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Mr James Clark

Mr James Clark

Mr James Clark

Geology (PhD)

Area of research

Whole genome duplication and the evolution of the land plant body plan

Office LS109
Life Sciences Building,
24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ
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Research summary

Land plants (embryophytes) have undergone a series of whole genome duplication (palaeopolyploidy) events throughout their evolution, sparking a series of hypotheses relating major innovations and diversification to genome duplication. The purpose of my research is to explore the placement and timing of these duplications across the plant phylogeny and to test any causal hypotheses relating to the evolution of plant complexity. 

Whole genome duplication (palaeopolyploidy) and the evolution of the land plant body plan

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Biography

BSc Biology, University of Bristol

MSc Biodiversity and Taxonomy, The evolution of fern genomes, Imperial College London and Natural History Museum, London 

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