Plant Diversity ›› 2007, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (06): 632-638.

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Phylogenetic Relationship between Arabidopsis and Thellungiella (Cruciferae) : Evidence from Leaf Epidermal Features and Chloroplast Sequence Analysis

SUN Zhi-Ying1 , 2 , ZHANG Xue-Jie1 , LI Fa-Zeng1   

  1. 1 College of Life Science of Shandong Normal University , Ji’nan 250014 , China ;
    2 College of Chinese Medicine of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine , Ji’nan 250014 , China
  • Received:2007-02-07 Online:2007-12-25 Published:2007-12-25
  • Contact: LI Fa-Zeng

Abstract: Systematics relationship of Arabidopsis, Thellungiella and related genera(Brassicaceae ) from China were studied using leaf epidermal features and sequence analysis of the chloroplast DNA ( cpDNA) trnL intron and trnL-F spacer. The results of this study indicate that Thellungiella is far away from Arabidopsis and should be put in Sisymbrieae. Within Sisymbrieae, it is closely related to Eutrema. However, Arabidopsis should be in Arabideae rather than Sisymbrieae.

Key words: Arabidopsis

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