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Phylogenetic Relationships Using Restriction Site Variation of the Chloroplast DNA Inverted Repeat

  • Stephen R. Downie
  • Jeffrey D. Palmer


Despite intensive multidisciplinary studies using nonmolecular characters, relationships among families comprising the Caryophyllales remain unclear. Reconstruction of phylogenies from molecular data has become an increasingly common approach in systematics and has often provided valuable insight into historical relationships. Of the three genomes present in plants, the chloroplast genome is now the most widely used for phylogenetic inference.


Chloroplast Genome Inverted Repeat Region Restriction Site Variation Restriction Site Mapping RbcL Sequence Data 
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