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Genome evolution, polyploidy, duplicate gene fates and evolution, evolution of gene regulation, transcriptomics, alternative splicing, non-coding RNAs
Plant molecular biology, genomics and biochemistry. Natural products and chemical ecology of forest trees.
The study of plant form using the techniques of comparative genomics, molecular developmental biology and evolutionary biology.
Systematics and evolution of vascular plants, focusing on using DNA sequence data to infer relationships at deep and recent levels of seed plant, angiosperm and monocot phylogenetic history.
Early eukaryote evolution, molecular phylogeny, protistology.
Utilizing a combination of molecular genetics, biochemical and genomics approaches to understand the natural resistance mechanisms of plants against microbial pathogens including fungi, bacteria, and viruses.
Spider systematics and evolution.
Marine phycology; biomechanics of macroalgae.
|Laura Wegener Parfrey||
Microbiome of coastal marine organisms; eukaryotes in the microbiome
Adaptation, Domestication, Crop Evolution, Hybridization, Speciation, Weed Evolution
Plant cell biology, cellular basis of secretion of plant cell wall components; lignification in xylem development; ABC transporters and cuticle secretion
plant genomics, environmental stresses, seed development, gene expression
The biology of viruses that infect marine phytoplankton and bacteria, and the role of these viruses in population dynamics and geochemical cycles.
Plant Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; organization of the cytoskeleton and its role in cell wall formation, intracellular motility and growth anisotropy in the higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the characean algae; plant responses to abiotic and endogenous signals.
Plant molecular systematic and evolution; the evolution of asexual polyploid complexes in higher plants.
We are interested in how local resistance and systemic acquired resistance are regulated in plants.