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Genomics / Proteomics

McNeal, Joel R. [1].

Comparative transcriptomics of the genus Cuscuta.

Species within the stem parasitic plant genus Cuscuta vary widely in published chromosome number and genome size estimates without strong correlation between the two values. Analyses of transcriptome data will be used to determine how much of the genome size variation across Cuscuta can be explained by whole genome duplication events and what role these events may have played in speciation within the genus. Rates of evolution in nuclear genes and their correlation to those in the chloroplast genome will also be addressed, with an emphasis on rate variation in photosynthetic genes encoded by the nuclear genome of Cuscuta.

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1 - Kennesaw State University, Biology, 1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw, GA, 30144-5591, USA

Molecular evolution.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 19, Genomics & Proteomics I
Location: 105/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM
Number: 19003
Abstract ID:870
Candidate for Awards:None

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