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Drews, Nicholas [1], Hanes, Margaret Mae [2].

Exploring diversification in /Megistohibiscus (Malvaceae) on Madagascar with RADseq data.

Madagascar is home to 86 species in the Hibiscus tribe (Malvaceae), 75% of which are endemic to the island. A plastid phylogeny strongly supports an exclusively Malagasy clade (/Megistohibiscus) that originated from an introduction in the Mid-Miocene. /Megistohibiscus comprises 38 morphogically diverse species in five genera, three of which are endemic. Our aim is to reconstruct a well-resolved phylogeny for most species in this young group with sequences obtained with RADSeq methodologies. The resulting phylogeny will guide taxonomic work throughout the clade and particularly in Perrierophytum, Kosteletzkya and Hibiscus. Ultimately the tree will be used to help uncover the major evolutionary processes responsible for diversification in /Megistohibiscus.

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1 - Eastern Michigan University, 401M Mark Jefferson Science Complex, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, USA
2 - Eastern Michigan University, 441 Mark Jefferson Science Complex, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, USA


Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Systematics
Location: Exhibit Hall/Omni Hotel
Date: Monday, June 26th, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PSY010
Abstract ID:331
Candidate for Awards:None

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