SEMINARIO: Tracing changes in genetic pathways underlying reproductive architecture in Papaveraceae (basal eudicots, Ranunculales)
Ciclo de seminarios IBB
Ponente: Oriane Hidalgo, investigadora postdoctoral del Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Fecha: Martes 16 de diciembre 2014, 12:00 horas.
Lugar: Sala Salvador del IBB
The family Papaveraceae offers a unique opportunity to study coordinated evolution of traits, with three characteristic and widespread floral syndromes that link inflorescence determinacy and flower symmetry, and some interesting «rule-breaker» taxa with unusual syndromes. We tested the amenability of Cysticapnos vesicaria to the functional molecular biology technique of virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS). This provided a zygomorphic-flowered model plant to contrast the actinomorphic-flowered emerging model Eschscholzia californica. We discussed traits evolution in the light of the phylogeny and the history of single gene, whole-genome duplication events and genome reshuffling in Papaveraceae.