Evolution. Response to Comment on "A promiscuous intermediate underlies the evolution of LEAFY DNA binding specificity".

Science 2015 Feb;347(6222):621

CNRS, Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et Végétale (LPCV), UMR 5168, 38054 Grenoble, France. UGA, LPCV, F-38054 Grenoble, France. Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, Direction des Sciences du Vivant, Institut de Recherches en Technologies et Sciences pour le Vivant, LPCV, F-38054 Grenoble, France. Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, LPCV, F-38054 Grenoble, France.

Brunkard et al. propose that the identification of novel LEAFY sequences contradicts our model of evolution through promiscuous intermediates. Based on the debate surrounding land plant phylogeny and on our analysis of these interesting novel sequences, we explain why there is no solid evidence to disprove our model.

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