Phylogenomics and historical biogeography of the monocot order Liliales: out of Australia and through Antarctica

  title={Phylogenomics and historical biogeography of the monocot order Liliales: out of Australia and through Antarctica},
  author={Thomas J. Givnish and Alejandro Zuluaga and Isabel Marques and Vivienne K. Y. Lam and Marybel Soto Gomez and William J D Iles and Mercedes Ames and Daniel Spalink and Jackson R. Moeller and Barbara G Briggs and Stephanie Lyon and Dennis Wm. Stevenson and Wendy B. Zomlefer and Sean W. Graham},
We present the first phylogenomic analysis of relationships among all ten families of Liliales, based on 75 plastid genes from 35 species in 29 genera, and 97 additional plastomes stratified across angiosperm lineages. [] Key Method We used a supermatrix approach to extend our analysis to 58 of 64 genera of Liliales, and calibrated the resulting phylogeny against 17 fossil dates to produce a new timeline for monocot evolution. Liliales diverged from other monocots 124 Mya and began splitting into separate…

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