A Search for Phylogenetically Informative Pollen Characters in the Subtribe Salviinae (Mentheae: Lamiaceae)

@article{Moon2008ASF,
  title={A Search for Phylogenetically Informative Pollen Characters in the Subtribe Salviinae (Mentheae: Lamiaceae)},
  author={Hye-Kyoung Moon and Stefan Vinckier and Jay B. Walker and Erik Smets and Suzy Huysmans},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={169},
  pages={455 - 471}
}
The pollen morphology and ultrastructure of the subtribe Salviinae were investigated with light, scanning electron, and transmission electron microscopy. In addition, cladistic analyses of the obtained morphological data, supplemented with rbcL data from GenBank, were conducted in order to assess the phylogenetic signal of palynological characters. Salviinae pollen is small to large, oblate to prolate in shape, with a circular to slightly elliptic amb, and mostly hexacolpate. Perovskia… 
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