The phylogenetic position of taxaceae based on 18S rRNA sequences


The evolutionary position of the yew family, Taxaceae, has been very controversial. Some plant taxonomists strongly advocate excluding Taxaceae from the conifer order and raising its taxonomic status to a new order or even class because of its absence of seed cones, contrary to the case in the majority of conifers. However, other authors believe that the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00182748

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