Caryophyllales pp 223-233 | Cite as

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

  • Stephen R. Downie
  • Jeffrey D. Palmer

Abstract

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.

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Agarose Electrophoresis Nylon Stein Vasil 

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  • Jeffrey D. Palmer

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