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Fire-adapted Gondwanan Angiosperm floras evolved in the Cretaceous

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Title
Fire-adapted Gondwanan Angiosperm floras evolved in the Cretaceous
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BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-12-223
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Byron B Lamont, Tianhua He

Abstract

Fires have been widespread over the last 250 million years, peaking 60-125 million years ago (Ma), and might therefore have played a key role in the evolution of Angiosperms. Yet it is commonly believed that fireprone communities existed only after the global climate became more arid and seasonal 15 Ma. Recent molecular-based studies point to much earlier origins of fireprone Angiosperm floras in Australia and South Africa (to 60 Ma, Paleocene) but even these were constrained by the ages of the clades examined.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
South Africa 2 3%
France 1 1%
Chile 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Turkey 1 1%
Unknown 65 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 22 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 19%
Student > Bachelor 11 15%
Student > Master 9 12%
Student > Postgraduate 6 8%
Other 13 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 38 51%
Environmental Science 15 20%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 10 13%
Unspecified 6 8%
Materials Science 3 4%
Other 3 4%

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