Phylogenomics revealed one of the problems for phylogeny –The monophyly of Archaeplastida including land plant-
- March 17 (Thu) at 10:00 - 11:00, 2022 (JST)
- Euki Yazaki (Postdoctoral Researcher, iTHEMS)
- via Zoom
There are many problems between large eukaryotic lineages. One of these is the monophyly of Archaeplastida to which land plants and other photosynthetic organisms belong. Although it has been believed that the Archaeplastida are monophyletic because they share common chloroplast structures, several large-scale molecular phylogenetic analyses have failed to reproduce this phylogenetic relationship. In this study, by enhancing the taxon sampling of the data set, the monophyly of Archaeplastida was successfully reconstructed, showing that the taxa critical for the reconstruction are present. Through detailed molecular phylogenetic and statistical analyses, it was estimated that the lack of monophyly ofArchaeplastida is due to the specific evolutionary signals of certain taxa.