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Reticulate evolution in the natural range of the invasive wetland tree species Melaleuca quinquenervia

Cook, Lynette; Morris, David; Edwards, Robert; Crisp, Michael

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The Melaleuca leucadendra complex (broad-leaf paperbarks; Myrtaceae) is a dominant component of the tropical and sub-tropical biota of Australia, particularly in wetlands of high conservation significance. In Florida and other parts of the Americas, however, one member of the group (Melaleuca quinquenervia) is a serious ecological and economic weed. Understanding the relationships and evolution of the group is integral to both conservation and biocontrol efforts. Although the complex is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53705
Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2008.02.012

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