MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY OF SECTION DROSANTHE (SPACH) ENDL. (HYPERICUM L.)INFERRED FROM CHLOROPLAST GENOME


DOĞAN G., YILMAZ A., BAĞCI E., KAYA Z.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.49, no.6, pp.2235-2242, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2235-2242
  • Keywords: Hypericum, Drosanthe, Chloroplast DNA, trnL 3 '-trnF region, Polyphyletic, HYPERICUM, PROSARTES

Abstract

The phylogenetic relationships of Drosanthe section of Hypericum genus (Hypericaceae) were analyzed by using non-coding chloroplast DNA region (trnL 3'-trnF) for 58 individuals. The section is represented by 23 taxa and nine of which are endemic to Turkey. The chloroplast phylogeny suggested that the members of this section belonged to a polyphyletic group, which imply at least two independent origins. The individuals of this section clearly formed two main clades. One clade included all members of this section except H amblysepalum, H. spectabile, H. lysimachioides var. spathulatum and H. sorgerae. Our current phylogenetic results supported the morphological grouping in the Drosanthe section.