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Understanding plant evolution: morphology to molecules

Litt, Amy [1].

Understanding plant evolution: morphology to molecules.

This symposium has two underlying themes. The first is to celebrate the 65th birthday of Dennis Wm. Stevenson, one of The New York Botanical Garden's most productive and well known scientists. Throughout his long and illustrious career, Dr. Stevensonís research has covered a wide range of evolutionary topics from morphology to biogeography to physiology, and throughout his career he has adopted new techniques and new forms of data to address questions such as the origin of the seed, gymnosperm and monocot phylogeny, or the homology of ovary position. This symposium reflects the scope of his research. The second theme is to demonstrate the range of techniques that can be applied to the study of plant evolution, from historical approaches through phylogenetic, morphological, developmental, and genomic research. The subtitle "morphology to molecules," rather than the more common "molecules to morphology," represents the trajectory of Dr. Stevensonís career. To present these different approaches to studying plant evolution we have assembled a slate of speakers each of whom represents both a particular relationship with Dr. Stevenson and his career, and a particular facet of his research.


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1 - New York Botanical Garden, Institute of Systematic Botany, 200Th Street & Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York, 10458-5126, USA

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Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: S4
Location: Room 4/Woodward
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2008
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: S4SUM
Abstract ID:998


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