Horizontal Transfer of Entire Genomes via Mitochondrial Fusion in the Angiosperm Amborella

@article{Rice2013HorizontalTO,
  title={Horizontal Transfer of Entire Genomes via Mitochondrial Fusion in the Angiosperm Amborella},
  author={Danny W. Rice and Andrew J. Alverson and Aaron O. Richardson and Gregory J. Young and M. Virginia Sanchez-Puerta and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Munzinger and Kerrie W. Barry and Jeffrey L. Boore and Yan Zhang and Claude W. dePamphilis and Eric B. Knox and Jeffrey D. Palmer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={342},
  pages={1468 - 1473}
}
Shaping Plant Evolution Amborella trichopoda is understood to be the most basal extant flowering plant and its genome is anticipated to provide insights into the evolution of plant life on Earth (see the Perspective by Adams). To validate and assemble the sequence, Chamala et al. (p. 1516) combined fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), genomic mapping, and next-generation sequencing. The Amborella Genome Project (p. 10.1126/science.1241089) was able to infer that a whole-genome duplication… 

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