Summary: Phytologia (April 2008) 90(1) 103
THE EVOLUTION OF CARIBBEAN JUNIPERUS
(CUPRESSACEAE): TERPENOIDS, RAPDS AND DNA SNPs
Robert P. Adams
Biology Department, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798, USA
Julie A. Morris and Andrea E. Schwarzbach
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at
Brownsville, TX 78520, USA.
SNPs from nrDNA and trnC-trnD cp DNA for the Caribbean
junipers have provided additional insight into the evolution of this
group of smooth leaf margined junipers. Comparing leaf terpenoids,
RAPDS and SNPs from nrDNA and trnC-trnD cp DNA show that each
data set reveals different facets of the relationships. In general, the data
sets support four major groups: Juniperus barbadensis - lucayana; J.
bermudiana; J. gracilior - ekmanii - urbaniana; J. saxicola; J.
virginiana - silicicola. Based on the concordance of these data and