After a dozen years of progress the origin of angiosperms is still a great mystery

@article{Frohlich2007AfterAD,
  title={After a dozen years of progress the origin of angiosperms is still a great mystery},
  author={M. Frohlich and M. Chase},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={450},
  pages={1184-1189}
}
  • M. Frohlich, M. Chase
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 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 angiosperm phylogenetics, and recent discoveries of fossil flowers have provided an increasingly detailed picture of early diversity in the angiosperms. The ‘anthophyte theory’, the dominant concept of the 1980s and 1990s, has been eclipsed; Gnetales, previously thought to be closest to the angiosperms, are related… CONTINUE READING
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