The Small Nuclear Genomes of Selaginella Are Associated with a Low Rate of Genome Size Evolution

@inproceedings{Baniaga2016TheSN,
  title={The Small Nuclear Genomes of Selaginella Are Associated with a Low Rate of Genome Size Evolution},
  author={Anthony E. Baniaga and Nils Arrigo and Michael S. Barker},
  booktitle={Genome biology and evolution},
  year={2016}
}
The haploid nuclear genome size (1C DNA) of vascular land plants varies over several orders of magnitude. Much of this observed diversity in genome size is due to the proliferation and deletion of transposable elements. To date, all vascular land plant lineages with extremely small nuclear genomes represent recently derived states, having ancestors with much larger genome sizes. The Selaginellaceae represent an ancient lineage with extremely small genomes. It is unclear how small nuclear… CONTINUE READING
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