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Phylogeography and allopatric divergence of cypress species (Cupressus L.) in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and adjacent regions

Tingting Xu1, Richard J Abbott2, Richard I Milne3, Kangshan Mao1, Fang K Du1, Guili Wu1, Zhaxi Ciren4, Georg Miehe5 and Jianquan Liu1*

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1 Division of Molecular Ecology, Key Laboratory of Arid and Grassland Ecology, School of Life Science, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, China

2 School of Biology, Mitchell Building, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK

3 Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Daniel Rutherford Building, King's Buildings, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JH, UK

4 Department of Life Science, Tibet University, Lasha, Tibet, China

5 Faculty of Geography, University of Marburg, Deutschhaustr.10 35032 Marburg, Germany

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:194  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-194

Published: 22 June 2010

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Locations of sites and voucher specimens of eight Asian Cupressus species surveyed for cpDNA variation.

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Haplotype frequencies and genetic diversity (HE) of populations of eight Asian Cupressus species surveyed for plastid DNA variation.

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Variable sites for aligned sequences of three plastid DNA fragments among 30 haplotypes resolved in eight Asian Cupressus species (-, one indel). Sequences are numbered from the 5' to the 3'end in each region.

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Estimates of mutation rate for Cupressus and dates of divergence between the Asian species/lineage estimated by BEAST.

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