Comparative Analysis of Begonia Plastid Genomes and Their Utility for Species-Level Phylogenetics

Nicola Harrison, Richard J Harrison, Catherine A Kidner

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Abstract

Recent, rapid radiations make species-level phylogenetics difficult to resolve. We used a multiplexed, high-throughput sequencing approach to identify informative genomic regions to resolve phylogenetic relationships at low taxonomic levels in Begonia from a survey of sixteen species. A long-range PCR method was used to generate draft plastid genomes to provide a strong phylogenetic backbone, identify fast evolving regions and provide informative molecular markers for species-level phylogenetic studies in Begonia.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0153248
Number of pages17
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2016

Keywords

  • CHLOROPLAST GENOME
  • MAXIMUM-LIKELIHOOD
  • INVERTED REPEAT
  • ASIAN BEGONIA
  • SEQUENCE
  • DNA
  • EVOLUTION
  • GENUS
  • ORGANIZATION
  • RARE

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