Publications

2017

Bezeng BS, Davies TJ, Daru BH, Yessoufou K, Kabongo RM, Orton R, Maurin O, Van der Bank H, Van der Bank M. 2017. Ten years of DNA barcoding at the African Centre for DNA barcoding. Genomedoi: 10.1139/genb2016b0198.

Bezeng SB, MoralesbCastilla I, Van der Bank M,Yessoufou K, Daru BH, Davies TJ. 2017. Climate change may reduce the spread of nonbnative and invading species in South Africa. Ecosphere 8: e01694.

Bello AO, Magee AR, Boatwright JS, Tilney PM, Van der Bank M. 2017. Taxonomy of the genus Pteronia L. (Astereae, Asteraceae): The P. camphorata group. South African Journal of Botany. SUBMITTED.

Boatwright JS, Van der Bank M, Magee AR, Manning JC. 2017. Transfer of the Madagascan species of Gnidia to Lasiosiphon (Thymelaeaceae: Thymelaeoideae). South African Journal of Botany. SUBMITTED.

Daru BH, Van der Bank M, Bello A, Yessoufou K. 2017. Testing the reliability of the standard and complementary DNA barcodes for the monocot subfamily Alooideae from South Africa. Genome 60 (4): 337b347.

Maurin O, Gere J, Boatwright JS, Van der Bank M. 2017. The inclusion of Anogeissus, Buchenavia and Pteleopsis in Terminalia (Terminaliinae, Combretaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 184: 312b325.

2016

Adamowicz SJ, Chain FJJ, Clare EL, Deiner K, Dinca ̆ V, ElíasbGutiérrez M, Hausmann A, Hogg ID, Kekkonen M, Lijtmaer DA, Naaum A, Steinke D, ValdezbMoreno M, Van der Bank M, Wilson JbJ, Xu J. 2016. From Barcodes to Biomes: Special Issues from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference. Genome 59(9): vbix, 10.1139/genb2016b0159.

Charles-Dominique T, Davies TJ, Hempson GP, Bezeng BS, Daru BH, Kabongo RM, Maurin O, Muasya AM, Van der Bank M, Bond WJ. 2016. Spiny plants, mammal browsers and the origin of African savannas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America113: E5572–E5579.

Daru, BH, Van der Bank M, Maurin O, Yessoufou K, Schaefer H, Slingsby JA, Davies TJ. 2016. A novel phylogenetic regionalization of phytogeographical zones of southern Africa reveals their hidden evolutionary affinities. Journal of Biogeography 43(1): 155b166. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12619.

Davies TJ, Daru BH, Van der Bank M, Maurin O, Bond WJ. 2016. Multiple routes underground? Frost alone cannot explain the evolution of underground trees. New Phytologist 209: 910b912.

Hollingsworth PM, Li DbH, Van der Bank M, Twyford AD. 2016. Telling plant species apart with DNA: from barcodes to genomes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 20150338. doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0338.

Hoveka LH, Bezeng SB, Yessoufou K, Boatwright JS, Van der Bank M. 2016. Effects of climate change on the future distributions of the top five freshwater aquatic invasive plants in South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 102: 33b34.

Hoveka LH, Van der Bank M, Boatwright JS, Bezeng SB, Yessoufou K. 2016. The noncoding trnH-CpsbA spacer, as an effective DNA barcode for aquatic freshwater plants, reveals prohibited invasive species in aquarium trade in South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 102: 208b216.

Maurin O, Muasya AM, Catalan P, Shongwe EZ, Viruel J, Wilkin P, Van der Bank M. 2016. Diversification into novel habitats in the southern African clade of Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae): erect habit and elephant’s foot tubers. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16:238.

Williamson J, Maurin O, Shiba SNS, Van der Bank H, Pfab M, Pilusa M, Kabongo RM, Van der Bank M. 2016. Exposing the illegal trade in Encephalartos species at the Faraday and Warwick traditional medicine markets in South Africa using DNA barcoding. Genome 59 (9): 771b781.

2015

Bello A, Daru BH, Stirton CH, Chimphango SBM, Van der Bank M, Maurin O, Muasya AM. 2015. DNA barcodes reveal microevolutionary signals in fire response trait in two legume genera. AoB PLANTS7: plv124.

Bezeng SB, Davies TJ, Yessoufou K, Maurin O, Van der Bank M. 2015. Revisiting Darwin’s naturalization conundrum: explaining invasion success of nonbnative trees and shrubs in southern Africa. Journal of Ecology 103: 871b879.

Boatwright JS, Maurin O, Van der Bank M. 2015. Phylogenetic position of Madagascan Acacia s.l. species and new combinations in Senegalia and Vachellia (Leguminosae, Mimosoideae, Acacieae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179: 288b294.

Gere J, Yessoufou K, Daru BH, Maurin O, Van der Bank M. 2015. African continent a likely origin of family Combretaceae (Myrtales): A biogeographical view. Annual Research and Review in Biology 8(5): 1b20.

 

2014

Crous PW, Shivas RG, Quaedvlieg W, Van der Bank M, Zhang Y, Summerell BA, Guarro J, Wingfield MJ, Wood AR, Alfenas AC, Braun U1, CanobLira JF, García D, MarinbFelix Y, Alvarado P, Andrade JP, Armengol J, Assefa A, den Breeÿen A, Camele I, Cheewangkoon R, De Souza JT, Duong TA, EstevebRaventós F, Fournier J, Frisullo S, GarcíabJiménez J, Gardiennet A, Gené J, HernándezbRestrepo M, Hirooka Y, Hospenthal DR, King A, Lechat C, Lombard L, Mang SM, Marbach PA, Marincowitz S, MarinbFelix Y, MontañobMata NJ, Moreno G, Perez CA, Pérez Sierra AM, Robertson JL, Roux J, Rubio E, Schumacher RK, Stchigel AM, Sutton DA, Tan YP, Thompson EH, van der Linde E, Walker AK, Walker DM, Wickes BL, Wong PT, Groenewald JZ. 2014. Fungal Planet description sheets: 214b280. Persoonia 32: 184b306.

Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Schumacher RK, Summerell BA, Giraldo A, Gené J, Guarro J, Wanasinghe DN, Hyde KD, Camporesi E, Gareth Jones EB, Thambugala KM, Malysheva EF, Malysheva VF, Acharya K, Álvarez J, Alvarado P, Assefa A, Barnes CW, Bartlett JS, Blanchette RA, Burgess TI, Carlavilla JR, Coetzee MP, Damm U, Decock CA, den Breeÿen A, de Vries B, Dutta AK, Holdom DG, RooneybLatham S, Manjón JL, Marincowitz S, Mirabolfathy M, Moreno G, Nakashima C, Papizadeh M, Shahzadeh Fazeli SA, Amoozegar MA, Romberg MK, Shivas RG, Stalpers JA, Stielow B, Stukely MJ, Swart WJ, Tan YP, Van der Bank M, Wood AR, Zhang Y, Groenewald J. 2014. Fungal Planet description sheets: 214b280. Persoonia 32: 281b319.

Daru BH, Van der Bank M, Davies TJ. 2014. Spatial incongruence among hotspots and complementary areas of tree diversity in southern Africa. Diversity and Distributions 21: 769b780.

Manning JC, Boatwright JS, Daru BH, Maurin O, Van der Bank M. 2014. A phylogenetic classification of Asphodelaceae subfamily Alooideae: towards a resolution of the prickly issue of polyphyly in Haworthia. Systematic Botany 39: 55b74.

Maurin O, Davies TJ, Burrows JE, Daru BH, Yessoufou K, Muasya AM, Van der Bank M, Bond WJ 2014. Savanna fire and the origins of the “underground forests” of Africa. New Phytologist 204: 201b214.

Sethusa MT, Millar IM, Yessoufou K, Jacobs A, Van der Bank M, Van der Bank FH 2014. DNA barcode efficacy for the identification of economically important scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) in South Africa. African Entomology 22: 257–266.

Yessoufou K, Bamigboye SO, Daru BH, Van der Bank M 2014. Evidence of constant diversification punctuated by a mass extinction in the African cycad. Ecology and Evolution 4: 50b58.

Yessoufou K, Gere J, Daru BH, Van der Bank M 2014. Differences in evolutionary history translate into differences in invasion success of alien mammals in South Africa. Ecology and Evolution 44: 2115b2123.

2013

Bezeng BS, Savolainen V, Yessoufou K, Papadopulos XST, Maurin O, Van der Bank M. 2013. A phylogenetic approach towards understanding the drivers of plant invasiveness on Robben Island, South Africa. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 172 (2): 142b152.

Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Guarro J, Cheewangkoon R, Van der Bank M, Swart WJ, Stchigel AM, CanobLira JF, Roux J, Madrid H, Damm U, Wood AR, Shuttleworth LA, Hodges CS, Munster M, de Jesús YáñezbMorales M, Zúñigab Estrada L, Cruywagen EM, de Hoog GS, Silvera C, Najafzadeh J, Davison EM, Davison PJN, Barrett MD, Barrett RL, Manamgoda DS, Minnis AM, Kleczewski NM, Flory SL, Castlebury LA, Clay K, Hyde KD, MaússebSitoe SND, Chen S, Lechat C, Hairaud M, LesagebMeessen L, Pawłowska J, Wilk2 M, Śliwińskab Wyrzychowska A, Mętrak M, Wrzosek M, Pavlicb Zupanc D, Maleme HM, Slippers B, Mac Cormack WP, Archuby DI, Grünwald NJ, Tellería MT, Dueñas M, Martín MP, Marincowitz S, de Beer ZW, Perez CA, Gené J, MarinbFelix Y, Groenewald JZ. 2013. Fungal Planet description sheets: 154–213. Persoonia 31: 188b296.

Gere J, Yessoufou K, Daru BH, Maurin O, Mankga LT, Van der Bank M. 2013. Incorporating trnHbpsbA to core DNA barcodes improves discrimination of species within southern African Combretaceae.ZooKeys 365: 127b147.

Kyalangalilwa B , Boatwright JS, Daru BH, Maurin O, Van der Bank M. 2013. Phylogenetic position and revised classification of the African Acacia species (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 172: 500b523.

Mankga LT, Yessoufou K, Moteetee AM, Daru BH, Van der Bank M. 2013. Efficacy of the core DNA barcodes in identifying processed and poorly conserved plant materials commonly used in South African traditional medicine. ZooKeys 365: 215b233.

Nzeako SO, Yessoufou K, Van der Bank M, Imafidor HO. 2013. Testing impacts of endoparasitic nematode Meloidogyne javanica on crop productivity, using tomato cultivar “Gboko” as a case studyin Nigeria. International Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science Research 1(1): 1b9.

Yessoufou K, Davies TJ, Maurin O, Kuzmina M, Schafer H, Van der Bank M, Savolainen V. 2013. Large herbivores favour species diversity but have mixed impacts on phylogenetic community structure in African savannah ecosystem. Journal of Ecology 101 (3): 614b625.

 

2012

Daru BH, Manning JC, Boatwright JS, Maurin O, Maclean N, Schaefer H, Kuzmina M, Van der Bank M. 2012. Molecular and morphological analysis of subfamily Alooideae (Asphodelaceae) and the inclusion of Chortolirion in Aloe.Taxon 62: 62b76.

Yessoufou K, Abalaka J, Van der Bank M, Daru BH. 2012. Figbfrugivore interactions follow a constrained Brownian motion model of evolution in an Important Bird Area, West Africa. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 58: 39b51.

2011

Davies TJ, Smith GF, Bellstedt DU, Boatwright JS, Bytebier B, Cowling RM, Forest F, Harmon LJ, Muasya AM, Schrire B, Steenkamp Y, Van der Bank M, Savolainen V. 2011. Extinction Risks in Plants. PLoS Biology9(5): e1000620. doi:10.1371/ journal.pbio.1000620.

Maurin O, Van Wyk AE, Jordaan M, Van der Bank M. 2011. A new species of Combretum section Ciliatipetala (Combretaceae) from southern Africa, with a key to the regional members of the section. South African Journal of Botany 77: 105–111.

2010

BouchenakbKhelladi Y, Maurin O, Hurter J, Van der Bank M. 2010. The evolutionary history and biogeography of Mimosoideae (Leguminosae): an emphasis on African acacias. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57(2): 495b508.

Maurin O, Chase MW, Jordaan M, Van der Bank M. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships of Combretaceae inferred from nuclear and plastid DNA sequence data: implications for infrafamilial classification. Botanical Journal of theLinnean Society 162: 453–476.

Motsi CM, Moteetee AN, Beaumont AJ, Rye BL, Savolainen V, Van der Bank M. 2010. The generic delimitation of Pimelea and Thecanthes (Thymelaeaceae): evidence from plastid and nuclear ribosomal sequence data. Australian Systymatic Botany 23: 270b284.

2009

Beaumont AJ, Edwards TJ, Manning J, Maurin O, Rautenbach M, Motsi MC, Fay MF, Chase MW, Van der Bank M. 2009. Gnidia L. (Thymelaeaceae) is not monophyletic: Taxonomic implications for Gnidia and a partial new generic taxonomy for Gnidia. Botanical Journal of theLinnean Society 160(4): 202b417.

CBOL Plant Working Group, Hollingsworth PM, Forrest LL, Spouge JL, Hajibabaei M, Ratnasingham S, Van der Bank M, Chase MW, Cowan RS, Erickson DL, Fazekas AJ, Graham SW, James KE, Kim K–J, Kress WJ, Schneider H, van Alphen Stahl J, Barrett SCH, van den Berg C, Bogarin D, Burgess KS, Cameron KM, Carine M, Chacón J, Clark AC, Conrad F, Devey D, Clarkson J, Ford CS, Hedderson TAJ, Hollingsworth ML, Husband BC, Kelly LJ, Kesanakurti PR, Kim JS, Kim, YD, Lahaye R, Lee H–L, Long DG, Madriñán S, Maurin O, Meusnier I, Newmaster SG, Park C–W, Percy DM, Petersen G, Richardson JE, Salazar GA, Savolainen V, Seberg O, Wilkinson MJ,Yi D–K, Little DP. 2009. Botanists Recommend a DNA Barcode for Land Plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 31 (106): 12794b12797.

2008

BouchenakbKhelladi Y, Salamin N, Savolainen V, Forest, F, Van der Bank M, Chase MW, Hodkinson TR. 2008. Large multibgene phylogenetic trees of the grasses (Poaceae): impacts of taxon sampling and missing data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47: 488b505.

Goldblatt P, Rodriguez A, Powell MP, Davies TJ, Manning JC, Van der Bank M, Savolainen V. 2008. Iridaceae ‘Out of Austrasia’? Phylogeny, biogeography, and divergence time based on plastid DNA sequences. Systematic Botany 33: 495b508.

Lahaye R, Savolainen V, Duthoit S, Maurin O, Van der Bank M. 2008. A test of psbKCpsbI and atpFCatpH as potential plant DNA barcodes using the flora of the KNP as a model system (South Africa). Nature Preceedings: hd1: 10101/npre.2008.1896.1.

Lahaye R, Van der Bank M, Bogarin D, Warner J, Pupulin F, Gigot G, Maurin O, Duthoit S, Barraclough TG, Savolainen V. 2008. DNA barcoding the floras of biodiversity hotspots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105 (8): 2923b2928.

Magee AR, Van Wyk BbE, Tilney PM, Van der Bank M. 2008. The genus Arctopus (Apiaceae) Morphological variation and phylogenetic relationships. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 95: 475b490.

2007

Boatwright JS, Savolainen V, Van Wyk BbE, SchuttebVlok A, Van der Bank M. 2007. The enigmatic genus Cadia: An example of reversal to actinomorphy in legumes and the phylogeny of Podalyrieae. Systematic Botany 33(1): 133b147.

Forest F, Grenyer R, Rouget M, Davies TJ, Cowling RM, Faith DP, Balmford A, Manning JC, Proches S, Van der Bank M, Reeves G, Terry A. J. Hedderson TAJ, Savolainen V. 2007. Preserving the evolutionary potential of floras in biodiversity hotspots. Nature 15 February 2007.

Pillon Y, Fay MF, Hedrén M, Devey DS, Shipunov A, Van der Bank M, Bateman RM, Chase MW. 2007. Evolution and temporal diversification of western European polyploid species complexes in Dactylorhiza (Orchidaceae). Taxon 56: 1185b1208.

 

2006

Goldblat P, Davies TJ, Manning JC, Van der Bank M, Savolainen V. 2006. Phylogeny of Iridaceae subfamily Crocoideae based on a combined multigene plastid DNA analysis. Pp. 399b411, in Columbus JT, Friar EA, Porter JM, Prince LM, Simpson MG. (eds), Monocots: Comparative Biology and Evolution. Excluding Poales. Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden, Claremont, Ca. [Aliso 22: 399b411.]

2004

Vorster P, Van der Bank FH, Van der Bank M. 2004. Phylogeny of Encephalartos: Some Eastern Cape species. Botanical Review 70 (2): 250b259.

Wurdack KJ, Hoffman P, Samuel R, de Bruijn A, Van der Bank M, Chase MW. 2004. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of Phyllanthaceae using plastid rbcL DNA sequences. American Journal of Botany 91: 1882b1900.

2003

The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. 2003. An update of the Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II. Botanical Journal of theLinnean Society 141: 399b436.

Villoen L, Van der Bank FH, Van der Bank M, Grobler JP, Wessels D. 2003. Allozyme variation in five populations of mopane, Colophospermum mopane (Fabaceae). South African Journal of Botany 69(3): 282b286.

2002

Ingrouille MJ, Chase MW, Fay MF, Bowman D, Van der Bank M, De Bruijn ADE. 2002. Systematics of Vitaceae from the viewpoint of plastid rbcL DNA sequence data. Botanical Journal of theLinnean Society 138: 421b432.

Van der Bank M, Fay MF, Chase MW. 2002. Molecular phylogenetics of Thymelaeaceae with particular reference to African and Australian species. Taxon. 51: 329b339.

Van der Bank M, Van Wyk BbE, Chase MW, Fay MF, Van der Bank FH, Hulme A. 2002. Systematics of the tribe Podalyrieae (Fabaceae) based on DNA, morphological and chemical data. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 139: 159b170.

2001

Van der Bank FH, Van der Bank M, Van Wyk BbE. 2001. A review of the use of allozyme electrophoresis in plant systematics. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 29: 469b483. 61.

Van der Bank FH, Wink M, Vorster P, Treulien J, Brand L, Van der Bank M, Hurter J. 2001. Allozyme and DNA sequence comparisons of nine species of Encephalartos (Zamiaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 29: 241b266.

2000

Fay MF, Bremer B, Prance, GT, Van der Bank M, Bridson D, Chase MW. 2000. Plastid rbcL sequence data show Dialypetalanthus to be a member of Rubiaceae. Kew Bulletin 55: 853b864.

Savolainen V, Chase MW, Fay MF, Van der Bank M, Powell M, Albach DC, Weston P, Backlund A, Johnson SA. 2000. Phylogeny of the Eudicots: A nearly complete familial analysis based on rbcL gene sequences. Kew Bulletin 55: 257b309.

Van der Bank FH, Van der Bank M, Balkwill MbJ, Balkwill K. 2000. Biochemical genetic evidence in support of an undescribed species of Barleria L. South African Journal of Botany 66(1): 22b27.

1999

Van der Bank M, Van der Bank FH, Van Wyk BbE. Evolution of sprouting versus seeding in Aspalathus linearis. 1999. Plant Systematics and Evolution 219: 27b38.

1998

Moshe D, Van der Bank FH, Van der Bank M, Van Wyk BbE. 1998. Lack of genetic differentiation between 19 populations from seven taxa of Sutherlandia (Tribe: Galegeae, Fabaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 26: 595b609.

Van der Bank FH, Vorster P, Van der Bank M. 1998. Phylogenetic relationships based on allozyme data, between six cycad taxa indigenous to South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 64(3): 182b188.

1997

Makhuvha N, Van Wyk BbE, Van der Bank FH, Van der Bank M. 1997. Genetic polymorphism in wild and cultivated Siphonochilus aetiopicus (Zingiberaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 25(4): 343b351.

1996

Schubert TR, Van Wyk BbE, Van der Bank FH, Van der Bank M. 1996. Morphological and biochemical genetic evidence for hybridization in the genus Centella (Apiaceae), with notes on phylogenetic and taxonomic implications. Bothalia 26(2): 167b175.

Van der Bank FH, Van Wyk BbE, Van der Bank M. 1996. Genetic variation within and geographical relationships between four wild populations of Virgilia oroboides (tribe Podalyrieae, Fabaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 24(2): 135b143.

Van der Bank M, Van der Bank FH, Van Wyk BbE. 1996. Speciation in Virgilia (Fabaceae): Allopatric divergence followed by introgression? Plant Systematics and Evolution 201: 57b 73.

Viljoen AM, Van Wyk BbE, Van der Bank FH, Smith GF, Van der Bank M. 1996. A biochemical and chemical evaluation of the species concept of Aloe candelabrum (Aloaceae). Taxon. 45(3): 461b471.

1995

Van der Bank FH, Van der Bank M. 1995. An estimate of the amount of genetic variation in the snoutfish Marcusenius macrolepidotus (Peters, 1852). Water South Africa 21(3): 265b268.

Van der Bank FH, Van der Bank M. 1995. Enzyme polymorphism in the freshwater mussel species, Aspatharia pfeifferiana (Mollusca, Lamellibranchiata) from southern Africa. Animal Genetics 26: 31b35.

Van der Bank FH, Van der Bank M, Van Wyk BbE. 1995. Allozyme variation in Virgilia oroboides (tribe Podalyrieae, Fabaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 23(1): 47b 52.

Van der Bank FH, Van Wyk BbE, Van der Bank M. 1995. Genetic variation in two economically important Aloe species (Aloaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 23(3): 251b256.

Van der Bank M, Van Wyk BbE, Van der Bank FH. 1995. Biochemical genetic variation in four wild populations of Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos tea). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 23(3): 257b262.

1989

Van der Bank M, Basson L, Van As JG. 1989. A new species of Trichodina (Ciliophora: Peritrichia) from the urinary bladder of Bufo gutturalis Power, 1927. South African Journal of Zoology 24 (4): 270b273.