Michelle van der Bank
University of Johannesburg
Publications 50
#1Hong-Tao Li (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 11
#2Ting-Shuang Yi (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 17
Last.Yang Luo (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 2
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Angiosperms are by far the most species-rich clade of land plants, but their origin and early evolutionary history remain poorly understood. We reconstructed angiosperm phylogeny based on 80 genes from 2,881 plastid genomes representing 85% of extant families and all orders. With a well-resolved plastid tree and 62 fossil calibrations, we dated the origin of the crown angiosperms to the Upper Triassic, with major angiosperm radiations occurring in the Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous. This estimate...
#1Kowiyou Yessoufou (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 12
#2B.S. Bezeng (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 5
Last.Michelle van der Bank (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 19
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Alien invasive species are problematic both economically and ecologically, particularly on islands. As such, understanding how they interact with their environment is necessary to inform invasive s...
#1Maxwell J. Farrell (McGill University)H-Index: 5
#2Danny Govender (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 3
Last.T. Jonathan Davies (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 2
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Bacteria are essential components of natural environments. They contribute to ecosystem functioning through roles as mutualists and pathogens for larger species, and as key components of food webs ...
#1Sarah J. Adamowicz (U of G: University of Guelph)H-Index: 21
#2J.S. Boatwright (UWC: University of the Western Cape)H-Index: 14
Last.Amanda Naaum ('QUB': Queen's University Belfast)H-Index: 1
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#1Barnabas H. Daru (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 13
#2Michelle van der Bank (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 19
Last.T. Jonathan Davies (McGill University)H-Index: 12
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The Government of Canada through Genome Canada and Ontario Genomics Institute (2008‐OGI‐ICI‐03), International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and University of Johannesburg.
#1Sarah J. AdamowiczH-Index: 21
Last.Michelle van der BankH-Index: 19
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Participants in the 7th International Barcode of Life Conference (Kruger National Park, South Africa, 20–24 November 2017) share the latest findings in DNA barcoding research and its increasingly diversified applications. Here, we review prevailing trends synthesized from among 429 invited and contributed abstracts, which are collated in this open-access special issue of Genome. Hosted for the first time on the African continent, the 7th Conference places special emphasis on the evolutionary ori...
#1Vanessa Terra (UFU: Federal University of Uberlandia)H-Index: 1
#2Flávia Cristina Pinto Garcia (UFV: Universidade Federal de Viçosa)H-Index: 9
Last.Joseph T. Miller (CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)H-Index: 22
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Senegalia is a genus of the legume family (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) that has a pantropical distribution with centers of diversity in Brazil, Mexico and southern Africa. The genus is characterized by plants having bipinnate leaves, presence of petiolar nectaries, prickles on the branches, and pollen grains arranged in polyads with 16 grains. Morphology is an important tool for identification of Senegalia species, but it is not sufficient to resolve all taxonomic issues and elucidate the evolutio...