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Hemisphere-scale differences in conifer evolutionary dynamics
Fundamental differences in the distribution of oceans and landmasses in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres potentially impact patterns of biological diversity in the two areas. The evolutionaryExpand
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MULTIGENE ANALYSES OF MONOCOT RELATIONSHIPS : A SUMMARY
We present an analysis of supra-familial relationships of monocots based on a combined matrix of nuclear ISS and partial 26S rONA, plastid atpB, matK, ndhF, and rbcL, and mitochondrial atpl DNAExpand
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Hydatellaceae identified as a new branch near the base of the angiosperm phylogenetic tree
Although the relationship of angiosperms to other seed plants remains controversial, great progress has been made in identifying the earliest extant splits in flowering-plant phylogeny, with theExpand
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Widespread Triploidy in Western North American Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
We document high rates of triploidy in aspen (Populus tremuloides) across the western USA (up to 69% of genets), and ask whether the incidence of triploidy across the species range corresponds withExpand
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Phylogenetic Relationships of Monocots Based on the Highly Informative Plastid Gene ndhF
We used ndhF sequence variation to reconstruct relationships across 282 taxa representing 78 monocot families and all 12 orders. The resulting tree is highly resolved and places commelinids sister toExpand
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Robust Inference of Monocot Deep Phylogeny Using an Expanded Multigene Plastid Data Set
We use multiple photosynthetic, chlororespiratory, and plastid translation apparatus loci and their associated noncoding regions (ca. 16 per taxon, prior to alignment) to make strongly supportedExpand
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Inference of higher-order conifer relationships from a multi-locus plastid data set
We reconstructed the broad backbone of conifer phylogeny from a survey of 15–17 plastid loci and associated noncoding regions from exemplar conifer species. Parsimony and likelihood analyses recoverExpand
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Repeated evolution of net venation and fleshy fruits among monocots in shaded habitats confirms a priori predictions: evidence from an ndhF phylogeny
We present a well-resolved, highly inclusive phylogeny for monocots, based on ndhF sequence variation, and use it to test a priori hypotheses that net venation and vertebrate-dispersed fleshy fruitsExpand
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Genotyping-by-Sequencing for Populus Population Genomics: An Assessment of Genome Sampling Patterns and Filtering Approaches
Continuing advances in nucleotide sequencing technology are inspiring a suite of genomic approaches in studies of natural populations. Researchers are faced with data management and analytical scalesExpand
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Aliso 22, pp. 28–51 2006, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS OF MONOCOTS BASED ON THE HIGHLY INFORMATIVE PLASTID GENE ndhF: EVIDENCE FOR WIDESPREAD CONCERTED CONVERGENCE
We used ndhF sequence variation to reconstruct relationships across 282 taxa representing 78 monocot families and all 12 orders. The resulting tree is highly resolved and places commelinids sister toExpand
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