Unraveling the evolutionary history of the liverworts (Marchantiophyta): multiple taxa, genomes and analyses

  title={Unraveling the evolutionary history of the liverworts (Marchantiophyta): multiple taxa, genomes and analyses},
  author={Laura L. Forrest and E. Christine Davis and David G. Long and Barbara J. Crandall-Stotler and Alexandra Clark and Michelle L. Hollingsworth},
Abstract Nucleotide sequence data from three chloroplast genes (rbcL, rps4 and psbA), one nuclear gene (the ribosomal LSU) and one mitochondrial gene (nad5) were assembled for 173 species in 117 genera of liverworts, making this the largest molecular phylogeny of the group to date. Analyses of these data provide support for the monophyly of the liverworts, and for previously resolved backbone relationships within the Marchantiophyta. The earliest divergence involves the “simple thalloid” taxa… 

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