Major Clades of Australasian Rutoideae (Rutaceae) Based on rbcL and atpB Sequences
Michael J Bayly, Gareth D Holmes, Paul I Forster, David J Cantrill, Pauline Y Ladiges
PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2013
BACKGROUND: Rutaceae subfamily Rutoideae (46 genera, c. 660 species) is diverse in both rainforests and sclerophyll vegetation of Australasia. Australia and New Caledonia are centres of endemism with a number of genera and species distributed disjunctly between the two regions. Our aim was to generate a high-level molecular phylogeny for the Australasian Rutoideae and identify major clades as a framework for assessing morphological and biogeographic patterns and taxonomy. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Phylogenetic analyses were based on chloroplast genes, rbcL and atpB, for 108 samples (78 new here), including 38 of 46 Australasian genera. Results were integrated with those from other mole..View full abstract
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This study was funded by grants from: Australian Research Council, grant LP0776737, url http://www.arc.gov.au/. Australian Biological Resources Study, grant PD208-02, url http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.