Extensive gene tree discordance and hemiplasy shaped the genomes of North American columnar cacti.

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Few clades of plants have proven as difficult to classify as cacti. One explanation may be an unusually high level of convergent and parallel evolution (homoplasy). To evaluate support for this phylogenetic hypothesis at the molecular level, we sequenced the genomes of four cacti in the especially problematic tribe Pachycereeae, which contains most of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1706367114

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@article{Copetti2017ExtensiveGT, title={Extensive gene tree discordance and hemiplasy shaped the genomes of North American columnar cacti.}, author={Dario Copetti and Alberto B{\'u}rquez and Enriquena Bustamante and Joseph L M Charboneau and Kevin L. Childs and Lu{\'i}s Enrique Eguiarte and Seunghee Lee and Tiffany L. Liu and Michelle M. McMahon and Noah Kerness Whiteman and Rod A. Wing and Martin F. Wojciechowski and Michael J. Sanderson}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2017}, volume={114 45}, pages={12003-12008} }