Ancient Vicariance or Recent Long‐Distance Dispersal? Inferences about Phylogeny and South American–African Disjunctions in Rapateaceae and Bromeliaceae Based on ndhF Sequence Data

@article{Givnish2004AncientVO,
  title={Ancient Vicariance or Recent Long‐Distance Dispersal? Inferences about Phylogeny and South American–African Disjunctions in Rapateaceae and Bromeliaceae Based on ndhF Sequence Data},
  author={Thomas J. Givnish and Kendra C. Millam and Timothy M. Evans and Jocelyn C Hall and J. Chris Pires and Paul E. Berry and Kenneth J Sytsma},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={165},
  pages={S35 - S54}
}
Rapateaceae and Bromeliaceae each have a center of diversity in South America and a single species native to a sandstone area in west Africa that abutted the Guayana Shield in northern South America before the Atlantic rifted. They thus provide ideal material for examining the potential role of vicariance versus long‐distance dispersal in creating amphiatlantic disjunctions. Analyses based on ndhF sequence variation indicate that Rapateaceae and Bromeliaceae are each monophyletic and underwent… 

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