Anatolian origins and diversification of Aethionema, the sister lineage of the core Brassicaceae


Mohammadin S., Peterse K., van de Kerke S. J. , Chatrou L. W. , Donmez A. A. , Mummenhoff K., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.104, no.7, pp.1042-1054, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3732/ajb.1700091
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1042-1054

Abstract

PREMISE OF THE STUDY: The Irano-Turanian region harbors three biodiversity hotspots and similar to 25% of Brassicaceae species are endemic to the region. Aethionema (similar to 61 species) is the sister lineage to the core Brassicaceae and occurs mainly in the Irano-Turanian region. The evolutionary important position of Aethionema makes it an ideal reference for broader comparative genetics and genomics. To understand the evolution of Aethionema, and for a broader understanding of crucifer evolution, a time-calibrated phylogenetic tree and biogeographical history of the genus is needed.