Novel relationships in pleurocarpous mosses as revealed by cpDNA sequences

Journal Article

As a result of a project using two chloroplast loci, the trnL-trnF region and the rps4 gene, to test the monophyly of pleurocarpous mosses as a group and the traditional three orders contained in it, several novel generic alliances were revealed. Of particular interest are the inclusion of the Ptychomniaceae and Garovagliaceae in the Hookeriales, as well as generic inclusions in the Anomodontaceae, Brachytheciaceae, Amblystegiaceae sensu lato, and Sematophyllaceae.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Buck, WR; Goffinet, B; Shaw, AJ

Published Date

  • 2000

Published In

  • Bryologist

Volume / Issue

  • 103 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 774 - 789