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The evolution of functional traits in plants: is the giant still sleeping?

Gaynor, Michelle [1], Lim-Hing, Simone [2], Mason, Chase [3].

Genome duplication impact on secondary metabolite composition in non-cultivated species: A systematic meta-analysis.

Genome duplication is known to influence herbivore interactions and plant physiology; however, despite abundant case studies, much is still unknown about the impact of genome duplication on secondary metabolites in relation to defense. We aimed to identified whether there is a relationship between increased genome size and secondary metabolite production in non-cultivated species. To assess the relationship between genome size and secondary metabolite production, we conducted a systematic meta-analysis comparing secondary metabolite production between closely-related species or species-complexes differing in genome size. Despite the abundant studies on chemosystematics of polyploids, few studies have measured the abundance of shared secondary metabolites between polyploids and closely related diploids. Based on relevant studies, we found that whole genome duplication does not affect secondary metabolites in naturally occurring populations in a consistent manner.


1 - University of Florida, Department of Biology, 220 Bartram Hall, P.O. Box 118525, Gainesville, FL, 32601, USA
2 - University of Georgia , Department of Plant Biology, 2502 Miller Plant Sciences, University of Georgia, Athen, GA, 30602, USA
3 - University of Central Florida, Department of Biology, 4110 Libra Drive, Orlando, FL, 32816, US

Keywords:
Whole genome duplication
Secondary metabolites
polyploidy.

Presentation Type: Colloquium Presentations
Number: 0014
Abstract ID:299
Candidate for Awards:Ecological Section Best Graduate Student Paper


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