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Recent Topics Posters

Crowl, Andrew [1], Young, Elisheba [2], Lynch, Nathan [3], Ranney, Tom [3], Ashrafi, Hamid [2], Fritsch, Peter [4], Manos, Paul [5].

Evolution of the true blueberries: a phylogenomic, cytogenetic, and morphological investigation into the reticulate polyploid clade, Vaccinium section Cyanococcus.

Vaccinium sect. Cyanococcus (the true blueberries) includes ca. 9–16 species endemic to North America. A ubiquitous aspect of heathlands and acidophilic plant communities, as well as a food source for wildlife and humans, these taxa are of immense ecological and economic value. However, despite (and perhaps because of) its economic importance, Cyanococcus has suffered from a lack of basic systematic study of natural populations. Here we present preliminary results of phylogeny and polyploidy estimation and discuss future directions for disentangling the complex, reticulate evolutionary history of the group.

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1 - Duke University, Biology, 330 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC, 27708, United States
2 - North Carolina State University, Department of Horticultural Science, Raleigh, NC, USA
3 - Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, Department of Horticultural Science, Mills River, NC, USA
4 - Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76107, United States
5 - Duke University, Biology, 330 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC, 27708, USA

flow cytometry
Sequence Capture

Presentation Type:
Session: P, Recent Topics Posters
Location: Arizona Ballroom/Starr Pass
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PRT030
Abstract ID:1408
Candidate for Awards:None

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