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Systematics Section/ASPT

Chau, John [1], Olmstead, Richard [2].

Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of the genus Buddleja (Scrophulariaceae).

The genus Buddleja includes about 110 species of shrubs and trees with distributions in Africa, Asia, North America, and South America. Hypotheses for species relationships and historical biogeography have been proposed but remain untested. A preliminary phylogenetic study was conducted using chloroplast and nuclear loci, including ETS and PPR loci. The results from maximum likelihood and Bayesian analyses are presented. Ancestral range reconstruction was conducted to infer the area of origin and patterns of dispersal.

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1 - University of Washington, Department of Biology, Box 351800, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA
2 - University of Washington, Department of Biology, CAMPUS BOX 355325, SEATTLE, WA, 98195-5325, USA


Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 49
Location: Marlborough A/Riverside Hilton
Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Time: 2:30 PM
Number: 49005
Abstract ID:820
Candidate for Awards:None

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