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Relationships after Hoot et al. (1999)
Containing group: eudicots


Hoot, S. B. and P. R. Crane. 1995. Interfamilial relationships in the Ranunculidae based on molecular systematics. Plant Systematics and Evolution 9 (Suppl.):119-131.

Hoot, S. B., J. W. Kadereit, F. R. Blattner, K. B. Jork, A. E. Schwarzbach, and P. R. Crane. 1997. Data congruence and phylogeny of the Papaveraceae s.l. based on four data sets: atpB and rbcL sequences, trnK restriction sites, and morphological characters. Systematic Botany 22:575-590.

Hoot, S. B., S. Magallón-Puebla, and P. R. Crane. 1999. Phylogeny of basal eudicots based on three molecular datasets: atpB and rbcL sequences, trnK restriction sites and morphological characters. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 86:119-131.

Kadereit, J. W., F. R. Blattner, K. B. Jork, and A. Schwarzbach. 1995. The phylogeny of the Papaveraceae sensu lato: morphological, geographical, and ecological implications. Plant Systematics and Evolution 9 (Suppl.):133-145.

Magallón, S., P. R. Crane, and P. S. Herendeen. 1999. Phylogenetic pattern, diversity and diversification of eudicots. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 86:297-372.

Savolainen, V., M. W. Chase, S. B. Hoot, C. M. Morton, D. E. Soltis, C. Bayer, M. F. Fay, A. Y. De Bruijn, S. Sullivan, and Y. L. Qiu. 2000a. Phylogenetics of flowering plants based on combined analysis of plastid atpB and rbcL gene sequences. Systematic Biology 49:306-362.

Savolainen, V., M. F. Fay, D. C. Albach, A. Backlund, M. van der Bank, K. M. Cameron, S. A. Johnson, M. D. Lledó, J.-C. Pintaud, M. Powell, M. C. Sheahan, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, P. Weston, W. M. Whitten, K. J. Wurdack, and M. W. Chase. 2000b. Phylogeny of the eudicots: a nearly complete familial analysis based on rbcl gene sequences. Kew Bulletin 55:257-309.

Soltis, D. E., P. S. Soltis, M. W. Chase, M. E. Mort, D. C. Albach, M. Zanis, V. Savolainen, W. H. Hahn, S. B. Hoot, M. F. Fay, M. Axtell, S. M. Swensen, L. M. Prince, W. J. Kress, K. C. Nixon, and J. S. Farris. 2000. Angiosperm phylogeny inferred from 18S rDNA, rbcL, and atpB sequences. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 133:381-461.

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Sara B. Hoot Lab. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Mahonia bealei
Scientific Name Mahonia bealei
Comments Berberidaceae
Copyright © Kurt Stüber
Anemone nemorosa
Scientific Name Anemone nemorosa
Location Botanical Garden, Basel, Switzerland
Comments Ranunculaceae
Acknowledgements courtesy Botanical Image Database
Copyright © 2001 University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Corydalis ambigua
Scientific Name Corydalis ambigua
Location Kiparisovo village near Vladivostok, Primorsky Territory (Russian Federation)
Comments Papaveraceae
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Collection CalPhotos
Copyright © 2000
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