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Phylogeny of Agavaceae Based on ndhF, rbcL, and its Sequences
Great advances have been made in our understanding of the phylogeny and classification of Agavaceae in the last 20 years. In older systems Agavaceae were paraphyletic due to overemphasis of ovaryExpand
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Molecular systematic studies in cycads: Evidence fromtrnL Intron and ITS2 rDNA sequences
The results of a pilot DNA sequencing study of cycads conducted at the new molecular systematics laboratory at Fairchild Tropical Garden are presented and assessed with reference to previousExpand
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Phylogenetics of Darwiniothamnus (Asteraceae: Astereae) – molecular evidence for multiple origins in the endemic flora of the Galápagos Islands
Aim  The aims of this study were (1) to investigate whether the two growth forms of Darwiniothamnus Harling (Asteraceae) originated from the colonization of a single ancestor, (2) to identify theExpand
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Using Molecular Data to Test a Biogeographic Connection of the Macaronesian Genus Bystropogon (Lamiaceae) to the New World: A Case of Conflicting Phylogenies
Abstract Bystropogon (Lamiaceae) is endemic to the Macaronesian Islands and represents the best-known example of a putative phytogeographic connection between these islands and the New World.Expand
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Multiple origins of the yucca-yucca moth association.
The association of species of yucca and their pollinating moths is considered one of the two classic cases of obligate mutualism between floral hosts and their pollinators. The system involves theExpand
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A Chloroplast DNA Study of the Agavaceae
A chloroplast DNA restriction site analysis of 40 taxa in the Agavaceae s.l. was undertaken to test the accuracy of several current systems of classification. In Cronquist's system, the AgavaceaeExpand
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How well do we understand the overall backbone of cycad phylogeny? New insights from a large, multigene plastid data set.
a Department of Biological Sciences, CW405 Biological Sciences Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E9 b UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research, Faculty of Land and FoodExpand
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Three new species of Dasylirion (Nolinaceae) from Mexico and a clarification of the D. longissimum complex
Three new species ofDasylirion and a new variety ofD. longissimum Lem. from the mountains of northern Mexico are described and illustrated. Two of the new species are from northwestern Mexico:D.Expand
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Several systems of classification have been proposed for the family Agavaceae. A distinctive bimodal karyotype and similarities of fruits and seeds strongly support close relationships among Yucca,Expand
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