Ancestral polyploidy in seed plants and angiosperms

@article{Jiao2011AncestralPI,
  title={Ancestral polyploidy in seed plants and angiosperms},
  author={Yuannian Jiao and Norman J. Wickett and Saravanaraj N. Ayyampalayam and Andre S Chanderbali and Lena L. Landherr and Paula E. Ralph and Lynn P. Tomsho and Yi Hu and Haiying Liang and Pamela S. Soltis and Douglas E. Soltis and Sandra W. Clifton and Scott E. Schlarbaum and Stephan C. Schuster and Hong Ma and James H. Leebens-Mack and Claude W. dePamphilis},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={473},
  pages={97-100}
}
Whole-genome duplication (WGD), or polyploidy, followed by gene loss and diploidization has long been recognized as an important evolutionary force in animals, fungi and other organisms, especially plants. The success of angiosperms has been attributed, in part, to innovations associated with gene or whole-genome duplications, but evidence for proposed ancient genome duplications pre-dating the divergence of monocots and eudicots remains equivocal in analyses of conserved gene order. Here we… 
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