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Evaluating hybridization in the genus Kohleria (Gesneriaceae)

Project summary:

My previous research in Kohleria (Gesneriaceae) has allowed me to detect some evidence of natural hybridization using morphometry, and now I aim to combine these results with RADseq to test these findings and, thus, help to understand the consequence of hybridization over the evolution, ecology, and taxonomy of the genus.

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Katherin Arango Gómez

Highest degree:

Bachelor’s degree

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Early-career researcher (PhD obtained within last three years)


Flowering plants

Universidad del Valle

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Arango, K., Clavijo, L. & Zuluaga, A. (2019), “Taxonomía y delimitación de especies e híbridos en Kohleria (Gesneriaceae) con datos moleculares y morfometría”, Unpublished undergraduate thesis, Universidad del Valle, Cali.

Referee 1:

Eric H. Roalson

Referee 2:

Laura Clavijo

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1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

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4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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