Modern Evolutionary Systematics: Exemplar Papers
Richard H. Zander
Res Botanica, a Missouri Botanical Garden Web Site

November 10, 2009




Modern Evolutionary Systematics: Exemplar Papers


Below are good examples of modern systematics papers combining both sister-group and ancestor-descendant relationships to derive a classification best reflecting all known elements of evolutionary relationships. I would appreciate notice of similar papers, and will acknowledge contributions of pdfs.



Álvarex, I. & J. F. Wendel. 2006. Cryptic interspecific introgression and genetic differentiation within Gossypium aridum (Malvaceae) and its relatives. Evolution 60: 505–517. [Contributed by by Carlos Aedo Pérez.]


Brothers, D. J. 1975. Phylogeny and classification of the aculeate Hymenoptera, with special reference to Mutillidae. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 50: 483–648. [Contributed by Dennis J. Brothers.]


Hörandl, E., J. Greilhuber, K. Klimová, O. Paun, E. Temsch, K. Emadzade & I. Hodálová. 2009. Reticulate evolution and taxonomic concepts in the Ranunculus auricomus complex (Ranunculaceae): insights from analysis of morphological, karyological and molecular data. Taxon in press [Contributed by E. Hörandl.]


Lewis, H. 1962. Catastrophic selection as a factor in speciation. Evolution 16: 257–271. [Contributed by Carlos Aedo Pérez.]


Martín-Bravo, S., H. Meimberg, M. Luceño, W. Märkl, V. Valcárcel, C. Bräuchler, P. Vargas & G. Heubl.  2007. Molecular systematics and biogeography of Resedaceae based on ITS and trnL-F sequences. Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 44: 1105–1120. [Contributed by Santiago Martín-Bravo.]


Schlegel, M. & N. Hülsmann. 2007. Protists—A textbook example for a paraphyletic taxon. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 7: 166–172. [Contributed by E. Hörandl.]


Sosef, M. S. M. 2008. Révision du genre africain Rhabdophyllum Tiegh. (Ochnaceae), avec sa distribution au Cameroun et au Gabon. Adansonia, sér. 3, 30: 119–135. [Contributed by Marc Sosef.]


Sotiaux, A., J. Enroth, S. Olsson, D. Quandt & A. Vanderpoorten. 2009. When morphology and molecules tell us different stories: a case-in-point with Leptodon corsicus, a new and unique endemic moss species from Corsica. J. Bryol. 31: 186–196.