A Preliminary Molecular Phylogeny of the Abarema Alliance (Leguminosae) and Implications for Taxonomic Rearrangement

  title={A Preliminary Molecular Phylogeny of the Abarema Alliance (Leguminosae) and Implications for Taxonomic Rearrangement},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Ricardo Vieira Iganci and Marcos Vin{\'i}cius Batista Soares and Ethi{\'e}ne Guerra and Marli Pires Morim},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  pages={34 - 43}
Premise of research. Here we present the first molecular phylogeny of the Abarema alliance, based on a large species sampling from across its geographical range. Our aim was to test the monophyly of the alliance and to analyze the major biogeographical patterns throughout the Neotropics. Methodology. DNA sequence data were derived from the chloroplast matK region and nuclear external transcribed spacers (ETSs) and were phylogenetically analyzed in order to resolve systematic relationships… 

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