Journal article

Morphological evolution and classification of the red algal order Ceramiales inferred using plastid phylogenomics

Pilar Diaz-Tapia, Marisa M Pasella, Heroen Verbruggen, Christine A Maggs

MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2019

Abstract

The order Ceramiales contains about one third of red algal diversity and it was classically classified into four families according to morphology. The first phylogenies based on one or two molecular markers were poorly supported and failed to resolve these families as monophyletic. Nine families are currently recognized, but relationships within and among them are poorly understood. We produced a well-resolved phylogeny for the Ceramiales using plastid genomes for 80 (28 newly sequenced) representative species of the major lineages. Three of the previously recognized families were resolved as independent monophyletic lineages: Ceramiaceae, Wrangeliaceae and Rhodomelaceae. By contrast, our re..

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Awarded by Spanish Xunta de Galicia


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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by funding from Spanish Xunta de Galicia ["Axudas de apoio a etapa de formacion posdoutoral" to PDT and GPC2015/025], the Italian Universita Politecnica delle Marche [Campus World program to MMP], and the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) [TTC216-03 and RFL213-08]. This research was supported by computational facilities of the Spanish CESGA, the Australian Melbourne Bioinformatics [UOM0007] and the Nectar Research Cloud, a collaborative Australian research platform supported by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).