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Systematics Section/ASPT

Grammer, Jon [1], Martin, Jason [1], Clavijo, Laura [2], Radosavljevic, Aleksandar [3], Clark, John L. [1].

The Phylogenetic placement of Lampadaria (Gesneriaceae): an enigmatic genus from the New World tropics.

The classification of genera using phylogenetic methods and molecular sequence data have allowed biologist to accurately assess plant diversity so that it reflects evolutionary lineages. Here we present the first molecular sequence data for Lampadaria. A recent expedition to the Potaro-Siparuni region in central Guyana resulted in a collection of this monotypic and endemic plant genus that had only been known from two previous collections. Molecular sequence data was generated from the nrDNA ITS and ETS regions. These data were evaluated using Bayesian inference and parsimony methods for evaluating Lampadaria’s phylogenetic placement among the New World members of the Gesneriaceae.

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1 - The University Of Alabama, Department Of Biological Sciences, Box 870345, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487, USA
2 - University Of Alabama, Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 870345, 425 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0345, USA
3 - Chicago Botanical Garden, Division of Plant Science and Conservation, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL, 60022, USA


Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Eyrie/Boise Centre
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PSY035
Abstract ID:873
Candidate for Awards:None

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