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Bryological and Lichenological Section/ABLS

Carter, Benjamin [1], Mishler, Brent D. [1].

The tortoise and the hare, moss-style.

Fine-scale phylogenies are useful for many purposes in ecology, evolution, and systematics. They are vital for discovering and diagnosing formal taxa, understanding biogeography, examining ecological specializations, and clarifying mechanisms of diversification. Such studies are currently limited in moss biology by the lack of enough available genetic regions evolving at a high rate suitable for use as markers in fine-scale phylogenetic studies. We have evaluated a number of candidate regions from the nuclear and chloroplast genomes, based largely on their utility in the angiosperm literature, and also taking advantage of the newly available moss genome (Physcomitrella). We evaluate these candidate regions using several phylogenetic contrasts scattered across the mosses. This work is supported as part of the Moorea Biocode Project.


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Moss Genome Project
Moorea Biocode Project


1 - University of California, Berkeley, Integrative Biology, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Bldg., Berkeley, CA, 94720

Keywords:
fine-scale genetic structure
mosses
phylogeny.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for BSA Sections
Session: 22
Location: Magpie B/Cliff Lodge - Level B
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM
Number: 22003
Abstract ID:942


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