In the Cellinese Lab we investigate the evolution, systematics and biogeography of angiosperms (flowering plants). In addition, we are interested in semantic data integration and interoperability and are developing tools that serve the biodiversity and phyloinformatics communities (e.g., TOLKIN, BiSciCol and RegNum).

Friday, October 29, 2010

Low-copy nuclear genes

Given the paucity of nuclear genes used in Campanulaceae, we are trying to identify low-copy genes that may be informative, especially within the Campanuloideae.  We have now isolated two markers: GapC exons 7-9 (with introns 7-8) and NIA (Nitrate reductase, intron3) AND we have our first sequences!  We are also exploring PepC, Waxy, Leafy, ADH, and TM6. Who needs ITS? :-)

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