The 1000 plant project is an international multidisciplinary project generating transcriptomic data for over 1000 plant species representing major lineages of green plants (Viridiplantae). This project has two main goals: firsly, phylogenomic approach to resolving species relationship and secondly, tracing major leaps in evolution of Viridiplantae.
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Jim Leebens-MacK 2013. Plant Phylogenomics: lessons learnt from the 1Kp project at the New Methods for Phylogenomics and Metagenomics Symposium
N.J. Wickett et al. Nov. 2014. A phylotranscriptomics analysis of the origin and early diversification of land plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1323926111. In this study the authors have tried to through light on the phylogenic relationship among land plants and their closest green algal relative using a large taxon set and nulcear genes.
Naim Matasci et al. Data access for the 1,000 Plants (1KP) project. GigaScience 2014, 3:17 doi:10.1186/2047-217X-3-17
M.T. Johnson et al. Nov2012. Evaluating methods for isolating total RNA and predicting the success of sequencing phylogenetically diverse plant transcriptomes. PLoS One 7: e50226.