Untangling complex histories of genome mergings in high polyploids

Brysting, Anne K., Oxelman, Bengt, Huber, Katharina T., Moulton, Vincent and Brochmann, Christian (2007) Untangling complex histories of genome mergings in high polyploids. Systematic Biology, 56 (3). pp. 467-476. ISSN 1063-5157

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Abstract

Polyploidy, the duplication of entire genomes, plays a major role in plant evolution. In allopolyploids, genome duplication is associated with hybridization between two or more divergent genomes. Successive hybridization and polyploidization events can build up species complexes of allopolyploids with complicated network-like histories, and the evolutionary history of many plant groups cannot be adequately represented by phylogenetic trees because of such reticulate events. The history of complex genome mergings within a high-polyploid species complex in the genus Cerastium (Caryophyllaceae) is here untangled by the use of a network algorithm and noncoding sequences of a low-copy number gene. The resulting network illustrates how hybridization and polyploidization have acted as key evolutionary processes in creating a plant group where high-level allopolyploids clearly outnumber extant parental genomes.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2011 13:18
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 19:19
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/22864
DOI: 10.1080/10635150701424553

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