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Tropical Biology

Hughes, Mark [1], Kidner, Catherine [2], Wilson, Hannah [2], Sreenath, Madhavi [2], Michel, Thibauld [2], Campos Dominguez, Lucia [2], Fan, Cynthia [2], Moonlight, Peter [2].

Insights into tropical diversity from the world's fastest-growing genus, Begonia.

Hotspots of Begonia species diversity in the tropics mirror overall flowering plant diversity patterns, making the genus a useful model for understanding the generation of biodiversity. Begonia has been a research focus of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for over 20 years, where we have built on an initial taxonomic phase through expanding into population genetic, phylogenetic, biogeographic and genomic approaches. Here we present insights into systematics, species discovery, and the geography and genomics of speciation in Begonia from the Edinburgh Begonia lab, and highlight the value of collections-based research in combination with new approaches.

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1 - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, MLN, EH3 5LR, United Kingdom
2 - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Tropical Biology, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR, United Kingdom

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Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: TROP1, Tropical Biology Contributed Papers
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Number: TROP1001
Abstract ID:663
Candidate for Awards:None

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