PLANT GENOMICS

Nuclear genomes of two magnoliids

Magnoliid genomes provide novel insight into early angiosperm evolution, showing how whole-genome duplication and proliferation of transposable elements have shaped these genomes. Now, two papers giving differing views of early angiosperm phylogeny, raise questions about the relationships among eudicots, monocots and magnoliids.

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Fig. 1: Summary phylogenetic tree for flowering plants.

Natural History Library / Alamy Stock Photo; Lilium longiflorum Thunb. (Liliaceae), Matt Smith / Alamy Stock Photo; Magnolia wieseneri hort. ex Carrière (Magnoliaceae), Historic Collection / Alamy Stock Photo; to the right of Magnolia, Laurus nobilis L. (Lauraceae), Detail Photography / Alamy Stock Photo; Amborella trichopoda Baill. (Amborellaceae), Custom Life Science Images / Alamy Stock Photo

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Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S. Nuclear genomes of two magnoliids. Nature Plants 5, 6–7 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0344-1

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