The Evolution of Diversity in Begonia

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Abstract

As a large and diverse tropical genus, Begonia has been highlighted as a research subject at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and has been the subject of several projects over the past few years. We have been conducting some preliminary studies of evolutionary development in the genus and in this chapter discuss the potential of Begonia for research of this kind. Advances in methods for working with Begonia are introduced, including DNA and RNA extraction protocols. Preliminary results are described which further demonstrate the particular interest of the genus for studies at the level of gene, population and species.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFloriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology: Advances and Topical Issues
EditorsJ.A. Teixeira da Silva
PublisherGlobal Science Books
Pages606
Number of pages612
VolumeIV
ISBN (Print)978-4-903313-09-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Begonia
  • development
  • evolution
  • natural variation

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