Phylogeny and Evolution in Cariceae (Cyperaceae): Current Knowledge and Future Directions

  title={Phylogeny and Evolution in Cariceae (Cyperaceae): Current Knowledge and Future Directions},
  author={Julian R. Starr and Bruce Ford},
  journal={The Botanical Review},
The goal of this study was to review the impact of DNA sequence analyses on our understanding of Cariceae phylogeny, classification and evolution. To explore character evolution, 105 taxa from four different studies were included in an nrDNA ITS + ETS 1f analysis of all recognized genera (Carex, Cymophyllus, Kobresia, Schoenoxiphium, Uncinia) and Carex subgenera (Carex, Psyllophora, Vignea, Vigneastra). As in previous analyses, four major Cariceae clades were recovered: (1) a “Core Carex Clade… 

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