Archive for December, 2013

The Potential of Genomics in Plant Systematics

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Soltis, Douglas E., Matthew A. Gitzendanner, Gregory Stull, Michael Chester, Andre Chanderbali, Srikar Chamala, Ingrid Jordon-Thaden, Pamela S. Soltis, Patrick S. Schnable, and W. Brad Barbazuk. 2013. “The Potential of Genomics in Plant Systematics.” Taxon 62 (5): 886–898. [View at publisher's site]
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Natural hybrids between Tragopogon mirus and T. miscellus (Asteraceae): A new perspective on karyotypic changes following hybridization at the polyploid level

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Lipman, Malorie J., Michael Chester, Pamela S. Soltis, and Douglas E. Soltis. 2013. “Natural Hybrids Between Tragopogon Mirus and T. Miscellus (Asteraceae): A New Perspective on Karyotypic Changes Following Hybridization at the Polyploid Level.” American Journal of Botany 100 (10) (October 1): 2016–2022. doi:10.3732/ajb.1300036. [Link to article at publisher's site]

 
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Lost Branches on the Tree of Life

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Drew BT, Gazis R, Cabezas P, Swithers KS, Deng J, et al. (2013) Lost Branches on the Tree of Life. PLoS Biol 11(9): e1001636. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001636 [Article link]

A new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers shows about 70 percent of published genetic sequence comparisons are not publicly accessible, leaving researchers worldwide unable to get to critical data they may need to tackle a host a problems ranging from climate change to disease control. [Read more of the FLMNH News Release]