July 1, 2016

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  • Model for the pigmentation state space and possible transitions.

    Selection and evolution of flower colour

    We currently know little about the evolution of flower colour when multiple pigment families are present. Ellis and Field examined the patterns of evolutionary transitions between anthocyanin-pigmented (red, pink, blue and purple) and yellow flowers in the tribe Antirrhineae. A phylogenetic comparative analysis points to selection for either yellow or anthocyanin pigmentation at different times. […] More