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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
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
Algal ancestor of land plants was preadapted for symbiosis
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It is proposed that the most recent common ancestor of extant land plants and green algae was preadapted for symbiotic associations and employed these gene networks to colonize land successfully. 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 evolutionary history of ferns inferred from 25 low-copy nuclear genes.
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A curated phylogenomics approach is taken to infer the first broad fern phylogeny from multiple nuclear loci, by combining broad taxon sampling with focused character sampling, along with rigorous alignment, orthology inference and model selection. Expand
Horizontal transfer of an adaptive chimeric photoreceptor from bryophytes to ferns
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Surprisingly, it is discovered that fern neochrome was derived from a bryophyte lineage via horizontal gene transfer (HGT), providing the first evidence that a plant-to-plant HGT can have a profound evolutionary impact but also has implications for the evolution of photosensory systems in plants. Expand
Genetic structure and genealogy in the Sphagnum subsecundum complex (Sphagnaceae: Bryophyta).
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Nucleotide sequence and microsatellite variation among haploids and diploids from Newfoundland and Scandinavia indicate that the diploid exhibit fixed or nearly fixed heterozygosity at the majority of loci sampled, and are clearly allopolyploids. Expand
A Universal Probe Set for Targeted Sequencing of 353 Nuclear Genes from Any Flowering Plant Designed Using k-Medoids Clustering
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The results suggest that the Angiosperms353 probe set described here is effective for any group of flowering plants and would be useful for phylogenetic studies from the species level to higher-order groups, including the entire angiosperm clade itself. Expand
Ancient vicariance and climate‐driven extinction explain continental‐wide disjunctions in Africa: the case of the Rand Flora genus Canarina (Campanulaceae)
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The results suggest that Canarina originated in East Africa and later migrated across North Africa, with vicariance and aridification‐driven extinction explaining the 7000 km/7 million year divergence between the Canarian and East African endemics. Expand
Strategies for reducing per‐sample costs in target capture sequencing for phylogenomics and population genomics in plants
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The minimal equipment and consumable requirements for targeted sequencing are reviewed while comparing several alternatives to reduce bulk costs in DNA extraction, library preparation, target enrichment, and sequencing. Expand
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