Toward a Phylogenetic Classification of the Lauraceae: Evidence from matK Sequences

  title={Toward a Phylogenetic Classification of the Lauraceae: Evidence from matK Sequences},
  author={J. Rohwer},
  • J. Rohwer
  • Published 2000
  • Biology
  • Abstract The larger part of the matK gene and the (3′−) adjacent spacer have been sequenced and used for phylogenetic analyses in 48 species of Lauraceae from all parts of their geographical range, and in three outgroup taxa. Except for the aberrant genera Hypodaphnis and Cassytha, the genetic divergence within the family is surprisingly low. In spite of this, several clades receive sufficient support to change our current concepts of relationships within the family. Particularly well supported… CONTINUE READING
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