The Amborella Genome and the Evolution of Flowering Plants

@article{Genome2013TheAG,
  title={The Amborella Genome and the Evolution of Flowering Plants},
  author={Amborella Genome},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={342}
}
  • Amborella Genome
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Science
  • Introduction Darwin famously characterized the rapid rise and early diversification of flowering plants (angiosperms) in the fossil record as an “abominable mystery.” Identifying genomic changes that accompanied the origin of angiosperms is key to unraveling the molecular basis of biological innovations that contributed to their geologically near-instantaneous rise to ecological dominance. Amborella trichopoda, an understory shrub endemic to New Caledonia, is the sole surviving sister species… CONTINUE READING

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