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The evolutionary mechanisms of mycohetero-trophic orchids

By sequencing and analyzing the genomes of the partially and fully mycoheterotrophic orchids Platanthera zijinensis and P. guangdongensis, respectively, we reveal not only the potential molecular basis underlying important mycoheterotrophic traits, but also nutrient supplement mechanisms in the early and later stage of mycoheterotrophic growth, illuminating the evolution of mycoheterotrophic plants.

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Fig. 1: The molecular mechanisms of mycoheterotrophy in orchids.


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This is a summary of: Li, M.-H. et al. Genomes of leafy and leafless Platanthera orchids illuminate the evolution of mycoheterotrophy. Nat. Plants (2022)

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The evolutionary mechanisms of mycohetero-trophic orchids. Nat. Plants 8, 328–329 (2022).

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