Evolution and taxonomic split of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon.

  title={Evolution and taxonomic split of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon.},
  author={Pilar Catalan and Jochen Mueller and Robert Hasterok and Glyn Jenkins and Luis A J Mur and Tim Langdon and Alexander Betekhtin and Dorota Siwińska and Manuel Pimentel and Diana L{\'o}pez-{\'A}lvarez},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  volume={109 2},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Brachypodium distachyon is being widely investigated across the world as a model plant for temperate cereals. This annual plant has three cytotypes (2n = 10, 20, 30) that are still regarded as part of a single species. Here, a multidisciplinary study has been conducted on a representative sampling of the three cytotypes to investigate their evolutionary relationships and origins, and to elucidate if they represent separate species. METHODS Statistical analyses of 15… CONTINUE READING
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