Genomic Clues to the Ancestral Flowering Plant

  title={Genomic Clues to the Ancestral Flowering Plant},
  author={Keith L Adams},
  pages={1456 - 1457}
  • K. Adams
  • Published 20 December 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
The genome sequence of Amborella trichopoda provides insights into the molecular evolution of flowering plants. [Also see Research Articles by Amborella Genome Project and Rice et al.] Amborella trichopoda is an understory shrub that is endemic to New Caledonia (see the figure). It is an early-diverging flowering plant—most phylogenetic studies indicate that it diverged from the lineage leading to most flowering plants, and it is the single sister species to all other extant angiosperms (1). As… Expand

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