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Liliales phylogeny and chronology

Dr Barbara G. Briggs (Honorary Associate) The project has included cooperation with project leaders Thomas Givnish, University of Wisconsin, USA, Sean Graham, University of British Colombia, Canada and others.

Project aims

  • To prepare a phylogeny of the families of monocotyledons of the Order Liliales, using whole-plastid DNA sequencing, and BioGeoBears data analysis to elucidate how the evolution and location of these plant groups has related to the opportunities for migration over geological time.

Project Summary

To participate in a major international study of evolutionary relationships of families of monocotyledons, especially by providing samples of Australian endemic genera.