Trochodendron aralioides, the first chromosome-level draft genome in Trochodendrales and a valuable resource for basal eudicot research

  title={Trochodendron aralioides, the first chromosome-level draft genome in Trochodendrales and a valuable resource for basal eudicot research},
  author={Joeri Sergej Strijk and Damien Daniel Hinsinger and Feng-Ping Zhang and Kun-fang Cao},
Abstract Background The wheel tree (Trochodendron aralioides) is one of only 2 species in the basal eudicot order Trochodendrales. Together with Tetracentron sinense, the family is unique in having secondary xylem without vessel elements, long considered to be a primitive character also found in Amborella and Winteraceae. Recent studies however have shown that Trochodendraceae belong to basal eudicots and demonstrate that this represents an evolutionary reversal for the group. Trochodendron… Expand
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Trochodendron aralioides, the first chromosome-level draft genome in Trochodendrales and a valuable resource for basal eudicot research
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