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Contemporaneous and recent radiations of the world's major succulent plant lineages
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Using a hybrid phylogenomic approach, it is estimated that the cactus lineage diverged from its closest relatives ≈35 million years ago (Ma), however, major diversification events in cacti were more recent, with most species-rich clades originating in the late Miocene. Expand
Rosid radiation and the rapid rise of angiosperm-dominated forests
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The timing of the inferred rapid radiation of rosids corresponds with the rapid rise of angiosperm-dominated forests and the concomitant diversification of other clades that inhabit these forests, including amphibians, ants, placental mammals, and ferns. Expand
PGA: a software package for rapid, accurate, and flexible batch annotation of plastomes
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Plastid Genome Annotator (PGA), a standalone command line tool that can perform rapid, accurate, and flexible batch annotation of newly generated target plastomes based on well-annotated reference plasts, is introduced. Expand
Using plastid genome-scale data to resolve enigmatic relationships among basal angiosperms
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Parsimony analyses of combined and partitioned data sets varied in the placement of several taxa, particularly Ceratophyllum, whereas maximum-likelihood (ML) trees were more topologically stable, and ML bootstrap and Bayesian support values for these relationships were generally high, although approximately unbiased topology tests could not reject several alternative topologies. Expand
Phylogenetic analysis of 83 plastid genes further resolves the early diversification of eudicots
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A phylogenetic hypothesis provides a crucial historical framework for future studies aimed at elucidating the underlying causes of the morphological and species diversity in Pentapetalae. Expand
Analysis of phylogenomic datasets reveals conflict, concordance, and gene duplications with examples from animals and plants
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This study demonstrates that phylogenetic signal is highly variable in phylogenomic data sampled across related species and poses challenges when conducting species tree analyses on large genomic and transcriptomic datasets. Expand
Rapid and accurate pyrosequencing of angiosperm plastid genomes
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The high accuracy observed in the GS 20 plastid genome sequence was generated for a significant reduction in time and cost over traditional shotgun-based genome sequencing techniques, although with approximately half the coverage of previously reported GS 20 de novo genome sequence. Expand
Molecular evidence for the age, origin, and evolutionary history of the American desert plant genus Tiquilia (Boraginaceae).
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The dating analysis suggests that the stem lineage of Tiquilia split from its nearest extant relative in the Paleocene or Eocene, followed by a relatively long period before the first divergence in the crown group near the Eocene/Oligocene boundary, shortly after the greatest Cenozoic episode of rapid aridification. Expand
Assembling the Tree of the Monocotyledons: Plastome Sequence Phylogeny and Evolution of Poales1
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The results of an initial project by the Monocot AToL (Angiosperm Tree of Life) team on phylogeny and evolution in Poales are presented, using sequence data for 81 plastid genes from 83 species of angiosperms and recovered highly concordant relationships using maximum likelihood (ML) and maximum parsimony (MP). Expand
Phylogeny of the Caryophyllales Sensu Lato: Revisiting Hypotheses on Pollination Biology and Perianth Differentiation in the Core Caryophyllales
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Parsimony and maximum likelihood analyses on separate and combined data sets find little support for anemophily as the ancestral condition of the Caryophyllales, but the early caryophyllid flower is suggested to have possessed an undifferentiated perianth. Expand
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