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  ·  Address of the BSA President-Elect - Cynthia Jones
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  ·  Biodiversity Informatics
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  ·  Symbioses: Plant, Animal, and Microbe Interactions

Symposium Presentation

  ·  Angiosperms353: A new essential tool for plant systematics
  ·  Biodiversity Research Collecting Is More Important Than Ever—Ushering in a Collecting Renaissance
  ·  From Genes to Distributions: physiological ecology as an integrator of polyploid biology
  ·  Insights into the diversity of plant sex chromosomes
  ·  Plant epigenetics: phenotypic and functional diversity beyond the DNA sequence

Colloquium Presentations

  ·  Biodiversity synthesis: Linking large phylogenies with species traits and ecologies.
  ·  Characteristics of nectar, nectaries, and nectar spurs
  ·  Enriching basic and applied botany through multi-stakeholder collaborations
  ·  Exploring the utility and limits of target enrichment methods to study polyploidy and reticulate evolution
  ·  Extreme conservation measures for plants at the extremes in the Hawaiian archipelago model system
  ·  Mechanisms of rapid adaptation through the expression of “heterogenomicity”
  ·  Phylogenomics and evolution of Superrosids
  ·  Plant life in Neotropical rocky outcrops
  ·  The Science of Meaningful Undergraduate Research Experiences

Presentations for Society\Section: Plant epigenetics: phenotypic and functional diversity beyond the DNA sequence

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Monday, July 27th

Monday, July 27th, 10:00 am to 2:15 pm · Virtual/Virtual
Session SY1: Symposium: Plant epigenetics: phenotypic and functional diversity beyond the DNA sequence
SY1002July 27th 10:15 amVirtual/VirtualEnvironmental dynamics of DNA methylation in asexually reproducing plants Symposium PresentationVerhoeven, Koen; van Antro, Morgane; Peña Ponton, Cristian; Gawehns, Fleur.DNA methylation
Asexual Reproduction
Transgenerational memory
SY1003July 27th 10:45 amVirtual/VirtualEpigenetic modifications in response to heavy metal stress in two terrestrial bryophytesSymposium PresentationBoquete Seoane , M. Teresa; Alonso, Conchita; Richards, Christina L.; Schmid, Marc W.; Herrera, Carlos.mosses
Abiotic stress
epigenetic regulation
plant tolerance
Heavy metals
SY1004July 27th 11:15 amVirtual/VirtualA role of epigenetic variation in perennial climate adaptationSymposium PresentationToivainen, Tuomas; Fossdal, Carl Gunnar; Hytönen, Timo; Gaut, Brandon.Local Adaptation
July 27th 11:45 amVirtual/VirtualBreak
SY1006July 27th 12:15 pmVirtual/VirtualEpigenome analyses reveal a key developmental regulator responsible for sex determinationSymposium PresentationBraeutigam, Katharina.DNA methylation
Gene expression
developmental program
sex determination
tree biology
SY1007July 27th 12:45 pmVirtual/VirtualTransgenerational responses to temperature modify locally adaptive signatures in Mimulus laciniatusSymposium PresentationColicchio , Jack M; Yuki, Cameron; Anderson, Ian; Adams, Sean; Smith, Aspen; Blackman, Benjamin.temperature
SY1008July 27th 1:15 pmVirtual/VirtualAlbinism in Agave: an epigenetic clue involvedSymposium PresentationDe-la-Peña, Clelia; Duarte-Aké, Fátima; Us-Camas, Rosa.Somaclonal Variation
DNA methylation
Histone modifications
July 27th 1:45 pmVirtual/VirtualDiscussion

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