January 26, 2017

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  • A phylogenetic tree for species of Saxifragales with a reconstruction of habitat evolution using SIMMAP (see key for colours)

    Phylogenetic insights into the evolution of Saxifragales habitat shifts

    Species-level phylogeny and habitat evolution data are applied to the hyper-diverse angiosperm clade Saxifragales to reveal that habitat shifts are very rare. Saxifragales lineages are likely to remain rooted within their ancestral environment, and Rubio de Casas et al. demonstrate that in the exceptional cases where diversification has occurred, repeated colonization from other environments results […] More