Time Tree of Rubiaceae: Phylogeny and Dating the Family, Subfamilies, and Tribes

@article{Bremer2009TimeTO,
  title={Time Tree of Rubiaceae: Phylogeny and Dating the Family, Subfamilies, and Tribes},
  author={Birgitta Bremer and Torsten Eriksson},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={170},
  pages={766 - 793}
}
Rubiaceae are one of the largest families of plants, with ∼13,000 species. [...] Key Result It resulted in a highly resolved tree with many strongly supported nodes. There is strong support for the three subfamilies (Cinchonoideae, Ixoroideae, Rubioideae) and most of the 44 included tribes. A scaled‐down data set of 173 Rubiaceae taxa was used with a Bayesian approach to estimate divergence times for clades classified as tribes and subfamilies. Four fossils were used as minimum age priors, one inside each…Expand
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