Orobanchaceae phylogeny

May 20, 2013

Orobanchaceae phylogeny

On the cover of American Journal of Botany, Sarah Mathews and coworkers shed light on the phylogeny of the Orobanchaceae. Many members of this plant family are either hemi- or holoparasitic, meaning that they rely on hosts for part or all of their lives. The phylogenetic results showed that there was single origin of parasitism. abstract »