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REVIEW: Contribution of Genosystematics to Current Concepts of Phylogeny and Classification of Bryophytes

A. V. Troitsky1*, M. S. Ignatov2, V. K. Bobrova1, and I. A. Milyutina1

1Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119992 Moscow, Russia; fax: (495) 939-3181; E-mail: tav@genebee.msu.su

2Main Botanic Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Botanicheskaya 4, 127276 Moscow, Russia; E-mail: misha_ignatov@list.ru

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Received September 17, 2007
This paper is a survey of the current state of molecular studies on bryophyte phylogeny. Molecular data have greatly contributed to developing a phylogeny and classification of bryophytes. The previous traditional systems of classification based on morphological data are being significantly revised. New data of the authors are presented on phylogeny of Hypnales pleurocarpous mosses inferred from nucleotide sequence data of the nuclear DNA internal transcribed spacers ITS1-2 and the trnL-F region of the chloroplast genome.
KEY WORDS: molecular phylogenetics, genosystematics, hepatics, liverworts, hornworts, pleurocarpous ITS1-2, trnL-F

DOI: 10.1134/S0006297907120115