Data_Sheet_1_Divide to Conquer: Evolutionary History of Allioideae Tribes (Amaryllidaceae) Is Linked to Distinct Trends of Karyotype Evolution.PDF

Allioideae (e.g., chives, garlics, onions) comprises three mainly temperate tribes: Allieae (800 species from the northern hemisphere), Gilliesieae (80 South American species), and Tulbaghieae (26 Southern African species). We reconstructed the phylogeny of Allioideae (190 species plus 257 species from Agapanthoideae and Amaryllidoideae) based on ITS, matK, ndhF, and rbcL to investigate its historical biogeography and karyotype evolution using newly generated cytomolecular data for Chilean Gilliesieae genera Gethyum, Miersia, Solaria, and Speea. The crown group of Allioideae diversified ∼62 Mya supporting a Gondwanic origin for the subfamily and vicariance as the cause of the intercontinental disjunction of the tribes. Our results support the hypothesis of the Indian tectonic plate carrying Allieae to northern hemisphere (‘out-of-India’ hypothesis). The colonization of the northern hemisphere (∼30 Mya) is correlated with a higher diversification rate in Allium associated to stable x = 8, increase of polyploidy and the geographic expansion in Europe and North America. Tulbaghieae presented x = 6, but with numerical stability (2n = 12). In contrast, the tribe Gilliesieae (x = 6) varied considerably in genome size (associated with Robertsonian translocations), rDNA sites distribution and chromosome number. Our data indicate that evolutionary history of Allioideae tribes is linked to distinct trends of karyotype evolution.