The eudiocots comprise 75% of angiosperm species diversity. The eudicot clade is characterized by tricoplate and tricolpate-derived pollen (the "Tricolpate Clade"). Collaborative research aims at further elucidating eudicot phylogenetic relationships, both among major clades and within diverse orders such as Caryophyllales, Lamiales and Malpighiales. Among other topics, work emphasizes a better understanding of molecular evolutionary patterns of genomic regions that are used as molecular markers, and to search for new markers. This strategy is expected to lead to improved resolution and support in phylogenetic trees. Integrating morphology for a comprehensive picture of eudicot evolution currently focuses on pollen characters, which are highly informative in the clade.
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