Chen et al. (2016): Fig. 1

JSE: Tree of life for the genera of Chinese vascular plants

Chen et al. (2016): Fig. 1

JSE: Tree of life for the genera of Chinese vascular plants

Abstract

We reconstructed a phylogenetic tree of Chinese vascular plants (Tracheophyta) using sequences of the chloroplast genes atpB, matK, ndhF, and rbcL and mitochondrial matR. We produced a matrix comprising 6,098 species and including 13,695 DNA sequences, of which 1,803 were newly generated. Our taxonomic sampling spanned 3,114 genera representing 323 families of Chinese vascular plants, covering more than 93% of all genera known from China. The comprehensive large phylogeny supports most relationships among and within families recognized by recent molecular phylogenetic studies for lycophytes, ferns (monilophytes), gymnosperms, and angiosperms. For angiosperms, most families in Angiosperm Phylogeny Group IV are supported as monophyletic, except for a paraphyletic Dipterocarpaceae and Santalaceae. The infrafamilial relationships of several large families and monophyly of some large genera are well supported by our dense taxonomic sampling. Our results showed that two species of Eberhardtia are sister to a clade formed by all other taxa of Sapotaceae, except Sarcosperma. We have made our phylogeny of Chinese vascular plants publically available for the creation of subtrees via SoTree, an automated phylogeny assembly tool for ecologists.

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In Journal of Systematics and Evolution
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