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Using Morphological, Molecular and Climatic Data to Delimitate Yews along the Hindu Kush-Himalaya and Adjacent Regions

  • Ram C. Poudel,

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Plant Germplasm and Genomics Center, Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, The Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • Michael Möller mail,

    gaolm@mail.kib.ac.cn (LMG); dzl@mail.kib.ac.cn (DZL); m.moeller@rbge.org.uk (MM)

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • Lian-Ming Gao mail,

    gaolm@mail.kib.ac.cn (LMG); dzl@mail.kib.ac.cn (DZL); m.moeller@rbge.org.uk (MM)

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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  • Antje Ahrends,

    Affiliation: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • Sushim R. Baral,

    Affiliation: National Herbarium and Plant Laboratories, Department of Plant Resources, Godawari, Lalitpur, Nepal

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  • Jie Liu,

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Plant Germplasm and Genomics Center, Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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  • Philip Thomas,

    Affiliation: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • De-Zhu Li mail

    gaolm@mail.kib.ac.cn (LMG); dzl@mail.kib.ac.cn (DZL); m.moeller@rbge.org.uk (MM)

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, Plant Germplasm and Genomics Center, Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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  • Published: October 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046873

About the Authors

Ram C. Poudel, Michael Möller, Lian-Ming Gao, Jie Liu, De-Zhu Li
Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China
Ram C. Poudel, Jie Liu, De-Zhu Li
Plant Germplasm and Genomics Center, Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China
Ram C. Poudel
The Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Ram C. Poudel, Michael Möller, Antje Ahrends, Philip Thomas
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Sushim R. Baral
National Herbarium and Plant Laboratories, Department of Plant Resources, Godawari, Lalitpur, Nepal

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MM LMG SRB DZL. Performed the experiments: RCP JL. Analyzed the data: RCP LMG AA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RCP MM LMG SRB JL. Wrote the paper: RCP MM LMG AA PT DZL.