ericaceae

Summary

Summary: The heath plant family of the order Ericales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida that are generally shrubs or small trees. Leaves are alternate, simple, and leathery; flowers are symmetrical with a 4- or 5-parted corolla of partly fused petals.

Top Publications

  1. Bidartondo M, Bruns T. Extreme specificity in epiparasitic Monotropoideae (Ericaceae): widespread phylogenetic and geographical structure. Mol Ecol. 2001;10:2285-95 pubmed
    The Monotropoideae (Ericaceae) are nonphotosynthetic plants that obtain fixed carbon from their fungal mycorrhizal associates...
  2. Marchand F, Kockelbergh F, van de Vijver B, Beyens L, Nijs I. Are heat and cold resistance of arctic species affected by successive extreme temperature events?. New Phytol. 2006;170:291-300 pubmed
    ..After the HWs, when plants were exposed to (low) ambient temperatures again, plant performance deteriorated further, indicating possible loss of cold resistance...
  3. Knapp B, Seeber J, Podmirseg S, Meyer E, Insam H. Application of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis for analysing the gut microflora of Lumbricus rubellus Hoffmeister under different feeding conditions. Bull Entomol Res. 2008;98:271-9 pubmed publisher
    ..A specific microflora in the intestinal tract of L. rubellus, robust against diet changes, could not be found...
  4. Hynson N, Weis M, Preiss K, Gebauer G, Treseder K. Fungal host specificity is not a bottleneck for the germination of Pyroleae species (Ericaceae) in a Bavarian forest. Mol Ecol. 2013;22:1473-81 pubmed publisher
    ..One of these lineages is the tribe Pyroleae (Ericaceae)...
  5. Curlevski N, Chambers S, Anderson I, Cairney J. Identical genotypes of an ericoid mycorrhiza-forming fungus occur in roots of Epacris pulchella (Ericaceae) and Leptospermum polygalifolium (Myrtaceae) in an Australian sclerophyll forest. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2009;67:411-20 pubmed publisher
    Assemblages of fungi associated with roots of cooccurring Epacris pulchella (Ericaceae) and Leptospermum polygalifolium (Myrtaceae) seedlings at a sclerophyll forest site in New South Wales, Australia, were investigated by direct DNA ..
  6. Hou C, Trampe T, Piepenbring M. A new species of Rhytisma causes tar spot on Comarostaphylis arbutoides (Ericaceae) in Panama. Mycopathologia. 2010;169:225-9 pubmed publisher
    A fungus causing tar spots on leaves of Comarostaphylis arbutoides (Ericaceae) in Panama is described as a new species, Rhytisma panamense. The fungus forms gregarious black stromata on pale yellow spots on the adaxial side of leaves...
  7. Lhuillier A, Fabre N, Moyano F, Martins N, Claparols C, Fouraste I, et al. Comparison of flavonoid profiles of Agauria salicifolia (Ericaceae) by liquid chromatography-UV diode array detection-electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr A. 2007;1160:13-20 pubmed
    ..Fourteen flavonoids were identified, all of which had not previously been reported in Agauria spp. Two flavonol-O-glucuronides were found to differentiate the two populations...
  8. Zimmer K, Hynson N, Gebauer G, Allen E, Allen M, Read D. Wide geographical and ecological distribution of nitrogen and carbon gains from fungi in pyroloids and monotropoids (Ericaceae) and in orchids. New Phytol. 2007;175:166-75 pubmed
    Stable isotope abundance analyses recently revealed that some European green orchids and pyroloids (Ericaceae) are partially myco-heterotrophic, exploiting mycorrhizal fungi for organic carbon and nitrogen...
  9. Ono A, Dohzono I, Sugawara T. Bumblebee pollination and reproductive biology of Rhododendron semibarbatum (Ericaceae). J Plant Res. 2008;121:319-27 pubmed publisher
    ..Differences in resource requirements between the two pollinators, representing different castes, might affect their behavior, resulting in B. ardens males contributing to more effective seed production...

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  1. Ikeda H, Setoguchi H. Natural selection on PHYE by latitude in the Japanese archipelago: insight from locus specific phylogeographic structure in Arcterica nana (Ericaceae). Mol Ecol. 2010;19:2779-91 pubmed publisher
    ..nana in northern and southern Japan. This finding is consistent with a previous study on Cardamine nipponica, indicating the importance of PHYE for local adaptation in Japanese alpine plants...
  2. Johnson K, Holland B, Heslewood M, Crayn D. Supermatrices, supertrees and serendipitous scaffolding: inferring a well-resolved, genus-level phylogeny of Styphelioideae (Ericaceae) despite missing data. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2012;62:146-58 pubmed publisher
    For the predominantly southern hemisphere plant group Styphelioideae (Ericaceae) published sequence datasets of five markers are now available for all except one of the 38 recognised genera...
  3. Vohník M, Burdikova Z, Albrechtova J, Vosatka M. Testate amoebae (Arcellinida and Euglyphida) vs. Ericoid mycorrhizal and DSE fungi: a possible novel interaction in the mycorrhizosphere of ericaceous plants?. Microb Ecol. 2009;57:203-14 pubmed publisher
    ..We hypothesize a complex relationship between ErMF-DSE and TA. If corroborated, it would represent an interesting nutrient loop in the mycorrhizosphere of ericaceous plants...
  4. Males Z, Plazibat M, Vundać V, Zuntar I. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of flavonoids of the strawberry tree - Arbutus unedo L. (Ericaceae). Acta Pharm. 2006;56:245-50 pubmed
    ..Spectrophotometric determination of the flavonoids indicated that the leaves are richer in flavonoids (0.52-2.00%) than fruits (0.10-0.29%)...
  5. Walker J, Aldrich Wolfe L, Riffel A, Barbare H, Simpson N, Trowbridge J, et al. Diverse Helotiales associated with the roots of three species of Arctic Ericaceae provide no evidence for host specificity. New Phytol. 2011;191:515-27 pubmed publisher
    ..to use nitrogen sources and may be integral to maintaining fungal and plant diversity in ecosystems in which Ericaceae occur...
  6. Desjardins E, De Oliveira D. Commercial bumble bee Bombus impatiens (Hymenoptera: Apidae) as a pollinator in lowbush blueberry (Ericale: Ericaceae) fields. J Econ Entomol. 2006;99:443-9 pubmed
    ..Large seeds influenced the weight and maturity of berries. B. impatiens acted as a "near-nest central forager" and increased fruit set and seed production up to 100 and 150 m respectively, from the hives...
  7. Pawlowska A, De Leo M, Braca A. Phenolics of Arbutus unedo L. (Ericaceae) fruits: identification of anthocyanins and gallic acid derivatives. J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54:10234-8 pubmed
    Arbutus unedo L., the strawberry tree (Ericaceae family), is an evergreen shrub or small tree, typical of the Mediterranean fringe and climate. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the profile of the phenolic constituents of A...
  8. Ohshima I, Yoshizawa K. Multiple host shifts between distantly related plants, Juglandaceae and Ericaceae, in the leaf-mining moth Acrocercops leucophaea complex (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2006;38:231-40 pubmed
    ..leucophaea and A. transecta are also associated with an Ericaceae plant, which is quite distantly related to Juglandaceae...
  9. Tedersoo L, Pellet P, Kõljalg U, Selosse M. Parallel evolutionary paths to mycoheterotrophy in understorey Ericaceae and Orchidaceae: ecological evidence for mixotrophy in Pyroleae. Oecologia. 2007;151:206-17 pubmed
    ..By generalizing and applying this to Ericaceae, we hypothesized that green forest species phylogenetically close to MHs are mixotrophic...
  10. Selosse M, Setaro S, Glatard F, Richard F, Urcelay C, Weiss M. Sebacinales are common mycorrhizal associates of Ericaceae. New Phytol. 2007;174:864-78 pubmed
    ..from ericoid mycorrhizas raised the question as to whether Sebacinales are common mycorrhizal associates of Ericaceae, which are usually considered to associate with ascomycetes...
  11. Setaro S, Weiss M, Oberwinkler F, Kottke I. Sebacinales form ectendomycorrhizas with Cavendishia nobilis, a member of the Andean clade of Ericaceae, in the mountain rain forest of southern Ecuador. New Phytol. 2006;169:355-65 pubmed
    Cavendishia nobilis var. capitata is an endemic member of the Ericaceae growing as a hemiepiphyte in the tropical mountain rain forest of southern Ecuador...
  12. Braukmann T, Stefanovic S. Plastid genome evolution in mycoheterotrophic Ericaceae. Plant Mol Biol. 2012;79:5-20 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Ericaceae, the heather family, are a large and diverse group of plants known to form elaborate symbiotic relationships ..
  13. Rains K, Nadkarni N, Bledsoe C. Epiphytic and terrestrial mycorrhizas in a lower montane Costa Rican cloud forest. Mycorrhiza. 2003;13:257-64 pubmed
    ..We assessed the mycorrhizal status of epiphytic (Araceae, Clusiaceae, Ericaceae, and Piperaceae) and terrestrial (Clusiaceae, Ericaceae) plants in a lower montane cloud forest in Costa Rica...
  14. Kennedy P, Smith D, Horton T, Molina R. Arbutus menziesii (Ericaceae) facilitates regeneration dynamics in mixed evergreen forests by promoting mycorrhizal fungal diversity and host connectivity. Am J Bot. 2012;99:1691-701 pubmed publisher
    ..The mechanism for this nurse tree effect has frequently been ascribed to mycorrhizal fungi, but no detailed molecular-based studies of the mycorrhizal fungal communities associated with A. menziesii roots have yet been conducted. •..
  15. Keel S, Campbell C, Högberg M, Richter A, Wild B, Zhou X, et al. Allocation of carbon to fine root compounds and their residence times in a boreal forest depend on root size class and season. New Phytol. 2012;194:972-81 pubmed publisher
    ..Accounting for heterogeneity in carbon residence times will improve and most probably reduce the estimates of fine root production. ..
  16. Li L, Zhang H, Liu Z, Cui X, Zhang T, Li Y, et al. Comparative transcriptome sequencing and de novo analysis of Vaccinium corymbosum during fruit and color development. BMC Plant Biol. 2016;16:223 pubmed
    Blueberry is an economically important fruit crop in Ericaceae family. The substantial quantities of flavonoids in blueberry have been implicated in a broad range of health benefits...
  17. Rossini Oliva S, Bargagli R, Monaci F, Valdes B, Mingorance M, Leidi E. Stress responses of Erica andevalensis Cabezudo & Rivera plants induced by polluted water from Tinto River (SW Spain). Ecotoxicology. 2009;18:1058-67 pubmed publisher
    ..g. Fe, Al) with toxic effects. Scanning-electron microscopy (cryoSEM and ESEM) observations showed that E. andevalensis had not exclusion mechanisms of Cu, Fe and S therefore it was not able to reduce translocation to aerial parts. ..
  18. Oishi M, Sato H. Inhibition of premature leaf abscission by a leafminer and its adaptive significance. Environ Entomol. 2007;36:1504-11 pubmed
    ..These findings suggest that the leafminer C. japoniella prevents the host plant from abscising mined leaves prematurely until adult emergence, thereby increasing their survivorship. ..
  19. Uesugi T, Nakano M, Selosse M, Obase K, Matsuda Y. Pyrola japonica, a partially mycoheterotrophic Ericaceae, has mycorrhizal preference for russulacean fungi in central Japan. Mycorrhiza. 2016;26:819-829 pubmed
    ..g., in the genus Pyrola (Monotropoideae, Ericaceae)...
  20. Ojeda F, Brun F, Vergara J. Fire, rain and the selection of seeder and resprouter life-histories in fire-recruiting, woody plants. New Phytol. 2005;168:155-65 pubmed
    ..This simulation approach will contribute to a better understanding of the biogeographical pattern of seeder and resprouter lineages of one of the paradigmatic fynbos woody taxa throughout the Cape floristic region. ..
  21. Pereira C, Barros L, Vilas Boas M, Ferreira I. Potentiating effects of honey on antioxidant properties of lemon-flavoured black tea. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2013;64:230-4 pubmed publisher
  22. Fernandez C, Vega J, Fonturbel T. Shrub resprouting response after fuel reduction treatments: comparison of prescribed burning, clearing and mastication. J Environ Manage. 2013;117:235-41 pubmed publisher
    ..cinerea. The results show that fuel reduction treatments did not prevent shrub response in any case. Some reflections on the applicability of treatments are discussed. ..
  23. Wang W, Li H, Li H, Wu Z, Li R. New grayanol diterpenoid and new phenolic glucoside from the flowers of Pieris formosa. J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2010;12:70-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Their structures were determined on the basis of spectroscopic analysis and chemical methods. ..
  24. Akkol E, Yesilada E, Guvenc A. Valuation of anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities of Erica species native to Turkey. J Ethnopharmacol. 2008;116:251-7 pubmed publisher
    Erica L. species (Ericaceae) have been popularly used as antirheumatic, diuretic, astringent and treatment of urinary infections...
  25. Puente Lelièvre C, Harrington M, Brown E, Kuzmina M, Crayn D. Cenozoic extinction and recolonization in the New Zealand flora: the case of the fleshy-fruited epacrids (Styphelieae, Styphelioideae, Ericaceae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2013;66:203-14 pubmed publisher
    ..in New Zealand provides possible evidence for the antiquity of the fleshy fruited epacrids (tribe Styphelieae, Ericaceae) in New Zealand...
  26. Ospina Torres R, Montoya Pfeiffer P, Parra H A, Solarte V, Tupac Otero J. Interaction networks and the use of floral resources by male orchid bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini) in a primary rain forests of the Chocó Region (Colombia). Rev Biol Trop. 2015;63:647-58 pubmed
    ..and Anthurium spp, as well as species of Solanaceae, Ericaceae and Malpighiaceae) which were widely distributed across the altitudinal gradient, and were available through the ..
  27. Vohník M, Pánek M, Fehrer J, Selosse M. Experimental evidence of ericoid mycorrhizal potential within Serendipitaceae (Sebacinales). Mycorrhiza. 2016;26:831-846 pubmed
    ..However, due to the complete lack of fungal isolates derived from Ericaceae roots, the Sebacinales ericoid mycorrhizal (ErM) potential has not yet been tested experimentally...
  28. Guil Guerrero J, Campra P. Cytotoxicity screening of endemic plants from Guayana highlands. Trop Biomed. 2009;26:149-54 pubmed
    ..Further cytotoxicity-directed fractionation of these extracts would be advisable to isolate and identify the active principles of these plants...
  29. Bushmann S, Drummond F. Abundance and Diversity of Wild Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) Found in Lowbush Blueberry Growing Regions of Downeast Maine. Environ Entomol. 2015;44:975-89 pubmed publisher
    Insect-mediated pollination is critical for lowbush blueberry (Ericaceae: Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton) fruit development...
  30. Descamps C, Moquet L, Migon M, Jacquemart A. Diversity of the Insect Visitors on Calluna vulgaris (Ericaceae) in Southern France Heathlands. J Insect Sci. 2015;15:130 pubmed publisher
    ..Hull (Ericaceae)...
  31. Yao G, Ding Y, Zuo J, Wang H, Wang Y, Ding B, et al. Dihydrochalcones from the leaves of Pieris japonica. J Nat Prod. 2005;68:392-6 pubmed
    ..Compounds 1, 3-5, and 7-10 inhibited the proliferation of murine B cells and compounds 5 and 10 inhibited the proliferation of murine T cells in vitro significantly. ..
  32. Zhang M, Fritsch P, Ma P, Wang H, Lu L, Li D. Plastid phylogenomics and adaptive evolution of Gaultheria series Trichophyllae (Ericaceae), a clade from sky islands of the Himalaya-Hengduan Mountains. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2017;110:7-18 pubmed publisher
    ..Results of morphological character evolution reconstruction diagnose several clades, and a hypothesis of adaptive evolution for plant habit is postulated. ..
  33. Navarro L, Guitián P, Ayensa G. Pollination ecology of Disterigma stereophyllum (Ericaceae) in south-western Colombia. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2008;10:512-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Disterigma stereophyllum is a neotropical Ericaceae with floral characteristics intermediate between the 'entomophilous' syndrome and the 'ornithophilous' syndrome: ..
  34. Massicotte H, Melville L, Tackaberry L, Peterson R. Pityopus californicus: structural characteristics of seed and seedling development in a myco-heterotrophic species. Mycorrhiza. 2007;17:647-653 pubmed publisher
    Pityopus californicus (Eastw.) H. F. Copel., a monotypic member of the Monotropoideae in the family Ericaceae, is a myco-heterotrophic species with distribution limited to the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Young embryos of P...
  35. Gaul S, McRae K, Estabrooks E. Integrated pest management of Rhagoletis mendax (Diptera: Tephritidae) in lowbush blueberry using vegetative field management. J Econ Entomol. 2002;95:958-65 pubmed
    ..Control of R. mendax in lowbush blueberry fields was achieved in 2 yr when the fields were isolated, and in 3 yr when there were adjacent lowbush blueberry fields. ..
  36. Munoz A, García Duro J, Alvarez R, Pesqueira X, Reyes O, Casal M. Structure and diversity of Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix heathlands at different successional stages after cutting. J Environ Manage. 2012;94:34-40 pubmed publisher
    ..This study offers a global vision of the dynamics of wet heathlands after cutting, with very useful ecological information that can be used by the people responsible for their management. ..
  37. Anawar H, Freitas M, Canha N, Santa Regina I. Arsenic, antimony, and other trace element contamination in a mine tailings affected area and uptake by tolerant plant species. Environ Geochem Health. 2011;33:353-62 pubmed publisher
  38. Moreno Gonzalo J, Osoro K, Garcia U, Frutos P, Celaya R, Ferreira L, et al. Anthelmintic effect of heather in goats experimentally infected with Trichostrongylus colubriformis. Parasitol Res. 2014;113:693-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The heather plus polyethylene glycol treatment reduced nematode egg excretion levels at the same proportion as heather, thereby suggesting that the threshold of tannins required for an anthelmintic effect is most likely quite low...
  39. Klimesová J. Root-sprouting in myco-heterotrophic plants: prepackaged symbioses or overcoming meristem limitation?. New Phytol. 2007;173:8-10 pubmed
  40. Li S, Brault A, Sanchez Villavicencio M, Haddad P. Rhododendron groenlandicum (Labrador tea), an antidiabetic plant from the traditional pharmacopoeia of the Canadian Eastern James Bay Cree, improves renal integrity in the diet-induced obese mouse model. Pharm Biol. 2016;54:1998-2006 pubmed publisher
    Content Our team has identified Labrador tea [Rhododendron groenlandicum L. (Ericaceae)] as a potential antidiabetic plant from the traditional pharmacopoeia of the Eastern James Bay Cree...
  41. Brännäs E, Nilsson M, Nilsson L, Gallet C, Brännäs K, Berglind R, et al. Potential toxic effect on aquatic fauna by the dwarf shrub Empetrum hermaphroditum. J Chem Ecol. 2004;30:215-27 pubmed
    ..However, in view of the interactive effect of pH and exposure time, this study suggests that this stable plant metabolite may impose a lethal effect on the aquatic fauna in small streams. ..
  42. Ogawa K, Sakakibara H, Iwata R, Ishii T, Sato T, Goda T, et al. Anthocyanin composition and antioxidant activity of the Crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) and other berries. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56:4457-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, crowberry is suggested to be associated with a reduction in the risk of developing chronic diseases because of its strong antioxidant activity. ..
  43. Ribeiro A, Catarino S, Ferreira R. Multiple lectin detection by cell membrane affinity binding. Carbohydr Res. 2012;352:206-10 pubmed publisher
  44. Carcache Blanco E, Cuendet M, Park E, Su B, Rivero Cruz J, Farnsworth N, et al. Potential cancer chemopreventive agents from Arbutus unedo. Nat Prod Res. 2006;20:327-34 pubmed
    ..Activity in the JB6 cell transformation assay was found for pomolic acid 3-acetate (4). All isolates obtained were evaluated in a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibition assay. ..
  45. Kohout P, Tedersoo L. Effect of soil moisture on root-associated fungal communities of Erica dominans in Drakensberg mountains in South Africa. Mycorrhiza. 2017;27:397-406 pubmed publisher
    Ericoid mycorrhiza represents a key adaptation of the Ericaceae plants to facilitate their establishment in harsh conditions. The Ericaceae are a large family of flowering plants, with global distribution...
  46. Dei H, Rose S, Mackenzie A. Apparent metabolisable energy and digestibility of shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) fat, cocoa (Theobroma cacao) fat and soybean oil in broiler chicks. Br Poult Sci. 2006;47:607-12 pubmed
    ..0 MJ/kg DM) and cocoa fat (26.4 MJ/kg DM) was significantly lower than that of soybean oil (39.8 MJ/kg DM). ..
  47. Leisner C, Kamileen M, Conway M, O Connor S, Buell C. Differential iridoid production as revealed by a diversity panel of 84 cultivated and wild blueberry species. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0179417 pubmed publisher
    ..and Vaccinium virgatum) is an economically important fruit crop native to North America and a member of the Ericaceae family...
  48. Alsos I, Eidesen P, Ehrich D, Skrede I, Westergaard K, Jacobsen G, et al. Frequent long-distance plant colonization in the changing Arctic. Science. 2007;316:1606-9 pubmed
    ..Thus, it may be appropriate to assume unlimited dispersal when predicting long-term range shifts in the Arctic...
  49. Massicotte H, Melville L, Peterson R, Tackaberry L, Luoma D. Structural characteristics of root-fungus associations in two mycoheterotrophic species, Allotropa virgata and Pleuricospora fimbriolata (Monotropoideae), from southwest Oregon, USA. Mycorrhiza. 2010;20:391-7 pubmed publisher
    All members of the Monotropoideae (Ericaceae), including the species, Allotropa virgata and Pleuricospora fimbriolata, are mycoheterotrophs dependent on associated symbiotic fungi and autotrophic plants for their carbon needs...
  50. Bañares A, Beltrán E, Bon M. Gerronema wildpretii sp. nov. (Agaricales, Basidiomycetes) a new species from the Canary Islands. Mycologia. 2006;98:455-9 pubmed
    ..Gerronema wildpretii, collected in climactic sites of the monteverde forest of the Canary Islands is described and illustrated. Its macro- and microscopic features delimit this taxon as a new species...
  51. Gibson B, Mitchell D. Nutritional influences on the solubilization of metal phosphate by ericoid mycorrhizal fungi. Mycol Res. 2004;108:947-54 pubmed
    ..The results are discussed in relation to the possible mechanisms involved in solubilization and the potential benefits of metal-phosphate solubilization to ericoid mycobionts and their host plants...
  52. de Varennes A, Abreu M, Qu G, Cunha Queda C. Enzymatic activity of a mine soil varies according to vegetation cover and level of compost applied. Int J Phytoremediation. 2010;12:371-83 pubmed publisher
    ..The survival strategy of this species seems to include a small need for P in the shoots, and the release of exudates that impair microbial activity and P cycling...
  53. Weber M, Cadivel A, Chappel V, Abinaber F, Le Gallo A, Ragonneau S, et al. [Collective intoxication with "mad honey" on Reunion Island]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2009;102:7-8 pubmed
    ..around the hives where the honey was collected, showed the presence of large quantities of Agauria salicifolia (Ericaceae family), an endemic plant in the south-western Indian Ocean and rich in grayanotoxins...
  54. Midgley D, Rosewarne C, Greenfield P, Li D, Vockler C, Hitchcock C, et al. Genomic insights into the carbohydrate catabolism of Cairneyella variabilis gen. nov. sp. nov., the first reports from a genome of an ericoid mycorrhizal fungus from the southern hemisphere. Mycorrhiza. 2016;26:345-52 pubmed publisher
    ..These enzymes likely play key roles in nutrient cycling and other edaphic processes in heathland environments. ITS phylogenetic analyses showed C. variabilis to be distinct from the fungi of the "Hymenoscyphus ericae aggregate". ..
  55. Vaughton G, Ramsey M. Reproductive allocation and costs in gynodioecious Leucopogon melaleucoides (Ericaceae): implications for the evolution of gender dimorphism. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2011;13:888-95 pubmed publisher
    ..In the absence of compensatory traits to offset higher female reproductive costs, such trade-offs have the potential to retard the spread of females in gynodioecious populations...
  56. Rivas Ubach A, Sardans J, Pérez Trujillo M, Estiarte M, Penuelas J. Strong relationship between elemental stoichiometry and metabolome in plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:4181-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus these results represent a step in understanding the relationships between stoichiometry and an organism's lifestyle...
  57. Bidartondo M, Bruns T. Fine-level mycorrhizal specificity in the Monotropoideae (Ericaceae): specificity for fungal species groups. Mol Ecol. 2002;11:557-69 pubmed
    The Monotropoideae (Ericaceae) are non-photosynthetic angiosperms that obtain fixed carbon from basidiomycete ectomycorrhizal fungi...
  58. Rossini Oliva S, Mingorance M, Leidi E. Tolerance to high Zn in the metallophyte Erica andevalensis Cabezudo & Rivera. Ecotoxicology. 2012;21:2012-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Metal immobilization in the root system, low interference with the uptake of nutrients and an increased production of putative organic ligands (amino acids, citrate) might have provided the Zn tolerance displayed by Erica andevalensis...
  59. Kawano M, Han J, Kchouk M, Isoda H. Hair growth regulation by the extract of aromatic plant Erica multiflora. J Nat Med. 2009;63:335-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The results showed that the Erica multiflora extract promotes dermal papilla cell growth and cell cycle with high activity, and induced hair growth in vivo by induction of anagen phase from telogen phase...
  60. Zhu L, Zhu S, Tian Y. Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of essential oil and extracts of Saurauia lantsangensis hu root. Z Naturforsch C. 2012;67:282-90 pubmed
  61. Cazares E, Trappe J, Jumpponen A. Mycorrhiza-plant colonization patterns on a subalpine glacier forefront as a model system of primary succession. Mycorrhiza. 2005;15:405-16 pubmed
    ..ERM were present in all species of Ericaceae sampled, and EM in all species of Pinaceae and Salicaceae...
  62. Filyushin M, Reshetnikova N, Kochieva E, Skryabin K. [Intraspecific Variability of ITS Sequences in the Parasitic Plant Monotropa hypopitys L. from the European Russian Populations]. Genetika. 2015;51:1330-4 pubmed
    ..Based on an analysis of the identified nucleotide substitutions and indels in the ITS regions, the M. hypopitys populations were divided into two groups (A and B). Four new ITS haplotypes of M. hypopitys were identified...
  63. Midgley D, Chambers S, Cairney J. Utilisation of carbon substrates by multiple genotypes of ericoid mycorrhizal fungal endophytes from eastern Australian Ericaceae. Mycorrhiza. 2004;14:245-51 pubmed
    ..putative Helotiales ascomycete ericoid mycorrhizal fungal taxa from Woollsia pungens and Leucopogon parviflorus (Ericaceae) to utilise glucose, galactose, mannose, cellobiose, carboxymethylcellulose, crystalline cellulose, starch and ..
  64. Monaci F, Leidi E, Dolores M, Valdés B, Rossini S, Bargagli R. Selective uptake of major and trace elements in Erica andevalensis, an endemic species to extreme habitats in the Iberian Pyrite Belt. J Environ Sci (China). 2011;23:444-52 pubmed
    ..The extraordinary capability to adapt to these extreme habitats made E. andevalensis a priority species to promote the phytostabilization and the development of a self-sustaining vegetative cover on Riotinto mine tailings...
  65. Väisänen M, Martz F, Kaarlejärvi E, Julkunen Tiitto R, Stark S. Phenolic responses of mountain crowberry (Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum) to global climate change are compound specific and depend on grazing by reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). J Chem Ecol. 2013;39:1390-9 pubmed publisher
  66. Hynson N, Preiss K, Gebauer G, Bruns T. Isotopic evidence of full and partial myco-heterotrophy in the plant tribe Pyroleae (Ericaceae). New Phytol. 2009;182:719-26 pubmed publisher
    ..mycologists have long debated the potential for full myco-heterotrophy in the achlorophyllous Pyrola aphylla (Ericaceae)...
  67. Weijers S, Greve Alsos I, Bronken Eidesen P, Broekman R, Loonen M, Rozema J. No divergence in Cassiope tetragona: persistence of growth response along a latitudinal temperature gradient and under multi-year experimental warming. Ann Bot. 2012;110:653-65 pubmed publisher
    ..This relationship was examined over a high-arctic to sub-arctic temperature gradient and under multi-year artificial warming at a high-arctic site...
  68. Li Y, Li X, Gao L, Li H, Wu G, Li R. Neopierisoids A and B, two new chlorinated 3,4-seco-grayanane diterpenoids with antifeedant activity from flowers of Pieris japonica. J Agric Food Chem. 2013;61:7219-24 pubmed publisher
    ..07 ?g/cm(2) for 1 and 5.33 ?g/cm(2) for 2, indications of toxic properties. Chlorinated 3,4-seco-grayanane diterpenoids in P. japonica may play a defensive role against herbivores. ..
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