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

Kurita K, Kyogoku D, Abe A, Yokota M, Isagi Y.
Development of microsatellite markers for an endangered fern in the Ryukyus, Plagiogyria koidzumii (Plagiogyriaceae).
Genes Genet Syst. 2019 Apr 10;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30971624

Brock JMR, Burns BR, Perry GLW, Lee WG.
Gametophyte niche differences among sympatric tree ferns.
Biol Lett. 2019 Jan 31;15(1):20180659.
PMID: 30958217

Wang X, Bai SN.
Key innovations in transition from homospory to heterospory.
Plant Signal Behav. 2019 Mar 20;:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30892985

Nameth ST, Steininger J.
Cucumber Mosaic Virus Associated with Leaf Malformation and Stunting in Adiantum pedatum.
Plant Dis. 1997 Nov;81(11):1333.
PMID: 30861751

Nekrasov EV, Svetashev VI, Khrapko OV, Vyssotski MV.
Variability of fatty acid profiles in ferns: Relation to fern taxonomy and seasonal development.
Phytochemistry. 2019 Mar 8;162:47-55. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30856529

Castillo Loría K, Emiliani J, Bergara CD, Herrero MS, Salvatierra LM, Pérez LM.
Effect of daily exposure to Pb-contaminated water on Salvinia biloba physiology and phytoremediation performance.
Aquat Toxicol. 2019 Feb 27;210:158-166. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30856470

Williamson MR, Blake JH, Jeffers SN, Lewis SA.
First Reports of Aphelenchoides fragariae on Royal Fern and on Hosta and Other Hosts in South Carolina.
Plant Dis. 2000 May;84(5):593.
PMID: 30841361

Grasso S, Pane A, Cacciola SO.
First Report of Armillaria mellea on a Fern from Italy.
Plant Dis. 2000 May;84(5):592.
PMID: 30841357

Rayachhetry MB, Pemberton RW, Smith LL, Leahy R.
Pathogenicity Assessment of Puccinia lygodii, a Potential Biological Control Agent of Lygodium japonicum in Southeastern United States.
Plant Dis. 2001 Feb;85(2):232.
PMID: 30831962

López-Pozo M, Gasulla F, García-Plazaola JI, Fernández-Marín B.
Unraveling metabolic mechanisms behind chloroplast desiccation tolerance: Chlorophyllous fern spore as a new promising unicellular model.
Plant Sci. 2019 Apr;281:251-260.
PMID: 30824058

Zhao Y, Hu W, Zhang H, Ding C, Huang Y, Liao J, Zhang ZW, Yuan S, Chen YE, Yuan M.
Antioxidant and immunomodulatory activities of polysaccharides from the rhizome of Dryopteris crassirhizoma Nakai.
Int J Biol Macromol. 2019 Feb 21;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30797809

Pradeep Kumar R, Dinesh Babu KV, Evans DA.
Isolation, characterization and mode of action of a larvicidal compound, 22-hydroxyhopane from Adiantum latifolium Lam. against Oryctes rhinoceros Linn.
Pestic Biochem Physiol. 2019 Jan;153:161-170.
PMID: 30744890

Ong BL, Ng ML.
Regeneration of drought-stressed gametophytes of the epiphytic fern, Pyrrosia pilosellodes (L.) Price.
Plant Cell Rep. 1998 Dec;18(3-4):225-228.
PMID: 30744225

Thakur RC, Hosoi Y, Ishii K.
Rapid in vitro propagation of Matteuccia struthiopteris (L.) Todaro – an edible fern.
Plant Cell Rep. 1998 Dec;18(3-4):203-208.
PMID: 30744221

Kloepper JW, Saborío F, Bustamante E, Polston JE, Sánchez E, Umaña G.
Fern Distortion Syndrome of Leatherleaf Fern in Costa Rica: Symptoms, Incidence, and Severity.
Plant Dis. 2010 Aug;94(8):940-951.
PMID: 30743490

Prabhu SG, Srinikethan G, Hegde S.
Spontaneous Cr(VI) and Cd(II) biosorption potential of native pinnae tissue of Pteris vittata L., a tropical invasive pteridophyte.
Int J Phytoremediation. 2019 Feb 11;:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30740992

Wada M.
Cytoskeleton Observation in Phototropism and Polarotropism of Adiantum Protonema.
Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1924:191-198.
PMID: 30694476

Wada M.
Determination of Phototropism and Polarotropism in Fern Protonemal Cells.
Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1924:27-33.
PMID: 30694464

Yan H, Gao Y, Wu L, Wang L, Zhang T, Dai C, Xu W, Feng L, Ma M, Zhu YG, He Z.
Potential use of the Pteris vittata arsenic hyperaccumulation-regulation network for phytoremediation.
J Hazard Mater. 2019 Jan 23;368:386-396. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30690391

Zhang L, Thi Lu N, Zhou XM, Chen DK, Knapp R, Zhou L, Guo L, Tam Luong T, Sun H, Gao XF, Zhang LB.
A plastid phylogeny of the Old World fern genus Leptochilus (Polypodiaceae): Implications for cryptic speciation and progressive colonization from lower to higher latitudes.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2019 Jan 24;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30685418

Miyoshi S, Kimura S, Ootsuki R, Higaki T, Nakamasu A.
Developmental analyses of divarications in leaves of an aquatic fern Microsorum pteropus and its varieties.
PLoS One. 2019;14(1):e0210141.
PMID: 30682033

Cheng JF, Guo JX, Bian YN, Chen ZL, Li CL, Li XD, Li YH.
Sphingobacterium athyrii sp. nov., a cellulose- and xylan-degrading bacterium isolated from a decaying fern (Athyrium wallichianum Ching).
Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2019 Jan 16;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30648942

Wu X, Huang Q, Xu N, Cai J, Luo D, Zhang Q, Su Z, Gao C, Liu Y.
Antioxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Water Extract of Acrostichum aureum Linn. against Ethanol-Induced Gastric Ulcer in Rats.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018;2018:3585394.
PMID: 30643529

Zeng WW, Lai LS.
Anti-melanization effects and inhibitory kinetics of tyrosinase of bird’s nest fern (Asplenium australasicum) frond extracts on melanoma and human skin.
J Biosci Bioeng. 2019 Jan 10;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30639118

Hetherington AJ, Dolan L.
Rhynie chert fossils demonstrate the independent origin and gradual evolution of lycophyte roots.
Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2018 Dec 15;47:119-126. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30562673

Santos MG, Hanson P, Maia VC, Mehltreter K.
A Review of Galls on Ferns and Lycophytes.
Environ Entomol. 2018 Dec 15;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30561603

Mower JP, Ma PF, Grewe F, Taylor A, Michael TP, VanBuren R, Qiu YL.
Lycophyte plastid genomics: extreme variation in GC, gene and intron content and multiple inversions between a direct and inverted orientation of the rRNA repeat.
New Phytol. 2018 Dec 17;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30556907

Ruiz-Ruano FJ, Navarro-Domínguez B, Camacho JPM, Garrido-Ramos MA.
Full plastome sequence of the fern Vandenboschia speciosa (Hymenophyllales): structural singularities and evolutionary insights.
J Plant Res. 2018 Dec 14;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30552526

Thi Lu N, Ebihara A, He H, Zhang L, Zhou XM, Knapp R, Kamau P, Lorence D, Gao XF, Zhang LB.
A plastid phylogeny of the fern genus Arachniodes (Dryopteridaceae).
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2018 Dec 11;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30550964

Pedrero-López LV, Pérez-García B, Mehltreter K, Sánchez-Coronado ME, Orozco-Segovia A.
Can fern spores develop hydration memory in response to priming?
J Plant Physiol. 2018 Nov 23;232:284-290. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30544053

Hanušová K, Certner M, Urfus T, Koutecký P, Košnar J, Rothfels CJ, Jarolímová V, Ptácek J, Ekrt L.
Widespread co-occurrence of multiple ploidy levels in fragile ferns (Cystopteris fragilis complex; Cystopteridaceae) probably stems from similar ecology of cytotypes, their efficient dispersal and inter-ploidy hybridization.
Ann Bot. 2018 Dec 12;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30541055

Cardoso AA, Randall JM, McAdam SAM.
Hydraulics regulates stomatal responses to changes in leaf water status in Athyrium filix-femina.
Plant Physiol. 2018 Dec 11;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30538169

Gao R, Yu D, Chen L, Wang W, Sun L, Chang Y.
Cloning and functional analysis of squalene synthase gene from Dryopteris fragrans (L.) Schott.
Protein Expr Purif. 2018 Dec 5;155:95-103. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30530061

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

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