New genomic study assembled the plastid genomes of plum yews to understand their evolution.
For the first time, estimates of comparative seed yield and number for over 800 annuals and their predictor equations have been produced and the ecological importance of these regenerative traits has been illustrated.
Why would a plant not frequently exposed to fire evolve to burn well?
Analysis of over 3300 single copy genes has produced a well-supported topology with some significant changes.
Did the Cyatheaceae become such a diverse family slowly over time, or in spurts? The largest molecular sampling yet points to gradual accumulation of species.
Palms are vitally important due to their high vegetable oil production, which can occur in both fruits and seeds. The full range of lipid storage and composition, however, hasn’t been well understood across this large and diverse group.