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Olmstead, Richard [1], Ragsac, Audrey [2], Gosney, Mason James [3].

A Super-Matrix Approach to the Bignoniaceae Phylogeny.

Bignoniaceae, also known as the trumpet creeper family, consists of 800 species of trees, shrubs, herbs, and lianas. Bignoniaceae diversity is highest in the Neotropics, but have a worldwide distribution in both tropical and temperate zones. Molecular phylogenetic studies recognize 8 major clades in the family. The goal of this work is to construct an updated Bignoniaceae phylogeny by gathering all available DNA sequence data in the family from previous studies, GenBank, and unpublished sources. Phylogenetic reconstruction of the concatenated data was done using Maximum Likelihood and Bayesian methods. With these results, we aim to better understand family-wide diversification patterns in the family. Previously recognized clades are supported, additional resolution among them is obtained, and major biogeographic events are reconstructed.

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1 - University Of Washington, Department Of Biology, Campus Box 355325, Seattle, WA, 98195, United States
2 - University Of Washington, Biology, 24 Kincaid Hall, Box 351800, Seattle, WA, 98195, United States
3 - University of Washington, Biology, Department of Biology Box 355325, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195, United States


Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Systematics Posters
Location: Arizona Ballroom/Starr Pass
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PSY016
Abstract ID:637
Candidate for Awards:None

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