Biology Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

PLOS ONE

Volume

8

Issue

9

Abstract

Previous phylogenetic studies of the grape family (Vitaceae) yielded poorly resolved deep relationships, thus impeding our understanding of the evolution of the family. Next-generation sequencing now offers access to protein coding sequences very easily, quickly and cost-effectively. To improve upon earlier work, we extracted 417 orthologous single-copy nuclear genes from the transcriptomes of 15 species of the Vitaceae, covering its phylogenetic diversity. The resulting transcriptome phylogeny provides robust support for the deep relationships, showing the phylogenetic utility of transcriptome data for plants over a time scale at least since the mid-Cretaceous. The pros and cons of transcriptome data for phylogenetic inference in plants are also evaluated.

Department

Department of Biology

Comments

First published in PLoS ONE, v.8 n.9 (2013) e74394, published by the Public Library of Science. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0074394

Original Publication Date

9-2013

DOI of published version

10.1371/journal.pone.0074394

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library

Date Digital

2013

Copyright

©2013 Jun Wen, Zhiqiang Xiong, Ze-Long Nie, et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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Biology Commons

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