Figure 4.

A phylogeny for the DUF642-domain gene family indicates that two Arabidopsis genes with differential expression in petals [40] are not the products of a recent duplication event. Genes with the plant-specific but functionally uncharacterized domain family DUF642 form three clades (A, B, and C). In addition to the Arabidopsis genes with petal-specific expression patterns, Clade A includes asterid, Vitis, monocot and magnoliid genes, indicating that the clade predates the divergence of these lineages (Fig. 1). The genomes of basal-most angiosperm lineages (Amborella and Nymphaeales) and gymnosperms may also contain unsampled Clade A genes. Clade B genes were sampled from Nuphar (Nymphaeales) and Clade C genes were identified from Amborella and Pinus. Bootstrap support values (>50%) are shown above each branch. Abbreviated taxon names associated with some gene sequences: Os, Oryza sativa (rice); At, Arabidopsis thaliana; Gossyp, Gossypium spp. (cotton); G.max, Glycine max (soybean); L.japo, Lotus japonicus; M.trun, Medicago truncatula; V.vini, Vitis vinifera (grape); L.sati Lactuca sativa (lettuce);, Solanum tuberosum (potato); S.escu, Solanum esculentum (tomato); M.crys, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum (ice plant); A.cepa, Allium cepa (onion); T.aest, Triticum aestivum (wheat); H.vulg, Hordeum vulgare (barley); S.bico, Sorghum bicolor; S.offi Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane); Z.mays, Zea mays (maize); L.tuli, Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip poplar); P.amer, Persea americana (avocado); N.adve Nuphar advena; A.tric, Amborella trichopoda.

Albert et al. BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:5   doi:10.1186/1471-2229-5-5
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