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A non-duplicated magnoliid genome

The genome of a magnoliid, Aristolochia fimbriata, shows no evidence of whole-genome duplication, a feature uniquely shared with Amborella trichopoda, the sister species to all other angiosperms. This ancestral structure of the Aristolochia genome offers great opportunities for comparative genomics.

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Fig. 1: Phylogenetic tree showing some key angiosperms and known WGDs.


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Li, Z., Van de Peer, Y. A non-duplicated magnoliid genome. Nat. Plants 7, 1162–1163 (2021).

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