Phylogenetics and Diversification of Syringa Inferred from Nuclear and Plastid DNA Sequences

  title={Phylogenetics and Diversification of Syringa Inferred from Nuclear and Plastid DNA Sequences},
  author={Jianhua Li and Benjamin Goldman-Huertas and Jeffrey DeYoung and John Alexander},
Abstract Analyses of nuclear ribosomal DNA have suggested the paraphyly of Syringa with respect to Ligustrum, a hypothesis requiring further testing from other sources of data. In addition, relationships among lineages of Syringa have not been resolved. In this study, we used DNA sequences of two nuclear and five plastid regions to better resolve phylogenetic relationships of Syringa and Ligustrum. Our results support the derivation of Ligustrum from within Syringa, thus the paraphyly of… 

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