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Dated molecular phylogenies indicate a Miocene origin for Arabidopsis thaliana
Dated molecular phylogenies are the basis for understanding species diversity and for linking changes in rates of diversification with historical events such as restructuring in developmentalExpand
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Phylotranscriptomic analysis of the origin and early diversification of land plants
Significance Early branching events in the diversification of land plants and closely related algal lineages remain fundamental and unresolved questions in plant evolutionary biology. AccurateExpand
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Laurasian migration explains Gondwanan disjunctions: Evidence from Malpighiaceae
Explanations for biogeographic disjunctions involving South America and Africa typically invoke vicariance of western Gondwanan biotas or long distance dispersal. These hypotheses are problematicalExpand
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Phylogenomics and a posteriori data partitioning resolve the Cretaceous angiosperm radiation Malpighiales
The angiosperm order Malpighiales includes ∼16,000 species and constitutes up to 40% of the understory tree diversity in tropical rain forests. Despite remarkable progress in angiosperm systematicsExpand
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Recent Synchronous Radiation of a Living Fossil
Despite their ancient origin, the majority of extant cycad species radiated within the past 10 million years. Modern survivors of previously more diverse lineages are regarded as living fossils,Expand
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Phylogeny of the parasitic plant family Orobanchaceae inferred from phytochrome A.
Partial sequences of the nuclear gene encoding the photoreceptor phytochrome A (PHYA) are used to reconstruct relationships within Orobanchaceae, the largest of the parasitic angiosperm families. TheExpand
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Hemisphere-scale differences in conifer evolutionary dynamics
Fundamental differences in the distribution of oceans and landmasses in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres potentially impact patterns of biological diversity in the two areas. The evolutionaryExpand
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The root of angiosperm phylogeny inferred from duplicate phytochrome genes.
An analysis of duplicate phytochrome genes (PHYA and PHYC) is used to root the angiosperms, thereby avoiding the inclusion of highly diverged outgroup sequences. The results unambiguously place theExpand
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Phylogeny and origins of holoparasitism in Orobanchaceae.
UNLABELLED PREMISE Orobanchaceae are a family of angiosperms that range from fully autotrophic and free-living to completely heterotrophic and dependent on their hosts (holoparasites). Most of theExpand
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