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Researchers map the evolutionary history of oaks

October 17, 2019 - General

How oaks are related has long posed a challenge to scientists. Dr. Andrew Hipp, senior scientist at The Morton Arboretum, led an international team of 24 scientists to unravel the history of global oak diversity for the first time using DNA sequencing of 260 oak species, combined with genomic mapping and fossil data.

The extensive Oak Collection at The Morton Arboretum contains well-documented
oak species and hybrids [Credit: The…

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