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Adaptive evolution

Large chromosomal variants drive adaptation in sunflowers

Analysis of genomic and phenotypic data in Helianthus species demonstrates that large chromosomal regions contribute to multiple traits associated with distinct ecotypes.

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Fig. 1: A phylogeny of the taxa studied in Todesco et al.2 that provides the estimated divergence time between species and subspecies on each node.


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Zhou, Y., Gaut, B.S. Large chromosomal variants drive adaptation in sunflowers. Nat. Plants 6, 734–735 (2020).

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