Molecular phylogenetic and taxonomic studies of Lamiaceae subfamily Lamioideae

TAXONOMY, SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY

Molecular phylogenetic and taxonomic studies of Lamiaceae subfamily Lamioideae

The principal purpose of the present study has been to elucidate evolutionary relationships within subfamily Lamioideae using various molecular tools. The project is based mainly on herbarium specimens.

​​​​​​​Purpurrote Taubnessel (Lamium purpureum)

 

Specifically the objectives have been:

  1. To identify major phylogenetic groups within subfamily Lamioideae, reveal their interrelationships, and to update their classification accordingly (publications 6 and 4). 
  2. To investigate the biogeographic history of subfamily Lamioideae and relate it to climatic and geological events of the past (close to submission).
  3. To identify major phylogenetic groups within tribe Stachydeae, reveal their interrelationships, and to update their classification accordingly (publications 1, 2, 7 and ongoing work).
  4. To investigate the biogeographic history of tribe Stachydeae and relate it to climatic and geological events of the past (ongoing work).
  5. To elucidate phylogenetic relationships and alloploid speciation in Lamium, the type genus of subfamily Lamioideae and Lamiaceae, and to evaluate Mennema’s (1989) subgeneric classification (publication 3 and 7).
  6. To test Müntzing’s (1932) hypotheses and conclusions about alloploid origin(s) of the two tetraploid Galeopsis species, G. bifida and G. tetrahit (publication 5).
  7. Methodological study on obtaining DNA sequences from old herbarium specimens (close to submission)
  8. To identify major phylogroups within the Lamiaceae and to update their tribal classification accordingly (publication 8).

Selected publications related to the project

Selected publications related to the project

  1. Bendiksby, Mika; Salmaki, Yasaman; Bräuchler, Christian; Ryding, Olof (2014) The generic position of Stachys tibetica Vatke and amalgamation of the genera Eriophyton and Stachyopsis (Lamiaceae subfam. Lamioideae). Plant Systematics and Evolution, 300 (5): 961-971.
  2. Salmaki, Yasaman; Zarre, Shanin; Ryding, Olof; Lindqvist, Charlotte; Bräuchler, Christian; Heubl, Günther; Barber, Janet; Bendiksby, Mika. (2013) Molecular phylogeny of tribe Stachydeae (Lamiaceae subfamily Lamioideae).Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 69 (3):  535-551.
  3. Bendiksby, Mika; Brysting, Anne Krag; Thorbek, Lisbeth; Gusarova, Galina; Ryding, Olof (2011) Molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of the genus Lamium L. (Lamiaceae): Disentangling origins of presumed allotetraploids.Taxon, 60 (4): 986-1000.
  4. Bendiksby, Mika; Thorbek, Lisbeth; Scheen, Anne-Cathrine; Lindqvist, Charlotte; Ryding, Olof (2011) An updated phylogeny and classification of Lamiaceae subfamily Lamioideae. Taxon, 60 (2): 471-484.
  5. Bendiksby, Mika; Tribsch, Andreas; Borgen, Liv; Travnicek, Pavel; Brysting, Anne Krag (2011) Allopolyploid origins of the Galeopsis tetraploids - revisiting Müntzing's classical textbook example using molecular tools. New Phytologist,191(4) :1150-1167.
  6. Bendiksby, M. (co-first authorship), Scheen, A. C., Ryding, O., Mathiesen, C., Albert, V. A. & Lindqvist, C. (2010). Molecular phylogenetics, character evolution, and suprageneric classification of Lamioideae (Lamiaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 97, 191-217.
  7. Salmaki, Y., Bendiksby, M. & Heubl, G. (2015) Molecular phylogeny confirms the placement of enigmatic Stachys persepolitana in Lamium (Lamiaceae; subfam. Lamioideae). Phytotaxa, 192, 230–253.
  8. ​​​​​​​​Zhao, F., Chen Y-P., [12 co-authors, including Bendiksby, M.] & Xiang, C-L.: «An updated tribal classification of Lamiaceae based on plastome phylogenomics». BMC Biology.
20 Jan 2021

Three species from two western Eurasian genera, Lamium and Galeopsis, of Lamiaceae subfamily Lamioideae: