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Principles of crucifer evolution

Koch, Marcus A. [1], Al-Shehbaz, Ihsan A.  [2], Bailey, Donovan [3].

Principles of crucifer evolution.

The proposed colloquium aims to provide a forum to present and discuss research on Brassicaceae systematics, character evolution, and principles in adaptation and evolution in the light of rapidly increasing knowledge of the family. Major gains in our understanding of these fields have been made through recent research programs focused on Brassicaceae as a model system. In particular, phylogenetic and population-level studies, including data from whole-genome/whole-transcriptome sequencing, are providing a clear understanding of relationships, character evolution, and important macroevolutionary processes influencing the diversification of a large economically and scientifically important family. Taking advantage of the knowledge gained through more than a decade of focused research on Arabidopsis, investigations on other genera of Brassicaceae are also rapidly turning the family into a model system for plant genome evolution.A colloquium on Brassicaceae will offer a unique opportunity to bring together researchers from around the globe to present their recent findings, share ideas, and transmit knowledge to a growing community of researchers sharing interest in Brassicaceae. No such colloquium or symposium has been run through a Botany (or a similar) meeting for the last 15years. A full colloquium schedule (four hours of 12-15 minute presentations) will be easily scheduled for Botany2012. We will divide these colloquium into segments focused on 1) Phylogenetics, 2) Population Genetics, 3) Genome Evolution and development, and 4) Data Sharing.

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1 - Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg, Heidelberg University, Biodiversity and Plant Systematics, Im Neuenheimer Feld 345, Heidelberg, 69120, Germany
2 - Missouri Botanical Garden, Asian Botany, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO , MO, 63166-0299, USA
3 - New Mexico State University, Department Of Plant Sciences, P.O. Box 30001 Msc 3AF, Las Cruces, NM, 88003, USA

Keywords:
Brassicaceae
Evolution
Systematics
Phylogenetics
Genomics
Taxonomy.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: C4
Location: Delaware C/Hyatt
Date: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: C4SUM
Abstract ID:25


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