Long branch attraction, taxon sampling, and the earliest angiosperms: Amborella or monocots?

@article{Stefanovi2004LongBA,
  title={Long branch attraction, taxon sampling, and the earliest angiosperms: Amborella or monocots?},
  author={Sa{\vs}a Stefanovi{\'c} and Danny W. Rice and Jeffrey D. Palmer},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={35 - 35}
}
Numerous studies, using in aggregate some 28 genes, have achieved a consensus in recognizing three groups of plants, including Amborella, as comprising the basal-most grade of all other angiosperms. A major exception is the recent study by Goremykin et al. (2003; Mol. Biol. Evol. 20:1499–1505), whose analyses of 61 genes from 13 sequenced chloroplast genomes of land plants nearly always found 100% support for monocots as the deepest angiosperms relative to Amborella, Calycanthus, and eudicots… CONTINUE READING

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