Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by Australian Biological Resources Study


Funding Acknowledgements

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.