Origin of angiosperms and the puzzle of the Jurassic gap

  title={Origin of angiosperms and the puzzle of the Jurassic gap},
  author={Hong-tao Li and T. Yi and L. Gao and P. Ma and T. Zhang and Jun-bo Yang and M. Gitzendanner and P. Fritsch and Jie Cai and Y. Luo and H. Wang and M. van der Bank and Shu-dong Zhang and Q. Wang and J. Wang and Zhi-Rong Zhang and Chao-Nan Fu and Jing Yang and P. Hollingsworth and M. Chase and D. Soltis and P. Soltis and D. Li},
  journal={Nature Plants},
  • Hong-tao Li, T. Yi, +20 authors D. Li
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature Plants
  • Angiosperms are by far the most species-rich clade of land plants, but their origin and early evolutionary history remain poorly understood. We reconstructed angiosperm phylogeny based on 80 genes from 2,881 plastid genomes representing 85% of extant families and all orders. With a well-resolved plastid tree and 62 fossil calibrations, we dated the origin of the crown angiosperms to the Upper Triassic, with major angiosperm radiations occurring in the Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous. This… CONTINUE READING

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