Symposium: Genomics of Australian Plants

Evolutionary history of Australian Chenopodium alliance.

Anze Zerdoner Calasan (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and Western Australian Herbarium); Karol Krak (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and Czech Academy of Sciences); Bohumil Mandák (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and Czech Academy of Sciences); Kelly A. Shepherd (Western Australian Herbarium); Gudrun Kadereit (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich). Covering approximately 70% of the …

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Acacia phylogenomics: an initial assessment using the Angiosperms353 target capture bait set.

Daniel J. Murphy (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria); Bruce Maslin (Western Australian Herbarium); Theodore Allnutt (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria); Todd McLay (National Biodiversity DNA Library, CSIRO). This study marks the initiation of a Genomics for Australian Plants (GAP)-supported, phylogenomic analysis of the genus Acacia – Australia’s largest genus of flowering plants – using the Angiosperms353 target capture bait set. …

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A first perspective on evolution and diversification of Australasian Teucrium (Lamiaceae) and improved insight to selecting contemporary genomic techniques.

Trevor C. Wilson (Botanic Gardens of Sydney); Elizabeth James (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria); Russell Barrett (Botanic Gardens of Sydney); Marlien vanderMerwe (Botanic Gardens of Sydney); Saphira Bloom-Quinn (Botanic Gardens of Sydney). Teucrium L. (Lamiaceae) is a cosmopolitan genus with a Mediterranean centre of diversity. We tested recently-made generic synonymies and species concepts using phylogenomic analysis of nuclear genes sequenced via targeted enrichment (Angiosperms-353 baits) …

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Inferring the Australian Angiosperm Tree of Life: paralogy, phylogenetics, and technical hiccups along the way.

Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn (CSIRO); Ziad Al Bkhetan (Australian BioCommons); Theodore Allnutt (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria); Matt Barrett (James Cook University); Jason Bragg (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney); Gareth Holmes (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria); Chris Jackson (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria); Mabel Lum (Bioplatforms Australia); Steven Manos (Australian BioCommons); Todd McLay (CSIRO); Daniel Murphy (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria); Katharina Nargar …

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Conservation genetics of Critically Endangered Zieria (Rutaceae): confirming existing species boundaries and identification of a species new to science.

Harvey K. Orel (The University of Melbourne); Todd G. B. McLay (The University of Melbourne, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and CSIRO); Lydia K. Guja (Australian National Botanic Gardens and CSIRO); Marco F. Duretto (Botanic Gardens of Sydney); Michael J. Bayly (The University of Melbourne). Zieria is a genus of 63 described species of shrubs or small trees in the family …

Conservation genetics of Critically Endangered Zieria (Rutaceae): confirming existing species boundaries and identification of a species new to science. Read More »

Discoveries in the Cassia tomentella and Samadera bidwillii species complexes provide information for conservation.

Laura Simmons (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria); Jason Halford (Queensland Herbarium); Gordon Guymer (Queensland Herbarium); Todd McLay (National Biodiversity DNA Library, CSIRO). The Queensland Herbarium in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria embarked on three Genomics for Australian Plants (GAP) Conservation Genomics projects in 2020 focusing on Gompholobium, Cassia and Samadera. Each project investigated the morphological and genetic distinctiveness of …

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Is Angiosperms353 an effective tool for population genomics?

Benjamin M. Anderson (Western Australia Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions); Rachel M. Binks (Western Australia Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions); Margaret Byrne (Western Australia Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions). Targeted sequence capture is a powerful tool for obtaining genomic datasets useful for inferring phylogenetic relationships. The Angiosperms353 (A353) bait kit targets 353 …

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Reconciling incongruence and implications for taxonomy/systematics in the phylogenomic era.

Francis J. Nge (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement and National Herbarium of New South Wales, Botanic Gardens of Sydney). Incongruence could arise through different datasets (e.g. molecular vs. morphological or nuclear vs organellar), analytical methods (e.g., concatenated vs. coalescent), and even across different genes in the phylogenomic era. Conflicting results from any of these would …

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