Phylotranscriptomics in Cucurbitaceae Reveal Multiple Whole-Genome Duplications and Key Morphological and Molecular Innovations

Jing Guo, Weibin Xu, Yi Hu, Jie Huang, Yiyong Zhao, Lin Zhang, Chien Hsun Huang, Hong Ma

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Abstract

Most Cucurbitaceae species possess characteristic tendrils and are able to climb, a key innovation present in many angiosperms and some other land plants that facilitates growth upward along other plants to reach the forest canopy for photosynthesis. This study provides a phylogenetic framwork of Cucurbitaceae and reveals dramatic changes in cucurbit genomes and morphology that together with paleo-climate upheavals might have contributed to cucurbit biodiversity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1117-1133
Number of pages17
JournalMolecular plant
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 3 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science

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