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Evolutionary history of the grasses.
While some scientists have been working to sequence and describe the human genome, with increasingly dramatic results, another set of scientists has been quietly providing a map of evolutionary
Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach
This book discusses the practice of Plant Systematics, Classification, Nature, and Stability, and the aims and Organization of this book.
Systematics and phylogeny of the Brassicaceae (Cruciferae): an overview
A critical review of characters used in the systematics of the Brassicaceae is given, and aspects of the origin, classification, and generic delimitation of the family discussed. Molecular
Testing for Phylogenetic Conflict Among Molecular Data Sets in the Tribe Triticeae (Gramineae)
Test results show no evidence for significant differences in the phylogenetic signal among the three nuclear data sets, with the exception of the placement of a single taxon.
Brassicaceae phylogeny and trichome evolution.
To estimate the evolutionary history of the mustard family, 113 species were sampled, representing 101 of the roughly 350 genera and 17 of the 19 tribes of the family, for the chloroplast gene ndhF and the Shimodaira-Hasegawa test (S-H test) was used to examine the utility of trichome branching patterns for describing monophyletic groups in the ndhf phylogeny.
The age of the grasses and clusters of origins of C4 photosynthesis
A phylogeny of the grass family is presented, based on nuclear and chloroplast genes, and calibrated with six fossils, to find that the common ancestor of thegrasses (the crown node) originated in the upper Cretaceous, coinciding with a reduction in global CO 2 levels.
An ordinal classification for the families of flowering plants
Recent cladistic analyses are revealing the phylogeny of flowering plants in increasing detail, and there is support for the monophyly of many major groups above the family level. With many elements
Reference genome sequence of the model plant Setaria
A high-quality reference genome sequence for foxtail millet (Setaria italica) is generated and regions of differential single-nucleotide polymorphism density, distribution of transposable elements, small RNA content, chromosomal rearrangement and segregation distortion are identified.
The Control of Spikelet Meristem Identity by the branched silkless1 Gene in Maize
It is shown that bd1encodes a putative ERF transcription factor that is conserved in different grasses and is expressed in a distinct domain of the spikelet meristem, suggesting that signaling pathways regulate meristsem identity from lateral domains of the Spikelet Meristem.