Determination of Fossil Plant DNA Sequences and Comparison with Contemporary Homologous Sequences

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: physical sciences, fossils, paleontology, trees, evolution, phylogenetics

Principal Investigator: LePage, Ben A. (3)
Licence Number: 11096
Organization: University of Saskatchewan; Universite Laval;
Licenced Year(s): 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: L. Savard; J. Bousquet

Objective(s): To compare genes isolated from fossil trees with homologous contemporary genes; to evaluate rates of evolution and reconstruct phylogenies;

Project Description: The Researcher and his team will continue to sample fossil leaves of conifers and deciduous tree species preserved in the permafrost on Axel Heiberg Island. They will compare genes isolated from fossil trees to evaluate rates of evolution.