Molecular phylogenetic analysis of Podostemaceae: implications for taxonomy of major groups

  title={Molecular phylogenetic analysis of Podostemaceae: implications for taxonomy of major groups},
  author={Satoshi Koi and Yoko Kita and Yumiko Hirayama and Rolf Rutishauser and Konrad A. Huber and Masahiro Kato},
  journal={Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society},
The river-weed family Podostemaceae (c. 300 species in c. 54 genera) shows a number of morphological innovations to be adapted to its unusual aquatic habitat, and its unique or rare bauplan features have been reflected in the traditional (i.e. non-molecular) classification recognizing numerous monotypic or oligospecific genera. The infrasubfamilial relationships of many genera remained unclear. The present study used molecular phylogenetic analysis of matK sequences for 657 samples (c. 132… 

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