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The Closest Living Relatives of Land Plants
The embryophytes (land plants) have long been thought to be related to the green algal group Charophyta, though the nature of this relationship and the origin of the land plants have remainedExpand
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The Selaginella Genome Identifies Genetic Changes Associated with the Evolution of Vascular Plants
The genome sequence of a lycophyte hints at ancient evolutionary transitions. Vascular plants appeared ~410 million years ago, then diverged into several lineages of which only two survive: theExpand
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Complete plastome sequences of Equisetum arvense and Isoetes flaccida: implications for phylogeny and plastid genome evolution of early land plant lineages
BackgroundDespite considerable progress in our understanding of land plant phylogeny, several nodes in the green tree of life remain poorly resolved. Furthermore, the bulk of currently available dataExpand
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Parallel evolution of glucosinolate biosynthesis inferred from congruent nuclear and plastid gene phylogenies.
The phytochemical system of mustard-oil glucosides (glucosinolates) accompanied by the hydrolytic enzyme myrosinase (beta-thioglucosidase), the latter usually compartmented in special myrosin cells,Expand
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Phylogeographic relationships among Asian eggplants and new perspectives on eggplant domestication.
The domestication history of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) has long been debated, with studies unable to narrow down where domestication occurred within a broad region of tropical Asia. The mostExpand
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Charophyte algae and land plant origins.
The charophyte algae are six distinct groups of mostly freshwater green algae that are related to modern land plants. Charophyte algae exhibit diverse morphologies and reproductive strategies, fromExpand
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Circumscription of the Malvales and relationships to other Rosidae: evidence from rbcL sequence data.
The order Malvales remains poorly circumscribed, despite its seemingly indisputable core constituents: Bombacaceae, Malvaceae, Sterculiaceae, and Tiliaceae. We conducted a two-step parsimony analysisExpand
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The first complete chloroplast genome sequence of a lycophyte, Huperzia lucidula (Lycopodiaceae).
We used a unique combination of techniques to sequence the first complete chloroplast genome of a lycophyte, Huperzia lucidula. This plant belongs to a significant clade hypothesized to represent theExpand
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Sequences of the gene encoding the large subunit of RUBISCO (rbcL) for 30 genera in the six currently recognized families of conjugating green algae (Desmidiaceae, Gonatozygaceae, Mesotaeniaceae,Expand
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Molecules, morphology, and Dahlgren's expanded order Capparales
Nucleotide sequences for the chloroplast gene rbcL have been obtained for three species of Salvadoraceae and for the unispecific Pentadiplandraceae, thus completing a survey of all known mustard-oilExpand
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