Molecules to Morphology: Developing an Understanding of Plant Evolution Through Time
Wyatt, Sarah , Rothwell, Gar W. .
Molecules to morphology: summary and conclusions.
This symposium has addressed recent developments in paleobotany, physiology and gene regulation and how they can be integrated to provide a clearer picture of the evolution and development of plant body form. The availability of completely sequenced angiosperm genomes has bolstered angiosperm-centric approaches and notable progress has been made in understanding the partial history of some organ systems. Based upon the evolutionary history of plants as reconstructed from the fossil record, sequences of morphological evolution have led to hypotheses about the physiological and molecular mechanisms that underlie phylogenetic diversification. The presenters have identified the state of our knowledge regarding evolution of fundamental plant organography as seen in mosses and liverworts, in lycophytes and euphyllophytes, and in ferns and seed plants.
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1 - Ohio University, Department of Environmental & Plant Biology, Porter Hall, Richland Avenue, Athens, Ohio, 45701-2979, USA
Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Location: Stevens 5/Hilton
Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
Time: 4:15 PM