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Drew, Bryan T [1], Spalink, Daniel [2], Sytsma, Ken [3].

A Single Dispersal Event Initiated Diversification in the New World Menthinae (Lamiaceae).

The subtribe Menthinae (Lamiaceae), with about 40 genera and 1050 species, is the largest and one of the most economically important subtribes in the mint family (Lamiaceae). Although many familiar Menthinae species are native to the Mediterranean region, most of the genera in the subtribe are endemic to the New World. Previous research has suggested a gene duplication event occurred within New World Menthinae. This study uses the PPR-9060 gene region to investigate the phylogenetic position of the putative polyploid event, BEAST to determine the timeframe for the New World dispersal event, and BAMM to investigate whether the New World colonization was correlated with either increased speciation or decreased extinction rates.

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1 - University of Nebraska-Kearney, Biology, Kearney, NE, 68849, USA
2 - University Of Wisconsin-Madison, Department Of Botany, 430 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI, 53706, USA
3 - University Of Wisconsin, Department Of Botany, Birge Hall, 430 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI, 53706, USA


Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 43, Biogeography III
Location: 205/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
Time: 2:15 PM
Number: 43004
Abstract ID:907
Candidate for Awards:None

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