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Patterns of gene duplication in the plant SKP1 gene family in angiosperms: evidence for multiple mechanisms of rapid gene birth.
Gene duplication plays important roles in organismal evolution, because duplicate genes provide raw materials for the evolution of mechanisms controlling physiological and/or morphological novelties.Expand
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The Mostly Male Theory of Flower Evolutionary Origins: from Genes to Fossils
Abstract The two recent theories of flowering plant evolutionary origins—the Anthophyte and Neo-Pseudanthial theories—are based on phylogenies (from morphological data) that show Gnetales as extantExpand
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The Search for Flower Homeotic Gene Homologs in Basal Angiosperms and Gnetales: A Potential New Source of Data on the Evolutionary Origin of Flowers
The evolutionary origin of flowering plants has long been contentious. The large morphological gap between flowering plants and their potential gymnosperm relatives makes homology difficult toExpand
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Missing links: the genetic architecture of flower and floral diversification
We propose a massive evolutionary genomics effort focused on the identification and expression patterns of floral genes and elucidation of their expression patterns in ‘missing-link' taxa differing in the arrangement, number and organization of floral parts. Expand
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The floral genome: an evolutionary history of gene duplication and shifting patterns of gene expression.
Through multifaceted genome-scale research involving phylogenomics, targeted gene surveys, and gene expression analyses in diverse basal lineages of angiosperms, our studies provide insights into theExpand
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After a dozen years of progress the origin of angiosperms is still a great mystery
Here we discuss recent advances surrounding the origin of angiosperms. Putatively primitive characters are now much better understood because of a vastly improved understanding of angiospermExpand
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Characterization of C₃--C₄ intermediate species in the genus Heliotropium L. (Boraginaceae): anatomy, ultrastructure and enzyme activity.
Photosynthetic pathway characteristics were studied in nine species of Heliotropium (sensu lato, including Euploca), using assessments of leaf anatomy and ultrastructure, activities of PEPExpand
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An evolutionary scenario for the origin of flowers
  • M. Frohlich
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
  • 1 July 2003
The Mostly Male theory is the first to use evidence from gene phylogenies, genetics, modern plant morphology and fossils to explain the evolutionary origin of flowers. It proposes that flowerExpand
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Floral gene resources from basal angiosperms for comparative genomics research
BackgroundThe Floral Genome Project was initiated to bridge the genomic gap between the most broadly studied plant model systems. Arabidopsis and rice, although now completely sequenced and underExpand
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Recent Developments Regarding the Evolutionary Origin of Flowers
Abstract The evolutionary origin of flowers has long been a famous puzzle. The problem has not been solved, but there have been advances. The Anthophyte theory was based on relationships inferred inExpand
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