Topik - Hidayat, Motomi - Ito, Tomohisa - Yukawa
| Abstract views: 352 | PDF views: 366


HIDAYAT,T.; ITO, M.; YUKAWA, T. 2008. The phylogenetic position of thePapuasian genus Sarcochilus R.Br.(Orchidaceae: Aeridinae): evidence from molecular data. Reinwardtia 12(4).281 – 284. –– The taxonomic status of the Papuasian orchid genus Sarcochilus R.Br. remains unresolved. Represented by Sarcochilus chrysanthus Schltr.,a phylogenetic analysis to evaluate relationships between the Papuasian species and those from Australia was conducted using molecular characters.Parsimony analysis using DNA sequences of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region showed that this Papuasian species, is in a distant position from the so-called the true Sarcochilus sensu stricto.These results provide additional evidence for the establishment of a new genus Monantochilus.


ITS region, Orchidaceae, Papua New Guinea, phylogenetic relationships, Sarcochilus chrysanthus

Full Text:



BALDWIN, B.G., SANDERSON, M.J., PORTER, J.M.,WOJCIECHOWSKI, M.F., CAMPBELL, C.S, DONOGHUE, M.J. 1995. The ITS region of nuclear ribosomal DNA: A valuable source of evidence on Angiosperm phylogeny. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 82:247-277.

FELSENSTEIN, J. 1985. Confidence limit on phylogenies: an approach using the bootstrap. Evolution 39:783-791.

FITCH, W.M. 1971. Toward defining the course of evolution: minimum change for a specific tree topology. Syst. Zool. 20:406-416.

ITO M., KAWAMOTO A, KITA Y., YUKAWA T,KURITA S. 1999. Phylogenetic relationship of Amaryllidaceae based on matK sequences data. J.Plant Res. 112:207-216.

KELCHNER, S.A. 2000. The evolution of noncoding chloroplast DNA and its application in plant systematics. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 87:482-498.

MORITZ, C., HILLIS, D.M. 1996. Molecular systematics: context and controversies. In: Hillis DM, Moritz C, Mable BK [Eds.] Molecular nd Systematics, 2 edition, Sinauer Associate, Sunderland, MA, USA, pp 1-13.

RICE, R. 2004. A new Vandoid genus for the Papuasian Orchidaceae. OASIS The Journal 3 (Supplement): 2-3.

SCHLECHTER, R. 1913. Die Orchidaceen von Deutsch New-Guinea: Sarcanthinae. Fedde Rep. Beih.1:953-1039.

SETOGUCHI, H., ONO, M., DOI, H., TSUDA, M. 1997.Phylogeny and biogeography of Nothofagus based on the sequences of atpB-rbcL intergenic spacer. J.Plant Res. 110:469-482.

SETOGUCHI, H., OSAWA, T.A., PINTAUD, J.C.,JAFFRE T, VEILLON, J.M. 1998. Phylogenetic relationships within Araucariaceae based on rbcL gene sequences. Am. J. Bot. 85:1507-1516.

SUN Y., SKINNER, D.Z., LIANG, G..H., HULBERT,S.H. 1994. Phylogenetic analysis of Sorghum and related taxa using internal transcribed spacers of nuclear ribosomal DNA. Theor. Appl. Gen. 89:26-32.

SWOFFORD, D.L. 1998. PAUP*4.0b10. Phylogenetic analysis using parsimony (*and other methods).Version 4. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland,Massachussets, USA.

TOPIK, H., YUKAWA., T, ITO, M. 2005. Molecular phylogenetics of subtribe Aeridinae (Orchidaceae):insights from plastid matK and nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences. J. Plant. Res. 118:271-284.

TOPIK, H. 2005. Systematic study of Subtribe Aeridinae (Orchidaceae). Ph.D. thesis. The University of Tokyo, Japan.

WHITE, M.E. 1990. The flowering of Gondwana.Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton.

YUKAWA, T., KITA, K., HANDA, T. 2000. DNA phylogeny and morphological diversification of Australian Dendrobium (Orchidaceae). In: Wilson KL, Morrison DA [Eds.] Monocots: Systematic and Evolution, CSIRO publishing, Melbourne, Australia,pp 465-471.

Copyright (c)


  • There are currently no refbacks.