Ecdeiocoleaceae and Joinvilleaceae, sisters of Poaceae (Poales): evidence from rbcL and matK data

  title={Ecdeiocoleaceae and Joinvilleaceae, sisters of Poaceae (Poales): evidence from rbcL and matK data},
  author={Adam D. Marchant and Barbara G Briggs},
Within Poales, the clade (Poaceae, Ecdeiocoleaceae, Joinvilleaceae) has previously received robust support from DNA sequence data from a range of genes. However, the question of which family (or set of families) is the sister group of Poaceae has not been answered with any degree of confidence, to date. Using Ecdeiocolea monostachya as the only representative of its family, other researchers have found the clade to resolve (although mostly with low levels of support) as (Joinvillea (Ecdeiocolea… 

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