Rate variation in parasitic plants: correlated and uncorrelated patterns among plastid genes of different function

@article{Young2004RateVI,
  title={Rate variation in parasitic plants: correlated and uncorrelated patterns among plastid genes of different function},
  author={Nelson D. Young and Claude W. dePamphilis},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={16 - 16}
}
The analysis of synonymous and nonsynonymous rates of DNA change can help in the choice among competing explanations for rate variation, such as differences in constraint, mutation rate, or the strength of genetic drift. Nonphotosynthetic plants of the Orobanchaceae have increased rates of DNA change. In this study 38 taxa of Orobanchaceae and relatives were used and 3 plastid genes were sequenced for each taxon. Phylogenetic reconstructions of relative rates of sequence evolution for three… CONTINUE READING