The study fills a gap in knowledge in the effects of nuclear DNA size in single-cell algae and protists.
Huang et al. propose that whole genome duplication events serve as a constant pump for continuous and high species diversification.
Floral chemistry is hypothesized to be the product of natural selection, but researchers have just begun to consider the micro-evolution of these traits.
A phylogenetic reconstruction suggests that parallel character evolution is the rule rather than the exception in Old World Salvia in Africa.