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Carrie Olson-Manning, Augustana University

April 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Comparative metabolomics in hybridizing milkweed species: adaptation and hybrid dysregulation

Carrie Olson-Manning, Associate Professor of Biology at Augustana University

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Abstract

Despite the remarkable chemical diversity generated by plants, our understanding of both metabolite diversity and the associated effects on plant survival and fitness remains limited to a set of well-studied pathways. This seminar will discuss metabolic divergence between two closely-related milkweed species, Asclepias speciosa and Asclepias syriaca, inhabiting western and eastern North America, respectively. With untargeted metabolomics, we identified divergence in stress-response and signaling pathways between the species, environment-specific expression of candidate pathways, and the disruption of those pathways in hybrids. The differences in stress-metabolism provide a unique avenue to study postzygotic isolation mechanisms and species-specific responses to environmental challenges.

Join us on Monday, April 15 at 1:30 PM in Stephens Room (3503 Thomas Hall) and ZOOM for the Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series. 

Register to attend virtually via Zoom.

No registration is required to attend In-Person

If you are interested with meeting with Carrie Olson-Manning, please contact host Caiti Heil (cheil@ncsu.edu).

Details

Date:
April 15
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Series:
Event Category:

Organizer

GGA
Phone
919-515-1651
Email
rsstojan@ncsu.edu

Venue

Stephens Room, 3503 Thomas Hall OR Zoom
112 Derieux Place
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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