Molecular Phylogeny of the Tree‐of‐Heaven Family (Simaroubaceae) Based on Chloroplast and Nuclear Markers

  title={Molecular Phylogeny of the Tree‐of‐Heaven Family (Simaroubaceae) Based on Chloroplast and Nuclear Markers},
  author={Joshua W. Clayton and Edwino S. Fernando and Pamela S. Soltis and Douglas E. Soltis},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  pages={1325 - 1339}
Members of Simaroubaceae comprise a clade of 22 genera and ca. 100 species in the Sapindales. Previous phylogenetic analyses of the family were limited to a single gene and seven genera, and relationships among the genera remain poorly understood. Molecular data from three plastid genes (rbcL, atpB, and matK) and a nuclear gene (phyC), totaling ca. 6000 bp, are used to reconstruct the phylogeny of Simaroubaceae and clarify generic limits, employing maximum parsimony (MP) and Bayesian approaches… 

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