Amborella

Water lily genome expands picture of the early evolution of flowering plants

The unusual high quality and depth of coverage of the sequence allowed the researchers to assemble the vast majority of the genome into 14 chromosomes and…

Where Did Flowers Come From?

Amborella is an understory shrub or small tree found in only one place on the planet: the Pacific islands of New Caledonia. The plant, a direct descendant of…