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Phylogenetics of asterids based on 3 coding and 3 non-coding chloroplast DNA markers and the utility of non-coding DNA at higher taxonomic levels.
The analysis has contributed to reclassification of several families, e.g., Tetrameristaceae, Ebenaceae, Styracaceae, Montiniaceae, Orobanchaceae, and Scrophulariaceae (by inclusion of Pellicieraceae, Lissocarpaceae, Halesiaceae, Kaliphoraceae, Cyclocheilaceae, respectively), and to the placement of families that were unplaced in the APG-system. Expand
Molecular phylogenetic dating of asterid flowering plants shows early Cretaceous diversification.
It is shown that asterids and their major subgroups euasterids, campanulids, and lamiids diversified during the Early Cretaceous, and an origin and first phase of diversification in the EarlyCretaceous is supported. Expand
An ordinal classification for the families of flowering plants
Recent cladistic analyses are revealing the phylogeny of flowering plants in increasing detail, and there is support for the monophyly of many major groups above the family level. With many elementsExpand
Low host specificity of herbivorous insects in a tropical forest
It is shown that most herbivorous species feed on several closely related plant species, suggesting that species-rich genera are dominant in tropical floras, and monophagous herbivores are probably rare in tropical forests. Expand
Further disintegration of Scrophulariaceae
A novel, strongly supported, clade of taxa earlier assigned to Scrophulariaceae was found and possibly represents the tribe Lindernieae, diagnosed by geniculate anterior filaments, usually with a basal swelling. Expand
Time Tree of Rubiaceae: Phylogeny and Dating the Family, Subfamilies, and Tribes
This study estimated the phylogeny for 534 Rubiaceae taxa from 329 genera with up to five different chloroplast regions by Bayesian analysis, resulting in a highly resolved tree with many strongly supported nodes. Expand
Phylogeny and classification of the subfamily Rubioideae (Rubiaceae)
P phylogenetic analyses of the subfamily Rubioideae (Rubiaceae) based on three different pieces of chloroplast DNA, the protein coding rbcL gene, the spacer sequence betweenatpB andrbcL, and the recently published rps16 intron data are performed. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships within the Gentianales based on NDHF and RBCL sequences, with particular reference to the Loganiaceae.
Phylogenetic relationships in the Gentianales with focus on Loganiaceae sensu lato are evaluated using parsimony analyses of nucleotide sequence data from the plastid genes rbcL and ndhF, which indicate that the family Rubiaceae forms the sister group to the successively nested Gentianaceae, Apocynaceae, and Logania, all of which are well supported. Expand
Classification of apocynaceae s.l. according to a new approach combining Linnaean and phylogenetic taxonomy.
A new infrafamilial classification, using this nomenclatural approach, of the Apocynaceae s.l. (i.e., including the Asclepiadaceae) based mainly on analyses of rbcL and ndhF data is discussed. Expand
More characters or more taxa for a robust phylogeny--case study from the coffee family (Rubiaceae).
It is concluded that the monophyly of the Rubiaceae is supported and within the family there are three well supported, but not easily characterized, large subfamilies, Rubioideae, Cinchonoideae s.s. and Ixoroideae l.l. Expand