College of Arts and Sciences

Evolution Complexity of Brown Algae

About Our Research

This project is using next generation sequencing of various lineages of brown algae and closely aligned heterokont outgroups. This data will provide essential candidate genes for all levels of systematic inference from intra-specific to ordinal levels in brown algae. For the phylogenetic aspects of this research loci will be selected from our "novel gene bank" and combined with existing chloroplast and mitochondrial markers to construct a robust multigene tip rich phylogeny for this important group of primary producers.