Duplication of the Asymmetric Leaves1/Rough Sheath 2/Phantastica (ARP) gene precedes the explosive radiation of the Ruschioideae

The Mesembryanthemoideae and Ruschioideae subfamilies are a major component of the Greater Cape Floristic Region in southern Africa. The Ruschioideae show an astonishing diversity of leaf shape and growth forms. Although 1,585 species are recognised within the morphologically diverse Ruschioideae, these species show minimal variation in plastid DNA sequence… (More)

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