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Phylogenetic relationships, systematics, and biology of carnivorous Lamiales, with special focus on the genus Genlisea (Lentibulariaceae)

@inproceedings{Fleischmann2012PhylogeneticRS,
  title={Phylogenetic relationships, systematics, and biology of carnivorous Lamiales, with special focus on the genus Genlisea (Lentibulariaceae)},
  author={A. Fleischmann},
  year={2012}
}
Background: In the large angiosperm order Lamiales, a diverse array of highly specialized life strategies such as carnivory, parasitism, epiphytism, and desiccation tolerance occur, and some lineages possess drastically accelerated DNA substitutional rates or miniaturized genomes. However, understanding the evolution of these phenomena in the order, and clarifying borders of and relationships among lamialean families, has been hindered by largely unresolved trees in the past. Results: Our… Expand
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