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Evolution of the angiosperms: calibrating the family tree
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Angiosperm divergence times are estimated using non–parametric rate smoothing and a three–gene dataset covering ca. Expand
Angiosperm phylogeny inferred from 18S rDNA, rbcL, and atpB sequences
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A phylogenetic analysis of a combined data set for 560 angiosperms and seven outgroups based on three genes, 18S rDNA, rbcL, and atpB representing a total of 4733 bp is presented, resulting in the most highly resolved and strongly supported topology yet obtained for angiosPerms. Expand
A DNA barcode for land plants
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The 2-locus combination of rbcL+matK will provide a universal framework for the routine use of DNA sequence data to identify specimens and contribute toward the discovery of overlooked species of land plants. Expand
DNA barcoding the floras of biodiversity hotspots
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Analysis of >1,000 species of Mesoamerican orchids, DNA barcoding with matK alone reveals cryptic species and proves useful in identifying species listed in Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) appendixes. Expand
The earliest angiosperms: evidence from mitochondrial, plastid and nuclear genomes
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This study demonstrates that Amboreella, Nymphaeales and Illiciales-Trimeniaceae-Austrobaileya represent the first stage of angiosperm evolution, with Amborella being sister to all other angiosperms, and shows that Gnetales are related to the conifers and are not sister to the angios perms, thus refuting the Anthophyte Hypothesis. Expand
Darwin's abominable mystery: Insights from a supertree of the angiosperms
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A supertree of angiosperm families from published phylogenetic studies shows that diversification rate is a labile attribute of lineages at all levels of the tree, reflecting the interactive effects of biological traits and the environment. Expand
Molecular phylogenetics of Caryophyllales based on nuclear 18S rDNA and plastid rbcL, atpB, and matK DNA sequences.
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Two additional lineages are potentially appropriate to be elevated to the family level in the future: the genera Lophiocarpus and Corbichonia form a well-supported clade on the basis of molecular and chemical evidence, and Limeum appears to be separated from other Molluginaceae based on both molecular and ultrastructural data. Expand
Oligocene CO2 Decline Promoted C4 Photosynthesis in Grasses
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This study inferred a large phylogenetic tree for the grass family and estimated, through Bayesian molecular dating, the ages of the 17 to 18 independent grass C4 lineages, supporting the importance of CO2 decline on C4 photosynthesis evolvability. Expand
Angiosperm phylogeny based on matK sequence information.
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Combined analyses of matK and other rapidly evolving DNA regions with available multigene data sets have strong potential to enhance resolution and internal support in deep level angiosperms phylogenetics and provide additional insights into angiosperm evolution. Expand
Phylogeny of the eudicots : a nearly complete familial analysis based on rbcL gene sequences
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A phylogenetic analysis of 589 plastid rbcL gene sequences representing nearly all eudicot families was performed, and bootstrap re-sampling was used to assess support for clades. Expand
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