publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Multigene Phylogeny of the Green Lineage Reveals the Origin and Diversification of Land Plants

Charles Delwiche; Ruth Timme; Marletaz;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2010 Journal: Current Biology, volume 20, issue 24, pages 2,217-2,222 (issn: 0960-9822, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Summary The Viridiplantae (green plants) include land plants as well as the two distinct lineages of green algae, chlorophytes and charophytes. Despite their critical importance for identifying the closest living relatives of land plants, phylogenetic studies of charophytes have provided equivocal results [1–5]. In addition, many relationships remain unresolved among the land plants, such as the position of mosses, liverworts, and the enigmatic Gnetales. Phylogenomics has proven to be an insightful approach for resolving challenging phylogenetic issues, particularly concerning deep nodes [6–8]. Here we extend this approach to the green lineage by assembling a mu...
free text keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all), Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all), General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
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