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Novel Approaches to Plant Evolution from Paleontological, Physiological, and Developmental Perspectives

Wilson, Jonathan P. [1], Looy, Cindy V. [2], Duijnstee, Ivo [3].

Novel approaches to plant evolution from paleontological, physiological, and developmental perspectives.

This session is an interdisciplinary symposium that convenes speakers who will present paleobotanical, physiological, and developmental insights into the evolution of plants and terrestrial ecosystems. Speakers in this session cross traditional boundaries of time, space, and disciplines and focus on the aspects of plant physiology and development that are recorded in the fossil record, along with new discoveries about plant function that can help interpret and construct evolutionary history from fossils.
The anatomical nature of both the plant fossil record and key aspects of plant physiology and development has led to many hypotheses about how key adaptations and structures evolved. Unique fossil discoveries have helped shed light on the physiological and developmental paths taken–and not taken–over the course of plant evolution. Topics include the evolution of vegetative physiology, nutrient status and plant growth in deep time, flower physiology and climate, and plants considered span the range from seed-free plants to angiosperms.

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1 - Haverford College, Department Of Biology, 370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA, 19041, USA
2 - University Of California, Berkeley, Integrative Biology, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Bldg #3140, Berkeley, CA, 94720-3140, USA
3 - University of California

none specified

Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Session: SY11, Novel approaches to plant evolution from paleontological, physiological, and developmental perspectives
Location: 101/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: SY11SUM
Abstract ID:1001
Candidate for Awards:None

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