Molecular systematics and phytochemistry of Rehmannia (Scrophulariaceae)

Dirk C. Albach, Hong-Qing Li, Nan Zhao, Søren Rosendal Jensen

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Abstract

The relationships between the six known species of Rehmannia were investigated. With regard to the content of iridoid glucosides, caffeoyl phenylethanoid glycosides (CPGs) and ionone glucosides, no conclusions could be drawn. Phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequence data (ITS region, trnL-F region and rps16 intron) reveal a well-resolved topology in which R. glutinosa and R. solanifolia and R. piasezkii and R. elata are well-supported species pairs. Rehmannia chingii is sister to the rest of the genus, which is congruent with its distribution distant to the other species of the genus.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBiochemical Systematics & Ecology
Volume35
Pages (from-to)293-300
ISSN0305-1978
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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