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Phylotranscriptomic analysis of the origin and early diversification of land plants
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Strong and robust support is found for a sister-group relationship between land plants and one group of streptophyte green algae, the Zygnematophyceae, and suggests that phylogenetic hypotheses used to understand the evolution of fundamental plant traits should be reevaluated. Expand
A genome triplication associated with early diversification of the core eudicots
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The rapid radiation of core eudicot lineages that gave rise to nearly 75% of angiosperm species appears to have occurred coincidentally or shortly following the gamma triplication event. Expand
Data access for the 1,000 Plants (1KP) project
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How to access the data used in a phylogenomics analysis of the first 85 species, and how to visualize the gene and species trees of the 1KP project. Expand
Genome of the long-living sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.)
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The slow nucleotide substitution rate makes the sacred lotus a better resource than the current standard, grape, for reconstructing the pan-eudicot genome, and should therefore accelerate comparative analysis between eudicots and monocots. Expand
The butterfly plant arms-race escalated by gene and genome duplications
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The coevolutionary interactions between plants and butterflies are examined, and evidence for an escalating evolutionary arms-race is uncovered, providing an important connection between the origins of biodiversity, coev evolution, and the role of gene and genome duplications as a substrate for novel traits. Expand
Detecting and Characterizing the Highly Divergent Plastid Genome of the Nonphotosynthetic Parasitic Plant Hydnora visseri (Hydnoraceae)
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The greatly reduced and highly divergent, yet functional, plastome of the nonphotosynthetic holoparasite Hydnora visseri (Hydnoraceae, Piperales) is presented and a four-stage model of gene reduction is proposed to account for the range of plastid genomes in non photosynthetic plants. Expand
Genomic-scale exchange of mRNA between a parasitic plant and its hosts
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It is demonstrated that parasitic plants can exchange large proportions of their transcriptomes with hosts, providing potential mechanisms for RNA-based interactions between species and horizontal gene transfer. Expand
One thousand plant transcriptomes and the phylogenomics of green plants
  • James H. Michael S. Eric J. Michael K. Matthew A. Sean W Leebens-Mack Barker Carpenter Deyholos Gitzendanne, J. Leebens-Mack, +192 authors G. Wong
  • Medicine
  • Nature
  • 7 October 2019
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It is found that large expansions of gene families preceded the origins of green plants, land plants and vascular plants, whereas whole-genome duplications are inferred to have occurred repeatedly throughout the evolution of flowering plants and ferns. Expand
The Parasitic Plant Genome Project: New Tools for Understanding the Biology of Orobanche and Striga
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The sequences generated through this project will provide an abundant resource of molecular markers for understanding population dynamics, as well as provide insight into the biology of parasitism and advance progress toward understanding parasite virulence and host resistance mechanisms. Expand
Fern genomes elucidate land plant evolution and cyanobacterial symbioses
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The genomes of two fern species, Azolla filiculoides and Salvinia cucullata, are reported and insights into fern-specific whole-genome duplications, f Fern-specific insect-resistant gene evolution and fern–cyanobacterial symbiosis are provided. Expand
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