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The monotypic Brazilian genus Diacrodon is a synonym of Borreria (Spermacoceae, Rubiaceae): morphological and molecular evidences.

Miguel LM, Sobrado SV, Janssens S, Dessein S, Cabral EL.

An Acad Bras Cienc. 2018 Apr-Jun;90(2):1397-1415. doi: 10.1590/0001-3765201820170314.


Reconciling biodiversity and carbon stock conservation in an Afrotropical forest landscape.

Van de Perre F, Willig MR, Presley SJ, Bapeamoni Andemwana F, Beeckman H, Boeckx P, Cooleman S, de Haan M, De Kesel A, Dessein S, Grootaert P, Huygens D, Janssens SB, Kearsley E, Kabeya PM, Leponce M, Van den Broeck D, Verbeeck H, Würsten B, Leirs H, Verheyen E.

Sci Adv. 2018 Mar 28;4(3):eaar6603. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aar6603. eCollection 2018 Mar.


Evolution of woody life form on tropical mountains in the tribe Spermacoceae (Rubiaceae).

Neupane S, Lewis PO, Dessein S, Shanks H, Paudyal S, Lens F.

Am J Bot. 2017 Mar;104(3):419-438. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1600248. Epub 2017 Mar 8.


Exploring the floristic diversity of tropical Africa.

Sosef MS, Dauby G, Blach-Overgaard A, van der Burgt X, Catarino L, Damen T, Deblauwe V, Dessein S, Dransfield J, Droissart V, Duarte MC, Engledow H, Fadeur G, Figueira R, Gereau RE, Hardy OJ, Harris DJ, de Heij J, Janssens S, Klomberg Y, Ley AC, Mackinder BA, Meerts P, van de Poel JL, Sonké B, Stévart T, Stoffelen P, Svenning JC, Sepulchre P, Zaiss R, Wieringa JJ, Couvreur TL.

BMC Biol. 2017 Mar 7;15(1):15. doi: 10.1186/s12915-017-0356-8.


RAINBIO: a mega-database of tropical African vascular plants distributions.

Dauby G, Zaiss R, Blach-Overgaard A, Catarino L, Damen T, Deblauwe V, Dessein S, Dransfield J, Droissart V, Duarte MC, Engledow H, Fadeur G, Figueira R, Gereau RE, Hardy OJ, Harris DJ, de Heij J, Janssens S, Klomberg Y, Ley AC, Mackinder BA, Meerts P, van de Poel JL, Sonké B, Sosef MS, Stévart T, Stoffelen P, Svenning JC, Sepulchre P, van der Burgt X, Wieringa JJ, Couvreur TL.

PhytoKeys. 2016 Nov 7;(74):1-18. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.74.9723. eCollection 2016.


Evidence of horizontal gene transfer between obligate leaf nodule symbionts.

Pinto-Carbó M, Sieber S, Dessein S, Wicker T, Verstraete B, Gademann K, Eberl L, Carlier A.

ISME J. 2016 Sep;10(9):2092-105. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.27. Epub 2016 Mar 15.


The genome analysis of Candidatus Burkholderia crenata reveals that secondary metabolism may be a key function of the Ardisia crenata leaf nodule symbiosis.

Carlier A, Fehr L, Pinto-Carbó M, Schäberle T, Reher R, Dessein S, König G, Eberl L.

Environ Microbiol. 2016 Sep;18(8):2507-22. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13184. Epub 2016 Jan 21.


Dispersing towards Madagascar: Biogeography and evolution of the Madagascan endemics of the Spermacoceae tribe (Rubiaceae).

Janssens SB, Groeninckx I, De Block PJ, Verstraete B, Smets EF, Dessein S.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2016 Feb;95:58-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.10.024. Epub 2015 Nov 27.


Intraspecific variation in Burkholderia caledonica: Europe vs. Africa and soil vs. endophytic isolates.

Verstraete B, Peeters C, van Wyk B, Smets E, Dessein S, Vandamme P.

Syst Appl Microbiol. 2014 May;37(3):194-9. doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2013.12.001. Epub 2014 Jan 14.


Phylogenetic lineages in Vanguerieae (Rubiaceae) associated with Burkholderia bacteria in sub-Saharan Africa.

Verstraete B, Janssens S, Lemaire B, Smets E, Dessein S.

Am J Bot. 2013 Dec;100(12):2380-7. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1300303. Epub 2013 Nov 24.


Evolutionary history of the Afro-Madagascan Ixora species (Rubiaceae): species diversification and distribution of key morphological traits inferred from dated molecular phylogenetic trees.

Tosh J, Dessein S, Buerki S, Groeninckx I, Mouly A, Bremer B, Smets EF, De Block P.

Ann Bot. 2013 Dec;112(9):1723-42. doi: 10.1093/aob/mct222. Epub 2013 Oct 18.


Cyclotide discovery in Gentianales revisited--identification and characterization of cyclic cystine-knot peptides and their phylogenetic distribution in Rubiaceae plants.

Koehbach J, Attah AF, Berger A, Hellinger R, Kutchan TM, Carpenter EJ, Rolf M, Sonibare MA, Moody JO, Wong GK, Dessein S, Greger H, Gruber CW.

Biopolymers. 2013 Sep;100(5):438-52. doi: 10.1002/bip.22328.


Distribution of the cardiotoxin pavettamine in the coffee family (Rubiaceae) and its significance for gousiekte, a fatal poisoning of ruminants.

Van Elst D, Nuyens S, van Wyk B, Verstraete B, Dessein S, Prinsen E.

Plant Physiol Biochem. 2013 Jun;67:15-9. doi: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2013.02.022. Epub 2013 Mar 7.


Symbiotic ß-proteobacteria beyond legumes: Burkholderia in Rubiaceae.

Verstraete B, Janssens S, Smets E, Dessein S.

PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e55260. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055260. Epub 2013 Jan 25.


Biogeographical implications of Zambezian Cichlidogyrus species (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea: Ancyrocephalidae) parasitizing Congolian cichlids.

Vanhove MP, Van Steenberge M, Dessein S, Volckaert FA, Snoeks J, Huyse T, Pariselle A.

Zootaxa. 2013 Jan 22;3608:398-400. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3608.5.8.


Screening for leaf-associated endophytes in the genus Psychotria (Rubiaceae).

Lemaire B, Lachenaud O, Persson C, Smets E, Dessein S.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2012 Aug;81(2):364-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01356.x. Epub 2012 Mar 29.


Identification, origin, and evolution of leaf nodulating symbionts of Sericanthe (Rubiaceae).

Lemaire B, Robbrecht E, van Wyk B, Van Oevelen S, Verstraete B, Prinsen E, Smets E, Dessein S.

J Microbiol. 2011 Dec;49(6):935-41. doi: 10.1007/s12275-011-1163-5. Epub 2011 Dec 28.


Endosymbiont transmission mode in bacterial leaf nodulation as revealed by a population genetic study of Psychotria leptophylla.

Lemaire B, Janssens S, Smets E, Dessein S.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Jan;78(1):284-7. doi: 10.1128/AEM.06130-11. Epub 2011 Oct 28.


Bacterial leaf symbiosis in angiosperms: host specificity without co-speciation.

Lemaire B, Vandamme P, Merckx V, Smets E, Dessein S.

PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e24430. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024430. Epub 2011 Sep 7.


Endophytic bacteria in toxic South African plants: identification, phylogeny and possible involvement in gousiekte.

Verstraete B, Van Elst D, Steyn H, Van Wyk B, Lemaire B, Smets E, Dessein S.

PLoS One. 2011 Apr 26;6(4):e19265. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019265. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2011;6(6). doi: 10.1371/annotation/e7fa3cdf-c7bc-439f-83a2-36da63ef6c08.


Bacterial leaf symbiosis in Ardisia (Myrsinoideae, Primulaceae): molecular evidence for host specificity.

Lemaire B, Smets E, Dessein S.

Res Microbiol. 2011 Jun;162(5):528-34. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2011.04.003. Epub 2011 Apr 13.


Identification of the bacterial endosymbionts in leaf nodules of Pavetta (Rubiaceae).

Lemaire B, Van Oevelen S, De Block P, Verstraete B, Smets E, Prinsen E, Dessein S.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2012 Jan;62(Pt 1):202-9. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.028019-0. Epub 2011 Mar 4.


Woodiness within the Spermacoceae-Knoxieae alliance (Rubiaceae): retention of the basal woody condition in Rubiaceae or recent innovation?

Lens F, Groeninckx I, Smets E, Dessein S.

Ann Bot. 2009 May;103(7):1049-64. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcp048. Epub 2009 Mar 11.


The phylogenetic utility of chloroplast and nuclear DNA markers and the phylogeny of the Rubiaceae tribe Spermacoceae.

Kårehed J, Groeninckx I, Dessein S, Motley TJ, Bremer B.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2008 Dec;49(3):843-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2008.09.025. Epub 2008 Oct 10.


Towards a new classification of the Arthoniales (Ascomycota) based on a three-gene phylogeny focussing on the genus Opegrapha.

Ertz D, Miadlikowska J, Lutzoni F, Dessein S, Raspé O, Vigneron N, Hofstetter V, Diederich P.

Mycol Res. 2009 Jan;113(Pt 1):141-52. doi: 10.1016/j.mycres.2008.09.002. Epub 2008 Sep 27.


Distribution and evolution of circular miniproteins in flowering plants.

Gruber CW, Elliott AG, Ireland DC, Delprete PG, Dessein S, Göransson U, Trabi M, Wang CK, Kinghorn AB, Robbrecht E, Craik DJ.

Plant Cell. 2008 Sep;20(9):2471-83. doi: 10.1105/tpc.108.062331. Epub 2008 Sep 30.


Floral ontogeny of the Afro-Madagascan genus Mitrasacmopsis with comments on the development of superior ovaries in Rubiaceae.

Groeninckx I, Vrijdaghs A, Huysmans S, Smets E, Dessein S.

Ann Bot. 2007 Jul;100(1):41-9. Epub 2007 Jun 8.


Elaborate petals in Australian Spermacoce (Rubiaceae) species: morphology, ontogeny and function.

Vaes E, Vrijdaghs A, Smets EF, Dessein S.

Ann Bot. 2006 Dec;98(6):1167-78. Epub 2006 Oct 7.


Palynological variation in balsaminoid ericales. I. Marcgraviaceae.

Lens F, Dressler S, Vinckier S, Janssens S, Dessein S, van Evelghem L, Smets E.

Ann Bot. 2005 Nov;96(6):1047-60. Epub 2005 Sep 12.


A comparative study of metal levels in leaves of some Al-accumulating Rubiaceae.

Jansen S, Watanabe T, Dessein S, Smets E, Robbrecht E.

Ann Bot. 2003 May;91(6):657-63.


Pollen morphological survey of Pentas (Rubiaceae-Rubioideae) and its closest allies.

Dessein S, Scheltens A, Huysmans S, Robbrecht E, Smets E.

Rev Palaeobot Palynol. 2000 Nov;112(4):189-205.


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