Phylogeny of the Linnaea clade: are Abelia and Zabelia closely related?36872

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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Phylogenetic investigations based on molecular and morphological data have improved our understanding of Dipsacales phylogeny dramatically over the past 20 years. The Linnaea clade, however, has mostly been neglected and Zabelia has rarely been included in previous studies. We present the results of a molecular investigation including nine Abelia and five Zabelia species based on nuclear (ITS) and plastid (trnK, matK, atpB-rbcL, trnL-F) sequence data using maximum parsimony, Bayesian inference, and maximum likelihood. Our results indicate that Abelia is paraphyletic and possibly polyphyleti…

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