Single-Copy Nuclear Genes Place Haustorial Hydnoraceae within Piperales and Reveal a Cretaceous Origin of Multiple Parasitic Angiosperm Lineages

@inproceedings{Naumann2013SingleCopyNG,
  title={Single-Copy Nuclear Genes Place Haustorial Hydnoraceae within Piperales and Reveal a Cretaceous Origin of Multiple Parasitic Angiosperm Lineages},
  author={Julia Naumann and Karsten Salomo and Joshua P Der and Eric K. Wafula and Jay F. Bolin and Erika E. Maass and Lena Frenzke and Marie-St{\'e}phanie Samain and Christoph Neinhuis and Claude W. dePamphilis and S. E. Wanke},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Extreme haustorial parasites have long captured the interest of naturalists and scientists with their greatly reduced and highly specialized morphology. Along with the reduction or loss of photosynthesis, the plastid genome often decays as photosynthetic genes are released from selective constraint. This makes it challenging to use traditional plastid genes for parasitic plant phylogenetics, and has driven the search for alternative phylogenetic and molecular evolutionary markers. Thus… CONTINUE READING
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