Phylogenetics and the evolution of major structural characters in the giant genus Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae).

  title={Phylogenetics and the evolution of major structural characters in the giant genus Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae).},
  author={J. W. Horn and Benjamin W. van Ee and J. Morawetz and R. Riina and V. Steinmann and P. Berry and Kenneth J. Wurdack},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  volume={63 2},
  • J. W. Horn, Benjamin W. van Ee, +4 authors Kenneth J. Wurdack
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • Euphorbia is among the largest genera of angiosperms, with about 2000 species that are renowned for their remarkably diverse growth forms. To clarify phylogenetic relationships in the genus, we used maximum likelihood, bayesian, and parsimony analyses of DNA sequence data from 10 markers representing all three plant genomes, averaging more than 16kbp for each accession. Taxon sampling included 176 representatives from Euphorbioideae (including 161 of Euphorbia). Analyses of these data robustly… CONTINUE READING
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