Estimated time range of appearance of Aristida grass

Range 14.4-28.8 Mya
Organism Plants
Reference Christin PA, Besnard G, Samaritani E, Duvall MR, Hodkinson TR, Savolainen V, Salamin N. Oligocene CO2 decline promoted C4 photosynthesis in grasses. Curr Biol. 2008 Jan 8 18(1):37-43PubMed ID18160293
Method Researchers inferred a large phylogenetic tree for the grass family and estimated, through Bayesian molecular dating, the ages of the 17 to 18 independent grass C4 lineages.
Entered by Uri M
ID 105196