Spruce gene mapping throws light on gymnosperm evolution

Picea glauca, courtesy, John R. Seiler, Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, USA

Picea glauca, courtesy, John R. Seiler, Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, USA

Pavy et. al have recently found ancient plant genome reshuffling and subsequent slow evolution in the gymnosperm lineage leading to extant conifers.

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http://www.smartforests.ca/Portals/0/Pavy%20et%20al%202012%20BMC%20Biology.pdf

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