Evolutionary history and leaf succulence as explanations for medicinal use in aloes and the global popularity of Aloe vera
Olwen M Grace, Sven Buerki, Matthew RE Symonds, Felix Forest, Abraham E van Wyk, Gideon F Smith, Ronell R Klopper, Charlotte S Bjora, Sophie Neale, Sebsebe Demissew, Monique SJ Simmonds, Nina Ronsted
BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY | BMC | Published : 2015
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The authors thank Martin Arseth, Eshetu Fentaw, Amra Dzajic, Halima Amir, Livhuwani Nkuna, Erich van Wyk, Walter Mabatha, Neil Crouch, Arrie Klopper, Anthony Miller and Abdul Wali al Khulaidi for help with plant collecting, maintaining living collections, and laboratory work. This study was supported by grants awarded to OMG and NR in the Marie Curie Actions of the 7th European Community Framework Programme (grant ALOEDIVERSITY PIEF-GA-2009-251766) and Brodrene Hartmanns Fond, Denmark.