Elusive Relationships Within Order Fabales: Phylogenetic Analyses Using matK and rbcL Sequence Data1

  title={Elusive Relationships Within Order Fabales: Phylogenetic Analyses Using matK and rbcL Sequence Data1},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Ang{\'e}lica Bello and Anne Bruneau and F{\'e}lix Forest and Julie A. Hawkins},
Abstract The order Fabales, including Leguminosae, Polygalaceae, Quillajaceae and Surianaceae, represents a novel hypothesis emerging from angiosperm molecular phylogenies. Despite good support for the order, molecular studies to date have suggested contradictory poorly supported interfamilial relationships. Our reappraisal of relationships within Fabales addresses past taxon sampling deficiencies, and employs parsimony and Bayesian approaches using sequences from the plastid regions rbcL (166… 

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