Phylogeny and biogeography of subgenus Ceratotropis

Phylogeny and biogeography of subgenus Ceratotropis
Phylogeny and biogeography of subgenus Ceratotropis

The subgenus Ceratotropis in the genus Vigna is widely distributed from the Himalayan highlands to South, South-East and East Asia. Javadi et al. determine a molecular phylogeny of Ceratotropis and show that major clades correspond to the geographic distribution of species, which diverged during the late-Pliocene–Pleistocene. The results imply that the characters used in the current classification of the subgenus are not diagnostic of monophyly.