How Does the Inclusion of Fossil Data Change Our Conclusions about the Phylogenetic History of Euphyllophytes?

  title={How Does the Inclusion of Fossil Data Change Our Conclusions about the Phylogenetic History of Euphyllophytes?},
  author={Gar W Rothwell and Kevin C Nixon},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  pages={737 - 749}
  • G. RothwellK. Nixon
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Plant Sciences
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