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Comparative Chloroplast Genomics Reveals the Evolution of Pinaceae Genera and Subfamilies
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The phylogenetic analyses reveal that Cedrus is clustered with Abies–Keteleeria rather than the basal-most genus of Pinaceae and that Cathaya is closer to Pinus than to Picea or Larix–Pseudotsuga, and views on subfamilial classifications differ from previous studies in terms of the rank of Cedrus and with recognition of more than two subfamilies. Expand
Loss of Different Inverted Repeat Copies from the Chloroplast Genomes of Pinaceae and Cupressophytes and Influence of Heterotachy on the Evaluation of Gymnosperm Phylogeny
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Based on a structural finding, the character of an IR loss no longer conflicts with the “gnepines” hypothesis (gnetophytes sister to Pinaceae), and chloroplast phylogenomic analyses of amino acid sequences recovered incongruent topologies using different tree-building methods; however, it was demonstrated that high heterotachous genes contributed to the long-branch attraction (LBA) artifact, resulting inincongruence of phylogenomic estimates. Expand
Comparative Chloroplast Genomes of Pinaceae: Insights into the Mechanism of Diversified Genomic Organizations
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It is proposed that in the Pinaceae cpDNAs, the reduced IRs have lost HR activity, then decreasing the diversity of cpDNA organizations, but the specific repeats that the evolution endowed Pinaceae complement the reducedIRs and increase the Diversity of cp DNA organizations. Expand
Stout camphor tree genome fills gaps in understanding of flowering plant genome evolution
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A high-quality reference genome of the stout camphor tree reveals its genome evolution and supports that magnoliid and eudicot lineages share more common ancestry relative to monocots. Expand
Birth of Four Chimeric Plastid Gene Clusters in Japanese Umbrella Pine
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It is shown that plastomic inversions in Sciadopitys have led to shuffling of the remote conserved operons, resulting in the birth of four chimeric gene clusters, and it is demonstrated that the relocated genes can be co-transcribed in these chimeric genes clusters. Expand
Ancient Nuclear Plastid DNA in the Yew Family (Taxaceae)
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It is shown that the Taxaceae nupts retrieved may have been retained because the Cretaceous and they carry information of both ancestral genomic organization and nucleotide composition, which offer clues for understanding the plastome evolution in conifers. Expand
Tangy scent in Toona sinensis (Meliaceae) leaflets: isolation, functional characterization, and regulation of TsTPS1 and TsTPS2, two key terpene synthase genes in the biosynthesis of the scent
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This study identified the spectrum of volatile compounds, isolated and functionally characterized two terpene synthase genes, Tstps1 and TStps2, responsible for terpenoid synthesis in T. sinensis leaflets and unprecedentedly demonstrated that the transit-peptide of TsTPS1 targets specifically to the mitochondria. Expand
The complete plastome sequence of Gnetum ula (Gnetales: Gnetaceae)
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The phylogenetic analyses indicate that the four sampled Gnetum species are monophyletic and that G. ula is close to the two other lianas rather than the only small tree species, G. gnemon, and that gnetophytes have the fastest evolutionary rates among gymnosperms. Expand
Stout camphor tree genome fills gaps in understanding of flowering plant genome and gene family evolution
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Phylogenomic analysis of 13 representative seed plant genomes indicates that magnoliid and eudicot lineages share more recent common ancestry relative to monocots. Expand