Phylogenomic Evidence for the Monophyly of Bryophytes and the Reductive Evolution of Stomata

@article{Harris2020PhylogenomicEF,
  title={Phylogenomic Evidence for the Monophyly of Bryophytes and the Reductive Evolution of Stomata},
  author={Brogan J. Harris and Cecily Jill Harrison and Alistair M. Hetherington and Tom A. Williams},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2020},
  volume={30},
  pages={2001-2012.e2}
}
The origin of land plants was accompanied by new adaptations to life on land, including the evolution of stomata-pores on the surface of plants that regulate gas exchange. The genes that underpin the development and function of stomata have been extensively studied in model angiosperms, such as Arabidopsis. However, little is known about stomata in bryophytes, and their evolutionary origins and ancestral function remain poorly understood. Here, we resolve the position of bryophytes in the land… Expand
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