ceanothus

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family RHAMNACEAE. Root nodules host the Frankia (ACTINOMYCETES) nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

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  1. Ewers F, Lawson M, Bowen T, Davis S. Freeze/thaw stress in Ceanothus of southern California chaparral. Oecologia. 2003;136:213-9 pubmed
    Freeze/thaw stress was examined in chaparral shrubs of the genus Ceanothus to determine the interactive effects of freezing and drought and to consider which is the more vulnerable component, the living leaves (symplast) or the non-..
  2. Vanden Heuvel B, Benson D, Bortiri E, Potter D. Low genetic diversity among Frankia spp. strains nodulating sympatric populations of actinorhizal species of Rosaceae, Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae) and Datisca glomerata (Datiscaceae) west of the Sierra Nevada (California). Can J Microbiol. 2004;50:989-1000 pubmed
    ..The majority of host plant taxa associated with the uncultured Group 1 Frankia strains, i.e., Ceanothus of the Rhamnaceae, Datisca glomerata (Datiscaceae), and all actinorhizal members of the Rosaceae except Dryas, ..
  3. Coale T, Deveny A, Fox L. Growth, fire history, and browsing recorded in wood rings of shrubs in a mild temperate climate. Ecology. 2011;92:1020-6 pubmed
    ..We used Ceanothus cuneatus rigidus and Arctostaphylos pumila to tease apart the roles of fire, rain, and herbivores on the ..
  4. Emery N. Foliar uptake of fog in coastal California shrub species. Oecologia. 2016;182:731-42 pubmed publisher
    ..benefit more from overnight fog events than evergreen species (Adenostoma fasciculatum, Baccharis pilularis and Ceanothus megacarpus)...
  5. Pivovaroff A, Santiago L, Vourlitis G, Grantz D, Allen M. Plant hydraulic responses to long-term dry season nitrogen deposition alter drought tolerance in a Mediterranean-type ecosystem. Oecologia. 2016;181:721-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Artemisia california and Salvia mellifera at Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve and Adenostoma fasciculatum and Ceanothus greggii at Sky Oaks Field Station...
  6. Karban R. Leaf drop in evergreen Ceanothus velutinus as a means of reducing herbivory. Ecology. 2008;89:2446-52 pubmed
    ..I tested this hypothesis using Ceanothus velutinus, an evergreen shrub that shows considerable individual variation in leaf retention...
  7. Wollenweber E, Dörr M, Bohm B, Roitman J. Exudate flavonoids of eight species of Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae). Z Naturforsch C. 2004;59:459-62 pubmed
    Leaf glands of Ceanothus species excrete a lipophilic material that contains a variety of flavonoids. Most of these are aglycones, but some glycosides were also observed...
  8. Schwilk D, Keeley J. A plant distribution shift: temperature, drought or past disturbance?. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e31173 pubmed publisher
    ..the potential effect that this difference might have on the reported upward shift, we focused on one species, Ceanothus greggii: a shrub that only recruits post-fire from a soil stored seedbank...
  9. Jacobsen A, Ewers F, Pratt R, Paddock W, Davis S. Do xylem fibers affect vessel cavitation resistance?. Plant Physiol. 2005;139:546-56 pubmed
    ..Fiber efficacy in prevention of vessel implosion, defined as inward bending or collapse of vessels, is discussed...

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  1. Sandoval C, Nosil P. Counteracting selective regimes and host preference evolution in ecotypes of two species of walking-sticks. Evolution. 2005;59:2405-13 pubmed
    ..and the evolution of divergent host and mate preferences between populations using different host-plant species (Ceanothus or Adenostoma). Here we present new data that show that T. podura, a nonsister species of T...
  2. He X, Bledsoe C, Zasoski R, Southworth D, Horwath W. Rapid nitrogen transfer from ectomycorrhizal pines to adjacent ectomycorrhizal and arbuscular mycorrhizal plants in a California oak woodland. New Phytol. 2006;170:143-51 pubmed
    ..Pinus sabiniana) foliage (donor) and traced to neighboring gray pine, blue oak (Quercus douglasii), buckbrush (Ceanothus cuneatus) and herbaceous annuals (Cynosurus echinatus, Torilis arvensis and Trifolium hirtum)...
  3. Fisher J, Baldocchi D, Misson L, Dawson T, Goldstein A. What the towers don't see at night: nocturnal sap flow in trees and shrubs at two AmeriFlux sites in California. Tree Physiol. 2007;27:597-610 pubmed
    ..ex Laws. trees and three Arctostaphylos manzanita Parry and two Ceanothus cordulatus A. Kellog shrubs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and in five Quercus douglasii Hook and Arn...
  4. Regan H, Crookston J, Swab R, Franklin J, Lawson D. Habitat fragmentation and altered fire regime create trade-offs for an obligate seeding shrub. Ecology. 2010;91:1114-23 pubmed
    ..fragmentation, and altered fire regime on the expected minimum abundance of a long-lived obligate-seeding shrub, Ceanothus greggii var. perplexans...
  5. Suksamrarn S, Panseeta P, Kunchanawatta S, Distaporn T, Ruktasing S, Suksamrarn A. Ceanothane- and lupane-type triterpenes with antiplasmodial and antimycobacterial activities from Ziziphus cambodiana. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2006;54:535-7 pubmed
    ..7, 0.9 and 3.0 microg/ml, respectively. Compounds 1 and 3-8 showed antimycobacterial activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis with respective MIC values of 25, 25, 25, 12.5, 50, 50 and 100 microg/ml...
  6. Lucas T, Johns G, Jiang W, Yang L. A population model of chaparral vegetation response to frequent wildfires. Bull Math Biol. 2013;75:2324-45 pubmed publisher
    ..For example, frequent fires can lead to localized extinction of nonsprouting species such as Ceanothus megacarpus while several facultative sprouting species such as Ceanothus spinosus and Malosma (Rhus) laurina ..
  7. Soria Carrasco V, Gompert Z, Comeault A, Farkas T, Parchman T, Johnston J, et al. Stick insect genomes reveal natural selection's role in parallel speciation. Science. 2014;344:738-42 pubmed publisher
    ..The results advance understanding of biological diversification by providing convergent observational and experimental evidence for selection's role in driving repeatable genomic divergence. ..
  8. Nippert J, Knapp A. Linking water uptake with rooting patterns in grassland species. Oecologia. 2007;153:261-72 pubmed
    ..Thus, our results suggest that variation in precipitation history and landscape positions are greater determinants of water-use patterns than would be expected based on absolute rooting depth...
  9. Deveny A, Fox L. Indirect interactions between browsers and seed predators affect the seed bank dynamics of a chaparral shrub. Oecologia. 2006;150:69-77 pubmed
    ..by deer and seed predation by rodents, ants and birds on the densities of seeds entering the seed bank of Ceanothus cuneatus var. rigidus, a maritime chaparral shrub in coastal California...
  10. Nosil P. Adaptive population divergence in cryptic color-pattern following a reduction in gene flow. Evolution. 2009;63:1902-12 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, the findings provide experimental evidence that gene flow constrains adaptation in nature...
  11. Nosil P, Crespi B, Sandoval C, Kirkpatrick M. Migration and the genetic covariance between habitat preference and performance. Am Nat. 2006;167:E66-78 pubmed
    ..Our results show that habitat structure and patterns of migration can strongly affect the evolution and variability of genetic covariance within populations...
  12. Misson L, Tu K, Boniello R, Goldstein A. Seasonality of photosynthetic parameters in a multi-specific and vertically complex forest ecosystem in the Sierra Nevada of California. Tree Physiol. 2006;26:729-41 pubmed
    ..ex P. Laws. & C. Laws. forest with shrubs in the understory (Arctostaphylos manzanita Parry and Ceanothus cordulatus Kellogg.)...
  13. Ackerly D, Schwilk D, Webb C. Niche evolution and adaptive radiation: testing the order of trait divergence. Ecology. 2006;87:S50-61 pubmed
    ..The method is applied to the evolution of Ceanothus, a woody plant group in California, in which co-occurring species exhibit significant differences in a key leaf ..
  14. Burge D, Hopkins R, Tsai Y, Manos P. Limited hybridization across an edaphic disjunction between the gabbro-endemic shrub Ceanothus roderickii (Rhamnaceae) and the soil-generalist Ceanothus cuneatus. Am J Bot. 2013;100:1883-95 pubmed publisher
    Hybridization is thought to have played an important role in diversification of the speciose shrub genus Ceanothus; putative hybrid species have been described, and data suggest that intrinsic barriers may not exist among closely related ..