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

Zhan, Shing Hei [1], Rothfels, Carl [2], Wong, Gane Ka-Shu [3], Stevenson, Dennis [4], Graham, Sean W. [5].

Phylogenomics of the seedless land plants.

The seedless vascular-plant groups (lycophytes and ferns) and bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, hornworts) collectively represent most of the early diversity of land plants. They are key to understanding the origin and diversification of major plant structures (such as roots, leaves and vascular tissue), shifts in the alternation of generations (such as the origin of a dominant diploid phase and heterospory), and transitions associated with invasion of land (such as the evolution of the cuticle). However, these lineages are under-represented as model plant systems, and there are very few genomic resources available to researchers. Here we present transcriptome data from a phylogenetically diverse sampling of ~175 species of seed-free land plants, produced as part of the 1KP project with the assistance of a large number of collaborators. We use a variety of approaches to revisit classical and contemporary phylogenetic hypotheses for higher-order relationship within the monilophytes, lycophytes and the major bryophyte groups, which to date have been investigated using only a handful of loci.

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1000 plants (1KP)

1 - University of British Columbia, Department of Zoology, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
2 - University of California, Berkeley, University Herbarium and Dept. of Integrative Biology, Berkeley, CA, 94720-2465, USA
3 - University of Alberta, Biological Sciences; Medicine (Gastroenterology), CW405 Biological Sciences, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E9, Canada
4 - The NY Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY, 10458-5126, USA
5 - University of British Columbia, Department of Botany, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada


Presentation Type: Colloquium Presentations
Session: C1
Location: Salon 4/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 10:45 AM
Number: C1012
Abstract ID:968
Candidate for Awards:None

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