Bryological and Lichenological Section/ABLS
Tremblay, Susan .
A Phylogenetic Approach to Investigating Liverwort Oil Body Function.
Liverworts possess unique, membrane-bound organelles called oil bodies that are found in no other green plant lineage. While a number of hypotheses for oil body function have been proposed, such as defense against herbivores and freezing and desiccation tolerance, none have been rigorously tested and the function of these organelles remains unknown. Mapping oil body characters and ecological characters onto current liverwort phylogenies, may reveal patterns, trends and correlations that can lead to testable hypotheses.
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1 - University of California at Berkeley, Integrative Biology, 1001 Valley Life Sciences Bldg #2465, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA
Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for BSA Sections
Location: Magpie B/Cliff Lodge - Level B
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2009
Time: 3:00 PM