Phylogenetic tree of vascular plants reveals the origins of aquatic angiosperms

  title={Phylogenetic tree of vascular plants reveals the origins of aquatic angiosperms},
  author={Zhi-Yuan Du and Q. Wang},
  journal={Journal of Systematics and Evolution},
  • Zhi-Yuan Du, Q. Wang
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • Journal of Systematics and Evolution
  • Although aquatic plants are discussed as a unified biological group, they are phylogenetically well dispersed across the angiosperms. In this study, we annotated the aquatic taxa on the tree of vascular plants, and extracted the topology of these aquatic lineages to construct the tree of aquatic angiosperms. We also reconstructed the ancestral areas of aquatic families. We found that aquatic angiosperms could be divided into two different categories: the four aquatic orders and the aquatic taxa… CONTINUE READING
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