Faculty Publications

Title

Brassicaceae, Molecular Systematics and Evolution Of

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Arabidopsis, Brassicaceae, Capparaceae, Cleomaceae, Crops, Evolution, Genome duplication, Molecular systematics, Origins, Systematics, Taxonomy

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics: Second Edition

First Page

374

Last Page

376

Abstract

The evolutionary history and systematics of the Brassicaceae (the mustard family) is the focus of intense study using several molecular markers. These studies have elucidated relationships with tribes but have so far been unable to resolve relationship among lineages that arose near the origins of the family. The reliance on fruit morphology to the exclusion of other morphological characters has, in the past, produced spurious taxonomies in the family. It is probable that the family arose in humid, hot or warm regions of the Near East sometime earlier than 32 million years ago.

Original Publication Date

2-27-2013

DOI of published version

10.1016/B978-0-12-374984-0.00169-8

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