Deciding among green plants for whole genome studies.

Journal Article

Recent comparative DNA-sequencing studies of chloroplast, mitochondrial and ribosomal genes have produced an evolutionary tree relating the diversity of green-plant lineages. By coupling this phylogenetic framework to the explosion of information on genome content, plant-genomic efforts can and should be extended beyond angiosperm crop and model systems. Including plant species representative of other crucial evolutionary nodes would produce the comparative information necessary to understand fully the organization, function and evolution of plant genomes. The simultaneous development of genomic tools for green algae, bryophytes, 'seed-free' vascular plants and gymnosperms should provide insights into the bases of the complex morphological, physiological, reproductive and biochemical innovations that have characterized the successful transition of green plants to land.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pryer, KM; Schneider, H; Zimmer, EA; Ann Banks, J

Published Date

  • December 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 550 - 554

PubMed ID

  • 12475497

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1360-1385

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England