Hannah E . Marx

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UNLABELLED PREMISE OF THE STUDY Verbenaceae consist of trees, shrubs, lianas, and herbs distributed primarily in Latin America, where they occur in a wide array of ecosystems. A second center of diversity exists in Africa. Competing morphology-based classifications that rely on different traits conflict in significant ways. A broad phylogenetic study was(More)
* Despite the paramount importance of nuclear gene data in plant phylogenetics, the search for candidate loci is believed to be challenging and time-consuming. Here we report that the pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) gene family, containing hundreds of members in plant genomes, holds tremendous potential as nuclear gene markers. * We compiled a list of 127(More)
The pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) gene family, with hundreds of members in land plant genomes, has been recognized as a tremendous resource for plant phylogenetic studies based on publicly available genomic data from model organisms. However, whether this appealing nuclear gene marker system can be readily applied to non-model organisms remains(More)
Beetles comprise nearly one quarter of described species and show high levels of morphological and ecological diversification. Because of their wide distribution, ease of detection, and correlation of species richness patterns with other taxa, tiger beetles have been recommended for use as a global indicator of regional biodiversity, requiring accurate(More)
American Journal of Botany 97(10): 1647–1663, 2010; http://www.amjbot.org/ © 2010 Botanical Society of America Verbenaceae are not the family they used to be. The family once was the “ grab-bag ” for asterid plants with irregular corollas and superior ovaries divided into two biovulate carpels, though not quite so divided as to have a gynobasic style and,(More)
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