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Phylogeny and evolution of angiosperms in the era of next generation sequencing

Yang, Ya [1], Lingyun, Chen [1], Morales-Briones, Diego [1], Mohn, Rebekah [1].

A functional phylogenomic approach towards the model clade Caryophyllales: integrating phylogenetics, transcriptomes, genomics, biochemistry, and beyond.

Recent years have witnessed rapid development in using transcriptome sequencing to not only reconstruct phylogenetic relationships but also explore molecular evolution in non-model plants. This approach has been transformative. In this presentation I first introduce our work generating and analyzing a data set of >300 transcriptomes across Caryophyllales. I highlight lingering issues such as choosing among methods of homology and orthology inference, arguing that there is no single best approach to fit all purposes. I also introduce ongoing projects in the lab on developing phylotranscriptome pipelines, evaluating differential gene expression and co-expression network construction methods, and phylotranscriptomic work focusing on particular subclades and key adaptive transitions such as betalain evolution.

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1 - University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, St. Paul, MN, USA

De novo Transcriptome.

Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Session: SY6, Phylogeny and evolution of angiosperms in the era of next generation sequencing
Location: 102/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Time: 4:15 PM
Number: SY6007
Abstract ID:577
Candidate for Awards:None

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