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Unraveling the evolutionary radiation of the families of the Zingiberales using morphological and molecular evidence.
The Zingiberales are a tropical group of monocotyledons that includes bananas, gingers, and their relatives. The phylogenetic relationships among the eight families currently recognized areExpand
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A molecular phylogenetic study of the Palmae (Arecaceae) based on atpB, rbcL, and 18S nrDNA sequences.
  • W. Hahn
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Systematic biology
  • 2002
Notoriously slow rates of molecular evolution and convergent evolution among some morphological characters have limited phylogenetic resolution for the palm family (Arecaceae). This study addsExpand
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Phylogenetic studies of asparagales based on four plastid DNA regions
M. F. Fay, P. J. Rudall, S. Sullivan, K. L. Stobart, A. Y. de Bruijn, G. Reeves, F. Qamaruz-Zaman, W.-P. Hong, J. Joseph, W. J. Hahn, J. G. Conran and M. W. Chase
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Phylogenetic Relationships of Monocots Based on the Highly Informative Plastid Gene ndhF
We used ndhF sequence variation to reconstruct relationships across 282 taxa representing 78 monocot families and all 12 orders. The resulting tree is highly resolved and places commelinids sister toExpand
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A phylogenetic analysis of the Arecoid Line of palms based on plastid DNA sequence data.
  • W. Hahn
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • 1 May 2002
A phylogenetic analysis of the Arecoid Line (sensu Moore) of palms was conducted using 7 kb of coding and noncoding plastid DNA sequence data. Recovered maximum-parsimony and maximum-likelihoodExpand
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Thorn-like prickles and heterophylly in Cyanea: adaptations to extinct avian browsers on Hawaii?
The evolution of thorn-like structures in plants on oceanic islands that lack mammalian and reptilian herbivores is puzzling, as is their tendency toward juvenile-adult leaf dimorphism. We proposeExpand
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Repeated evolution of net venation and fleshy fruits among monocots in shaded habitats confirms a priori predictions: evidence from an ndhF phylogeny
We present a well-resolved, highly inclusive phylogeny for monocots, based on ndhF sequence variation, and use it to test a priori hypotheses that net venation and vertebrate-dispersed fleshy fruitsExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of Fuchsia (Onagraceae) based on noncoding nuclear and chloroplast DNA data.
To examine relationships and test previous sectional delimitations within Fuchsia, this study used parsimony and maximum likelihood analyses with nuclear ITS and chloroplast trnL-F and rpl16 sequenceExpand
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