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Abstract Detail

Pteridological Section/AFS

Huiet, Layne [1], Smith, Alan [2], Pryer, Kathleen M [1].

A plastid phylogeny of Adiantum (Pteridaceae).

There are over 200 species of maidenhair ferns found worldwide (excluding only Antarctica) – from temperate latitudes to the tropics – and all are in the singular genus Adiantum.  For the first time, we present a peek at a comprehensive phylogeny for the bulk of the genus based on four plastid markers (rbcL, atpA, chlN, rpoA).  Biogeographic patterns revealed by our analysis will be discussed, as well as evolutionary relationships and possible origins of the genus.

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1 - Duke University, Department of Biology, Box 90338, Durham, NC, 27708, USA
2 - University of California, University Herbarium, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA


Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 12
Location: Pines North/Boise Centre
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM
Number: 12007
Abstract ID:742
Candidate for Awards:None

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