Genomic Clues to the Ancestral Flowering Plant

  title={Genomic Clues to the Ancestral Flowering Plant},
  author={K. Adams},
  pages={1456 - 1457}
  • K. Adams
  • Published 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… CONTINUE READING
    8 Citations

    Topics from this paper.

    Paper Mentions

    Amborella – Bearing Witness to the Past?
    • 1
    The chromosome-scale reference genome of black pepper provides insight into piperine biosynthesis
    • 12
    • PDF
    The role of ABC genes in shaping perianth phenotype in the basal angiosperm Magnolia.
    • 10
    Bayesian molecular clock dating and the divergence times of angiosperms and primates
    Elucidating gene function and function evolution through comparison of co-expression networks of plants
    • 68
    • PDF
    Mining in New Caledonia: environmental stakes and restoration opportunities
    • 37


    The Amborella Genome and the Evolution of Flowering Plants
    • 493
    • PDF
    Ancestral polyploidy in seed plants and angiosperms
    • 1,353
    • PDF
    Massive horizontal transfer of mitochondrial genes from diverse land plant donors to the basal angiosperm Amborella.
    • 200
    • PDF
    Angiosperm phylogeny: 17 genes, 640 taxa.
    • 534
    Routes to cellulosic ethanol
    • 45