Phylogenetics of Camelina
I'm thrilled to announce the publication of my first-author publication in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution on the evolution and phylogenetics of the genus Camelina. One of the main findings of this work is that C. sativa was likely domesticated from the wild and world-wide weed, C. microcarpa. This finding provides further evidence that C. microcarpa may be utilized for it's valuable genetic diversity. For instance, "wild" traits may be introgressed into the crop allowing to enhanced traits such as drought and salt tolerance, increased yield, pest and disease resistance and etc.
Read the article here!