A predictive phylogenetic classification for Australian acacias and their tropical legume relatives worldwide
Grant number: LP0669625
The results of this project will provide the foundation for a new predictive classification of Australian acacias and their relatives, among tropical legumes. Improved phylogenetic classification will underpin the delivery of biodiversity research, goods and services in Australia and neighbouring tropical countries. Outcomes of improved taxonomy include species identification and species selection in various industries and environmental programs. Acacias and legumes are used in agro-forestry, as shade trees for crops, fuel wood, stock feed, nitrogen fixation, planting for land reclamation in arid and salinity-affected areas, and as new plantation timber products.
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Comparative dating of Acacia: combining fossils and multiple phylogenies to infer ages of clades with poor fossil records
Joseph T Miller, Daniel J Murphy, Simon YW Ho, David J Cantrill, David Seigler
The ubiquitous and highly diverse element Australian Acacia makes an ideal candidate for investigating a range of questions about ..
Phylogenetic connections of phyllodinous species of Acacia outside Australia are explained by geological history and human-mediated dispersal
Gillian K Brown, Daniel J Murphy, James Kidman, Pauline Y Ladiges
Acacia sensu stricto is found predominantly in Australia; however, there are 18 phyllodinous taxa that occur naturally outside Aus..
Phylogeographic consequences of different introduction histories of invasive Australian Acacia species and Paraserianthes lophantha (Fabaceae) in South Africa
Johannes J Le Roux, Gillian K Brown, Margaret Byrne, Joice Ndlovu, David M Richardson, Genevieve D Thompson, John RU Wilson
Aim The genetic makeup and evolutionary potential of alien species can be profoundly influenced by their introduction history, but..
Relationships of the Australo-Malesian genus Paraserianthes (Mimosoideae: Leguminosae) identifies the sister group of Acacia sensu stricto and two biogeographical tracks
Gillian K Brown, Daniel J Murphy, Pauline Y Ladiges
Paraserianthes (tribe Ingeae) as circumscribed by Nielsen et al. includes four species and five subspecies in two sections endemic..
Phylogenetic analysis based on nuclear DNA and morphology defines a clade of eastern Australian species of Acacia s.s. (section Juliflorae): the 'Acacia longifolia group'
Gillian K Brown, Catherine Clowes, Daniel J Murphy, Pauline Y Ladiges
Seventeen Australian, phyllodinous species of Acacia s.s. (from sections Juliflorae and Phyllodineae) were analysed to test the mo..