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Recent advances in phylogeny and systematics of Brassicaceae

Lysak, Martin [1], Marhold, Karol [2].

Recent advances in phylogeny and systematics of Brassicaceae.

Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) is a large family comprising about 338 genera and ca. 3,700 species. The family is known to include important crops as well as model species in various fields of plant research. The wealth of genetic and genomic resources available for the Brassicaceae, particularly the Brassica vegetables and the model species Arabidopsis thaliana, creates unique opportunities for researchers dealing with this family. Considerable progress is visible in studies devoted to Brassicaceae evolution during the last few years. Vast amount of new knowledge appeared on different taxonomical levels, covering tribal relationships and generic delimitation within the family, studies of particular genera, but also microevolutionary relationships within polyploid complexes and species groups. These new developments greatly aid in the study and interpretation of evolutionary patterns. An increasing number of researchers are actively investigating morphological, physiological and genomic features across this diverse family utilizing a phylogenetic framework. The advancement in our knowledge on evolutionary patterns within the family is considerably influenced also by thorough studies of polyploidy, genome size and karyotype evolution. The colloquium will be excellent opportunity to bring a representative cross-section of researchers together, to exchange ideas among the Brassicaceae students and to present results of studies of this family to the broad scientific community. Karol Marhold & Martin Lysak

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1 - Masaryk University, Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Kamenice 5, building A26, Brno, CZ-62500 , Czech Republic
2 - Institute Of Botany/Slovak Acad Sci, Dubravska Cesta 9, Bratislava, N/A, SK-845 23, Slovakia, +421 2 59426128


Presentation Type: Colloquium Presentations
Session: C2
Location: Salon 8/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: C2SUM
Abstract ID:19
Candidate for Awards:None

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