Phytochemistry reflects different evolutionary history in traditional classes versus specialized structural motifs

Kathryn Uckele, Joshua Jahner, Eric Tepe, Lora Richards, Lee Dyer, Kaitlin Ochsenrider, Casey Philbin, Massuo Kato, Lydia Yamaguchi, Matthew Forister, Angela Smilanich, Craig Dodson, Christopher Jeffrey & Thomas Parchman
Foundational hypotheses addressing plant-insect codiversification and plant defense theory typically assume a macroevolutionary pattern whereby closely related plants have similar chemical profiles. However, numerous studies have documented variation in the degree of phytochemical trait lability, raising the possibility that phytochemical evolution is more nuanced than initially assumed. We utilize proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) data, chemical classification, and double digest restriction-site associated DNA sequencing (ddRADseq) to resolve evolutionary relationships and characterize the evolution of...
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