Phylogenetic investigation of the complex evolutionary history of dispersal mode and diversification rates across living and fossil Fagales.

@article{LarsonJohnson2016PhylogeneticIO,
  title={Phylogenetic investigation of the complex evolutionary history of dispersal mode and diversification rates across living and fossil Fagales.},
  author={Kathryn Larson-Johnson},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2016},
  volume={209 1},
  pages={418-35}
}
As a primary determinant of spatial structure in angiosperm populations, fruit dispersal may impact large-scale ecological and evolutionary processes. Essential to understanding these mechanisms is an accurate reconstruction of dispersal mode over the entire history of an angiosperm lineage. A total-evidence phylogeny is presented for most fossil fruit and all extant genera in Fagales over its c. 95 million yr history. This phylogeny - the largest of its kind to include plant fossils - was used… CONTINUE READING
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