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Jonathan Wendel

Date & Location: April 6, 2020, at 4p; Room 1200 Molecular Plant Sciences Building

Subject: The wondrous cycles of polyploidy in plants

Host: Jiming Jiang

About the Speaker

University: Iowa State University

Research Interests: In our lab we work on the fascinating connections between molecular evolutionary processes and genotypic/phenotypic diversity. Our many research projects explore various aspects of molecular and genome evolution, phylogenetics, and phenotypic evolution of higher plants. We use a diverse set of technologies and approaches to explore the manner in which genomes change over evolutionary time, as well as the relationship between these events and morphological change. We have a particular interest in the mysterious and common phenomenon of genome doubling, or polyploidy, with a special focus on the cotton genus (Gossypium).