Evolution of gynoecium morphology in Old World Papaveroideae: a combined phylogenetic/ontogenetic approach.

@article{Kadereit2011EvolutionOG,
  title={Evolution of gynoecium morphology in Old World Papaveroideae: a combined phylogenetic/ontogenetic approach.},
  author={Joachim W. Kadereit and C Erbar},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2011},
  volume={98 8},
  pages={1243-51}
}
PREMISE OF THE STUDY The correct assessment of homology is an important prerequisite for reconstructing phylogenetic relationships and character evolution. Old World Papaveroideae (Papaver, Meconopsis, Roemeria, Stylomecon) show substantial diversity in gynoecium and capsule morphology. In particular, capsules can have distinct styles (Meconopsis p.p., Stylomecon) or a sessile stigmatic disc (Papaver). Molecular phylogenetic analyses of Old World Papaveroideae had shown that neither taxa with… CONTINUE READING