Mar 2016 New evolutionary tree for Chloridoid grasses

What kind of grass thrives in hot arid regions? A Chloridoid! These tough little plants use a special kind of photosynthesis called C4, which allows them to better handle heat, drought, and low CO2 levels. Our new paper uses genomic data to propose a chloroplast phylogeny estimation of the subfamily Chloridoideae. Lead author Mel Duvall and specialists Travis Columbus and Amanda Fisher have combined their expertise to finish this nice collaborative project. More to come!