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Grant T. Godden
Florida Museum of Natural History
Phylogenetic treeMint familyGeneticsBiologyPhylogenetics
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#1Benjamin R. Lichman (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 8
#2Grant T. Godden (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 4
Last. C R Buell (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 5
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Plants are reservoirs of extreme chemical diversity, yet biosynthetic pathways remain underexplored in the majority of taxa. Access to improved, inexpensive genomic and computational technologies has recently enhanced our understanding of plant specialized metabolism at the biochemical and evolutionary levels including the elucidation of pathways leading to key metabolites. Furthermore, these approaches have provided insights into the mechanisms of chemical evolution, including neofunctionalizat...
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#2Grant T. GoddenH-Index: 4
Last. Taliesin J KinserH-Index: 1
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#2Grant T. Godden (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 4
Last. Sabina Lara-Cabrera (UMSNH: Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo)H-Index: 5
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Sage phylogenies have not resolved many shallow level clades within problematic Salvia subgenus Calosphace, hindered by the difficulty in finding sufficiently variable loci. We assembled fifteen chloroplast genomes and nuclear ribosomal cistrons from non-target reads of a nuclear hybrid enrichment project to assess the phylogenetic utility for a closely related group of mainly Mexican sections. Chloroplast synteny is confirmed with 10 Lamiales chloroplasts, supporting a map to reference assembly...
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#1Grant T. Godden (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 4
#2Taliesin J Kinser (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 1
Last. Douglas E. Soltis (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 112
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Ancient duplication events and retained gene duplicates have contributed to the evolution of many novel plant traits and, consequently, to the diversity and complexity within and across plant lineages. Although mounting evidence highlights the importance of whole-genome duplication (WGD; polyploidy) and its key role as an evolutionary driver, gene duplication dynamics and mechanisms, both of which are fundamental to our understanding of evolutionary process and patterns of plant diversity, remai...
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#1Dongyan Zhao (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 8
#2John P. Hamilton (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 29
Last. C. Robin Buell (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 69
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#1Shan Wu (Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research)H-Index: 9
#2Kin H. Lau (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 2
Last. Zhangjun Fei (Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research)H-Index: 53
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Sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] is a globally important staple food crop, especially for sub-Saharan Africa. Agronomic improvement of sweetpotato has lagged behind other major food crops due to a lack of genomic and genetic resources and inherent challenges in breeding a heterozygous, clonally propagated polyploid. Here, we report the genome sequences of its two diploid relatives, I. trifida and I. triloba, and show that these high-quality genome assemblies are robust references for hexa...
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#1Benoît Boachon (Purdue University)H-Index: 3
#2C. Robin Buell (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 69
Last. Dongyan Zhao (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 8
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Abstract The evolution of chemical complexity has been a major driver of plant diversification, with novel compounds serving as key innovations. The species-rich mint family (Lamiaceae) produces an enormous variety of compounds that act as attractants and defense molecules in nature and are used widely by humans as flavor additives, fragrances, and anti-herbivory agents. To elucidate the mechanisms by which such diversity evolved, we combined leaf transcriptome data from 48 Lamiaceae species and...
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#1Srikar Chamala (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 17
#2Nicolás García (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 6
Last. Pamela S. Soltis (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 102
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Premise of the study: Targeted sequencing using next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms offers enormous potential for plant systematics by enabling economical acquisition of multilocus data sets that can resolve difficult phylogenetic problems. However, because discovery of single-copy nuclear (SCN) loci from NGS data requires both bioinformatics skills and access to high-performance computing resources, the application of NGS data has been limited. Methods and Results: We developed MarkerMin...
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#1Grant T. Godden (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 4
#2Ingrid E. Jordon-Thaden (Florida Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 12
Last. Matthew A. Gitzendanner (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 25
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Recent reviews are setting the stage for the use of next-generation sequencing technologies in phylogenetic applications. However, the processes for developing new markers for phylogenetic analyses remain difficult to navigate for many researchers in plant systematics. We review several experimental approaches and practical considerations for developing new phylogenetic markers with next-generation sequencing technologies. We also outline a flexible framework for data acquisition that is readily...
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