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

De Benedetti F, Zamaloa MDC, Gandolfo MA, Cúneo NR.
Reinterpretation of Paleoazolla: a heterosporous water fern from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia, Argentina.
Am J Bot. 2020 Jun 29;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32596837

Champreux A, Meyer-Berthaud B, Decombeix AL.
Keraphyton gen. nov., a new Late Devonian fern-like plant from Australia.
PeerJ. 2020;8:e9321.
PMID: 32587800

Johnson MAA, Madona CX, Almeida RS, Martins N, Coutinho HDM.
In Vitro Toxicity, Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, and Antidiabetic Potential of Sphaerostephanos unitus (L.) Holttum.
Antibiotics (Basel). 2020 Jun 18;9(6).
PMID: 32570712

Cruz R, Melo-de-Pinna GFA, Vasco A, Prado J, Ambrose BA.
Class I KNOX Is Related to Determinacy during the Leaf Development of the Fern Mickelia scandens (Dryopteridaceae).
Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jun 16;21(12).
PMID: 32560264 

de Oliveira LGS, Boabaid FM, Kisielius V, Rasmussen LH, Buroni F, Lucas M, Schild CO, López F, Machado M, Riet-Correa F.
Hemorrhagic diathesis in cattle due to consumption of Adiantopsis chlorophylla (Swartz) Fée (Pteridaceae).
Toxicon X. 2020 Mar;5:100024.
PMID: 32550580

Hori K.
Athyrium bipinnatum K.Hori (Athyriaceae), a new cornopteroid fern from Japan.
PhytoKeys. 2020;148:93-104.
PMID: 32536786

Liu S, Wang Z, Wang H, Su Y, Wang T.
Patterns and Rates of Plastid rps12 Gene Evolution Inferred in a Phylogenetic Context using Plastomic Data of Ferns.
Sci Rep. 2020 Jun 10;10(1):9394.
PMID: 32523061

Schwartsburd PB, Perrie LR, Brownsey P, Shepherd LD, Shang H, Barrington DS, Sundue MA.
New insights into the evolution of the fern family dennstaedtiaceae from an expanded molecular phylogeny and morphological analysis.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2020 Jun 5;:106881. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32512193

Ostria-Gallardo E, Larama G, Berríos G, Fallard A, Gutiérrez-Moraga A, Ensminger I, Manque P, Bascuñán-Godoy L, Bravo LA.
Decoding Gene Networks Modules That Explain the Recovery of Hymenoglossum cruentum Cav. After Extreme Desiccation.
Front Plant Sci. 2020;11:574.
PMID: 32499805

Hegedűs C, Muresan M, Badale A, Bombicz M, Varga B, Szilágyi A, Sinka D, Bácskay I, Popoviciu M, Magyar I, Szarvas MM, Szőllősi E, Németh J, Szilvássy Z, Pallag A, Kiss R.
SIRT1 Activation by Equisetum Arvense L. (Horsetail) Modulates Insulin Sensitivity in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats.
Molecules. 2020 May 29;25(11).
PMID: 32486051

Adnan M, Patel M, Deshpande S, Alreshidi M, Siddiqui AJ, Reddy MN, Emira N, De Feo V.
Effect of Adiantum philippense Extract on Biofilm Formation, Adhesion With Its Antibacterial Activities Against Foodborne Pathogens, and Characterization of Bioactive Metabolites: An in vitro-in silico Approach.
Front Microbiol. 2020;11:823.
PMID: 32477292

Chetia P, Mazumder MK, Mahanta S, De B, Dutta Choudhury M.
A novel phytochemical from Dipteris wallichii inhibits human β-secretase 1: Implications for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Med Hypotheses. 2020 May 18;143:109839. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32473508

Fujiwara T, Watano Y.
Independent allopatric polyploidizations shaped the geographical structure and initial stage of reproductive isolation in an allotetraploid fern, Lepisorus nigripes (Polypodiaceae).
PLoS One. 2020;15(5):e0233095.
PMID: 32433707

Pavlíková D, Zemanová V, Pavlík M, Dobrev PI, Hnilička F, Motyka V.
Response of cytokinins and nitrogen metabolism in the fronds of Pteris sp. under arsenic stress.
PLoS One. 2020;15(5):e0233055.
PMID: 32413087

Chernova T, Ageeva M, Mikshina P, Trofimova O, Kozlova L, Lev-Yadun S, Gorshkova T.
The Living Fossil Psilotum nudum Has Cortical Fibers With Mannan-Based Cell Wall Matrix.
Front Plant Sci. 2020;11:488.
PMID: 32411161

Wang X, Ding G, Liu B, Wang Q.
Flavonoids and antioxidant activity of rare and endangered fern: Isoetes sinensis.
PLoS One. 2020;15(5):e0232185.
PMID: 32396536

Ukai Y, Inoue K, Kamada M, Teramura H, Yanagisawa S, Kitazaki K, Shoji K, Goto F, Mochida K, Yoshihara T, Shimada H.
De novo transcriptome analysis reveals an unperturbed transcriptome under high cadmium conditions in the Cd-hypertolerant fern Athyrium yokoscense.
Genes Genet Syst. 2020 May 9;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32389921

Cardoso AA, Visel D, Kane CN, Batz TA, Sánchez CG, Kaack L, Lamarque LJ, Wagner Y, King A, Torres-Ruiz JM, Corso D, Burlett R, Badel E, Cochard H, Delzon S, Jansen S, McAdam SAM.
Drought-induced lacuna formation in the stem causes hydraulic conductance to decline before xylem embolism in Selaginella.
New Phytol. 2020 May 9;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32386326

Grzyb M, Wróbel-Marek J, Kurczyńska E, Sobczak M, Mikuła A.
Symplasmic Isolation Contributes to Somatic Embryo Induction and Development in the Tree Fern Cyathea delgadii Sternb.
Plant Cell Physiol. 2020 May 6;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32374847

Banach AM, Kuźniar A, Grządziel J, Wolińska A.
Azolla filiculoides L. as a source of metal-tolerant microorganisms.
PLoS One. 2020;15(5):e0232699.
PMID: 32374760

Ribeiro DDSF, Keller KM, Soto-Blanco B.
Ptaquiloside and Pterosin B Levels in Mature Green Fronds and Sprouts of Pteridium arachnoideum.
Toxins (Basel). 2020 May 1;12(5).
PMID: 32369939

Khine PK, Schneider H.
Data on pteridophyte species diversity and status of the International Union for Conservation of Nature in each political unit of Myanmar.
Data Brief. 2020 Jun;30:105503.
PMID: 32368579

Chen X, Liu W, Huang X, Fu H, Wang Q, Wang Y, Cao J.
Arg-type dihydroflavonol 4-reductase genes from the fern Dryopteris erythrosora play important roles in the biosynthesis of anthocyanins.
PLoS One. 2020;15(5):e0232090.
PMID: 32357153

Barrington DS, Patel NR, Southgate MW.
Inferring the impacts of evolutionary history and ecological constraints on spore size and shape in the ferns.
Appl Plant Sci. 2020 Apr;8(4):e11339.
PMID: 32351800

Aldasoro JJ, Cabezas F, Aedo C.
Diversity and distribution of ferns in sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and some islands of the South Atlantic.
J Biogeogr. 2004 Oct;31(10):1579-1604.
PMID: 32336865

Dhir SB.
Fiddlehead Fern Poisoning: A Case Report.
Wilderness Environ Med. 2020 Apr 20;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32327371

Yañez A, Gutierrez DG, Ponce MM.
Weedy ferns (Polypodiopsida) in Argentina: diversity, distribution and impact on human activities and ecosystems.
An Acad Bras Cienc. 2020;92(1):e20180983.
PMID: 32321012

Bora MS, Gogoi N, Sarma KP.
Tolerance mechanism of cadmium in Ceratopteris pteridoides: Translocation and subcellular distribution.
Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2020 Apr 15;197:110599. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32304919

Wang J, Dong S, Yang L, Harris AJ, Schneider H, Kang M.
Allopolyploid speciation accompanied by gene flow in a tree fern.
Mol Biol Evol. 2020 Apr 17;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32302390

Nitta JH, Watkins JE Jr, Davis CC.
Life in the canopy: community trait assessments reveal substantial functional diversity among fern epiphytes.
New Phytol. 2020 Apr 14;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32285944

Kao TT, Rothfels CJ, Melgoza-Castillo A, Pryer KM, Windham MD.
Infraspecific diversification of the star cloak fern (Notholaena standleyi) in the deserts of the United States and Mexico.
Am J Bot. 2020 Apr 7;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32253761

Zhang T, Yan H, He Z.
[Advances in molecular mechanisms of arsenic hyperaccumulation of Pteris vittata L.] Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao. 2020 Mar 25;36(3):397-406. Chinese.
PMID: 32237534

Zhang L, Zhou XM, Liang ZL, Fan XP, Thi Lu N, Song MS, Knapp R, Gao XF, Sun H, Zhang LB.
Phylogeny and classification of the tribe Lepisoreae (Polypodiaceae; pteridophyta) with the description of a new genus, Ellipinema gen. nov., segregated from Lepisorus.
Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2020 Mar 23;:106803. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32217168

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

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