HARDLY A RELICT: FREEZING AND THE EVOLUTION OF VESSELLESS WOOD IN WINTERACEAE

@inproceedings{Feild2002HARDLYAR,
  title={HARDLY A RELICT: FREEZING AND THE EVOLUTION OF VESSELLESS WOOD IN WINTERACEAE},
  author={Taylor S. Feild and Timothy J. Brodribb and N. Michele Holbrook},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2002}
}
Abstract The Winteraceae are traditionally regarded as the least-specialized descendents of the first flowering plants, based largely on their lack of xylem vessels. Since vessels have been viewed as a key innovation for angiosperm diversification, Winteraceae have been portrayed as declining relicts, limited to wet forest habitats where their tracheid-based wood does not impose a significant hydraulic constraints. In contrast, phylogenetic analyses place Winteraceae among angiosperm clades… 

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