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Phylogenetic relationships in the tribe recovered from five plastid regions tested previous taxonomies for the tribe and provided the first guide to the recognition of a natural sub-tribal taxonomy.
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Why is it important?
Cylindropuntia and Grusonia are two important genera mainly distributed in the North American deserts and show geographic distribution patterns that are coherent with an allopatric mode of speciation.
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This page is a summary of: A molecular phylogenetic approach to the systematics of Cylindropuntieae (Opuntioideae, Cactaceae), Cladistics, August 2015, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/cla.12135.
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