Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 45, Issue 6, pp 663–670 | Cite as

Phylogenetic relationships in the genus Primula L. (Primulaceae) inferred from the ITS region sequences of nuclear rDNA

  • N. K. Kovtonyuk
  • A. A. Goncharov
Plant Genetics


The nucleotide sequences of the nuclear rDNA ITS regions were determined for 34 species of the genus Primula L. and one species of the genus Cortusa L., family Primulaceae Vent., and used to infer the phylogenetic relationships among these species. In this analysis species of the Russian flora and the flora of adjacent territories were studied for the first time. The results clarified the taxomic structure of the genus Primula and confirmed the entity of some of its sections; but not the subgenera sensu J.Richards. Our data do not support an independent status of the genus Cortusa, placing it as one of the terminal lineages of the section Cortusoides Balf. f. in the genus Primula.


Phylogenetic Relationship Optimal Topology Neighbor Join Adjacent Territory Nuclear rDNA 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central Siberian Botanical GardenRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Biology and Soil SciencesRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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