Phylogenetic relationships based on morphological and anatomical characters on ricotia l. genus (brassicaceae) growing in Turkey
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The phylogenetic relation of Ricotia (Brassicaceae) genus, which is distributed throughout Turkey based on morphological and anatomic characters were investigated. A total of 36 characteristics of which 24 from morphological and 12 from anatomic studies were used in the cladistics analyses. Anatomical characters were studied from horizontal and superficial sections of the stems and leaves. Analysis of data set utilizing maximum parsimony criteria with Branch-and-Bound search algorithm yielded 87 parsimonious trees. Some of the branches obtained by majority rule consensus algorithm were supported by bootstrap analysis. Maximum parsimony tree formed based on morphological and anatomic data sets consisted of three clades. Clade 1 consisting of R. tenuifolia, R. sinuata and R. carnosula is a monophyletic group. This group was supported by a bootstrap value of 54%. Clade 2 is made up of R. davisiana, R. aucheri and R. varians and was supported with a bootstrap value of 54%.