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Land Plant Evolution: Phylogenetics and Beyond

Mishler, Brent D. [1], Hilu, Khidir W. [2].

Land Plant Evolution: Phylogenetics and Beyond.

THERE has been tremendous progress made in the last two decades in understanding the phylogenetic relationships of the land plants and their close relatives (formerly known as green algae!). While some conflict and lack of resolution remains, it is time to move beyond a primary focus on phylogenetic branching patterns per se. There is a broad and exciting diversity of biological topics whose study potential has been greatly enhanced by the available of increasingly better supported phylogenetic trees. This symposium is designed to show the current status of research in this area, from a very broad perspective, and consider where the most productive, synthetic efforts will come from in the future. Supported by the Deep Gene Research Coordination Network (for which we gratefully acknowledge NSF Grant DEB-0090227).


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The Green Tree of Life Project
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1 - University of California, Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology, 1001 Valley Life Sciences Bldg. #2465, Berkeley, California, 94720-2465, USA
2 - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Biology, Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061, USA

Keywords:
green plants
evolution
Phylogenetics.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: 20-1
Location: 170/Holt
Date: Monday, July 31st, 2006
Time: 1:00 PM
Abstract ID:1066


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