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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Capturing genes from (old) herbarium material

A series of blogs by the RBGE staff about using targeted enrichment to sequence herbarium material of the legume genus Inga up to 180 yrs old!  This powerful approach would provide a large number loci to test phylogenetic affinities and biogeographic patterns using (old) bryophyte specimens stored in herbaria. A recent paper on the topic: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2015.00710/abstract
See below:
Capturing Genes from Herbaria. I. What it’s all about. http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/16411
Capturing Genes from Herbaria. II. Inga. http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/16427
Capturing Genes from Herbaria. III. The samples. http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/16441
Capturing Genes from Herbaria. IV. DNA. http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/16470
Capturing Genes from Herbaria. V. Fragmenting the DNA. http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/16525

Capturing Genes from Herbaria. VI. Size Selection. http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/16645

Capturing Genes from Herbaria. VII. Comparisons. http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/16737 
Genes from Herbaria. VIII. Amplification. http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/16788

Friday, July 31, 2015

Evolution of light sensing molecules


The Southern hemisphere hornwort Nothoceros endiviifolius- photo by J. Larraín
Dear colleagues,

Two recent studies teasing apart the evolution of two important photoreceptors: phytochromes and phototropins
Here a popular article on the phytochrome paper. Hornworts and liverworts seem to have a single gene copy of each photoreceptor!


Enjoy, Juan Carlos



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