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- Davis, C.C.; Wurdack, K.J.
- Science 2004 v.305 no.5684 pp. 676-678
- Vitaceae, etc ; Rafflesiaceae; Polygalales; phylogeny; plant taxonomy; taxonomic revisions; sequence analysis; ribosomal DNA; mitochondrial DNA; genes; parasitic plants; endophytes; parasitism; Show all 13 Subjects
- ... Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) between sexually unrelated species has recently been documented for higher plants, but mechanistic explanations for HGTs have remained speculative. We show that a parasitic relationship may facilitate HGT between flowering plants. The endophytic parasites Rafflesiaceae are placed in the diverse order Malpighiales. Our multigene phylogenetic analyses of Malpighiales s ...