A multi gene sequence-based phylogeny of the Musaceae (banana) family

  • Authors : Christelová, P.; Valarik, M.; Hribova, E.; De Langhe, E.A.L.; Dolezel, J.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2011

  • Journal title : BMC Evolutionary Biology

  • Volume (number) : 11 (103)

  • Peer-reviewed : Yes

  • ISSN : 1471-2148

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : The classification of the Musaceae (banana) family species and their phylogenetic inter-relationships remain controversial, in part due to limited nucleotide information to complement the morphological and physiological characters. In this work the evolutionary relationships within the Musaceae family were studied using 13 species and DNA sequences obtained from a set of 19 unlinked nuclear genes. The 19 gene sequences represented a sample of ~16 kb of genome sequence (~73 percentage intronic). The sequence data were also used to obtain estimates for the divergence times of the Musaceae genera and Musa sections. Nucleotide variation within the sample confirmed the close relationship of Australimusa and Callimusa sections and showed that Eumusa and Rhodochlamys sections are not reciprocally monophyletic, which supports the previous claims for the merger between the two latter sections.


  • Open access : Yes

  • Document on publisher's site : open View article on publisher's site

  • Musalit document ID : IN110224

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