Phylogenetic relationships of functionally dioecious FICUS (Moraceae) based on ribosomal DNA sequences and morphology.

@article{Weiblen2000PhylogeneticRO,
  title={Phylogenetic relationships of functionally dioecious FICUS (Moraceae) based on ribosomal DNA sequences and morphology.},
  author={George D. Weiblen},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2000},
  volume={87 9},
  pages={
          1342-57
        }
}
  • G. Weiblen
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Biology
  • American journal of botany
Figs (Ficus, Moraceae) are either monoecious or gynodioecious depending on the arrangement of unisexual florets within the specialized inflorescence or syconium. The gynodioecious species are functionally dioecious due to the impact of pollinating fig wasps (Hymenoptera: Agaonidae) on the maturation of fig seeds. The evolutionary relationships of functionally dioecious figs (Ficus subg. Ficus) were examined through phylogenetic analyses based on the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of… 

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