publication . Article . 2016

Multigene analyses resolve early diverging lineages in the Rhodymeniophycidae (Florideophyceae, Rhodophyta)

Gary W. Saunders; Gina Filloramo; Kyatt Dixon; Line Le Gall; Christine A. Maggs; Gerald T. Kraft;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 May 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
Multigene phylogenetic analyses were directed at resolving the earliest divergences in the red algal subclass Rhodymeniophycidae. The inclusion of key taxa (new to science and/or previously lacking molecular data), additional sequence data (SSU, LSU, EF2, rbcL, COI-5P), and phylogenetic analyses removing the most variable sites (site stripping) have provided resolution for the first time at these deep nodes. The earliest diverging lineage within the subclass was the enigmatic Catenellopsis oligarthra from New Zealand (Catenellopsidaceae), which is here placed in the Catenellopsidales ord. nov. In our analyses Atractophora hypnoides was not allied with the other ...
free text keywords: Phylogenetics, Acrosymphytales, Phylogenetic tree, Taxon, Atractophora hypnoides, biology.organism_classification, biology, Bonnemaisoniales, royalty.order_of_chivalry, royalty, Acrosymphytaceae, Gigartinales, Botany, Evolutionary biology
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