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A conifer genome spruces up plant phylogenomics

Pamela S Soltis12* and Douglas E Soltis123

Author Affiliations

1 Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

2 Genetics Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA

3 Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:122  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-6-122

Published: 27 June 2013

Abstract

The Norway spruce genome provides key insights into the evolution of plant genomes, leading to testable new hypotheses about conifer, gymnosperm, and vascular plant evolution.