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  • Messerschmid, T.F.E., Wehling, J., et al. (submitted) Carbon isotope composition of plant photosynthetic tissues reflects a Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) continuum in the majority of CAM lineages. PPEES.
  • Hühn, P., Dillenberger, M.S., Gerschwitz-Eidt, M., Hörandl, E., Los, J., Messerschmid, T., Paetzold, C. & Kadereit, G. (accepted pending revision) Double Digest RAD-Seq for Long Loci (llddRAD). Molecular Biology and Evolution
  • Kartonegoro, A., Veranso-Libalah, M.C., Kadereit, G., Frenger, A., Penneys, D.S., Mota de Oliveira, S. & Van Welzen, P.C. (in press) Molecular phylogenetics of the Dissochaeta-alliance (Melastomataceae): Redefining tribe Dissochaeteae. Taxon.
  • Uotila, P., Sukhorukov, A., Bobon, N., McDonald, J., Krinitsina, A.A., Kadereit, G. (in press) Phylogeny, biogeography and systematics of Dysphanieae (Amaranthaceae). Taxon.
  • Vandelook, F., Newton, R.J., Bobon, N., Bohley, K., Kadereit, G. (2021) Evolution and ecology of seed internal morphology in relation to germination characteristics in Amaranthaceae. Annals of Botany.
  • Veranso-Libalah, M.C., Stone, R.D., Haba, P.M., Magassouba, S., Kadereit, G., Van Der Burgt, X. (2021). Phylogenetic placement of Cailliella praerupticola (Melastomataceae), a rare, monospecific lineage from Guinea, West Africa. Willdenowia 51: 47–56. doi:
  • Morales-Briones, D., Kadereit, G., Tefarikis, D.T., Moore, M.J., Smith, S.J., Brockington, S.F., Timoneda, A., Yim, W.C, Cushman, J.C., Yang, Y. (2021). Disentangling Sources of Gene Tree Discordance in Phylogenomic Datasets: Testing Ancient Hybridizations in Amaranthaceae s.l. Systematic Biology 70: 219–235.
  • Messerschmid, T.F., Klein, J., Kadereit, G., Kadereit, J.W. (2020) Linnaeus' folly – phylogeny, evolution and classification of Sedum (Crassulaceae) and Crassulaceae subfamily Sempervivoideae. Taxon 69: 892-926.
  • Veranso-Libalah, M.C., Stone, R.D & Kadereit, G. (2020) Towards a complete phylogeny of African Melastomateae: systematics of Dissotis and allies (Melastomataceae). Taxon 69: 946–991.
  • Borsch T, Stevens A-D, Häffner E, Güntsch A, Berendsohn WG, Appelhans MS, Barilaro C, Beszteri B, Blattner FR, Bossdorf O, Dalitz H, Dressler S, Duque-Thüs R, Esser H-J, Franzke A, Goetze D, Grein M, Grünert U, Hellwig F, Hentschel J, Hörandl E, Janßen T, Jürgens N, Kadereit G, Karisch T, Koch MA, Müller F, Müller J, Ober D, Porembski S, Poschlod P, Printzen C, Röser M, Sack P, Schlüter P, Schmidt M, Schnittler M, Scholler M, Schultz M, Seeber E, Simmel J, Stiller M, Thiv M, Thüs H, Tkach N, Triebel D, Warnke U, WeibulatT, Wesche K, Yurkov A, Zizka G (2020) A complete digitization of German herbaria is possible, sensible and should be started now. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6: e50675.
  • Chomicki, G., Kadereit, G., Renner, S. S. & Kiers, E. T. (2020) Tradeoffs in the evolution of plant farming by ants. PNAS. 


  • Lauterbach, M., Zimmer, R., Alexa, A.C., Adachi, S., Sage, R., Sage, T., MacFarlane, T., Ludwig, M. & Kadereit, G. (2019) Variation in leaf anatomical traits relates to the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in Tribuloideae (Zygophyllaceae). Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 39: 125463.
  • Veranso-Libalah, M.C., Lachenaud, O., Stone, R.D. & Kadereit, G. (2019) Nothodissotis (Melastomataceae), a new genus from Atlantic Central Africa, including the new species N.alenensis from Equatorial Guinea. Phytokeys 118: 89–103. http://doi.10.3897/phytokeys.118.31572
  • Lauterbach, M., Veranso-Libalah, M.C, Sukhorukov, A. P. & Kadereit, G. (2019). Biogeography of the xerophytic genus Anabasis L. (Chenopodiaceae). Ecology & Evolution 9: 3539-3552.
  • Bohley, K., Schröder, T., Kesselmeier, J., Ludwig, M. & Kadereit, G. (2019) C4-like photosynthesis and the effects of leaf senescence on C4-like physiology in Sesuvium sesuvioides (Aizoaceae). Journal of Experimental Botany 70: 1553–1565.
  • Costa, C., Kadereit, G. & Peres Moraes de Freitas, G. (2019) Molecular markers indicate the phylogenetic identity of southern Brazilian sea asparagus: first record of Salicornia neei Lag. in Brazil. Rodriguésia 70.


  • JF Walker, Y Yang, T Feng, A Timoneda, J Mikenas, V Hutchison, C Edwards, N Wang, S Ahluwalia, J Olivieri, N Walker-Hale, LC Majure, R Puente, G Kadereit, M Lauterbach, U Eggli, H Flores-Olvera, H Ochoterena, SF Brockington, MJ Moore and SA Smith. (2018) From cacti to carnivores: Improved phylotranscriptomic sampling and hierarchical homology inference provides further insight to the evolution of Caryophyllales. American Journal of Botany 105: 446-462. Invited Tree of Life Special Issue.
  • Veranso-Libalah, M.C., Stone, R.D., Kadereit, G., Couvreur, T.L.P. (2018) Multiple shifts to open habitats congruent with the increase of African Neogene climatic aridity in Melastomateae (Melastomataceae). Journal of Biogeography 45: 1420-1431.


  • Kadereit, G., Newton, R., Vandelook, F. (2017) Evolutionary ecology of fast seed germination – a case study in Amaranthaceae/Chenopodiaceae. PPEES 29:1-11.
  • Lauterbach, M., Schmidt, H., Billakurthi, K., Hankeln, T., Westhoff, P., Gowik, U., Kadereit, G. (2017) De novo transcriptome assembly and comparison of C2, C3, and C4 species of tribe Salsoleae (Chenopodiaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science.
  • García-Aloy S., Sanmartín I., Kadereit G., Vitales D., Millanes A.M., Roquet C., Vargas P., Alarcón M., & Aldasoro J.J. (2017) Opposite trends in the genus Monsonia (Geraniaceae): specialization in the African deserts and range expansions throughout eastern Africa. Scientific Reports 7: 9872.
  • Ball, P., Cornejo, X., Kadereit, G. (2017) Mangleticornia (Amaranthaceae: Salicornioideae) – a new sister for Salicornia from the Pacific coast of South America. Willdenowia 47:145-153.
  • Veranso-Libalah, M.C., Stone, R.D., Kadereit, G. (2017) Argyrella richardsiae, a new species of Melastomataceae from the wet miombo woodlands of Africa. Phytokeys 82: 113–12.
  • Veranso-Libalah, M.C., Stone, R.D, Fongod, A.G., Couvreur, T.L.P., Kadereit, G. (2017) Phylogeny and systematics of African Melastomateae (Melastomataceae). Taxon 66: 584-614.
  • Kadereit, G., Bohley, K., Lauterbach, M., Tefarikis, D.T., Kadereit, J.W. (2017) C3-C4 intermediates may be of hybrid origin – a reminder. New Phytologist. 215: 70–76.
  • Bohley, K., Winter, P. & Kadereit G. (2017) A revision of Sesuvium (Sesuvioideae, Aizoaceae) Systematic Botany 42(1):124-147.
  • Piirainen, M., Liebisch, O. & Kadereit, G. (2017) Phylogeny, systematics and taxonomy of Salicornioideae (Amaranthaceae/Chenopodiaceae) – a cosmopolitan, highly specialized hygrohalophyte lineage dating back to the Oligocene. Taxon 66: 109-132.


  • Schüssler, C., Freitag, H., Koteyeva, N., Schmidt, D., Edwards, G., Voznesenskaya, E. & Kadereit, G. (2016) Molecular phylogeny and forms of photosynthesis in tribe Salsoleae (Chenopodiaceae). Journal of Experimental Botany.
  • Lauterbach, M., Billakurthi, K., Kadereit, G., Ludwig, M., Westhoff, P., Gowik, U. (2016) C3 cotyledons followed by C4 leaves – changes in gene expression give insights into the development of C4 photosynthesis. Journal of Experimental Botany.
  • Kadereit, J.W., Albach, D. C., Ehrendorfer, F., Galbany-Casals, M., Garcia-Jacas, N., Gehrke, B., Kadereit, G., Kilian, N., Klein, J. T., Koch, M. A, Kropf, M, Oberprieler, C., Pirie, M. D., Ritz, C. M., Röser, M., Spalik, K., Susanna, A., Weigend, M., Welk, E., Wesche, K., Zhang, L.-B. & Dillenberger, M. S. (2016) Which changes are needed to render all genera of the German flora monophyletic? Willdenowia 46: 39-91.
  • Lauterbach, M., de Wet van der Merwe, P., Keßler, L., Pirie, M. D., Bellstedt D. U. & Kadereit, G. (2016) Evolution of leaf anatomy in arid environments - a case study in southern African Tetraena and Roepera (Zygophyllaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 97: 129-144.


  • Patricia Hernández-Ledesma, Walter G. Berendsohn, Thomas Borsch, Sabine von Mering, Hossein Akhani, Salvador Arias, Idelfonso Castañeda-Noa, Urs Eggli, Roger Eriksson, Hilda Flores-Olvera, Susy Fuentes-Bazán, Gudrun Kadereit, Cornelia Klak, Nadja Korotkova, Reto Nyffeler, Gilberto Ocampo, Helga Ochoterena, Bengt Oxelman, Richard K. Rabeler, Adriana Sanchez, Boris O. Schlumpberger & Pertti Uotila (2015). A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Wildenowia 45(3):281-383.
  • Bohley, K., Joos, O., Hartmann, H., Sage, R., Liede-Schumanm, S. & Kadereit, G. (2015) Phylogeny of Sesuvioideae (Aizoaceae) – biogeography, leaf anatomy and the evolution of C4 photosynthesis. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 17: 116-130
  • Steffen, S., Ball, P., Mucina, L. & Kadereit, G. (2015). Phylogeny, biogeography and ecological diversification of Sarcocornia (Salicornioideae, Amaranthaceae). Annals of Botany 115 (3): 353-368.


  • Kadereit, G., Lauterbach, M., Pirie, M.D., Arafeh, R & Freitag, H. (2014). When do different C4 leaf anatomies indicate independent C4 origins? – Parallel evolution of C4 leaf types in Camphorosmeae (Chenopodiaceae). Journal of Experimental Botany 65: 3499-3511. (Special Issue: C4 and CAM Photosynthesis in the New Millenium).
  • Bissinger, K., Khoshravesh, R., Kotrade, J.P., Oakley, J., Sage, T., Sage, R., Hartmann, H. & Kadereit, G. (2014). Gisekia (Gisekiaceae) – phylogenetic relationships, Biogeography, and ecophysiology of a poorly-known C4 lineage in the Caryophyllales. American Journal of Botany 101(3): 499-509.
  • Freitag, H. & Kadereit G. (2014). C3 and C4 leaf anatomy types in Camphorosmeae (Camphorosmoideae, Chenopodiaceae). Plant Systematics & Evolution 300(4):665–687.


  • Slenzka, A., Mucina, L. & Kadereit, G. (2013). Salicornia L. (Amaranthaceae) in South Africa and Namibia: rapid spread and ecological diversification of cryptic species. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 172: 175-186.
  • Iamonico, D. & Kadereit, G. (2013). Typification of the name Kochia saxicola (Chenopodiaceae). Novon 22: 418-421.
  • Masson, R. & Kadereit, G. (2013). Phylogeny of Polycnemoideae (Amaranthaceae) – implications for character evolution and taxonomy. Taxon 62(1): 100-111.


  • Kadereit, G., Piirainen, M., Lambinon, J. & Vanderpoorten, A. (2012). Cryptic taxa should have names. Reflections on the glasswort genus Salicornia(Amaranthaceae). Taxon 61: 1227-1239.
  • Kadereit, G., Ackerly, D. & Pirie, M. D. (2012). A broader model for C4 photosynthesis evolution in plants inferred from the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae s.s.). Proc R Soc B 279: 3304-3311.


  • Teege, P., Kadereit, J.W. & Kadereit, G. (2011). Tetraploid European Salicornia species are best interpreted as ecotypes of multiple origin. Flora 206: 910-920.
  • Kadereit, G. & Freitag, H. (2011). Molecular phylogeny of Camphorosmeae (Camphorosmoideae, Chenopodiaceae): implications for biogeography, evolution of C4 photosynthesis and taxonomy. Taxon 60: 1-28.
  • Cabrera, J., Jacobs, S. & Kadereit, G. (2011). Phylogeography of Camphorosmeae (Chenopodiaceae): tracking the Tertiary history of Australian aridification. Telopea 13: 313-326.


  • Kadereit, G., Mavrodiev, E. V., Zacharias, E. & Sukhorukov, A. P. (2010). Molecular phylogeny of Atripliceae (Chenopodioideae, Chenopodiaceae) - implications for systematics, biogeography, flower and fruit evolution and the origin of C4-photosynthesis. Am. J. Bot. 97: 1664-1687.
  • Steffen, S., Mucina, L. & Kadereit, G. (2010). A revision of Sarcocornia in South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique. Syst. Bot. 35: 390-408.


  • Cabrera, J., Jacobs, S. & Kadereit, G. (2009). Phylogeny of the Australian Camphorosmeae (Chenopodiaceae) and the taxonomic significance of the fruiting perianth. Int. Journal of Plant Sciences. 170:505–521.
  • Steffen, S., Mucina, L. & Kadereit, G. (2009). Three new species of Sarcocornia (Chenopodiaceae) from South Africa. Kew Bulletin 64: 447-459.


  • Kadereit, G. & Yaprak A. E. (2008). Microcnemum coralloides (Salicornioideae, Chenopodiaceae): an example of intraspecific East-West disjunction in the Mediterranean region. Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 65: 415-426.
  • Yaprak, A. E. & Kadereit, G. (2008). A new species of Halocnemum M. Bieb. (Chenopodiaceae) from southern Turkey. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 158: 716-721.


  • Kadereit, G., P. Ball, S. Beer, H. Freitag, L. Mucina, D. Sokoloff, P. Teege, A. E. Yaprak (2007). A taxonomic nightmare comes true: phylogeny and biogeography of glassworts (Salicornia L., Chenopodiaceae). Taxon 56: 1143-1170.


  • Kadereit, G. (2006). A new species of Dissochaeta Blume (Melastomataceae) from Kalimantan (Borneo, Indonesia). Edin. J. Bot. 63(1): 3-8.
  • Kadereit, G., Mucina, L. & Freitag, H. (2006). Phylogeny of Salicornioideae (Chenopodiaceae): diversification, biogeography, and evolutionary trends in leaf and flower morphology. Taxon 55(3): 617-642.
  • Kadereit, G., Hohmann, S. and Kadereit J. W. (2006). Synopsis of Chenopodiaceae subf. Betoideae and a note on the taxonomy of Beta sect. Beta. Willdenowia 36: 9-19.
  • Hohmann, S., Kadereit, J. W., Kadereit, G. (2006). Understanding Mediterranean-Californian disjunctions: evidence from Chenopodiaceae-Betoideae. Taxon 55(1): 67-78.
  • Kadereit, G. (2006). Menyanthaceae Bercht. & J. Presl. In: K. Kubitzki, ed. Families and genera of vascular plants 5. Springer, Berlin.


  • Kadereit, G. (2005). Plethiandra Hook. f.: a polystaminate, East-Asian genus of Melastomataceae. Edinb. J. Bot. 62(3): 127-144.
  • Kadereit, G. and Kadereit J. W. (2005). The phylogenetic relationships, evolutionary origin, systematic status and genetic structure of the endangered local Lower Elbe (Germany) endemic Oenanthe conioides (Nolte) Lange (Apiaceae) based on ITS and AFLP evidence. Flora 200: 15-29.
  • Kadereit, G., Gotzek, D., Jacobs, S., and H. Freitag (2005). Origin and age of Australian Chenopodiaceae. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 5: 59-80.


  • Kadereit, G., Borsch, T., Weising, K., and H. Freitag (2003). Phylogeny of Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae and the evolution of C4-photosynthesis. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 164: 959-986.


  • Renner, S.S., Clausing, G. & Meyer, K. (2001). Historical biogeography of Melastomataceae: The roles of Tertiary migration and long distance dispersal. Amer. J. Bot. 88(7): 1290-1300.
  • Renner, S.S., Clausing, G., Meyer, K. & Cellinese, N. (2001). Melastomataceae. In: Flora of Thailand 7,3: 412-497.
  • Clausing, G. & Renner, S.S. (2001). Molecular phylogenetics of Melastomataceae and Memecylaceae: implications for character evolution. Amer. J. Bot. 88(3): 486-498.
  • Clausing, G. & Renner, S.S. (2001). Evolution of growth form in epiphytic Dissochaeteae (Melastomataceae). Org. Divers. Evol. 1: 45-60.


  • Clausing, G., Vickers, K. & Kadereit, J.W. (2000). Historical biogeography in a linear system: Genetic variation of Sea Rocket (Cakile maritima) and Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum) along European coasts. Mol. Ecol. 9: 1823-1833.
  • Clausing, G., Meyer, K. & Renner, S.S. (2000). Correlations among fruit traits, and evolution of different fruits within Melastomataceae. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 133: 303-326.
  • Clausing, G. (2000). Revision of Pachycentria Blume (Melastomataceae). Blumea 45: 341-375.


  • Clausing, G. (1998). Observations on ant - plant interactions in Pachycentria and other genera of the Dissochaeteae (Melastomataceae) in Sabah and Sarawak. Flora 193: 361-368.


  • Clausing, G. (1997). Early regeneration and recolonization of cultivated areas in the shifting cultivation system employed in the eastern Amazon region, Brazil. Natural Resources and Development. Vol. 45/46, pp. 76-102.


  • Clausing, G. (1994). Frühe Regeneration und Wiederbesiedlung auf Kulturflächen der Wald-Feld-Wechselwirtschaft im östlichen Amazonasgebiet. Göttinger Beiträge zur Land- und Forstwirtschaft in den Tropen und Subtropen. Heft 97, pp. 1-151.