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Response to Comment on “A promiscuous intermediate underlies the evolution of LEAFY DNA binding specificity”

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Science  06 Feb 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6222, pp. 621
DOI: 10.1126/science.1256011

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Brunkard et al. propose that the identification of novel LEAFY sequences contradicts our model of evolution through promiscuous intermediates. Based on the debate surrounding land plant phylogeny and on our analysis of these interesting novel sequences, we explain why there is no solid evidence to disprove our model.

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