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BSA Past-Presidentís Symposium: Computational Issues and Solutions for the Study of Plant Phylogeny

Soltis, Pamela S. [1].

BSA Past-Presidentís Symposium: Computational Issues and Solutions for the Study of Plant Phylogeny.

Recent breakthroughs in DNA sequencing technology are providing massive amounts of data for comprehensive phylogenetic trees. However, data accumulation has outpaced the ability to analyze such large data sets. New conceptual, algorithmic, and technological developments are making phylogenetic analyses of large data sets feasible. As a result, new questions can be addressed, and new phylogenetic patterns are emerging. In this symposium, we will explore the challenges posed by todayís large data sets and solutions that are emerging to resolve them. The presentations will address issues of alignment, phylogeny reconstruction, the management of phylogenetic information, and the use of phylogenies to address major questions of plant evolution.


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1 - University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL, 32611-7800, USA

Keywords:
large data sets
phylogeny reconstruction.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY9
Location: Ballroom 2/Cliff Lodge - Level B
Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Time: 8:30 AM
Number: SY9SUM
Abstract ID:1038


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