Using phylogenomics to infer the evolutionary history of oaks

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:A. L. Hipp, Manos, P. S., Cavender-Bares, J., Eaton, D. A. R., Nipper, R.
Journal:International Oak JournalInternational Oak Journal
Keywords:Phylogenetics, Quercus, restriction-site associated DNA (RAD) tags, systematics

One of the most basic questions about oaks has long vexed botanists, systematists, and oak enthusiasts of all stripes: what is the shape and timing of the oak tree of life? In this paper, we present new data from a genomic study of 20 oak individuals representing a broad swath of the oaks of the Americas. The paper explains how we are using next-generation sequencing methods to analyze millions of base pairs of DNA data for all individuals studied, and what we have learned to date from this work about the oak tree of life.

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