Phylogenetic relationships of Biebersteinia Stephan (Geraniaceae) inferred from rbcL and atpB sequence comparisons.

F.T. Bakker, D.D. Vassiliades, C. Morton C., V. Savolainen

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Abstract

Phylogenetic analysis of rbcL and atpB gene sequences from Biebersteinia Stephan (represented by B. orphanidis Boiss.) and from selected taxa of the rosids I and II clades does not support traditional grouping of this genus in Geraniaceae s.s. nor in Geraniales, but indicates strong support for a position nested within Sapindales (as recently delimitated). The rbcL and atpB phylogenies obtained were congruent but differently resolved and do not link Biebersteinia to any other clade within Sapindales. Biebersteinia is on a long branch on its own which, given the particular combination of apomorphic morphological characters, justifies familial status
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-158
JournalBotanical Journal of the Linnean Society
Volume127
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • nucleotide-sequences
  • plants

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