Philip C. BentzUniversity of Georgia | UGA · Department of Plant Biology
Philip C. Bentz
I work on the evolution of dioecy and sex chromosomes in the genus Asparagus
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I use comparative genomics and phylogenetic approaches to explore the evolution of dioecy and sex chromosomes in plants.
Premise: Apetaly is widespread across distantly related lineages of flowering plants and is associated with abiotic (or self-) pollination. It is particularly prevalent in the carnation family, and the cosmopolitan genus Stellaria contains many lineages that are hypothesized to have lost petals from showy petalous ancestors. But the pollination bi...
We are using the genus Asparagus to explore the early stages of genetic sex-determination and sex chromosome evolution.