Publications

2017

30- Daru, B.H., 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: 337-347. [DOI] [download PDF]

29- Bezeng, B.S., Davies, T.J., Daru, B.H., Kabongo, R.M., Maurin, O., Orton, R.D., Yessoufou, K., van der Bank, H. & van der Bank, M. (2017) Ten years of barcoding at the African Centre for DNA barcoding. Genome doi: 10.1139/gen-2016-0198

28- Yessoufou, K., Daru, B.H., Tafirei, R., Elansary, H.O. & Rampedi, I. (2017) Integrating biogeography, threat and evolutionary data to explore extinction crisis in the taxonomic group of cycads. Ecology and Evolution 7: 2735-2746 [DOI] [download PDF]

27- Bezeng, B.S., Morales-Castilla, I., van der Bank, M., Yessoufou, K., Daru, B.H. & Davies, T.J. (2017) Climate change may reduce the spread of non-native species. Ecosphere 8: e01694. [DOI] [download PDF]

2016

26- Charles-Dominique, T., Davies, T.J., Hempson, G.P., Bezeng, S.B., Daru, B.H., Kabongo, R.M., Maurin, O., Muasya, A.M., van der Bank, M. & Bond, W.J. (2016) Spiny plants, mammal browsers and the origin of African savannas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113: E5572–E5579. [DOI] [download PDF]

25- Daru, B.H. & le Roux, P.C. (2016) Marine protected areas are insufficient to conserve global marine plant diversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25: 324–334
[DOI] [download PDF]

24- Daru, B.H., Holt, B.G., Lessard, J.P., Yessoufou, K. & Davies, T.J. (2016) Phylogenetic regionalization of marine plants reveals close evolutionary affinities among disjunct temperate assemblages. Biological Conservation [DOI] [download PDF]

23- Daru, B.H. & Yessoufou, K. (2016) A search for a single DNA barcode for seagrasses of the world. DNA Barcoding in Marine Perspectives: Assessment and Conservation of Biodiversity (ed. by S. Trivedi, A.A. Ansari, K.S. Ghosh, H. Rehman), pp. 313-330. Springer International Publishing Switzerland [DOI] [download PDF]

22- Daru, B.H., Berger, D.K. & van Wyk, A.E. (2016) Opportunities for unlocking the potential of genomics for African trees. New Phytologist 210: 772–778 [DOI] [download PDF]

21- Davies, T.J., Daru, B.H., Van der Bank, M., Maurin, O. & Bond, W.J. (2016) Multiple routes underground? Frost alone cannot explain the evolution of underground trees. New Phytologist 209: 910-912 [DOI] [download PDF]

20- Daru, B.H., Van der Bank, M., Maurin, O., Yessoufou, K., Schaefer, H., Slingsby, J.A. & Davies, T.J. (2016) A novel phylogenetic regionalization of the phytogeographic zones of southern Africa reveals their hidden evolutionary affinities. Journal of Biogeography 43: 155-166 [DOI] [download PDF]

2015

19- Bello, A., Daru, B.H., Stirton, C.H., Chimphango, S.B.M., Van der Bank, M., Maurin, O. & Muasya, A.M. (2015) DNA barcodes reveal microevolutionary signals in fire response trait in two legume genera. AoB PLANTS 7: plv124. [DOI] [download PDF]

18- Daru, B.H., Van der Bank, M. & Davies, T.J. (2015) Spatial incongruence among hotspots and complementary areas of tree diversity in southern Africa. Diversity and Distributions 21: 769-780. [DOI] [download PDF]

17- Yessoufou, K., Daru, B.H. & Muasya, A.M. (2015) Phylogenetic exploration of commonly used medicinal plants in South Africa. Molecular Ecology Resources 15: 405-413  [DOI] [download PDF]

16- Daru, B.H., Yessoufou, K., Nuttman, C. & Abalaka, J. (2015) A preliminary study of bird use of fig Ficus species in Amurum Forest Reserve, Nigeria. Malimbus 37: 1-15. [DOI] [download PDF]

2014

15- Maurin, O., Davies, T.J., Burrows, J.E., Daru, B.H., Yessoufou, K., Muasya, A.M., Van der Bank, M. & Bond, W.J. (2014) Savanna fire and the origins of the “underground forests” of Africa. New Phytologist 204: 201-214. [DOI] [download PDF]

14- Daru, B.H., Yessoufou, K. & Davies, T.J. (2014) Speculation versus data-driven conclusions: A response to Gereau et al.’s “Phylogenetic patterns of extinction risk: the need for critical application of appropriate datasets”. PeerJ PrePrints 2: e323v1. [DOI] [download PDF]

13- Yessoufou, K., Bamigboye, S.O., Daru, B.H. & Van der Bank, M. (2014) Evidence of constant diversification punctuated by a mass extinction in the African cycad. Ecology and Evolution 4: 50-58. [DOI] [download PDF]

12- Manning, J.C., Boatwright, J.S., Daru BH, Maurin O & Van der Bank M (2014) A molecular phylogeny and generic classification of Asphodelaceae subfamily Alooideae: A final resolution of the prickly issue of polyphyly in the Alooids? Systematic Botany 39: 55-74. [DOI] [download PDF]

11- Yessoufou, K., Gere, J., Daru, B.H. & 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: 2115-2123. [DOI] [download PDF]

10- Manning, J.C., Boatwright, J.S. & Daru, B.H. (2014) Aloe and goodbye: a new evolutionary classification of the Alooids. Alsterworthia International 14:7-15. [download PDF]

09- Iheanacho, H.E., Njobeh, P.B., Dutton, F.M., Steenkamp, P.A., Steenkamp, L., Mthombeni, J.Q., Daru, B.H. & Makun, A.H. (2014) Morphological and molecular identification of filamentous Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus isolated from compound feeds in South Africa. Food Microbiology 44: 180-184. [DOI] [download PDF]

2013

08- Daru, B.H., Yessoufou, K., Mankga, L.T. & Davies, T.J. (2013) A global trend towards the loss of evolutionarily unique species in mangrove ecosystems. PLoS ONE 8: e66686. [DOI] [download PDF]

07- Daru, B.H., Manning, J.C., Boatwright, J.S., Maurin, O., Maclean, N., Schaefer, H., Kuzmina, M. & Van der Bank, M. (2013). Molecular and morphological analysis of subfamily Alooideae (Asphodelaceae) and the inclusion of Chortolirion in Aloe. Taxon 62: 62-76. [DOI] [download PDF]

06- Kyalangalilwa, B., Boatwright, J.S., Daru, B.H., Maurin, O. & Van der Bank, M. (2013) Phylogenetic position and revised classification of Acacia s.l. (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) in Africa, including new combinations Vachellia and Senegalia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 172: 500-523. [DOI] [download PDF]

05- Gere, J., Yessoufou, K., Daru, B.H., Maurin, O., Mankga, L.T. & Van der Bank, M. (2013) Incorporating trnH-psbA to core DNA barcodes improves discrimination of species within southern African Combretaceae. ZooKeys 365: 127-147. [DOI] [download PDF]

04- Mankga, L.T., Yessoufou, K., Moteetee, A.M., Daru, B.H. & 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: 215-233. [DOI] [download PDF]

2012

03- Yessoufou, K., Daru, B.H. & Davies, T.J. (2012) Phylogenetic patterns of extinction risk in the Eastern Arc ecosystems, an African biodiversity hotspot. PLoS ONE 7: e47082. [DOI] [download PDF]

02- Yessoufou, K., Abalaka, J., Van der Bank, M. & Daru, B.H. (2012) Fig-frugivore interactions follow a constrained Brownian motion model of evolution in an Important Bird Area, West Africa. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 58: 39-51. [DOI] [download PDF]

01- Van der Bank, H.F., Greenfield, R., Daru, B.H. & Yessoufou, K. (2012) DNA barcoding reveals micro-evolutionary changes and river system-level phylogeographic resolution of seven populations of African silver catfish, Schilbe intermedius (Siluriformes, Schilbeidae). Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 42: 307-320. [DOI] [download PDF]