Molecular phylogeny and systematics of flowering plants of the family Crassulaceae DC

  title={Molecular phylogeny and systematics of flowering plants of the family Crassulaceae DC},
  author={Svetlana B. Gontcharova and Andrey A. Gontcharov},
  journal={Molecular Biology},
Crassulaceae (orpine or stonecrop family) is the most species-rich (ca. 1400 spp) family in the order Saxifragales. Most members of the family are succulent plants. Phenotypic diversity and large number of species complicates systematics of the family and obscures reconstruction of relationship within it. Phylogenetic analyzes based on morphological and molecular markers placed Crassulaceae as one of the crown clades of Saxifragales. In this contribution a review of phylogenetic studies on the… 

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