Data from: Comparative analysis of Begonia plastid genomes and their utility for species-level phylogenetics
Kidner, Catherine et al. (2017), Data from: Comparative analysis of Begonia plastid genomes and their utility for species-level phylogenetics, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.cp4mb
Recent, rapid radiations make species-level phylogenetics difficult to resolve. We used a multiplexed, high-throughput sequencing approach to identify informative genomic regions to resolve phylogenetic relationships at low taxonomic levels in Begonia from a survey of sixteen species. A long-range PCR method was used to generate draft plastid genomes to provide a strong phylogenetic backbone, identify fast evolving regions and provide informative molecular markers for species-level phylogenetic studies in Begonia.