Phylogeny of Clusiaceae Based on rbcL sequences

  title={Phylogeny of Clusiaceae Based on rbcL sequences},
  author={Mats H. G. Gustafsson and Volker Bittrich and Peter F. Stevens},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  pages={1045 - 1054}
Phylogenetic models of the Clusiaceae have so far been based on morphological data only. As an additional source of phylogenetic information, the chloroplast gene rbcL was sequenced for 26 species, representing all available genera of Clusiaceae. The DNA data were analyzed cladistically together with previously published sequences. The results show that the aquatic family Podostemaceae is nested inside Clusiaceae as the sister group of subfamily Hypericoideae or tribe Hypericeae. The… 

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