Molecular evidence for an Asian origin and a unique westward migration of species in the genus Castanea via Europe to North America.

@article{Lang2007MolecularEF,
  title={Molecular evidence for an Asian origin and a unique westward migration of species in the genus Castanea via Europe to North America.},
  author={Ping Lang and Fenny Dane and Thomas L. Kubisiak and Hongwen Huang},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2007},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={49-59}
}
The genus Castanea (Fagaceae) is widely distributed in the deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere. The striking similarity between the floras of eastern Asia and those of eastern North America and the difference in chestnut blight resistance among species has been of interest to botanists for a century. To infer the biogeographical history of the genus, the phylogeny of Castanea was estimated using DNA sequence data from different regions of the chloroplast genome. Sequencing results… CONTINUE READING
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