The earliest angiosperms: evidence from mitochondrial, plastid and nuclear genomes

@article{Qiu1999TheEA,
  title={The earliest angiosperms: evidence from mitochondrial, plastid and nuclear genomes},
  author={Yin Long Qiu and Jungho Lee and Fabiana Bernasconi-Quadroni and Douglas E. Soltis and Pamela S. Soltis and Michael J. Zanis and Elizabeth A. Zimmer and Zhiduan Chen and Vincent Savolainen and Mark W. Chase},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={402},
  pages={404-407}
}
Angiosperms have dominated the Earth's vegetation since the mid-Cretaceous (90 million years ago), providing much of our food, fibre, medicine and timber, yet their origin and early evolution have remained enigmatic for over a century. One part of the enigma lies in the difficulty of identifying the earliest angiosperms; the other involves the uncertainty regarding the sister group of angiosperms among extant and fossil gymnosperms. Here we report a phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequences of… 
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