The Interrelationships of Land Plants and the Nature of the Ancestral Embryophyte

@article{Puttick2018TheIO,
  title={The Interrelationships of Land Plants and the Nature of the Ancestral Embryophyte},
  author={Mark N. Puttick and Jennifer L. Morris and Tom A. Williams and Cymon J. Cox and Dianne Edwards and Paul Kenrick and Silvia Pressel and Charles H. Wellman and Harald Schneider and Davide Pisani and Philip C. J. Donoghue},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={28},
  pages={733-745.e2}
}
The evolutionary emergence of land plant body plans transformed the planet. However, our understanding of this formative episode is mired in the uncertainty associated with the phylogenetic relationships among bryophytes (hornworts, liverworts, and mosses) and tracheophytes (vascular plants). Here we attempt to clarify this problem by analyzing a large transcriptomic dataset with models that allow for compositional heterogeneity between sites. Zygnematophyceae is resolved as sister to land… Expand

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