A study in BMC Evolutionary Biology represents the most comprehensive effort to clarify the phylogeny of green plants using sequences from the plastid genome. This study highlights the strengths and limitations of plastome data for resolving the green plant phylogeny, and points toward an exciting future for plant phylogenetics, during which the vast and largely untapped territory of nuclear genomes will be explored. © 2014 Davis et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
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Davis, C., Xi, Z., & Mathews, S. (2014). Plastid phylogenomics and green plant phylogeny: Almost full circle but not quite there. BMC Biology, 12 https://doi.org/10.1186/1741-7007-12-11