The Plant Radiations special issue of New Phytologist was published this week, including our new paper investigating the whole genome duplication radiation lag-time model. Our paper provides the first statistical evidence supporting the hypothesis, demonstrating a link between paleopolyploidy and increased rates of net diversification.
Tank, DC, JM Eastman, MW Pennell, PS Soltis, DE Soltis, CE Hinchliff, JW Brown, EB Sessa, and LJ Harmon. 2015. Nested radiations and the pulse of angiosperm diversification: increased diversification rates often follow whole genome duplications. New Phytologist 207: 454-467.