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Seminar by Verónica di Stilio – “Reconstructing the ancestral role of flowering pathway genes”2018-10-01T14:26:19+01:00

Seminar by Verónica di Stilio – “Reconstructing the ancestral role of flowering pathway genes”

Date: 29 August, 11:00-12:00
Venue: Room W0.1
Organizer: Plant Developmental Systems (WUR)
Contact: marian.bemer@wur.nl

Dr. Verónica di Stilio (University of Washington, Seattle) works on unraveling the molecular basis of flowering in species outside of the core eudicots, focusing on the genus Thalictrum (ranunculids), in which diverse breeding and pollination systems are present. In addition to studying the role of flowering genes such as LEAFY, MYB and MADS-domain transcription factors in the ranunculids, her lab recently begun to explore the ancestral role of flowering related gene orthologs in non-flowering plant lineages. In her talk, she will both present data about the evolution of MADS-box genes in ranunculids, proposing the ABC model for the emerging model species Thalictrum thalictroides, and add some recent results about the function of LEAFY in ferns.


Thursday, August 29, 2019
11:00 - 12:00
WUR – RADIX
Droevendaalsesteeg 1, Wageningen