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Phylogenetics of seed plants : An analysis of nucleotide sequences from the plastid gene rbcL
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Two exploratory parsimony analyses of DNA sequences from 475 and 499 species of seed plants, respectively, representing all major taxonomic groups indicate that rbcL sequence variation contains historical evidence appropriate for phylogenetic analysis at this taxonomic level of sampling.
Origin, adaptive radiation and diversification of the Hawaiian lobeliads (Asterales: Campanulaceae)
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A molecular phylogeny is presented showing that the Hawaiian lobeliads are the product of one immigration event; that they are the largest plant clade on any single oceanic island or archipelago; and that diversification of Cyanea saturates in less than 1.5 Myr.
Phylogenetic relationships of Dipsacales based on rbcl sequences
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The genera of Caprifoliaceae do not form a monophyletic group and Symphoricarpos and Lonicera are related and are united with Valerianaceae and Dipsacaceae; Adoxa and Sambucus are directly linked and are possibly related to Viburnum.
Phylogenetic reconstruction of Chirita and allies (Gesneriaceae) with taxonomic treatments
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The morphological evolution of Chirita was analyzed and a series of morphological synapomorphies for the monophyletic groups revealed herein were identified to provide a taxonomic treatment in this study.
Placing the origin of two species-rich genera in the late cretaceous with later species divergence in the tertiary: a phylogenetic, biogeographic and molecular dating analysis of Piper and Peperomia
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The distribution of both Piper and Peperomia is examined with representative samples from the Neotropics, Asia, Pacific Islands, and Africa to better explain the distribution and diversification of these large genera.
A Phylogeny of the Tropical Genus Piper Using Its and the Chloroplast Intron psbJ–petA
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The combined analysis provides support for ten monophyletic groups and offers the best hypothesis for relationships in Piper, and assigns confidently a large number of species in this “giant” genus to a major clade.
A Phylogenetic Analysis of Tribes Beslerieae and Napeantheae (Gesneriaceae) and Evolution of Fruit Types: Parsimony and Maximum Likelihood Analyses of ndhF Sequences
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A cladistic analysis of tribes Beslerieae and Napeanheae revealed that both are monophyletic groups and that Napeantheae is sister to Besleria/Gasteranthus, implying that the transition from dry capsular fruits to berries may require a two-step process where a fleshy dehiscent capsule is the first stage followed by an indehiscent fleshy berry.
Altered expression patterns of TCP and MYB genes relating to the floral developmental transition from initial zygomorphy to actinomorphy in Bournea (Gesneriaceae).
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The results indicate that there might be diverse pathways in the origin and evolution of derived actinomorphy through modifications of pre-existing zygomorphic developmental programs under dynamics of regulatory networks.
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