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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

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

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

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