Seed plant phylogeny: Demise of the anthophyte hypothesis?

TitleSeed plant phylogeny: Demise of the anthophyte hypothesis?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsDonoghue MJ, Doyle JA
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume10
PaginationR106-R109
Date Published2000 Feb 10
ISSN0960-9822
KeywordsAngiosperms, Evolution, gymnosperms, Molecular, phylogeny
Abstract

Recent molecular phylogenetic studies indicate, surprisingly, that Gnetales are related to conifers, or even derived from them, and that no other extant seed plants are closely related to angiosperms. Are these results believable? Is this a clash between molecules and morphology?