Estimated time range of divergence of sorghum and maize

Range 12-15 Mya
Organism Plants
Reference Wang X, Gowik U, Tang H, Bowers JE, Westhoff P, Paterson AH. Comparative genomic analysis of C4 photosynthetic pathway evolution in grasses. Genome Biol. 2009 10(6):R68.PubMed ID19549309
Primary Source Paterson AH et al. The Sorghum bicolor genome and the diversification of grasses. Nature. 2009 Jan 29 457(7229):551-6.PubMed ID19189423
Comments Sorghum and maize, thought to have diverged from a common ancestor approximately 12 to 15 mya, are both in the Andropogoneae tribe, which is entirely composed of C4 plants.
Entered by Uri M
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