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In order to investigate interfamilial relationships of Liliales we analyzed a combined matrix of plastid rbcL, trnL intron, trnL-F intergenic spacer, matK, and ndhF, and mitochondrial atp1 DNA sequences. The results are generally congruent with previous broad analyses and provide higher bootstrap support for many relationships. Important changes relative to previous studies are the recognition of Petermanniaceae distinct from Colchicaceae and the tentative inclusion of Corsiaceae in the order. This brings the number of families in the order from nine to eleven. The additional data presented here strengthen the case for including Uvulariaceae in Colchicaceae and Calochortaceae in Liliaceae.

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© 2006 Michael F. Fay, Mark W. Chase, Nina Ronsted, Dion S. Devey, Yohan Pillon, J. Chris Pires, Gitte Petersen, Ole Seberg, Jerrold I. Davis

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