Illuminating the evolutionary history of liverworts (Marchantiophyta)—towards a natural classification

  title={Illuminating the evolutionary history of liverworts (Marchantiophyta)—towards a natural classification},
  author={Xiaolan He-Nygr{\'e}n and Aino Jusl{\'e}n and Inkeri Ahonen and David Glenny and Sinikka Piippo},
The phylogenetic relationships of liverworts were reconstructed using the sequence data of four genome regions including rbcL, rps4 and trnL‐F of the chloroplast and 26S large subunit ribosomal rRNA gene of the nucleus, and 90 characters of morphological, ultrastructural and developmental aspects. The taxa sampled consisted of 159 species including 135 liverworts (108 genera, 54 families and 29 suborders), 13 mosses, two hornworts, seven vascular plants and two charophyte algae. Analyses based… 

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