Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 120 (2018) 63–82 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ympev Testing the monophyly of Simaba (Simaroubaceae): Evidence from ﬁve molecular regions and morphology a, b c Marcelo Fernando Devecchi , William Wayt Thomas , Gregory M. Plunkett , José Rubens Pirani Departamento de Botânica, Universidade de São Paulo, Herbário SPF, Rua do Matão 277, São Paulo 05508-900, Brazil Institute of Systematic Botany, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458-5126, USA Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458-5126, USA ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Generic circumscriptions in the mostly pantropical family Simaroubaceae are somewhat controversial. Simaba is ETS the largest genus, currently deﬁned as exclusively neotropical, with around 25 species of trees and shrubs, but ITS both its limits and infrageneric classiﬁcation have been a matter of discussion and divergence. Traditionally, Homalolepis species of the genus have been treated in three sections: Simaba sect. Tenuiﬂorae, S. sect. Floribundae and S. sect. psbA-trnH Grandiﬂorae, but a phylogenetic analysis suggested that the latter two may not be monophyletic. To test the Rps16 monophyly of Simaba and its infrageneric classiﬁcation, we used a molecular approach based on DNA sequence
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution – Elsevier
Published: Mar 1, 2018
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