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Recent Topics Posters

Crowl, Andrew [1], Becker, Anna [2], Chanderbali, Andre [3], Manos, Paul [4], Cellinese, Nico [5], Judd, Walter [6], Fritsch, Peter [7].

Vaccinieae: Preliminary insights into evolutionary relationships and an updated generic and sectional classification of the blueberry tribe (Ericaceae).

Vaccinieae is a morphologically diverse and species-rich tribe in the Ericaceae. The group occupies a broad area spanning temperate and tropical realms and includes several agricultural crops (i.e., blueberries, cranberries, huckleberries, lingonberries). Despite its ecological and economic importance, the taxonomy and evolutionary history of the tribe remain poorly understood. In an initial attempt to rectify this, we assembled a large nuclear and plastome dataset for over 200 taxa, representing 20 genera and 18 of the 30 sections of Vaccinium, the largest genus in the tribe. We will present results from various phylogenetic and biogeographic analyses to address the following questions: 1–Where do we find monophyly in Vaccinieae? 2–How do clades recovered compare with current sectional and generic boundaries? 3–Where and when did major dispersal and diversification events take place? We will additionally discuss the taxonomic implications of a polyphyletic Vaccinium (and other genera).

1 - North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 27695, USA
2 - University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, 1659 Museum Rd, Gainesville, FL, 32611
3 - University Of Florida, Florida Museum Of Natural History, Gainesville, FL, 32611, USA
4 - Duke University, Biology, Science Drive, Box 90338, Box 90338, Durham, NC, 27708, United States
5 - University Of Florida, FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NAT. HISTORY, 1659 Museum Rd, 354 Dickinson Hall, Gainesville, FL, 32611, United States
6 - University Of Florida, Department Of Biology, 220 Bartram Hall, PO Box 118525, Gainesville, FL, 32611, United States
7 - Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76107, United States


Presentation Type: Recent Topics Poster
Number: PRT005
Abstract ID:1306
Candidate for Awards:None

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