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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
Molecular phylogeny of Acremonium and its taxonomic implications.
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Maximum parsimony and neighborjoin- ing analyses were performed using partial sequences of the nuclear small subunit ribosomal DNA (18S rDNA) to eliminate some of the heterogeneity within Acremonium while also emphasizing the unique biological, morpholog- ical, and ecological characteristics of the grass.
Familiar concepts and relationships in the conifers based on rbcL and matK sequence comparisons
Analysis of sequence data for the chloroplast encoded genes rbcL and matK for 40 taxa representing all conifer families and subfamilies, rooted on Ginkgo biloba, provides robust support for the
Phylogenetic utility of the nuclear gene arginine decarboxylase: an example from Brassicaceae.
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The resulting Adc gene tree provides robust phylogenetic data regarding relationships within the complex mustard family, as well as independent support for proposed tribal realignments based on other molecular data sets such as those from chloroplast DNA.
Extensive variation in evolutionary rate of rbcL gene sequences among seed plants.
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Within angiosperms, the annual forms evolved more rapidly, on average, than perennial forms, and this rate heterogeneity was more extensive at nonsynonymous sites than synonymous ones, and it resulted primarily from a recent acceleration of substitution rate in many groups of angios perms.
Generic placement of species excluded from Arabidopsis (Brassicaceae)
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The generic placement of 50 of the 59 binomials previously assigned to Arabidopsis are critically evaluated and placed in 14 genera, of which Crucihimalaya, Olimarabidopsis, and Pseudoarabodopsis are described as new, and keys for the determination of taxa most often confused with Arabidops are provided.
Generic relationships within and between the gymnosperm families Podocarpaceae and Phyllocladaceae based on an analysis of the chloroplast gene rbcL.
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The results indicate that Podocarpaceae are polyphyletic unless expanded to include Phyllocladaceae, and jackknife support values indicate that although the genera are well supported, relationships both within and between them are not, suggesting that intergeneric relationships in the family require further study.
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