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During the last few years we have been confronted with the need to use herbarium specimens in the molecular phylogeny studies, since it is generally difficult to obtain living material of some rare species. Ancient DNA has been sequenced, and there are also reports on successful DNA amplification from herbarium specimens. However, it is not easy to obtain(More)
The plastid atp B-rbcL intergene has been analyzed within a wide range of plants covering the major dicot lineages. New sequences from 13 plant species were determined and aligned with three already-known sequences. The promoters of the rbcL and the atpB genes were localized and analyzed according to published observations in spinach and tobacco. The(More)
The phylogenetic relationships of the non-photosynthetic Orobanche sensu lato (Orobanchaceae), which includes some of the economically most important parasitic weeds, remain insufficiently understood and controversial. This concerns both the phylogenetic relationships within the genus, in particular its monophyly or lack thereof, and the relationships to(More)
A phylogenetic analysis of 25 species, representing eight genera of theRubieae tribe (Rubiaceae), has been made using the DNA sequence of the chloroplastatp B-rbc L intergene region. Six tropical genera from other tribes ofRubiaceae have been used as outgroups. Whatever the method of analysis (distance, parsimony or maximum likelihood), five groups are(More)
The rbcL sequences of 106 specimens representing 28 species of the four recognized sections of Orobanche were analyzed and compared. Most sequences represent pseudogenes with premature stop codons. This study confirms that the American lineage (sects. Gymnocaulis and Myzorrhiza) contains potentially functional rbcL-copies with intact open reading frames and(More)
Plastid sequences of the atpB-rbcL spacer and rbcL gene itself were used to evaluate their respective potential in reconstructing the phylogeny of 15 taxa from the tribe Rubieae (Rubiaceae). From our previous analyses using the atpB-rbcL spacer, the 15 selected taxa represent most of the variability of the tribe. Since this group is considered to be(More)
Plastid sequences are among the most widely used in phylogenetic and phylogeographic studies in flowering plants, where they are usually assumed to evolve like non-recombining, uniparentally transmitted, single-copy genes. Among others, this assumption can be violated by intracellular gene transfer (IGT) within cells or by the exchange of genes across(More)
The region between the rbcL and atpB chloroplast genes and the first 53 codons of the rbcL gene have been sequenced for 19 species of angiosperms. Nine of these belong to the four largest families within the order Celastrales sensu Cronquist (i.e., Aquifoliaceae s.l., Icacinaceae, Celastraceae, and Hippocrateaceae). Both phenetic and cladistic approaches(More)
The history and diversification of the genus Ilex (Aquifoliaceae), based on 108 different species (116 specimens), are inferred from the analysis of two nuclear (ITS and nepGS) and three plastid (rbcL, trnL-F and atpB-rbcL) sequences. Nuclear and plastid trees are highly incongruent and the nuclear tree is more compatible with current taxonomic(More)
Nodule senescence is one aspect of nitrogen fixation that is important to study from the perspective of improving the host-bacteroid interaction. In winged bean nodules, a 21-kilodalton protein is specifically expressed when senescence begins. Using subcellular fractionation, we observed that this plant protein interacts with the bacteroids. Microsequencing(More)