An overview of extant conifer evolution from the perspective of the fossil record.

@article{Leslie2018AnOO,
  title={An overview of extant conifer evolution from the perspective of the fossil record.},
  author={Andrew B. Leslie and Jeremy M. Beaulieu and G. Paul Holman and Christopher S. Campbell and Wenbin Mei and Linda R Raubeson and Sarah Mathews},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2018},
  volume={105 9},
  pages={
          1531-1544
        }
}
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Conifers are an important living seed plant lineage with an extensive fossil record spanning more than 300 million years. The group therefore provides an excellent opportunity to explore congruence and conflict between dated molecular phylogenies and the fossil record. METHODS We surveyed the current state of knowledge in conifer phylogenetics to present a new time-calibrated molecular tree that samples ~90% of extant species diversity. We compared phylogenetic… 

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