The phylogenetic relationships among some Randia (Rubiaceae) taxa

Szilvia Stranczinger, A. Borhidi, J. L. Szentpéteri, F. Jakab

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Phylogenetic relationships among some Randia (Rubiaceae, Gardenieae) taxa were estimated based on sequence variation in the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacers (ITS) and rps16 intron (cpDNA). During the investigation of rps16 intron of 9 studied Central American Randia species, two well supported subclades were separated. Analysis of ITS data of 16 Randia species shows 3 major clades. A group of mainly lowland, South American Randia species is moderate supported (75%). Species from Mexico form a strongly supported (97%) clade, but the Central American and Mexican Randia species are low supported (58%). However the last two groups are well supported together (95%). The molecular delimination is well in line with the size of leaves combined with the texture of exocarp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-244
Number of pages10
JournalActa biologica Hungarica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2007



  • ITS
  • Molecular phylogeny
  • Randia, Rubiaceae
  • rps16 intron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Neurology

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