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A molecular phylogeny of the Solanaceae
A phylogeny of Solanaceae is presented based on the chloroplast DNA regions ndhF and trnLF. With 89 genera and 190 species included, this represents a nearly comprehensive genus-level sampling andExpand
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A phylogenetic framework for evolutionary study of the nightshades (Solanaceae): a dated 1000-tip tree
BackgroundThe Solanaceae is a plant family of great economic importance. Despite a wealth of phylogenetic work on individual clades and a deep knowledge of particular cultivated species such asExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships among the “spiny solanums” (Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum, Solanaceae)
Species of Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum comprise almost one third of the genus and are distributed worldwide. Members of this group are defined by their sharp epidermal prickles; thus, they areExpand
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Major clades in Solanum based on ndhF sequence data
Analysis of sequence data from the chloroplast gene ndhF identifies at least 12 major well-supported clades within the genus Solanum. These are briefly described, given informal clade names, andExpand
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A Three-Gene Phylogeny of the Genus Solanum (Solanaceae)
Abstract Solanum, with approximately 1,500 species, is the largest genus in the Solanaceae and includes economically important species such as the tomato, potato, and eggplant. In part due to itsExpand
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Phylogeny and provisional classification of the Solanaceae based on chloroplast DNA
A phylogenetic analysis of the Solanaceae based on chloroplast DNA variation is presented. Restriction site maps were determined for 79 species (52 genera) for 11 restriction enzymes. Sequences ofExpand
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African spiny Solanum (subgenus Leptostemonum, Solanaceae): a thorny phylogenetic tangle
Although most diverse in the New World tropics, approximately 100 species of Solanum (Solanaceae) are native to continental Africa and Madagascar. The majority of these are ‘spiny solanums’ (subgenusExpand
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Ancient polymorphism reveals unidirectional breeding system shifts
Loss of complex characters is thought to be irreversible (Dollo's law). However, hypotheses of irreversible evolution are remarkably difficult to test, especially when character transitions areExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships in Solanum (Solanaceae) based on ndhF sequences
A phylogenetic analysis was conducted using sequence data from the chloroplast gene ndhF. Sequences were obtained from 25 species of Solanaceae, including 18 species of Solanum representing five ofExpand
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Eggplant origins: out of Africa, into the orient.
The eggplant (Solanum melongena L.), also known as aubergine or brinjal, has been cultivated for centuries in the Old World and is currently a crop species of global importance. Despite this,Expand
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