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A mystery unveiled

Yves Van de Peer

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Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, Technologiepark 927, Ghent, Belgium

Department of Plant Biotechnology and Genetics, Ghent University, Technologiepark 927, Ghent, Belgium

Genome Biology 2011, 12:113  doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-5-113

Published: 30 May 2011


A recent phylogenomic study has provided new evidence for two ancient whole genome duplications in plants, with potential importance for the evolution of seed and flowering plants.