Molecular evolutionary relationships of <i>Euphorbia scordifolia</i> Jacq. within the genus inferred from analysis of internal transcribed spacer sequences

Authors

  • Fahad M.A. Al-Hemaid Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451
  • M. Ajmal Ali Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451
  • Joongku Lee Department of Environment and Forest Resources, Chungnam National University, 99 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34134
  • Soo-Yong Kim International Biological Material Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon 305 806
  • Md. Oliur Rahman Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v22i2.26072

Keywords:

Euphorbia scordifolia, Euphorbiaceae, ITS, Genotyping.

Abstract

The present study explored molecular phylogenetic analysis of 28 species of Euphorbia L. for the identification and establishment of molecular evolutionary relationships of Euphorbia scordifolia Jacq. within the genus based on the internal transcribed spacers (ITS) sequences (ITS1-5.8S-ITS2) of nuclear ribosomal DNA (nrDNA). The sequence similarity search using Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) of the ITS sequence of E. scordifolia showed the closest sequence similarity to E. supina Raf. The analysis of ITS sequence data revealed four major clades consistent with subgeneric classifications of the genus. Molecular data support placement of E. scordifolia in the subgenus Chamaesyce.

Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 22(2): 111-118, 2015 (December)

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2015-12-28

How to Cite

Al-Hemaid, F. M., Ali, M. A., Lee, J., Kim, S.-Y., & Rahman, M. O. (2015). Molecular evolutionary relationships of <i>Euphorbia scordifolia</i> Jacq. within the genus inferred from analysis of internal transcribed spacer sequences. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy, 22(2), 111–118. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjpt.v22i2.26072

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