Inference of higher-order conifer relationships from a multi-locus plastid data set

  title={Inference of higher-order conifer relationships from a multi-locus plastid data set},
  author={H. S. Rai and P. Reeves and R. Peakall and R. Olmstead and S. Graham},
  • H. S. Rai, P. Reeves, +2 authors S. Graham
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • We reconstructed the broad backbone of conifer phylogeny from a survey of 15–17 plastid loci and associated noncoding regions from exemplar conifer species. Parsimony and likelihood analyses recover the same higher-order relationships, and we find strong support for most of the deep splits in conifer phylogeny, including those within our two most heavily sampled families, Araucariaceae and Cupressaceae. Our findings are broadly congruent with other recent studies, and are inferred with… CONTINUE READING
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