Phylogeny of Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae and the Evolution of C4 Photosynthesis

@article{Kadereit2003PhylogenyOA,
  title={Phylogeny of Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae and the Evolution of C4 Photosynthesis},
  author={Gudrun Kadereit and Thomas Borsch and Kurt Weising and Helmut Freitag},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={164},
  pages={959 - 986}
}
A phylogenetic analysis of Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae was carried out using sequence variation of the chloroplast gene rbcL. Our sampling included 108 species of these two families along with 29 species of Caryophyllales serving as outgroups. Phylogeny inferences with maximum parsimony and maximum likelihood indicate that the two families form a well‐supported monophyletic clade that is sister to Achatocarpaceae. Despite extensive sampling, we found that the relationship between… 
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