Gymnosperm genomics

An exploration of gymnosperms

P1010283 copyWe have much research activity in gymnosperm genomics, especially in Gnetophytes (see Wan et al. 2018, Nature Plants; Wan et al. 2021 Nat. Comms), work that is in close collaboration with Tao Wan.

Repeat dynamics may not be the same across all land plants, in particular they may be different in gymnosperms and this might contribute to their more stable genomes over time. We are particularly interested in these questions:

[1] What is the early evolution of seed plants? [2] Are the dynamics of gymnosperm different from those of angiosperms, and if so in what ways and what are the consequences?

If you are interested in undertaking research into these areas please contact me.