Turnip Time Travels: Age Estimates in Brassicaceae

Autor(en): Franzke, Andreas
Koch, Marcus A.
Mummenhoff, Klaus 
Stichwörter: ARABIDOPSIS-THALIANA; CAPSELLA-RUBELLA; DIVERGENCE; DIVERSIFICATION; EVOLUTIONARY RATES; GENETIC-VARIATION; PHYLOGENY; PLANT; Plant Sciences; SPECIES RADIATION; WHOLE-GENOME TRIPLICATION
Erscheinungsdatum: 2016
Herausgeber: ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON
Journal: TRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE
Volumen: 21
Ausgabe: 7
Startseite: 554
Seitenende: 561
Zusammenfassung: 
Results of research in life sciences acquire a deeper meaning if they can also be discussed in temporal contexts of evolution. Despite the importance of the mustard family (Brassicaceae) as a prominent angiosperm model family, a robust, generally accepted hypothesis for a family-wide temporal framework does not yet exist. The main cause for this situation is a poor fossil record of the family. We suggest that the few known fossils require a critical re-evaluation of phylogenetic and temporal assignments as a prerequisite for appropriate molecular dating analyses within the family. In addition, (palaeo)biogeographical calibrations, not explored so far in the family, should be integrated in a synthesis of various dating approaches, with each contributing their specific possibilities and limitations.
ISSN: 13601385
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2016.01.024

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