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Skibicki, Sam [1].

Systematics of Sanvitalia and Future Phylogenetics of Subtribe Zinniinae.

Zinniinae (Asteraceae: Heliantheae), a New World endemic, is a subtribe made up of seven genera and around 54 species. Some prominent members include the ethnobotanically important Echinacea, the charismatic Heliopsis and Zinnia, and the amphiequitorial Sanvitalia. As a master’s student at Northern Arizona University I used ITS sequences and three plastid markers to formulate a hypothesis of the species tree for Sanvitalia, uncovering two distinct clades in the genus and a long-distance dispersal event leading to vicariant speciation. As a 2nd year PhD student at West Virginia University I plan to use targeted sequence capture and next gen sequencing to create a phylogenetic tree of the entire Zinniinae. This will open avenues to studying the biogeography and cytological trends at the subtribal level as the traits involved with arid adaptation and chromosome numbers are mapped onto the phylogenetic tree.

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Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Phylogenomics Posters
Location: Arizona Ballroom/Starr Pass
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PPL001
Abstract ID:124
Candidate for Awards:None

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