And please guess what they have in common (as of today).
Selaginella moellendorfii (no pix)
And the others: Zea mays mays, Cucumis sativus, Micromonas pusilla, Sorghum bicolor, Physcomitrella patens patens, Vitis vinifera, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Ostreococcus lucimarinus, Ostreococcus tauri, Populus balsamifera trichocarpa, Arabidopsis thaliana.
So what have these plants in common? Easy, it’s all about the genome thing.
That’s for 21 plants species whose genomes have been completely sequenced as of today. About 12% of Eucaryots with complete sequence (but, hey, at least there are plants in the list).