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

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

Westbrook AS, McAdam SAM.
Atavistic stomatal responses to blue light in Marsileaceae.
Plant Physiol. 2020 Aug 25;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32843522

Jang BK, Cho JS, Lee CH.
Synthetic Seed Technology Development and Production Studies for Storage, Transport, and Industrialization of Bracken Spores.
Plants (Basel). 2020 Aug 22;9(9).
PMID: 32842585

Odland A, Birks HJB, Line JM.
Quantitative vegetation-environment relationships in west norwegian tall-fern vegetation.
Nord. J. Bot.. 1990 Dec;10(5):511-533.
PMID: 32834196

Suissa JS, Green WA.
CO2 starvation experiments provide support for the carbon-limited hypothesis of the evolution of CAM-like behavior in Isoëtes.
Ann Bot. 2020 Aug 22;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32827211

Nebot A, Philpott VJ, Pajdo A, Ballesteros D.
Cryopreservation of Fern Spores and Pollen.
Methods Mol Biol. 2021;2180:623-637.
PMID: 32797439

Kinosian SP, Pearse WD, Wolf PG.
Cryptic diversity in the model fern genus Ceratopteris (Pteridaceae).
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2020 Aug 10;:106938. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32791300

Hartnell DM, Chapman IJ, Taylor NGH, Esteban GF, Turner AD, Franklin DJ.
Cyanobacterial Abundance and Microcystin Profiles in Two Southern British Lakes: The Importance of Abiotic and Biotic Interactions.
Toxins (Basel). 2020 Aug 5;12(8).
PMID: 32764428

Westbrook AS, McAdam SAM.
Stomatal density and mechanics are critical for high productivity: insights from amphibious ferns.
New Phytol. 2020 Aug 6;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32761918 

Park SH, Kim JS, Kim HT.
Study of the independent gametophytes found on Jeju Island in South Korea and the first record of the obligate independent gametophyte of Antrophyum obovatum Baker.
Ecol Evol. 2020 Jul;10(14):7826-7838.
PMID: 32760567

Cámara-Leret R, Frodin DG, Adema F, Anderson C, Appelhans MS, Argent G, Arias Guerrero S, Ashton P, Baker WJ, Barfod AS, Barrington D, Borosova R, Bramley GLC, Briggs M, Buerki S, Cahen D, Callmander MW, Cheek M, Chen CW, Conn BJ, Coode MJE, Darbyshire I, Dawson S, Dransfield J, Drinkell C, Duyfjes B, Ebihara A, Ezedin Z, Fu LF, Gideon O, Girmansyah D, Govaerts R, Fortune-Hopkins H, Hassemer G, Hay A, Heatubun CD, Hind DJN, Hoch P, Homot P, Hovenkamp P, Hughes M, Jebb M, Jennings L, Jimbo T, Kessler M, Kiew R, Knapp S, Lamei P, Lehnert M, Lewis GP, Linder HP, Lindsay S, Low YW, Lucas E, Mancera JP, Monro AK, Moore A, Middleton DJ, Nagamasu H, Newman MF, Nic Lughadha E, Melo PHA, Ohlsen DJ, Pannell CM, Parris B, Pearce L, Penneys DS, Perrie LR, Petoe P, Poulsen AD, Prance GT, Quakenbush JP, Raes N, Rodda M, Rogers ZS, Schuiteman A, Schwartsburd P, Scotland RW, Simmons MP, Simpson DA, Stevens P, Sundue M, Testo W, Trias-Blasi A, Turner I, Utteridge T, Walsingham L, Webber BL, Wei R, Weiblen GD, Weigend M, Weston P, de Wilde W, Wilkie P, Wilmot-Dear CM, Wilson HP, Wood JRI, Zhang LB, van Welzen PC.
New Guinea has the world’s richest island flora.
Nature. 2020 Aug 5;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32760001

Hornych O, Testo WL, Sessa EB, Watkins JE Jr, Campany CE, Pittermann J, Ekrt L.
Insights into the evolutionary history and widespread occurrence of antheridiogen systems in ferns.
New Phytol. 2020 Aug 2;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32740926

Takuli P, Khulbe K, Kumar P, Parki A, Syed A, Elgorban AM.
Phytochemical profiling, antioxidant and antibacterial efficacy of a native Himalayan Fern: Woodwardia unigemmata (Makino) Nakai.
Saudi J Biol Sci. 2020 Aug;27(8):1961-1967.
PMID: 32714019

Vasco A, Ambrose BA.
Simple and Divided Leaves in Ferns: Exploring the Genetic Basis for Leaf Morphology Differences in the Genus Elaphoglossum (Dryopteridaceae).
Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jul 22;21(15).
PMID: 32707812

Kaneko S, Cook SD, Aoi Y, Watanabe A, Hayashi KI, Kasahara H.
An evolutionarily primitive and distinct auxin metabolism in the lycophyte Selaginella moellendorffii.
Plant Cell Physiol. 2020 Jul 22;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32697828

Fujinami R, Nakajima A, Imaichi R, Yamada T.
Lycopodium root meristem dynamics support homology between shoots and roots in lycophytes.
New Phytol. 2020 Jul 22;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32696978

Hort MA, Brighente IMC, Pizzolatti MG, Ribeiro-do-Valle RM.
Mechanisms involved in the endothelium-dependent vasodilatory effect of an ethyl acetate fraction of Cyathea phalerata Mart. in isolated rats’ aorta rings.
J Tradit Complement Med. 2020 Jul;10(4):360-365.
PMID: 32695653

Kessler M, Siorak Y, Wunderlich M, Wegner C.
Patterns of morphological leaf traits among pteridophytes along humidity and temperature gradients in the Bolivian Andes.
Funct Plant Biol. 2007 Dec;34(11):963-971.
PMID: 32689424

Volkova L, Tausz M, Bennett LT, Dreyer E.
Interactive effects of high irradiance and moderate heat on photosynthesis, pigments, and tocopherol in the tree-fern Dicksonia antarctica.
Funct Plant Biol. 2010 Jan;36(12):1046-1056.
PMID: 32688716 

Magrini S, Azzella MM, Bolpagni R, Zucconi L.
In Vitro Propagation of Isoëtes sabatina (Isoetaceae): A Key Conservation Challenge for a Critically Endangered Quillwort.
Plants (Basel). 2020 Jul 14;9(7).
PMID: 32674352

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