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The phylogenetic position of Vandiemenia ratkowskiana (Metzgeriales, Marchantiophyta)


Masuzaki, H and Furuki, T and Dalton, PJ and Tsubota, H and Seppelt, RD and Deguchi, H, The phylogenetic position of Vandiemenia ratkowskiana (Metzgeriales, Marchantiophyta), Hikobia, 16 pp. 51-57. ISSN 0046-7413 (2011) [Non Refereed Article]

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A molecular phylogenetic analysis was carried out on a range of simple thalloid liverworts, particularly focusing on the genus Vandiemenia. Two major clades were indicated: the Metzgeriales clade comprising Metzgeriaceae, Vandiemeniaceae, and Aneuraceae and a clade comprising the other orders of sampled thalloid liverworts: Pelliales, Fossombroniales, and Pallaviciniales. In the Metzgerialean clade, the Aneuraceae appeared at the most basal position, and Vandiemenia was sister to Metzgeria with high supporting values. The results support the taxonomic conclusion that Vandiemenia should be placed in the Metzgeriaceae.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:molecular phylogenetic analysis, thalloid liverworts, Vandiemenia ratkowskiana
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Dalton, PJ (Mr Patrick Dalton)
ID Code:75916
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2012-02-20
Last Modified:2014-08-28
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