Ralf Reski: "Shedding light on 500 million years of plant evolution: a tribute to Dobzhansky"
von 13:15 bis 14:00
|Wo||FRIAS Lecture Hall, Albertstr. 19, 79104 Freiburg|
|Name||Dr. Britta Küst|
Open to University employees
Chair Plant Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg
Senior Fellow, FRIAS School of Life Sciences - LifeNet
Shedding light on 500 million years of plant evolution: a tribute to Dobzhansky
The moss Physcomitrella patens was developed as a model system for basic biology and for biotechnology. In contrast to the widely used seed plants, moss plants are predominantly haploid and harbour a yeast-like efficient machinery for gene targeting. These features allow precise manipulation of the genome to identify gene functions in a reverse genetics approach. Some recent results will be presented that illustrate the value of an evolutionary view on biology. Ongoing work on integrating different levels of –omics data in a systems biology approach will be presented as well.