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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

Sandoz FA, Bindschedler S, Dauphin B, Farinelli L, Grant JR, Hervé V.
Biotic and abiotic factors shape arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities associated with the roots of the widespread fern Botrychium lunaria (Ophioglossaceae).
Environ Microbiol Rep. 2020 Mar 25;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32216046

Abou-Shanab RAI, Mathai PP, Santelli C, Sadowsky MJ.
Indigenous soil bacteria and the hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata mediate phytoremediation of soil contaminated with arsenic species.
Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2020 Mar 17;195:110458. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32193021

Reddy M, Adnan M, Alreshidi M, Saeed M, Patel M.
Evaluation of Anticancer, Antibacterial and Antioxidant Properties of a Medicinally Treasured Fern Tectaria coadunata with its Phytoconstituents Analysis by HR-LCMS.
Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2020 Mar 17;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32188388

Lamichhane R, Pandeya PR, Lee KH, Kim SG, Devkota HP, Jung HJ.
Anti-Adipogenic and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of (-)-epi-Osmundalactone and Angiopteroside from Angiopteris helferiana C.Presl.
Molecules. 2020 Mar 15;25(6).
PMID: 32183470

Kashkooe A, Sardari FA, Mehrabadi MM, Zarshenas MM.
A review on pharmacological properties and toxicological effects of Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Curr Drug Discov Technol. 2020 Mar 16;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32178614

Zhang HR, Wei R, Xiang QP, Zhang XC.
Plastome-based phylogenomics resolves the placement of the sanguinolenta group in the spikemoss of lycophyte (Selaginellaceae).
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2020 Mar 12;:106788. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32173413

Ickert-Bond SM, Sousa A, Min Y, Loera I, Metzgar J, Pellicer J, Hidalgo O, Leitch IJ.
Polyploidy in gymnosperms – Insights into the genomic and evolutionary consequences of polyploidy in Ephedra.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2020 Mar 2;:106786. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32135310

Anacleto-Santos J, López-Camacho P, Mondragón-Flores R, Vega-Ávila E, Islas GB, Mondragón-Castelán M, Carrasco-Ramírez E, Rivera-Fernández N.
Anti-toxoplasma, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of Pleopeltis crassinervata (Fée) T. Moore hexane fraction.
Saudi J Biol Sci. 2020 Mar;27(3):812-819.
PMID: 32127756

Qi XJ, Pang X, Cao JQ, Du SS.
Comparative analysis on bioactivity against three stored insects of Ligusticum pteridophyllum Franch. rhizomes essential oil and supercritical fluid (SFE-CO2) extract.
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2020 Feb 20;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32078128

Léger T, Kehlmaier C, Vairappan CS, Nuss M.
Twenty-six new species of Hoploscopa (Lepidoptera, Crambidae) from South-East Asia revealed by morphology and DNA barcoding.
Zookeys. 2020;907:1-99.
PMID: 32063727

Stuart M, Brinkmann L, Festarini A, Hehn M, Bowman M, Litalien A, Lapointe MC, Rowan D.
Assessing effects of legacy nuclear waste on plants: Sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis) gametophyte viability at the Chalk River site.
J Environ Radioact. 2020 Feb 12;216:106192. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32063557

Park K, Jang BK, Lee HM, Cho JS, Lee CH.
An Efficient Method for In Vitro Shoot-Tip Culture and Sporophyte Production Using Selaginella martensii Spring Sporophyte.
Plants (Basel). 2020 Feb 12;9(2).
PMID: 32059405

Korman AM, Reynolds KA, Nabhan F, Konda B, Shah MH, Kaffenberger BH.
Vandetanib-induced Phototoxic Drug Eruption Treated with Polypodium Leucotomos Extract: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2019 Oct;12(10):35-38.
PMID: 32038747

Carella P.
Know Your Roots: A Transcriptomic Exploration of Key Life History Traits in the Model Lycophyte Selaginella moellendorffii.
Plant Cell. 2020 Feb 4;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32024689

Ostria-Gallardo E, Larama G, Berríos G, Fallard A, Gutiérrez-Moraga A, Ensminger I, Bravo LA.
A comparative gene co-expression analysis using self-organizing maps on two congener filmy ferns identifies specific desiccation tolerance mechanisms associated to their microhabitat preference.
BMC Plant Biol. 2020 Feb 4;20(1):56.
PMID: 32019526

Fujinami R, Yamada T, Imaichi R.
Root apical meristem diversity and the origin of roots: insights from extant lycophytes.
J Plant Res. 2020 Jan 30;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32002717 

Wyder S, Rivera A, Valdés AE, Cañal MJ, Gagliardini V, Fernández H, Grossniklaus U.
Differential gene expression profiling of one- and two-dimensional apogamous gametophytes of the fern Dryopteris affinis ssp. affinis.
Plant Physiol Biochem. 2020 Jan 18;148:302-311. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32000107

Laskar S, Ghoshal U, Sen K.
Vessel elements of two thelypteroid ferns-part I.
Bot Stud. 2020 Jan 27;61(1):3.
PMID: 31989333

Ferrari C, Shivhare D, Hansen BO, Pasha A, Esteban E, Provart NJ, Kragler F, Fernie AR, Tohge T, Mutwil M.
Expression Atlas of Selaginella moellendorffii Provides Insights into the Evolution of Vasculature, Secondary Metabolism, and Roots.
Plant Cell. 2020 Jan 27;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31988262

Wang Y, Gao S, He X, Li Y, Zhang Y, Chen W.
Response of total phenols, flavonoids, minerals, and amino acids of four edible fern species to four shading treatments.
PeerJ. 2020;8:e8354.
PMID: 31976179

Xiang Y, Huang S, Huang TY, Dong A, Cao D, Li H, Xue Y, Lv P, Duan H.
Superrepellency of underwater hierarchical structures on Salvinia leaf.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Jan 21;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31964812

Baer A, Wheeler JK, Pittermann J.
Limited hydraulic adjustments drive the acclimation response of Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn to variable light.
Ann Bot. 2020 Jan 20;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31956911

Liu W, van der Ent A, Erskine PD, Morel JL, Echevarria G, Spiers KM, Montarges-Pelletier ES, Qiu RL, Tang YT.
Spatially-resolved localization of lanthanum and cerium in the rare earth element hyperaccumulator fern Dicranopteris linearis from China.
Environ Sci Technol. 2020 Jan 17;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31951400

Zhu QF, Zhao QS.
Chemical constituents and biological activities of lycophytes and ferns.
Chin J Nat Med. 2019 Dec;17(12):887-891.
PMID: 31882041

Sareen B, Thapa P, Joshi R, Bhattacharya A.
Proteome Analysis of the Gametophytes of a Western Himalayan Fern Diplazium maximum Reveals Their Adaptive Responses to Changes in Their Micro-Environment.
Front Plant Sci. 2019;10:1623.
PMID: 31921265

Zheng T, He X, Ye H, Fu W, Peng M, Gou G.
Phylogeography of the rare and endangered lycophyte Isoetes yunguiensis.
PeerJ. 2020;8:e8270.
PMID: 31915576

Ida N, Iwasaki A, Teruya T, Suenaga K, Kato-Noguchi H.
Tree Fern Cyathea lepifera May Survive by Its Phytotoxic Property.
Plants (Basel). 2019 Dec 28;9(1).
PMID: 31905660

Zhu QF, Zhao QS.
Chemical constituents and biological activities of lycophytes and ferns.
Chin J Nat Med. 2019 Dec;17(12):887-891.
PMID: 31882041

Yang C, Ho YN, Makita R, Inoue C, Chien MF.
Cupriavidus basilensis strain r507, a toxic arsenic phytoextraction facilitator, potentiates the arsenic accumulation by Pteris vittata.
Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2019 Dec 24;190:110075. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31881405

Zhang J, Liu L, Shu JP, Jin DM, Shen H, Chen HF, Zhang R, Yan YH.
Transcriptomic Evidence of Adaptive Evolution of the Epiphytic Fern Asplenium nidus.
Int J Genomics. 2019;2019:1429316.
PMID: 31871926

Dos Santos NBC, de Arruda ECP, de Pinna GFAM, Neto AGB, de Oliveira AFM.
Assessing the effects of water quality on leaf morphoanatomy, ultrastructure and photosynthetic pigment content of Salvinia auriculata Aubl. (Salviniaceae).
Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2019 Dec 14;190:110061. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31846859

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