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Origin and global diversification patterns of tropical rain forests: inferences from a complete genus-level phylogeny of palms

Thomas LP Couvreur13*, Félix Forest2 and William J Baker2*

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1 The New York Botanical Garden, 200th Street and Kazimiroff Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458-5126, USA

2 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, UK

3 Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), UMR DIA-DE, DYNADIV researche group, 911, avenue Agropolis, BP 64501, F-34394 Montpellier cedex 5, France

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BMC Biology 2011, 9:44  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-9-44

Published: 16 June 2011

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Additional tables. Table S1: Genera sampled with total number of species per genus, biome coding used in Mesquite and area coding used in the Lagrange analysis. Table S2: Alternative dispersal models between areas used in Lagrange. This file presents the names of all officially recognised palm genera, with the coding for present day biome and area, as well as the details of the two alternative biogeographical models used in the analysis.

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