Taller plants have lower rates of molecular evolution

Date

2013

Authors

Lanfear, Robert
Ho, Simon
Davies, T. Jonathan
Moles, Angela T
Aarssen, Lonnie
Swenson, Nathan G.
Warman, Laura
Zanne, Amy E.
Allen, Andrew P.

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Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Abstract

Rates of molecular evolution have a central role in our understanding of many aspects of species' biology. However, the causes of variation in rates of molecular evolution remain poorly understood, particularly in plants. Here we show that height accounts

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Keywords: ribosome RNA; chloroplast; evolutionary biology; genome; growth form; latitude; molecular analysis; species richness; ultraviolet radiation; article; chloroplast; herb; latitude; mitosis; molecular evolution; plant genome; plant growth; plant height; shru

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Nature Communications

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Journal article

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Open Access

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DOI

10.1038/ncomms2836

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