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).

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

PPR gene family

While generating more GapC and NIA sequences, we have now successfully amplified three PPR alleles and from preliminary runs they seem to be very informative too at species level in Campanulaceae. To make everything even more appealing, cloning is indeed not necessary.  Quick and cheaper results. What's not to love about the nuclear genome! So far, so still excellent!