Taxonomic revision of six Astragalus sections that native to Turkey based on non-coding trn regions of cpDNA

Ateş, Mevlüde Alev
Karaman Erkul, Seher
Önde, Sertaç
Aytaç, Zeki
Kaya, Zeki
Astragalus, belonging to the legume family Fabaceae, is a large genus with about 3,000 species of herbs and small shrubs in Northern Hemisphere.The aim of this study is to revise Macrophyllium, Hymenostegis, Poterion, Megalocystis, Halicacabus and Hymenocoleus sections of genus Astragalus naturally found in Turkey by using three noncoding trn regions from chroloplast DNA.


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Citation Formats
M. A. Ateş, S. Karaman Erkul, S. Önde, Z. Aytaç, and Z. Kaya, “Taxonomic revision of six Astragalus sections that native to Turkey based on non-coding trn regions of cpDNA,” presented at the The 3rd International Symposium on EuroAsian Biodiversity, ( 05-08 July 2017), Minsk - BELARUS, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: