Phylogeny and Delimitation of the Celastrales Inferred from Nuclear and Plastid Genes

  title={Phylogeny and Delimitation of the Celastrales Inferred from Nuclear and Plastid Genes},
  author={Li‐Bing Zhang and Mark P. Simmons},
Abstract A phylogenetic analysis of the Celastrales was performed using nuclear (18S, ITS 1, 26S rDNA) and plastid (atpB, matK, rbcL, trnL-F spacer) genes. In contrast to most previous studies, Celastrales and Malpighiales are resolved as being more closely related to one another than either are to Oxalidales. The Huaceae are well supported as the sister group to Oxalidales, not Celastrales, as had been previously proposed. The Lepidobotryaceae are unambiguously supported as sister to the clade… 

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