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With $2.4 Million Grant, Researchers to Decode Geranium’s Evolutionary Mysteries

With $2.4 Million Grant, Researchers to Decode Geranium’s Evolutionary Mysteries

Botany researcher Dr. Robert Jansen and his colleagues have received a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the Plant Genome Program of the National Science Foundation to investigate the genomes of the geranium plant and 15 related species.

Scientists map the evolutionary relationships for all life on the planet

Scientists map the evolutionary relationships for all life on the planet

In the beginning Ed Theriot’s contributions to the Assembling the Tree of Life (AToL) project—“the story of life on Earth, in a nutshell”—often begin pretty humbly. “Sometimes we go down to Waller Creek, right on campus, with a turkey baster and a toothbrush, and we suck up algae from the water and scrub it off…   » Continue Reading

Tree of Life for Flowering Plants Reveals Relationships Among Major Groups

Tree of Life for Flowering Plants Reveals Relationships Among Major Groups

The evolutionary Tree of Life for flowering plants has been revealed using the largest collection of genomic data of these plants to date, report scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and University of Florida.