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How to Handle Speciose Clades? Mass Taxon-Sampling as a Strategy towards Illuminating the Natural History of Campanula (Campanuloideae)

  • Guilhem Mansion mail,

    g.mansion@bgbm.org

    Affiliation: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Gerald Parolly,

    Affiliation: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Andrew A. Crowl,

    Affiliations: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America, Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Evgeny Mavrodiev,

    Affiliation: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Nico Cellinese,

    Affiliation: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Marine Oganesian,

    Affiliation: Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences, Erevan, Armenia

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  • Katharina Fraunhofer,

    Affiliation: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Georgia Kamari,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

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  • Dimitrios Phitos,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

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  • Rosemarie Haberle,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, United States of America

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  • Galip Akaydin,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology Education, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

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  • Nursel Ikinci,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey

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  • Thomas Raus,

    Affiliation: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Thomas Borsch

    Affiliation: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Published: November 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050076

About the Authors

Guilhem Mansion, Gerald Parolly, Katharina Fraunhofer, Thomas Raus, Thomas Borsch
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Andrew A. Crowl, Evgeny Mavrodiev, Nico Cellinese
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Marine Oganesian
Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences, Erevan, Armenia
Georgia Kamari, Dimitrios Phitos
Department of Biology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Rosemarie Haberle
Biology Department, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, United States of America
Galip Akaydin
Department of Biology Education, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Nursel Ikinci
Department of Biology, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey
Andrew A. Crowl
Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: g.mansion@bgbm.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the paper: GM TB. Study design: GM TB. Taxon sampling: GA GK GM GP MO NI TR. Data generation: GM KF RH AC EM NC. Data analyses: GM AC. Edited the manuscript, figures, and tables: GM TB AC DP EM GA GK GP KF MO NC NI RH TR.