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The Litsea genome and the evolution of the laurel family

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The laurel family within the Magnoliids has attracted attentions owing to its scents, variable inflorescences, and controversial phylogenetic position. Here, we present a chromosome-level assembly of the Litsea cubeba genome, together with low-coverage genomic and transcriptomic data for many other Lauraceae. Phylogenomic analyses show phylogenetic discordance at the position of Magnoliids, suggesting incomplete lineage sorting during the divergence of monocots, eudicots, and Magnoliids. An ancient whole-genome duplication (WGD) event occurred just before the divergence of Laurales and Magnoliales; subsequently, independent WGDs occurred almost simultaneously in the three Lauralean lineages. The phylogenetic relationships within Lauraceae correspond to the divergence of inflorescences, as evidenced by the phylogeny of FUWA, a conserved gene involved in determining panicle architecture in Lauraceae. Monoterpene synthases responsible for production of specific volatile compounds in Lauraceae are functionally verified. Our work sheds light on the evolution of the Lauraceae, the genetic basis for floral evolution and specific scents.
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General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Physics and Astronomy, General Chemistry, ESSENTIAL OIL, PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS, LAURACEAE, GENE, ALIGNMENT, CUBEBA, ARCHITECTURE, CHLOROPLAST, INFERENCE, PIPELINE

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Chen, Yi-Cun, et al. “The Litsea Genome and the Evolution of the Laurel Family.” NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 11, 2020, doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15493-5.
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Chen, Y.-C., Li, Z., Zhao, Y.-X., Gao, M., Wang, J.-Y., Liu, K.-W., … Wang, Y.-D. (2020). The Litsea genome and the evolution of the laurel family. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 11. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15493-5
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Chen, Yi-Cun, Zhen Li, Yun-Xiao Zhao, Ming Gao, Jie-Yu Wang, Ke-Wei Liu, Xue Wang, et al. 2020. “The Litsea Genome and the Evolution of the Laurel Family.” NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 11. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15493-5.
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Chen, Yi-Cun, Zhen Li, Yun-Xiao Zhao, Ming Gao, Jie-Yu Wang, Ke-Wei Liu, Xue Wang, Li-Wen Wu, Yu-Lian Jiao, Zi-Long Xu, Wen-Guang He, Qi-Yan Zhang, Chieh-Kai Liang, Yu-Yun Hsiao, Di-Yang Zhang, Si-Ren Lan, Laiqiang Huang, Wei Xu, Wen-Chieh Tsai, Zhong-Jian Liu, Yves Van de Peer, and Yang-Dong Wang. 2020. “The Litsea Genome and the Evolution of the Laurel Family.” NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 11. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15493-5.
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Chen Y-C, Li Z, Zhao Y-X, Gao M, Wang J-Y, Liu K-W, et al. The Litsea genome and the evolution of the laurel family. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. 2020;11.
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Y.-C. Chen et al., “The Litsea genome and the evolution of the laurel family,” NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 11, 2020.
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  abstract     = {The laurel family within the Magnoliids has attracted attentions owing to its scents, variable inflorescences, and controversial phylogenetic position. Here, we present a chromosome-level assembly of the Litsea cubeba genome, together with low-coverage genomic and transcriptomic data for many other Lauraceae. Phylogenomic analyses show phylogenetic discordance at the position of Magnoliids, suggesting incomplete lineage sorting during the divergence of monocots, eudicots, and Magnoliids. An ancient whole-genome duplication (WGD) event occurred just before the divergence of Laurales and Magnoliales; subsequently, independent WGDs occurred almost simultaneously in the three Lauralean lineages. The phylogenetic relationships within Lauraceae correspond to the divergence of inflorescences, as evidenced by the phylogeny of FUWA, a conserved gene involved in determining panicle architecture in Lauraceae. Monoterpene synthases responsible for production of specific volatile compounds in Lauraceae are functionally verified. Our work sheds light on the evolution of the Lauraceae, the genetic basis for floral evolution and specific scents.},
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  author       = {Chen, Yi-Cun and Li, Zhen and Zhao, Yun-Xiao and Gao, Ming and Wang, Jie-Yu and Liu, Ke-Wei and Wang, Xue and Wu, Li-Wen and Jiao, Yu-Lian and Xu, Zi-Long and He, Wen-Guang and Zhang, Qi-Yan and Liang, Chieh-Kai and Hsiao, Yu-Yun and Zhang, Di-Yang and Lan, Si-Ren and Huang, Laiqiang and Xu, Wei and Tsai, Wen-Chieh and Liu, Zhong-Jian and Van de Peer, Yves and Wang, Yang-Dong},
  issn         = {2041-1723},
  journal      = {NATURE COMMUNICATIONS},
  keywords     = {General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology,General Physics and Astronomy,General Chemistry,ESSENTIAL OIL,PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS,LAURACEAE,GENE,ALIGNMENT,CUBEBA,ARCHITECTURE,CHLOROPLAST,INFERENCE,PIPELINE},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {14},
  title        = {The Litsea genome and the evolution of the laurel family},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15493-5},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2020},
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