama J, Nishida H, Hosoya T, Kakishima M.
The enigmatic Mixia osmundae revisited: a systematic review including new distributional data and recent advances in its phylogeny and phylogenomics.
Mycologia. 2018 Jan-Feb;110(1):179-191.
PMID: 29864002

John SP, Hasenstein KH.
Biochemical responses of the desiccation-tolerant resurrection fern Pleopeltis polypodioides to dehydration and rehydration.
J Plant Physiol. 2018 May 18;228:12-18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29803130

Xu KW, Zhou XM, Yin QY, Zhang L, Thi Lu N, Knapp R, Tam Luong T, He H, Fan Q, Zhao WY, Gao XF, Liao WB, Zhang LB.
A global plastid phylogeny uncovers extensive cryptic speciation in the fern genus Hymenasplenium (Aspleniaceae).
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2018 May 22;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29800652

Gabriel Y Galán JM, Murciano A, Sirvent L, Sánchez A, Watkins JE.
Germination fitness of two temperate epiphytic ferns shifts under increasing temperatures and forest fragmentation.
PLoS One. 2018;13(5):e0197110.
PMID: 29750811

Shang H, Sundue M, Wei R, Wei XP, Luo JJ, Liu L, Schwartsburd PB, Yan YH, Zhang XC.
Hiya: A new genus segregated from Hypolepis in the fern family Dennstaedtiaceae based on phylogenetic evidence and character evolution.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2018 Apr 30;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29723646

Thangavel G, Nayar S.
A Survey of MIKC Type MADS-Box Genes in Non-seed Plants: Algae, Bryophytes, Lycophytes and Ferns.
Front Plant Sci. 2018;9:510.
PMID: 29720991

Tan ST, Ong HC, Chai TT, Wong FC.
Identification of Potential Anticancer Protein Targets in Cytotoxicity Mediated by Tropical Medicinal Fern Extracts.
Pharmacogn Mag. 2018 Apr-Jun;14(54):227-230.
PMID: 29720836

Atallah NM, Vitek O, Gaiti F, Tanurdzic M, Banks JA.
Sex Determination in Ceratopteris richardii Is Accompanied by Transcriptome Changes That Drive Epigenetic Reprogramming of the Young Gametophyte.
G3 (Bethesda). 2018 May 2;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29720393

Jaeger N, Besaury L, Röhling AN, Koch F, Delort AM, Gasc C, Greule M, Kolb S, Nadalig T, Peyret P, Vuilleumier S, Amato P, Bringel F, Keppler F.
Chloromethane formation and degradation in the fern phyllosphere.
Sci Total Environ. 2018 Apr 12;634:1278-1287. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29660879

Sun MY, Li JY, Li D, Huang FJ, Wang D, Li H, Xing Q, Zhu HB, Shi L.
Full-length Transcriptome Sequencing and Modular Organization Analysis of Naringin/Neoeriocitrin Related Gene Expression Pattern in Drynaria roosii.
Plant Cell Physiol. 2018 Apr 12;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29660070

Voss LJ, McAdam SAM, Knoblauch M, Rathje JM, Brodribb T, Hedrich R, Roelfsema MRG.
Guard cells in fern stomata are connected by plasmodesmata, but control cytosolic Ca2+ levels autonomously.
New Phytol. 2018 Apr 14;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29655174

Goh CL, Chuah SY, Tien S, Thng G, Vitale MA, Delgado-Rubin A.
Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Polypodium Leucotomos Extract in the Treatment of Melasma in Asian Skin: A Pilot Study.
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2018 Mar;11(3):14-19.
PMID: 29606995

Barrera-Redondo J, Ramirez-Barahona S, Eguiarte LE.
Rates of molecular evolution in tree ferns are associated with body size, environmental temperature and biological productivity.
Evolution. 2018 Mar 31;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29604055

Niinemets Ü, Bravo LA, Copolovici L.
Changes in photosynthetic rate and stress volatile emissions through desiccation-rehydration cycles in desiccation tolerant epiphytic filmy ferns (Hymenophyllaceae).
Plant Cell Environ. 2018 Mar 30;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29603297

Gitzendanner MA, Soltis PS, Wong GK, Ruhfel BR, Soltis DE.
Plastid phylogenomic analysis of green plants: A billion years of evolutionary history.
Am J Bot. 2018 Mar 30;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29603143

Sureshkumar J, Silambarasan R, Bharati KA, Krupa J, Amalraj S, Ayyanar M.
A review on ethnomedicinally important pteridophytes of India.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2018 Mar 22;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29578072

Mahley JN, Pittermann J, Rowe N, Baer A, Watkins JE, Schuettpelz E, Wheeler JK, Mehltreter K, Windham M, Testo W, Beck J.
Geometry, Allometry and Biomechanics of Fern Leaf Petioles: Their Significance for the Evolution of Functional and Ecological Diversity Within the Pteridaceae.
Front Plant Sci. 2018;9:197.
PMID: 29563920

Testo W, Øllgaard B, Field A, Almeida T, Kessler M, Barrington D.
Phylogenetic systematics, morphological evolution, and natural groups in Neotropical Phlegmariurus (Lycopodiaceae).
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2018 Mar 17;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29559245

Anh BTK, Minh NN, Ha NTH, Kim DD, Kien NT, Trung NQ, Cuong TT, Danh LT.
Field Survey and Comparative Study of Pteris Vittata and Pityrogramma Calomelanos Grown on Arsenic Contaminated Lands with Different Soil pH.
Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2018 Mar 20;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29557492

Kevin Boyce C, DiMichele WA.
Fast or slow for the arborescent lycopsids?: Response to Thomas & Cleal (2017) ‘Arborescent lycophyte growth in the late Carboniferous coal swamps’.
New Phytol. 2018 Feb 19;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29457227

Dehdari S, Hajimehdipoor H.
Medicinal Properties of Adiantum capillus-veneris Linn. in Traditional Medicine and Modern Phytotherapy: A Review Article.
Iran J Public Health. 2018 Feb;47(2):188-197.
PMID: 29445628

Rajesh Banu J, Sugitha S, Kannah RY, Kavitha S, Yeom IT.
Marsilea spp.-A novel source of lignocellulosic biomass: Effect of solubilized lignin on anaerobic biodegradability and cost of energy products.
Bioresour Technol. 2018 Feb 2;255:220-228. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29427873

Baskaran XR, Geo Vigila AV, Zhang SZ, Feng SX, Liao WB.
A review of the use of pteridophytes for treating human ailments.
J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2018 Feb.;19(2):85-119.
PMID: 29405039

Campos NV, Arcanjo-Silva S, Freitas-Silva L, de Araújo TO, Souza-Fernandes DP, Azevedo AA.
Arsenic hyperaccumulation in Pityrogramma calomelanos L. (Link): adaptive traits to deal with high metalloid concentrations.
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018 Feb 2;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29396820

Huang W, Tikkanen M, Zhang SB.
Photoinhibition of photosystem I in Nephrolepis falciformis depends on reactive oxygen species generated in the chloroplast stroma.
Photosynth Res. 2018 Jan 22;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29357086

Farias RP, Arruda ECP, Santiago ACP, Almeida-Cortez JS, Carvalho-Fernandes SP, Costa LEN, Barros ICL, Mehltreter K.
First record of galls in the tree fern Cyathea phalerata (Cyatheaceae) from a Tropical Rainforest in Brazil.
Braz J Biol. 2018 Jan 8;:0. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29319755

de Vries S, de Vries J, Teschke H, von Dahlen JK, Rose LE, Gould SB.
Jasmonic and salicylic acid response in the fern Azolla filiculoides and its cyanobiont.
Plant Cell Environ. 2018 Jan 3;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29314046

Regalado L, Schmidt AR, Appelhans MS, Ilsemann B, Schneider H, Krings M, Heinrichs J.
Publisher Correction: A fossil species of the enigmatic early polypod fern genus Cystodium (Cystodiaceae) in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar.
Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 8;8(1):448.
PMID: 29311613 

Valdespino IA.
Novel fern- and centipede-like Selaginella (Selaginellaceae) species and a new combination from South America.
PhytoKeys. 2017;(91):13-38.
PMID: 29308039

Petersen KB, Burd M.
The enigma of sex allocation in Selaginella.
Ann Bot. 2017 Dec 29;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29300810

Logacheva MD, Krinitsina AA, Belenikin MS, Khafizov K, Konorov EA, Kuptsov SV, Speranskaya AS.
Comparative analysis of inverted repeats of polypod fern (Polypodiales) plastomes reveals two hypervariable regions.
BMC Plant Biol. 2017 Dec 28;17(Suppl 2):255.
PMID: 29297348

Leroux O, Eder M, Saxe F, Dunlop JWC, Popper ZA, Viane RLL, Knox JP.
Comparative in situ analysis reveals the dynamic nature of sclerenchyma cell walls of the fern Asplenium rutifolium.
Ann Bot. 2017 Dec 23;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29293865

Rastogi S, Pandey MM, Rawat AKS.
Ethnopharmacological Uses, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Genus Adiantum: A Comprehensive Review.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2017 Dec 27;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29288826

Thomas BA, Cleal CJ.
Arborescent lycophyte growth in the late Carboniferous coal swamps.
New Phytol. 2017 Dec 28;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29282734

Dauphin B, Grant JR, Farrar DR, Rothfels CJ.
Rapid allopolyploid radiation of moonwort ferns (Botrychium; Ophioglossaceae) revealed by PacBio sequencing of homologous and homeologous nuclear regions.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2017 Dec 11;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29242164

Xiong D, Douthe C, Flexas J.
Differential coordination of stomatal conductance, mesophyll conductance and leaf hydraulic conductance in response to changing light across species.
Plant Cell Environ. 2017 Dec 8;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29220546

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