Two New Fern Chloroplasts and Decelerated Evolution Linked to the Long Generation Time in Tree Ferns

@article{Zhong2014TwoNF,
  title={Two New Fern Chloroplasts and Decelerated Evolution Linked to the Long Generation Time in Tree Ferns},
  author={Bojian Zhong and R. Fong and L. Collins and P. McLenachan and D. Penny},
  journal={Genome Biology and Evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={1166 - 1173}
}
  • Bojian Zhong, R. Fong, +2 authors D. Penny
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Genome Biology and Evolution
  • We report the chloroplast genomes of a tree fern (Dicksonia squarrosa) and a “fern ally” (Tmesipteris elongata), and show that the phylogeny of early land plants is basically as expected, and the estimates of divergence time are largely unaffected after removing the fastest evolving sites. The tree fern shows the major reduction in the rate of evolution, and there has been a major slowdown in the rate of mutation in both families of tree ferns. We suggest that this is related to a generation… CONTINUE READING
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