Plants Find Their Places on the Tree of Life

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Science  13 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5626, pp. 1696
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5626.1696

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Researchers trying to piece together the tree of animal life are hacking through dense foliage, barely able to see the top branches, never mind the distant twigs (see main text). But their colleagues studying plants have many of their phylogenetic trees neatly pruned and manicured.