Rosid radiation and the rapid rise of angiosperm-dominated forests

@article{Wang2009RosidRA,
  title={Rosid radiation and the rapid rise of angiosperm-dominated forests},
  author={Hengchang Wang and Michael J. Moore and Pamela S. Soltis and Charles D. Bell and Samuel F. Brockington and Roolse Alexandre and Charles C. Davis and Maribeth Latvis and Steven R. Manchester and Douglas E. Soltis},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={106},
  pages={3853 - 3858}
}
The rosid clade (70,000 species) contains more than one-fourth of all angiosperm species and includes most lineages of extant temperate and tropical forest trees. Despite progress in elucidating relationships within the angiosperms, rosids remain the largest poorly resolved major clade; deep relationships within the rosids are particularly enigmatic. Based on parsimony and maximum likelihood (ML) analyses of separate and combined 12-gene (10 plastid genes, 2 nuclear; >18,000 bp) and plastid… 

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