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Numerical taxonomy of selected species of Pottiaceae family in Iran

Fahimeh Salimpour, Hamze Kolivand

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.4(5), 310-313, July 2014

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To  determining   the  phenetic    similarities  between   16   species    of Pottiaceae family, 20 characters  have been  studied  by numerical  taxonomy. A  cluster  analysis  based  on  Average   Linkage  method determined two main  groups . Pterygoneurum ovatum made one group based on its morphological traits. Second  cluster consist  of  two  subgroups. Tortula species are under one clade and other species are placed in separate groups. Characters of leaf including the shape of it, leaf apex and the margin of it besides the traits of stereid band the most effective factors in distinguishing and identified the species.

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Numerical taxonomy of selected species of Pottiaceae family in Iran

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