Ancient flowering plants: DNA sequences and angiosperm classification
Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3DS, UK
Genome Biology 2001, 2:reviews1012-reviews1012.4 doi:10.1186/gb-2001-2-4-reviews1012Published: 22 March 2001
Phylogenetic analyses of gene sequences provide a clear pattern of which extant flowering plant genera diversified earliest. Combined with complete genomic sequences, these data will vastly improve understanding of the genetic basis of plant diversity.