Phylogenetic network of Linum species as revealed by non-coding chloroplast DNA sequences
Fu, Yong-Bi and Allaby, Robin G.. (2010) Phylogenetic network of Linum species as revealed by non-coding chloroplast DNA sequences. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, Vol.57 (No.5). pp. 667-677. ISSN 0925-9864Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-009-9502-7
Crop wild relatives are invaluable sources of novel genes for crop improvement and adaptation to changing environments. We assessed phylogenetic relationships among 29 Linum accessions representing 16 species, including cultivated flax and its progenitor pale flax, based on four non-coding regions of chloroplast DNA sequences. We obtained a cpDNA network showing that these 16 Linum species are appropriately connected based on previously defined taxonomic sections; these connections reflect the same evolutionary pathways as determined from earlier morphological and cytological data. These relationships also support an earlier hypothesis that cultivated flax is probably descended from a single domestication of pale flax plants, apparently for oil usage. The detailed species network not only is significant for understanding evolutionary relationships of Linum species, but also useful for classifying exotic gene pools of cultivated flax as a part of the ongoing exploration of new genetic diversity for flax improvement.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- )|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution|
|Official Date:||June 2010|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 667-677|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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