African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 688

Full Length Research Paper

Molecular analysis of dicot-monocot split and relationship among major angiosperm groups

Mir Abid Hussain1, Vijeshver Verma2 and Malik Zanul Abdin3
  1SRF (Senior Research Fellow), Biotechnology Division, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR), India. 2Biotechnology Division, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, India. 3Department of Biotechnology, Jamia Hamdard, N.Delhi, India.
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - 58C8F952283
  • Vol.2(1), pp. 001-004, January 2008
  •  Accepted: 03 December 2007
  •  Published: 31 January 2008




The relationship among the major angiosperm groups are modeled based on cladistic analyses primarily using RAPD technique. Phylogenetic trees of relationship derived from molecular data confirm dicots as the ancestral class of monocots, there seems no dicot-monocot split. Dicots form an ancestral class of magnoliids and the monocot lineage was derived from one of the basal magnoliids, since monocots share several synapomorphies dicots do not contain all the descendants of their common ancestor.


Key words:  RAPD (Random amplified polymorphic DNA), rRNA (Ribosomal RNA), rbcL (Ribulose 1, 5-bisphosphate carboxylase gene).

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