RPS4 and NAD5 sequences indicate the polyphyly of ditrichaceae and parallelisms in the evolution of haplolepidous mosses

  title={RPS4 and NAD5 sequences indicate the polyphyly of ditrichaceae and parallelisms in the evolution of haplolepidous mosses},
  author={Vladimir E. Fedosov and Alina V. Fedorova and Elena A. Ignatova and Vera K Bobrova and Alexey V. Troitsky},
  journal={Molecular Biology},
The molecular phylogenetic analysis of 66 representatives of haplolepidous mosses indicated that Ditrichaceae family is polyphyletic. According to the data obtained, the structure of peristome, as well as gametophyte features, which has been traditionally used to allocate this family, arose independently in different groups of haplolepideous mosses. At least six genera (Distichium, Saelania, Eccremidium, Garckea, Rhamphidium, and Wilsoniella) should be excluded from the Ditrichaceae family… 
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