5 record(s) found with the tag "phylogenetics" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Phylogenetics of Omphalina (Basidiomycotina, Agaricales) and the evolution of lichenization
Principal Investigator: Lutzoni, Francois
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992
Summary: I will be collecting lichens in the vicinity of Iqaluit in order to better understand the variety of species that grow in the high arctic. Some species of fungi grow with algae: these partnerships are recognized as lichens. In an attempt to study this partnership, I will separate the fungi part from the algae and grow each separately in a laboratory. I will also be visiting Greenland and Icelan...

Determination of Fossil Plant DNA Sequences and Comparison with Contemporary Homologous Sequences
Principal Investigator: LePage, Ben A.
Licensed Year(s): 1992 1991
Summary: The research will compare genes isolated from fossil trees with homologous contemporary genes to evaluated rates of evolution and reconstruct phylogenies....

Isozyme Variability of Lichens in Relation to Latitude
Principal Investigator: Fahselt, D.
Licensed Year(s): 1992 1991 1990
Summary: The Researcher will compare the levels of enzyme variation from populations of umbilicate species from the Arctic as well as from the southern limit of their ranges in southeastern USA. The objective will be to ascertain whether there is any correlation between the level of variability in enzyme patterns and latitude....

Genetic Variation and Population Structure in Boreal and Subarctic Mire Sedges (Carex, Cyperaceae)
Principal Investigator: Waterway, Marcia J.
Licensed Year(s): 1990
Summary: The Researcher and her team will sample approximately twenty different species of sedges in a range of wetlands between Edmonton and Yellowknife. They will find out the range of conditions in which each species grows best and will determine whether broad tolerance results from inherited variability or from the ability of individuals of each species to tolerate different conditions....

Experimental Plantings and the Establishment of a Research Transplant Garden in the Grounds of Arctic College, Iqaluit
Principal Investigator: Aiken, Susan
Licensed Year(s): 1990
Summary: The Researcher will test some very standard agriculture seeds that have been developed in Alberta to determine whether they will grow in test plots in Iqaluit and Lake Harbour. She will also identify areas across the NWT which may be suitable as long term climatic change monitoring sites....