Taxonomic significance of variation in sexual condition in Pelekium Mitt. and related genera (Thuidiaceae)

Nik Norhazrina Nik Mohd Kamil, Jairo Patiño, Lars Hedenäs, Jian Wang, Alain Vanderpoorten

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Abstract

Sexual condition has been employed as a key character within the moss family Thuidiaceae to discriminate the dioicous genera Aequatoriella and Thuidiopsis from the monoicous Pelekium. Here, we implemented phylogenetic analyses of the chloroplast trnL-F region and two unicopy nuclear regions to test the monophyly of Pelekium, and hence, the taxonomic significance of the variation in sexual systems. Aequatoriella was deeply nested within Pelekium, suggesting that the sexual condition is not a fixed character state that can be used to circumscribe genera in the Thuidiaceae and, therefore, that Aequatoriella should be sunk. Incongruence among loci rendered the interpretation of the position of Thuidiopsis challenging, and we suggest maintaining it as a separate genus pending further evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-127
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Bryology
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017

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Keywords

  • Aequatoriella
  • Pelekium
  • Phylogeny
  • Sexual systems
  • Thuidiopsis

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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Taxonomic significance of variation in sexual condition in Pelekium Mitt. and related genera (Thuidiaceae). / Nik Mohd Kamil, Nik Norhazrina; Patiño, Jairo; Hedenäs, Lars; Wang, Jian; Vanderpoorten, Alain.

In: Journal of Bryology, Vol. 39, No. 2, 03.04.2017, p. 121-127.

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Nik Mohd Kamil, Nik Norhazrina ; Patiño, Jairo ; Hedenäs, Lars ; Wang, Jian ; Vanderpoorten, Alain. / Taxonomic significance of variation in sexual condition in Pelekium Mitt. and related genera (Thuidiaceae). In: Journal of Bryology. 2017 ; Vol. 39, No. 2. pp. 121-127.
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