Green genes-comparative genomics of the green branch of life

Cell. 2007 Apr 20;129(2):229-34. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2007.04.004.


As more plant genome sequences become available, researchers are increasingly using comparative genomics to address some of the major questions in plant biology. Such questions include the evolution of photosynthesis and multicellularity, the developmental genetic changes responsible for alterations in body plan, and the origin of important plant innovations such as roots, leaves, and vascular tissue.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Biological Evolution*
  • Genome, Plant
  • Genomics*
  • Photosynthesis
  • Phylogeny
  • Plants / anatomy & histology
  • Plants / genetics*
  • Plants / metabolism