Andrew Leitch – DNA in bloom: genome dynamics in flowering plants

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For this seminar we are delighted to host Prof. Andrew Leitch from Queen Mary University of London who will be giving an exciting talk on the evolution of flowering plants from a genomics perspective.

Date: Thursday, 17th July 2014 at 6pm
Venue: G22 LT Pearson Building (North East Entrance), UCL

Here I explore the factors influencing genome structures in angiosperms, focussing on the repetitive component of the genome, exploring both polyploidy and uncontrolled amplification of repeats. The data are discussed in relation to constraints on genome size and advantages of polyploidy.