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Mitochondrial DNA suggests at least 11 origins of parasitism in angiosperms and reveals genomic chimerism in parasitic plants
Abstract Background Some of the most difficult phylogenetic questions in evolutionary biology involve identification of the free-living ...
Complete plastid genome sequences of Drimys, Liriodendron, and Piper: implications for the phylogenetic relationships of magnoliids
Abstract Background The magnoliids with four orders, 19 families, and 8,500 species represent one of the largest clades of early ...
Systematics and plastid genome evolution of the cryptically photosynthetic parasitic plant genus Cuscuta (Convolvulaceae)
Abstract Background The genus Cuscuta L. (Convolvulaceae), commonly known as dodders, are epiphytic vines that invade the stems of ...
Comparison of next generation sequencing technologies for transcriptome characterization
Abstract Background We have developed a simulation approach to help determine the optimal mixture of sequencing methods for most ...