Abstract Detail

Exploring the utility and limits of target enrichment methods to study polyploidy and reticulate evolution

Crowl, Andrew [1], Tiley, George [2], Fritsch, Peter [3], Manos, Paul [2].

A phylogenomic investigation into polyploidy and cryptic diversity in the true blueberries (Vaccinium section Cyanococcus).

Vaccinium sect. Cyanococcus (the true blueberries) is a polyploid species complex of ca. 9–16 taxa (diploids, tetraploids, and hexaploids) distributed across temperate North America. Ubiquitous constituents of heathlands and acidophilic plant communities, as well as a food sources for wildlife and humans, these taxa are of immense ecological and economic value. The presence of hybridization and polyploidy, however, has led to much confusion regarding species boundaries and evolutionary history and presents a challenge for phylogenetic analysis. We will present preliminary results based on a HybSeq dataset and a recently developed polyploid allele phasing method that show promise for disentangling this purported highly reticulate clade and infer origins and mode of polyploidization.

1 - Duke University, Biology, 330 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC, 27708, United States
2 - Duke University, Biology, 330 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC, 27708, USA
3 - Botanical Research Institute Of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76107, United States

Target Enrichment

Presentation Type: Colloquium Presentations
Number: COL04005
Abstract ID:473
Candidate for Awards:None

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