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Botany 2015 Colloquium: Phylogenomics and the 1000 plants (1KP) initiative

Soltis, Douglas E. [1], Ruhfel, Brad [2], Feng, Guanqiao [3], Segovia-Salcedo, Claudia [4], Soltis, Pamela [5], Wong, Gane Ka-Shu [6], Gitzendanner, Matthew [7].

Phylogenomics of Viridiplantae using plastid genome sequence data.

Recent advances in sequencing technologies have enabled the construction of massive genomic-level datasets. Using transcriptome data from the One Thousand Plants Initiative (1KP, and previously published plastid genomes, we generated a nearly complete dataset of chloroplast genes for over 2,000 green plants (Viridiplantae). The tree closely agrees with topologies based on numerous nuclear genes for over 1000 species. The chloroplast genome has long been the workhorse of plant phylogenetics and, due to within-individual homogenization and its low levels of recombination, is simpler to analyze than the nuclear genome. In addition to comparing relationships inferred from the plastid and nuclear data sources, we will also focus on the challenges encountered in assembling and analyzing plastid datasets on this scale.

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1 - University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL, 32611, USA
2 - Eastern Kentucky University, Department Of Biological Sciences, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Moore Building, Rm 349, Richmond, KY, 40475, USA
3 - University of Florida, Department of Biology, Gainesville, FL, 32611, USA
4 - University Of Florida, Florida Museum Of Natural History, Dickinson Hall, Gainesville, FL, 32611, USA
5 - University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL, 32611
6 - University of Alberta, Biological Sciences; Medicine (Gastroenterology), CW405 Biological Sciences, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E9, Canada
7 - University Of Florida, Florida Museum Of Natural History, PO Box 117800, Gainseville, FL, 32611-7800, USA

plastid genomes
green plants.

Presentation Type: Colloquium Presentations
Session: C1
Location: Salon 4/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM
Number: C1003
Abstract ID:600
Candidate for Awards:None

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