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Morphology, taxonomy and phylogeny of the genus Phlomoides (Phlomideae; Lamiaceae)

Project summary:

In this project we plan to perform a comprehensive taxonomic survey in genus Phlomoides supported by investigating herbarium and field specimens. Moreover we conduct a molecular phylogenetic study using broad sampling to identify major evolutionary lineages within the genus. Finally we present a classification system corroborating both molecular and morphological data.

Cost: $


Maryam Almasi

Highest degree:

M.Sc. in Plant Biology

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Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Department of plant science, University of Tehran, Iran.

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Salmaki, Y., Zarre, S., Ryding, O., Lindqvist, C., Scheunert, A., Bräuchler, C. & Heubl, G. 2012. Phylogeny of the tribe Phlomideae (Lamioideae: Lamiaceae) with special focus on Eremostachys and Phlomoides: New insights from nuclear and chloroplast sequences. Taxon 61: 161–179

Seyedi, Z. & Salmaki, Y. 2015. Trichomes morphology and its significance in the systematics of Phlomoides (Lamiaceae; Lamioideae; Phlomideae). Flora 213: 40–48.

Eyvazadeh Khosroshahi, E., & Salmaki, Y. 2019. Evolution of trichome types and its systematic significance in the genus Phlomoides (Lamioideae–Lamiaceae). Nord. J. Bot. 37(5).

Referee 1:

Yasaman Salmaki (Assistant professor)

Referee 2:

Shahin Zarre (Professor)

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Scientific merit


1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

3.  Quality and significance of questions being addressed

4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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