Dogan, Gulden
Yılmaz, Aslı
Bagci, Eyup
Kaya, Zeki
The phylogenetic relationships of Drosanthe section of Hypericum genus (Hypericaceae) were analyzed by using non-coding chloroplast DNA region (trnL 3'-trnF) for 58 individuals. The section is represented by 23 taxa and nine of which are endemic to Turkey. The chloroplast phylogeny suggested that the members of this section belonged to a polyphyletic group, which imply at least two independent origins. The individuals of this section clearly formed two main clades. One clade included all members of this section except H amblysepalum, H. spectabile, H. lysimachioides var. spathulatum and H. sorgerae. Our current phylogenetic results supported the morphological grouping in the Drosanthe section.


Molecular phylogenetic analyses of Juniperus L. species in Turkey and their relations with other junipers based on cpDNA
Güvendiren, Aysun Demet; Kaya, Zeki; Department of Biology (2015)
Evolutionary relationships within and among two sections and three subsections of Juniperus species (Section Juniperus, subsections Juniperus, Oxycedrus and Caryocedrus, Section Sabina) naturally distributed in Turkey were investigated with molecular variations of chloroplast DNA (cpDNA). This study revealed the phylogenetic relation of 66 individuals from 7 native Turkish Juniperus L. species based upon DNA sequence of trnL intron (trnL5’-L3’) , trnL3’- F(GAA) (trnL-F intergenic spacer), trnV intron and ma...
Phylogenetic relationships between Oxytropis DC. and Astragalus L. species native to an Old World diversity center inferred from nuclear ribosomal ITS and plastid matK gene sequences
Tekpinar, Ayten Dizkirici; KARAMAN ERKUL, SEHER; AYTAÇ, ZEKİ; Kaya, Zeki (2016-01-01)
Oxytropis and Astragalus represent one of the largest angiosperm genera complexes. Although phylogenetic studies of this complex exist, the evolutionary relationships among Astragalus and Oxytropis species sharing similar habitats in the Old World have not been studied in detail. The phylogenetic relationships among 13 Oxytropis and 56 Astragalus species native to Turkey were inferred from nucleotide sequence variations in the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and chloroplast maturase-like...
Molecular phylogenetic analysis resolving the taxonomic discrepancies among Salix L. species naturally found in Turkey
Acar, Pelin; Değirmenci, Funda Ö.; DUMAN, HAYRİ; Kaya, Zeki (2022-01-01)
Detailed phylogenetic relationships and molecular dating are still quite rare for the complex and diverse genus Salix L. Here we focus on the taxonomic status and phylogeny of twenty-six Salix taxa naturally found in Turkey using the chloroplast DNA regions (trn T-F, matK, and rbcL) to unravel the relationship among them. The status of Salix species was also checked in the phylogenetic tree constructed with the data from Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) region of nuclear gene, including 158 accessions from...
Phylogenetic relationships among native Oxytropis species in Turkey using the trnL intron, trnL-F IGS, and trnV intron cpDNA regions
Tekpinar, Ayten; KARAMAN ERKUL, SEHER; AYTAÇ, ZEKİ; Kaya, Zeki (2016-01-01)
We tested the phylogenetic utility of three chloroplast DNA loci, i.e. the trnL((UAA)) intron,trnL((UAA))-F-(GAA) intergenic spacer (IGS), and trnV((UAC)) intron, across thirteen native Oxytropis species. Our objective was to determine whether any of these chloroplast DNA markers could be beneficial to figure out phylogenetic relationships among Oxytropis species. To increase the interspecific sampling, nine sequences of the trnL intron and trnL-F regions were retrieved from GenBank and included in the anal...
Yilmaz, Remziye; CABİ, EVREN; Doğan, Musa (2014-06-01)
RAPD-PCR (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction) and Post PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) Melting Curve Analysis (MCA) have been used to investigate the pattern of genetic variation among some species in the genera Eremopyrum (Ledeb.) Jaub. & Spach and Agropyron Gaertner (Poaceae). Thirteen primers have been used in the study based on the RAPD-PCR and MCA analyses. Each species produced a distinct pattern of DNA fragments which have been used as a measure of the degree of relationship b...
Citation Formats
G. Dogan, A. Yılmaz, E. Bagci, and Z. Kaya, “MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY OF SECTION DROSANTHE (SPACH) ENDL. (HYPERICUM L.)INFERRED FROM CHLOROPLAST GENOME,” PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, pp. 2235–2242, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: