Review: Using mustard genomes to explore the genetic basis of evolutionary change ($)

Brassicaceae is one of the largest angiosperm families and provides many opportunities for studies of evolution. Of course, its most famous species, Arabidopsis thaliana is an important resource, but Brassicaceae also includes the very interesting Brassica crops (cabbage, turnip) that demonstrate the power of selection. Nikolov and Tsiantis provide a thorough overview of this plant family, its evolutionary trajectories, and the contributions of genome and gene duplication in trait diversification. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 10.1016/j.pbi.2017.02.005