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Gaynor, Michelle [1], Lim-Hing, Simone [1], Mason, Chase [1].

Genome duplication impact on secondary metabolite composition in non-cultivated species.

Genome duplication is known to influence herbivore interactions; however, despite abundant case studies, much is still unknown about the impact of genome duplication on secondary metabolites in relation to defense. Identifying whether there is a relationship between increased genome size and secondary metabolite production in non-cultivated species will help unravel the evolutionary implications of genome duplication in plant defense. Therefore, the primary goal of our study was to assess how polyploidy affects the composition and abundance of all classes of secondary metabolites in non-cultivated species. To investigate our objective, we conducted a systematic meta-analysis comparing secondary metabolite production between closely related species or species-complex differing in genome size. These results highlight the complexity of the evolution of secondary metabolite production in closely related species.

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1 - University of Central Florida, 4110 Libra Drive, Orlando, FL, 32816, USA

Genome Duplication
plant defense
systematic meta-analysis
secondary metabolite.

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Macroevolution
Location: Grand Ballroom - Exhibit Hall/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PME003
Abstract ID:773
Candidate for Awards:Genetics Section Poster Award

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