PLACEMENT OF Syzygium boerlagei (Merr.) Govaerts (MYRTACEAE) CONFIRMED WITH ATPB-RBCL INTERGENIC SPACER

Authors

  • Pudji Widodo Fakultas Biologi Universitas Jenderal Soedirman Purwokerto
  • Tatik Chikmawati 2Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Bogor 16680, Indonesia
  • Yayan Wahyu Candra Kusuma PKT Kebun Raya Bogor – Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Bogor 16003, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11598/btb.2019.26.1.823

Keywords:

atpB-rbcL intergenic spacer, chloroplast DNA, Eugenia, Myrtaceae, Syzygium

Abstract

A molecular analysis was conducted to determine whether Eugenia boerlagei Merr. (Myrtaceae) belongs to genus Eugenia or Syzygium based on sequences of cpDNA fragments namely atpB-rbcL intergenic spacer. The study used seven specimens of Syzygium sect. Jambosa, three of Syzygium sect. Syzygium, two of Eugenia s.s. and one of Eugenia boerlagei Merr. with Baeckea ovalifolia and B. tuberculata as the outgroup. The results show that Eugenia boerlagei is appropriately placed under the genus Syzygium.

Author Biography

Pudji Widodo, Fakultas Biologi Universitas Jenderal Soedirman Purwokerto

Biology

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2018-11-16

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