Compositional Biases among Synonymous Substitutions Cause Conflict between Gene and Protein Trees for Plastid Origins

@inproceedings{Li2014CompositionalBA,
  title={Compositional Biases among Synonymous Substitutions Cause Conflict between Gene and Protein Trees for Plastid Origins},
  author={Blaise Li and Joao S. Lopes and Peter G Foster and T Martin Embley and Cymon J. Cox},
  booktitle={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2014}
}
Archaeplastida (=Kingdom Plantae) are primary plastid-bearing organisms that evolved via the endosymbiotic association of a heterotrophic eukaryote host cell and a cyanobacterial endosymbiont approximately 1,400 Ma. Here, we present analyses of cyanobacterial and plastid genomes that show strongly conflicting phylogenies based on 75 plastid (or nuclear plastid-targeted) protein-coding genes and their direct translations to proteins. The conflict between genes and proteins is largely robust to… CONTINUE READING

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