Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG) classification
Fay, Michael F. Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom.
- Systems of classification
- Use of DNA data
- First large-scale analyses
- Angiosperm Phylogeny Group
- Benefits of APG
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
From its initiation in 1998, the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG) has focused on the production of an ever-more stable system of classification of the flowering plants (angiosperms). Based largely on analyses of DNA sequence data, the system is compiled by a larger group of experts than any previous system and has the advantage of being testable, allowing for confidence levels in the system to be estimated for the first time.
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