Polyploidy and Diversification : a Phylogenetic Investigation in Rosaceae

  title={Polyploidy and Diversification : a Phylogenetic Investigation in Rosaceae},
  author={Jana C. Vamosi and Timothy A. Dickinson},
Polyploidy has been described both as an evolutionary dead end and as a major engine of diversification for angiosperms. Two recent studies have found that genera with higher proportions of polyploid species are more species rich. Here, we investigate patterns of diversification and polyploidy by performing traditional and phylogenetically corrected analyses within the Rosaceae. We find that polyploidy is associated with increased species richness and then differentiate between three… CONTINUE READING


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