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Data from: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments

Amy E. Zanne, David C. Tank, William K. Cornwell, Jonathan M. Eastman, Stephen A. Smith, Richard G. FitzJohn, Daniel J. McGlinn, Brian C. O'Meara, Angela T. Moles, Peter B. Reich, Dana L. Royer, Douglas E. Soltis, Peter F. Stevens, Mark Westoby, Ian J. Wright, Lonnie Aarssen, Robert I. Bertin, Andre Calaminus, Rafaël Govaerts, Frank Hemmings, Michelle R. Leishman, Jacek Oleksyn, Pamela S. Soltis, Nathan G. Swenson, Laura Warman … & Alejandro Ordonez
Early flowering plants are thought to have been woody species restricted to warm habitats1, 2, 3. This lineage has since radiated into almost every climate, with manifold growth forms4. As angiosperms spread and climate changed, they evolved mechanisms to cope with episodic freezing. To explore the evolution of traits underpinning the ability to persist in freezing conditions, we assembled a large species-level database of growth habit (woody or herbaceous; 49,064 species), as well as leaf...

Data from: Phylogeny and evolutionary history of glycogen synthase kinase 3/SHAGGY-like kinase genes in land plants

Xinshuai Qi, André S. Chanderbali, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, Douglas E. Soltis & Pamela S. Soltis
Background: GSK3 (glycogen synthase kinase 3) genes encode signal transduction proteins with roles in a variety of biological processes in eukaryotes. In contrast to the low copy numbers observed in animals, GSK3 genes have expanded into a multi-gene family in land plants (embryophytes), and have also evolved functions in diverse plant specific processes, including floral development in angiosperms. However, despite previous efforts, the phylogeny of land plant GSK3 genes is currently unclear. Here, we analyze...

Data from: From algae to angiosperms–inferring the phylogeny of green plants (Viridiplantae) from 360 plastid genomes

Brad R. Ruhfel, Matthew A. Gitzendanner, Pamela S. Soltis, Douglas E. Soltis & J. Gordon Burleigh
Background: Next-generation sequencing has provided a wealth of plastid genome sequence data from an increasingly diverse set of green plants (Viridiplantae). Although these data have been useful for reconstructing the phylogeny of numerous clades of photosynthetic organisms (e.g., green algae, angiosperms, and gymnosperms), their utility for inferring relationships across all green plants is uncertain. Viridiplantae originated 700-1500 million years ago and may comprise as many as 500,000 species. This clade represents a major source of...

Data from: Phylotranscriptomics: saturated third codon positions radically influence the estimation of trees based on next-gen data

Jesse W. Breinholt & Akito Y. Kawahara
The recent advancement in molecular sequencing techniques has led to a surge in the number of studies that incorporate large amounts of genetic data in phylogenetic studies. We test the assumption that analyzing large amounts of genetic data will lead to improvements in tree resolution and branch support using moths in the superfamily Bombycoidea, a group in which some of its inter-familial relationships have been difficult to resolve. Specifically, we examine how codon position and...

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  • Florida Museum of Natural History
  • University of Florida
  • Zhejiang University
  • University of Washington
  • Utah State University
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Department of Plant Biology
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • University of Alberta