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Correlating genome size, ploidy level, and reproductive mode variation by using a phylogenetic approach in Globba L. (Zingiberaceae)

Project summary:

Objectives: Phylogenetic reconstruction of the genus Globba with 80% species coverage will be carried out to address:
1. Is there any relation between ploidy level and reproductive mode variation?
2. Is polyploidy clade-specific or does it show multiple independent origins?
Methods: we will first collect all the Indian Globba species for the phylogenetic reconstruction. we will do the genome size estimation and then map the genome size on a phylogenetic tree to see the evolution of ploidy in Globba L. (Zingiberaceae)

Cost: $


Ritu Yadav

Highest degree:

Academic degree (with date in case of Ph.D.): MSc Botany(2017); Pursuing Ph.D. (Since August 2018)

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Current student


Flowering plants

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research- Bhopal

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Referee 1:

Dr. Vinita Gowda

Referee 2:

Dr. R. Geeta

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     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

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