Phylogenomics and a posteriori data partitioning resolve the Cretaceous angiosperm radiation Malpighiales
- Zhenxiang Xi, B. Ruhfel, C. Davis
- Biology, Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 8 October 2012
It is found that commonly used a priori approaches for partitioning concatenated data in maximum likelihood analyses, by gene or by codon position, performed poorly relative to the use of partitions identified a posteriori using a Bayesian mixture model.
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and melon (C. melo) have numerous wild relatives in Asia and Australia, and the sister species of melon is from Australia
- Patrizia Sebastian, H. Schaefer, I. Telford, S. Renner
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 23 July 2010
Range reconstruction under maximum likelihood suggests Asia as the ancestral area for the most recent common ancestor of melon and cucumber, fitting with both having progenitor populations in the Himalayan region and high genetic diversity in Australia.
Gourds afloat: a dated phylogeny reveals an Asian origin of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae) and numerous oversea dispersal events
- H. Schaefer, C. Heibl, S. Renner
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 March 2009
The history of Cucurbitaceae is addressed, using a multigene phylogeny for 114 of the 115 genera and 25 per cent of the 960 species, and an Asian origin in the Late Cretaceous is revealed followed by the repeated spread of lineages into the African, American and Australian continents via transoceanic long-distance dispersal (LDD).
Systematics, biogeography, and character evolution of the legume tribe Fabeae with special focus on the middle-Atlantic island lineages
According to ancestral character state reconstruction results, ancestors of Fabeae had a basic chromosome number of 2n=14, an annual life form, and evenly hairy, dorsiventrally compressed styles.
A multi-locus chloroplast phylogeny for the Cucurbitaceae and its implications for character evolution and classification.
A three-genome phylogeny of Momordica (Cucurbitaceae) suggests seven returns from dioecy to monoecy and recent long-distance dispersal to Asia.
Phylogenetic relationships in the order Cucurbitales and a new classification of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae)
This work recircumscribe tribes and genera within Cucurbitaceae and present a more natural classification for this family, comprising 95 genera in 15 tribes, five of them new: Actinostemmateae, Indofevilleeae, Thladiantheae, Momordiceae, and Siraitieae.
The evolution and loss of oil-offering flowers: new insights from dated phylogenies for angiosperms and bees
Using recent phylogenies, new data on oil-offering Cucurbitaceae, and molecular-dating, it is shown that oil flowers evolved at least 28 times and that floral oil was lost at least 36–40 times in the cause of evolution.
Phylogenetics of Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae): Cucumber (C. sativus) belongs in an Asian/Australian clade far from melon (C. melo)
It is concluded that Cucumis comprises an old Australian/Asian component that was heretofore unsuspected and is phylogenetically far more distant from C. melo than implied by the current morphological classification.
Legume Crops Phylogeny and Genetic Diversity for Science and Breeding
This review aims to combine the phylogenetic and genetic diversity approaches to better illustrate the origin, domestication history and preserved germplasm of major legume crops from 13 genera of six tribes and to indicate further potential both for science and agriculture.