A Review of Developments in Phylogeny and Evolution Studies of Elymus(Poaceae:Triticeae)
DAI Jie-fan;Sichuan Provincial Agricultural Department;
Elymus is a perennial genus of the tribe Triticeae(Poaceae). Various species of Elymus are widely distributed in steppe and meadow, with significant values both in feeding and in soil protection from erosion. This article summarizes the latest studies for the origin and evolution of Elymus from two terms including classification and phylogeny, providing the helpful information for further study and utilization to the Elymus resources in our country.