A phylogeny and classification of the Muhlenbergiinae (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Cynodonteae) based on plastid and nuclear DNA sequences.

@article{Peterson2010APA,
  title={A phylogeny and classification of the Muhlenbergiinae (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Cynodonteae) based on plastid and nuclear DNA sequences.},
  author={Paul M Peterson and Konstantin Romaschenko and Gabriel S Johnson},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2010},
  volume={97 9},
  pages={1532-54}
}
UNLABELLED PREMISE OF THE STUDY To understand the origins of C(4) grasslands, we must have a better interpretation of plant traits via phylogenetic reconstruction. Muhlenbergiinae, the largest subtribe of C(4) grasses in Mexico and the southwestern United States (with 176 species), is taxonomically poorly understood. • METHODS We conducted a phylogenetic analysis of 47 genera and 174 species using six plastid regions (ndhA intron, ndhF, rps16-trnK, rps16 intron, rps3, and rpl32-trnL) and… CONTINUE READING