Plant Phylogenomics: Defining Synergies Between Plant Systematics and Genome Biology
Pires, J. Chris , Leebens-Mack, James H. .
Plant phylogenomics: defining synergies between systematics and genome biology.
Phylogenies have provided historical frameworks for interpreting the evolution of form and function since Darwin and Haeckel published their iconic tree figures some 150 years ago. In recent years, phylogenetics has come to play a multifaceted role in genomic analyses and the interpretation of genomics data. With the explosive growth of genome-scale sequencing and expression analysis, the emerging field of phylogenomics is integrating phylogenetic and genomic analyses to confront fundamental questions at several scales. Phylogenetic analyses are now being performed on a genomic scale to not only resolve organismal relationships, but also to address an exciting range of issues including: the prediction of gene and protein function; the reconstruction of ancestral genome characteristics; and the influences of polyploidy, transposable element amplification and horizontal gene transfer on genome structure and content. This symposium will illustrate the utility of phylogenomic approaches across a wide range of research questions.
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1 - University of Missouri, Biological Sciences, 1201 Rollins Road, 311 Life Sciences Center, Columbia, Missouri, 65211, USA
2 - University of Georgia, Department of Plant Biology, 4504 Miller Plant Sciences, Athens, GA, 30602, USA
Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Location: Stevens 2/Hilton
Date: Monday, July 9th, 2007
Time: 8:00 AM