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Gene Flow across Species Boundaries

Project Full Title:

Gene Flow across species boundaries: an example from American hazelnuts and adaptive significance.

Project Mentor(s):

Li,Jianhua

Project Mentor(s) EMail:

li@hope.edu

Project Start Date:

5/11/2020

Project End Date:

7/17/2020

Project Description:

This project explores for the first time the genetic variation and relationship of two Michigan native hazelnut species Corylus americana and C. cornuta using DNA sequence data of chloroplasts. We aim at testing whether there was hybridization and introgression between the two species leading to a high similarity of plastid genomes between them relative to other species of Corylus.

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