Gene duplications and phylogenomic conflict underlie major pulses of phenotypic evolution in gymnosperms.

  title={Gene duplications and phylogenomic conflict underlie major pulses of phenotypic evolution in gymnosperms.},
  author={Gregory W. Stull and Xiao-Jian Qu and Caroline Parins-Fukuchi and Ying-Ying Yang and Jun-bo Yang and Zhiyun Yang and Yi Hu and Hong Ma and Pamela S. Soltis and Douglas E. Soltis and De‐Zhu Li and Stephen A. Smith and Tingshuang Yi},
  journal={Nature plants},
Inferring the intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of species diversification and phenotypic disparity across the tree of life is a major challenge in evolutionary biology. In green plants, polyploidy (or whole-genome duplication, WGD) is known to play a major role in microevolution and speciation, but the extent to which WGD has shaped macroevolutionary patterns of diversification and phenotypic innovation across plant phylogeny remains an open question. Here, we examine the relationship of various… 
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