rbcL gene sequences provide evidence for the evolutionary lineages of leptosporangiate ferns.

  title={rbcL gene sequences provide evidence for the evolutionary lineages of leptosporangiate ferns.},
  author={Mitsuyasu Hasebe and Takahiro Omori and Masashi Nakazawa and T Sano and M. Kat{\^o} and Kunio Iwatsuki},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={91 12},
  • M. Hasebe, T. Omori, K. Iwatsuki
  • Published 7 June 1994
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Pteriodophytes have a longer evolutionary history than any other vascular land plant and, therefore, have endured greater loss of phylogenetically informative information. This factor has resulted in substantial disagreements in evaluating characters and, thus, controversy in establishing a stable classification. To compare competing classifications, we obtained DNA sequences of a chloroplast gene. The sequence of 1206 nt of the large subunit of the ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase gene (rbcL… 

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