A farewell to dated ideas and concepts: molecular phylogenetics and a revised suprageneric classification of the family Cactaceae

@inproceedings{Nyffeler2010AFT,
  title={A farewell to dated ideas and concepts: molecular phylogenetics and a revised suprageneric classification of the family Cactaceae},
  author={Reto Nyffeler and Urs Eggli},
  year={2010}
}
The advent of molecular analytical methods starting in the early 1990s allows now the use of a completely new and independent character set for the evaluation of traditional morphology-based classification systems.Today,we have at hand some two dozens of molecular phylogenetic studies on cacti that have been published during the past decade. These investigations offer various hypotheses about interrelationships among different groups of cacti and form the basis for a revised suprageneric… 

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