Molecular delimitation of clades within New World species of the "spiny solanums" (Solanum subg. Leptostemonum)

@article{Stern2011MolecularDO,
  title={Molecular delimitation of clades within New World species of the "spiny solanums" (Solanum subg. Leptostemonum)},
  author={Stephen R. Stern and Maria de F{\'a}tima Agra and Lynn Bohs},
  journal={Taxon},
  year={2011},
  volume={60},
  pages={1429 - 1441}
}
Abstract Solanum subg. Leptostemonum contains approximately 350–450 species, including the cultivated eggplant, S. melongena. Most species placed in this subgenus form a monophyletic group, the Leptostemonum clade, characterized by the presence of stellate hairs and prickles, leading to the common name of "spiny solanums". Here we present a phylogenetic analysis that circumscribes the major clades within the spiny solanums and examines the relationships among them, with an emphasis on New World… 

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