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BRANCH SUPPORT AND TREE STABILITY
Abstract— Branch support is quantified as the extra length needed to lose a branch in the consensus of near‐most‐parsimonious trees. This approach is based solely on the original data, as opposed to
THE LIMITS OF AMINO ACID SEQUENCE DATA IN ANGIOSPERM PHYLOGENETIC RECONSTRUCTION
  • K. Bremer
  • Biology, Medicine
    Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 July 1988
TLDR
Cladistic analysis of amino acid sequence data, including evaluation of all equally or almost equally parsimonious cladograms, shows that much homoplasy (parallelisms and reversals) is present and that few or no well supported monophyletic groups of families can be demonstrated.
An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV
TLDR
A revised and updated classification for the families of the flowering plants is provided and the use of bracketing families that could be included optionally in broader circumscriptions with other related families are expanded.
Asteraceae: Cladistics and Classification
Using the technique of cladistics, the author and his collaborators have been able to reconstruct the phylogeny within the Asteraceae (Compositae) family.
Phylogenetics of asterids based on 3 coding and 3 non-coding chloroplast DNA markers and the utility of non-coding DNA at higher taxonomic levels.
TLDR
The analysis has contributed to reclassification of several families, e.g., Tetrameristaceae, Ebenaceae, Styracaceae, Montiniaceae, Orobanchaceae, and Scrophulariaceae (by inclusion of Pellicieraceae, Lissocarpaceae, Halesiaceae, Kaliphoraceae, Cyclocheilaceae, respectively), and to the placement of families that were unplaced in the APG-system.
Estimating divergence times in large phylogenetic trees.
TLDR
A new method, PATHd8, for estimating ultrametric trees from trees with edge (branch) lengths proportional to the number of substitutions is proposed, which smoothes substitution rates locally, rather than simultaneously over the whole tree, thus allowing for analysis of very large trees.
Molecular phylogenetic dating of asterid flowering plants shows early Cretaceous diversification.
TLDR
It is shown that asterids and their major subgroups euasterids, campanulids, and lamiids diversified during the Early Cretaceous, and an origin and first phase of diversification in the EarlyCretaceous is supported.
An ordinal classification for the families of flowering plants
Recent cladistic analyses are revealing the phylogeny of flowering plants in increasing detail, and there is support for the monophyly of many major groups above the family level. With many elements
GONDWANAN EVOLUTION OF THE GRASS ALLIANCE OF FAMILIES (POALES)
  • K. Bremer
  • Biology, Medicine
    Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 July 2002
TLDR
Phylogenetic interrelationships among all 18 families of Poales were assessed by cladistic analysis of chloroplast DNA rbcL and atpB sequences from 65 species, showing well-supported main clades and sister group relationships that help in elucidating the evolution of grasses and the grass spikelet.
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