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Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo-Devo)

Maryanski, Danielle [1], Winther, Jennifer Winther [2].

Type II MADS box genes in juniper male and female cones.

Type II MADS box genes determine the organ identity in angiosperm reproductive structures. Current knowledge of TYPE II MADS box genes in gymnosperm cones is limited, but it does support the hypothesis that seed plant reproductive structures evolved using a similar genetic toolkit. In this study we focused on isolating and sequencing Type II MADS box genes from the understudied gymnosperm cones of juniper. We isolated 9 unique Type II MADS box gene sequences that belong to four gene lineages including AGl6, B-class, and C-class. With further work on gymnosperm Type II MADS-box genes we will continue to improve our understanding of the evolutionary history of reproductive structures in gymnosperms and seed plants in general.

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1 - Grand Valley State University
2 - Grand Valley State University, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Henry Hall, Allendale, MI, 49401, USA


Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Topics
Session: P
Location: Grand Salon A - D/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PEV001
Abstract ID:610
Candidate for Awards:None

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