The Evolution of Flowering Plants

The world is a fascinating place. “Amborella trichopoda is understood to be the most basal extant flowing plant and its genome is anticipated to provide insights into the evolution of plant life on Earth….The Amborella Genome Project was able to infer that a whole-genome duplication event preceded the evolution of this ancestral angiosperm…[scientists] found that numerous genes in the mitochondrion were acquired by horizontal gene transfer from other plants, including almost four entire mitochondrial genomes from mosses and algae.” http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6165/1241089.  Also: https://taylorhalverson.com/2013/12/23/shrub-genome-reveals-secrets-of-flower-power/

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