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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