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A Phylogeny of the Monocots, as Inferred from rbcL and atpA Sequence Variation, and a Comparison of Methods for Calculating Jackknife and Bootstrap Values
Abstract A phylogenetic analysis of the monocots was conducted on the basis of nucleotide sequence variation in two genes (atpA, encoded in the mitochondrial genome, and rbcL, encoded in the plastidExpand
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A preliminary phylogeny of the tribe Miconieae (Melastomataceae) based on nrITS sequence data and its implications on inflorescence position
Miconieae is the most diverse tribe of Melastomataceae, with 30 genera and over 2200 species. The tribe is characterized by fleshy fruits and partially to totally inferior ovaries. To test monophylyExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships among Poaceae and related families as inferred from morphology, inversions in the plastid genome, and sequence data from the mitochondrial and plastid genomes.
A phylogenetic analysis of the Poales was conducted to assess relationships among Poaceae and allied families. The analysis included 40 taxa, representing all families of the Poales as circumscribedExpand
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Phylogeny of Miconia (Melastomataceae): Patterns of Stamen Diversification in a Megadiverse Neotropical Genus
Phylogenetic relationships within Miconia and other genera in the Neotropical tribe Miconieae were investigated using a maximum parsimony analysis of nuclear internal transcribed spacer and ndhFExpand
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Multiple Events of Dispersal and Radiation of the Tribe Miconieae (Melastomataceae) in the Caribbean
In the Caribbean region, the Melastomataceae are represented by about 450 species (from 28 genera), close to 400 of them endemic. The majority of these endemic species (approximately 330) belong toExpand
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A Cladistic Analysis of the Genus Tococa (Melastomataceae) Based on Morphological Data
Abstract Phylogenetic relationships in the myrmecophytic genus Tococa (Melastomataceae) were investigated using morphological data. The data matrix comprised 42 ingroup taxa, two of them previouslyExpand
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Amazon plant diversity revealed by a taxonomically verified species list
Significance Large floristic datasets that purportedly represent the diversity and composition of the Amazon tree flora are being widely used to draw conclusions about the patterns and evolution ofExpand
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The first complete plastid genomes of Melastomataceae are highly structurally conserved
Background In the past three decades, several studies have predominantly relied on a small sample of the plastome to infer deep phylogenetic relationships in the species-rich Melastomataceae. Here,Expand
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A phylogenetic evaluation of Leandra (Miconieae, Melastomataceae): a polyphyletic genus where the seeds tell the story, not the petals
Melastomataceae is a tropical family of 4500–5000 species divided into nine tribes. The largest tribe, Miconieae, is composed of approximately 2200 species in 30 genera and is found exclusively inExpand
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Comparative anatomy and morphology of nectar-producing Melastomataceae.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Most neotropical Melastomataceae have bee-pollinated flowers with poricidal anthers. However, nectar rewards are known to be produced in about 80 species in eight genera from fourExpand
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