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Systematics Section / ASPT

Garcia, Vicente [1].

Biogeographic patterns and character evolution in the genus Piper (Piperaceae).

Piper is one of the largest genera of basal angiosperms with well over 1000 species in a pantropical distribution. This genus includes several economically important species such as black pepper (P. nigrum), betel nut (P. betle), and kava (P. methysticum). Here I present preliminary results of a phylogenetic study using both nuclear and chloroplast markers for over 50 taxa from the Neotropics, South Pacific, and Asia. In addition to discussing relationships within the genus and their implications for classification, I will explore biogeographic patterns and character evolution within the group.


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1 - University of California Berkeley, Department Integrative Biology, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, California, 94720-3140, USA

Keywords:
Piperaceae
Piper
Biogeography
character evolution.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 25-6
Location: 410/Hilton
Date: Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
Time: 9:15 AM
Abstract ID:333


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