J Syst Evol ›› 2008, Vol. 46 ›› Issue (4): 586-594.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1002.2008.07111

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Phylogenetic position of the genus Dobinea: Evidence from nucleotide sequences of the chloroplast gene rbcL and the nuclear ribosomal ITS region

Yue‐Zhi PAN; Xun GONG*; Yang YANG   

  1. (Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, China)gongxun@mail.kib.ac.cn
  • Received:2007-08-27 Published:2008-07-18

Abstract: Dobinea Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, a genus with two species endemic to east Asia, has been placed in three different families, the Podoaceae, tribe Acerineae of the Sapindaceae, and tribe Dobineeae of the Anacardiaceae. In this paper, phylogenetic relationships of the genus were examined based on DNA sequences of the chloroplast rbcL gene and the ITS region of nuclear ribosomal DNA. Our data support the monophyly of Dobinea and its placement in the Anacardiaceae.

Key words: Dobinea, nrITS, phylogeny, rbcL