Decoding the Evolution of Flowering Plants

Exploring the Genetic History and Rapid Diversification of Earth’s Most Prolific Plants

8 mins
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The research paper explores the evolutionary history of angiosperms, which are the dominant plant forms on Earth, composing about 90% of all terrestrial plant species. Angiosperms have been a major influence on the structure of ecosystems and the evolution of other species throughout geological history. The study delves into understanding these plants' rise to dominance by constructing a comprehensive phylogenomic tree, which helps to trace the evolutionary relationships among different species.