Resolving the green branch of life: Current progress and future challenges
Mishler, Brent D. , Wolf, Paul G. .
Resolving the green branch of life: Current progress and future challenges.
We present a day-long symposium addressing the latest research on the complexities of obtaining and analyzing data for large-scale phylogenetic reconstruction of green plants, as well as the use of improved phylogenetic trees to study biological processes such as development. Our focus is unique at several levels. First, all presenters are graduate students or postdocs. We cover a wide range of information sources, including genome structure, gene duplication, developmental, and fossil data. Presentations also cover topics dealing with large data sets, managing and analyzing such data, and visualizing results at a wide range of scales. Emphasis will be on new approaches to traditional questions in green plant phylogeny. An associated workshop deals with ways in which scientifically diverse researchers can collaborate and communicate across disciplines.
Sponsored by two NSF grants: the Deep Gene Research Coordination Network and the Green Tree of Life Project.
1 - University of California, Berkeley, Integrative Biology, University and Jepson Herbaria, 1001 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, California, 94720-2465, USA
2 - Utah State University, Department of Biology, College of Science, 5305 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah, 84322-0305, United States
Presentation Type: Symposium
Location: Ballroom 3 (Cliff Lodge)
Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2004
Time: 8:20 AM