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Population Genetics/Genomics

Becher, Hannes  [1], Brown, Max [1], Powell, Gavin [2], Metherell, Chris [3], Riddiford, Nick J.  [4], Twyford, Alex D. [1].

What makes species what they are?

Species idiosyncrasies are underpinned by genes. However, gene trees and species trees are not the same. Trees of different genes frequently show different topologies. This is often a sign of interesting biology.
To understand species evolution, we need a better understanding of gene trees across genomes. Becher et al. (under review) present a case study of parasitic eyebright plants (Euphrasia, Orobanchaceae), which are phenotypically different, but show extensive gene tree discordance. A preprint is available at: https://bit.ly/307rqsX

1 - University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Charlotte Auerbach Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FL, UK
2 - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR, UK
3 - Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, 4 High Firs Crescent, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1NA, UK
4 - Schoolton, Fair Isle, Shetland, ZE2 9JU, UK

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Presentation Type: Poster
Session: TBA
Location: /
Date: Thursday, January 1st, 1970
Time: TBA Time and date to be determined
Abstract ID:1070
Candidate for Awards:None

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