A Phylogeny of Toadflaxes (Linaria Mill.) Based on Nuclear Internal Transcribed Spacer Sequences: Systematic and Evolutionary Consequences

  title={A Phylogeny of Toadflaxes (Linaria Mill.) Based on Nuclear Internal Transcribed Spacer Sequences: Systematic and Evolutionary Consequences},
  author={Mario Fern{\'a}ndez‐Mazuecos and Jos{\'e} Luis Blanco‐Pastor and Pablo Vargas},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  pages={234 - 249}
Premise of research. Toadflaxes (Linaria Mill., ∼150 spp. from the Palearctic region) constitute the largest genus of the snapdragon lineage (tribe Antirrhineae). Here we provide the first extensive phylogenetic testing of systematic and evolutionary hypotheses about toadflaxes. Methodology. Internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences were obtained for 94 species representing all sections of Linaria recognized by recent taxonomic treatments, as well as three species of the morphologically… 

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