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Emerging Model Species for Developmental, Evolutionary and Functional Analyses

Diggle, Pamela K. [1], Kramer, Elena M [2].

Emerging Model Species for Developmental, Evolutionary and Functional Analyses.

The modern field of molecular developmental evolution (evo-devo) was largely founded on comparisons that were drawn among existing model species such as Drosophila and Mus in animals or Arabidopsis and Zea in plants. It has rapidly become clear, however, that since phylogenetic position was not generally considered as a factor when these models were selected, new model species are needed in order to achieve a better understanding of the evolution of developmental genetic mechanisms. In addition, insight into important evolutionary phenomena, including adaptation and speciation, will require new models that specifically address these issues. This symposium will provide a broad overview of research that is focused on developing such models for genetic analysis of a wide range of developmental, physiological, and evolutionary questions. To these ends, we have selected speakers whose work spans a diverse array of land plant lineages. As this symposium will demonstrate, many of these new systems are reaching a degree of functionality that will open their use to a new arena of researchers.


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1 - University of Colorado, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCB 334, Boulder, Colorado, 80309, USA
2 - Harvard Univerisity, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, 16 Divinity Ave, Biolabs 1109, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, USA

Keywords:
development and evolution
evo-devo
Physcomitrella
Aquilegia
Papaver
Petunia
Solanum
Gerbera.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY05
Location: Stevens 1/Hilton
Date: Monday, July 9th, 2007
Time: 8:40 AM
Number: SY05001
Abstract ID:67


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