Phlox phylogeny and taxonomy
Phlox is an ecologically diverse genus of over 60 species occurring mostly in North America. It provides an excellent study system for plant evolutionary biology, particularly with regard to questions of adaptation, hybridization and polyploidy. Research foci relate to: phylogenetic relationships of Phlox, polyploidy and its effects on aspects of diversity, species boundaries, and refinement of taxonomy for the genus.
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