Hirschegger et al. (2010) undertook a molecular phylogenetic analysis of the section Allium (in subgenus Allium), which includes economically important species, such as garlic and leek, as well as other polyploid minor crops. They focused in particular on inferring the origins of the several horticultural groups of Allium ampeloprasum.
- Hirschegger, P., J. Jakše, P. Trontelj, and B. Bohanec. 2010. Origins of Allium ampeloprasum horticultural groups and a molecular phylogeny of the section Allium (Allium>/i>: Alliaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54: 488-497.