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Molecular phylogenetic analyses of Cucurbitaceae tribe Benincaseae urge for merging of Pilogyne with Zehneria
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Organismal Biology, Systematic Biology. Univ Oslo, Nat Hist Museum, Oslo, Norway.;Naturalis Biodivers Ctr, Leiden, Netherlands..
Norwegian Inst Bioecon Res, As, Norway..
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2015 (English)In: Phytotaxa, ISSN 1179-3155, E-ISSN 1179-3163, Vol. 236, no 2, 173-183 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

The tropical cucurbitaceous genus Zehneria as traditionally circumscribed displays much morphological diversity. Recent taxonomic revisions have resulted in its redefinition through both recognition and subsequent lumping of several additional genera. This study utilized plastid and nuclear DNA sequence data to reconstruct a molecular phylogeny of Zehneria and its close relatives in order to test whether these revisions reflected the molecular evolution in this group. The results suggest that Neoachmandra is monophyletic, and that Zehneria in a restricted sense and Neoachmandra accessions form a single monophyletic clade, whereas Pilogyne in its present understanding is polyphyletic. In the light of these results Pilogyne should be merged back into Zehneria from which it was split off earlier.

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2015. Vol. 236, no 2, 173-183 p.
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Cucurbitaceae, GAPDH, trnK, trnL-F, nrITS, Neoachmandra, Pilogyne, Zehneria
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Biological Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-274706DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.236.2.6ISI: 000367131800006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-274706DiVA: diva2:899649
Available from: 2016-02-02 Created: 2016-01-25 Last updated: 2016-02-02Bibliographically approved

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