Delimitation of Sauropus (Phyllanthaceae) based on plastid matK and nuclear ribosomal ITS DNA Sequence data.

@article{Pruesapan2008DelimitationOS,
  title={Delimitation of Sauropus (Phyllanthaceae) based on plastid matK and nuclear ribosomal ITS DNA Sequence data.},
  author={Kanchana Pruesapan and Ian R. H. Telford and Jeremy J. Bruhl and Stefano G.A. Draisma and Peter C. Van Welzen},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 6},
  pages={
          1007-18
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A recent molecular phylogenetic study showed that Sauropus is deeply embedded within Phyllanthus together with its allies, Breynia and Glochidion. As relationships within Sauropus are still problematic and the relationship with Breynia has long been doubted, more molecular data are needed to test/corroborate such a broad definition of Phyllanthus. This study aims to clarify the status and delimitation of Sauropus and establish its position within Phyllanthaceae. METHODS… 

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