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Phylogenetic classification of Ericaceae: Molecular and morphological evidence
A new classification of Ericaceae is presented based on phylogenetic analyses of nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequence data, morphology, anatomy, and embryology, and three new taxa are described: Oligarrheneae, Richeeae, and Cosmelieae (all within Styphelioideae).
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 elements…
Relationships within Cupressaceae sensu lato: a combined morphological and molecular approach.
Parsimony analysis of matK and rbcL sequence data, together with a nonmolecular database, yielded a well-resolved phylogeny of Cupressaceae sensu lato, and a new infrafamilial classification is proposed in which seven subfamilies are recognized.
Relationships within Myrtaceae sensu lato based on a matK phylogeny
An estimate of the phylogeny of the Myrtaceae sensu lato is produced with little basal resolution but a number of well-supported clades containing most of the genera, including the small genera Psiloxylon and Heteropyxis, which is more strongly supported.
Sapindales:Molecular delimitation and infraordinal groups
A robust clade of core "sapindalean" taxa is identified that is sister to representatives of Malvales and there was no support for the recognition of the two more narrowly defined orders, Rutales and Sapindales sensu stricto.
Pericarp structure and generic affinities in the Anacardiaceae
The occurrence of the Spondias-type in Canarium, a member of the sister group Burseraceae, suggests that this type is plesiomorphic in the Anacardiaceae, and the presence ofThe Anacardium- type in Blepharocarya and Orthopterygium Qulianiaceae further supports the inclusion of these taxa in the ANACardiaceae.
Myrtaceae revisited: a reassessment of infrafamilial groups.
Two separate fleshy-fruited clades, the Acmena and Myrtoid groups, are identified, as are the Eucalypt and Tristania groups, and Psiloxylon and Heteropyxis are the first lineages to diverge in both analyses.
Familiar concepts and relationships in the conifers based on rbcL and matK sequence comparisons
Analysis of sequence data for the chloroplast encoded genes rbcL and matK for 40 taxa representing all conifer families and subfamilies, rooted on Ginkgo biloba, provides robust support for the…
Generic relationships within and between the gymnosperm families Podocarpaceae and Phyllocladaceae based on an analysis of the chloroplast gene rbcL.
The results indicate that Podocarpaceae are polyphyletic unless expanded to include Phyllocladaceae, and jackknife support values indicate that although the genera are well supported, relationships both within and between them are not, suggesting that intergeneric relationships in the family require further study.
Phylogenetic Relationships among the Genera of Taxodiaceae and Cupressaceae: Evidence from rbcL Sequences
Phylogenetic analyses produced four most parsimonious trees that differ only in the positions of three genera and the degree of resolution of a trichotomy within Cupressaceae s.l. str.