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Heike Kappes, Dr. Christian Printzen and Dr. Juraj Paule at Grunelius-Möllgaard Laboratory

Molecular Evolution of Plants and Fungi


Research of the section “Molecular Evolution of Plants and Fungi” is focused on microevolutionary processes that provide and enable population and lineage diversification with a specific interest in interspecific hybridization and polyploidisation, mechanisms representing particularly important means of speciation in plants.

Further focus is in differentiation and shift in reproductive modes of plants. The research falls into the field “Biodiversity, Systematics and Evolution” and partially into “Biodioversity and Climate“.