Molecular phylogenetics of Ruscaceae

Molecular phylogenetics of Ruscaceae
Molecular phylo­gen­et­ics of Ruscaceae

Previous phylo­gen­et­ics stud­ies of the mono­cot order Asparagales, although extens­ive and gen­er­ally well sup­por­ted, have left sev­eral sets of taxa unclearly placed and have not addressed all rela­tion­ships within cer­tain clades thor­oughly. Kim et al. col­lect a totally new set of data for a large sampling of spe­cies and find that the res­ults are highly sim­ilar to those of pre­vi­ous stud­ies with sparser sampling. The data provide a robust frame­work for fur­ther stud­ies on the fam­ily Ruscaceae (or sub­fam­ily Nolinoideae of Asparagaceae s.l.), which have been the sub­ject of sev­eral recent controversies.

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