Solanaceae Source

A global taxonomic resource for the nightshade family

Oct 15th, 2021 - Jill Miller

Next SolSeminar will be presented by Jill Miller on Within species polymorphism in sexual strategy, mating system and ploidy level in species of Lycium (Solanaceae)

Abstract. Jill Miller's research in her laboratory at Amherst College is centered on the ecology and evolution of reproductive systems. During her time at Amherst, her group has developed the genus Lycium as a useful natural system for studies of reproductive evolution, especially as species in this group vary both in the deployment of sexual function (i.e., some species are hermaphroditic, whereas others have separate sexes) and in the presence of genetically controlled self-incompatibility systems. Further, ploidy level is often correlated with these reproductive features and can potentially constrain mating and influence the evolution of reproductive isolation. Though her research often takes a comparative approach across species, most recently, she has turned attention to reproductive diversity that is present within species. In this presentation, she explores how intraspecific variation can be leveraged to understand the evolution of sexual size dimorphism, transitions in mating system, and the potential for reproductive isolation.

When? Friday Oct 15th 4 pm (GMT+1)

The zoom link to join the meeting is Meeting ID: 943 3314 6166, password: Solanaceae

Watch this talk in TouTube:

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 17:30
Wed, 2022-01-19 17:25 -- rocio

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