Polyploidy in a 'living fossil' Ginkgo biloba.

  title={Polyploidy in a 'living fossil' Ginkgo biloba.},
  author={Petr {\vS}marda and Pavel Vesel{\'y} and Jakub {\vS}merda and Petr Bures and Ondřej Kn{\'a}pek and Magdal{\'e}na Chytr{\'a}},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  volume={212 1},
The ‘living fossil’ Ginkgo biloba L. is the only extant representative of Ginkgophyta, which is an ancient group of gymnosperms that constituted an important component of the Earth’s forests in the Mesozoic and early to mid-Cenozoic (Tralau, 1967; Zhou, 1997, 2009; Royer et al., 2003; Zhou & Zheng, 2003; Taylor et al., 2009). The Ginkgo and its sister phylogenetic relatives, the cycads (Cycadophyta), are the last major lineages of green plants in which polyploidy (whole genome duplication… CONTINUE READING