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Taxonomy ID: 4671 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid4671)
Scientific name: Dioscoreaceae R.Br., 1810
includes: Trichopodaceae Hutch., 1934
Inherited blast name: monocots
Rank: family
Genetic code: Translation table 1 (Standard)
Mitochondrial genetic code: Translation table 1 (Standard)
Plastid genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial, Archaeal and Plant Plastid)
Other names:
common name: yam family
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Eukaryota; Viridiplantae; Streptophyta; Streptophytina; Embryophyta; Tracheophyta; Euphyllophyta; Spermatophyta; Magnoliophyta; Mesangiospermae; Liliopsida; Petrosaviidae; Dioscoreales
   Entrez records   
Database name Subtree links Direct links
Nucleotide 11,240 -
Nucleotide EST 44,169 -
Protein 8,002 -
Structure 2 -
Genome 7 -
Popset 354 299
PubMed Central 1,269 310
Gene 774 -
SRA Experiments 239 2
Protein Clusters 71 -
Identical Protein Groups 2,628 -
Bio Project 55 1
Bio Sample 304 1
Assembly 6 -
Probe 1,802 -
Taxonomy 366 1

Comments and References:

Nota BeneMonocot Checklist (Jun 01, 2015)
Name accessed on 1 June 2015 in: World Checklist of Monocotyledons (2004). The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet.

Nota BeneAPG IV (2016)
The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. 2016. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification of the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 181: 1-20. DOI:

Nota BeneAPG III (2009)
The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. 2009. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161(2): 105-121. The APG III system incorporates molecular data and phylogenetic methods and represents the most up-to-date classification of flowering plants.

Nota BeneStevens PF: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website
Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 12, July 2012 [and more or less continuously updated since].

Nota BeneFNA - Dioscoreaceae
Raz L. 2002. In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (Eds.) Flora of North America North of Mexico, Vol. 26: Magnoliophyta: Liliidae: Liliales and Orchidales. New York and Oxford. On-line version.

Merckx VSFT et al. 2010
Merckx VSFT, Huysmans S, Smets EF. 2010. Cretaceous origins of mycoheterotrophic lineages in Dioscoreales. In: Seberg O, Petersen G, Barfod AS, Davis JI, eds. Diversity, phylogeny and evolution in the monocotyledons. Aarhus University Press, 39-53.

Nota BeneHaston E et al. 2007
Haston E, Richardson JE, Stevens PF, Chase, MW and Harris DJ. 2007. A linear sequence of Angiosperm Phylogeny Group II families. Taxon 56 (1): 7-12.

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