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Use of DNA barcodes to identify flowering plants.
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Comparison of the total plastid genomes of tobacco and deadly nightshade enhanced with trials on widely divergent angiosperm taxa suggest that the sequences in this pair of loci have the potential to discriminate among the largest number of plant species for barcoding purposes.
Molecular phylogenetic analysis of uniovulate Euphorbiaceae (Euphorbiaceae sensu stricto) using plastid RBCL and TRNL-F DNA sequences.
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Parsimony and Bayesian analyses of plastid rbcL and trnL-F DNA sequence data of the pantropical family Euphorbiaceae sensu stricto (s.s.) show that two subfamilies, 14 tribes, and 10 genera were found to be para- or polyphyletic.
Phylogenomics and a posteriori data partitioning resolve the Cretaceous angiosperm radiation Malpighiales
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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.
Explosive Radiation of Malpighiales Supports a Mid‐Cretaceous Origin of Modern Tropical Rain Forests
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This case illustrates that dated phylogenies can provide an important new source of evidence bearing on the timing of major environmental changes, which may be especially useful when fossil evidence is limited or controversial.
Malpighiales phylogenetics: Gaining ground on one of the most recalcitrant clades in the angiosperm tree of life.
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These data provide greatly increased support for the recent additions of Aneulophus, Bhesa, Centroplacus, Ploiarium, and Rafflesiaceae to Malpighiales; sister relations of Phyllanthaceae + Picrodendraceae, monophyly of Hypericaceae, and polyphyly of Clusiaceae.
Phylogeny of the eudicots : a nearly complete familial analysis based on rbcL gene sequences
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A phylogenetic analysis of 589 plastid rbcL gene sequences representing nearly all eudicot families was performed, and bootstrap re-sampling was used to assess support for clades.
When in doubt, put it in Flacourtiaceae: a molecular phylogenetic analysis based on plastid rbcL DNA sequences
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The phylogenetic analysis of plastid rbcL DNA sequences found the family Flacourtiaceae to be composed of two clades that are more closely related to other families in Malpighiales than to each other.
Phylogenetics of tribe Phyllantheae (Phyllanthaceae; Euphorbiaceae sensu lato) based on nrITS and plastid matK DNA sequence data.
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Phylogenetic relationships within tribe Phyllantheae, the largest tribe of the family Phyllanthaceae, were examined with special emphasis on the large genus Phyllanthus, and taxonomic divisions based on similar pollen morphology are confirmed, and related taxa share similar distributions.
Floral Gigantism in Rafflesiaceae
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Results of phylogenetic analyses of mitochondrial, nuclear, and plastid data showing that Rafflesiaceae are derived from within Euphorbiaceae, the spurge family are presented, suggesting that the enormous flowers of RFFlesiaceae evolved from ancestors with tiny flowers.
Molecular phylogenetic analysis of Phyllanthaceae (Phyllanthoideae pro parte, Euphorbiaceae sensu lato) using plastid RBCL DNA sequences.
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Analysis of plastid rbcL DNA sequence data of the pantropical family Phyllanthaceae and related biovulate lineages of Euphorbiaceae sensu lato is presented and Antidesma, Bischofia, Hymenocardia, Martretia, and Uapaca, all of which have previously been placed in monogeneric families, are confirmed as members of PhyllAnthaceae.
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