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The Cuban Magnolia species (Magnoliaceae): assessment of the genetic diversity and the underlying evolutionary history

We will assess genetic diversity and study evolutionary history of endangered Cuban Magnolias at species and population level to reveal evolutionary patterns that led to present--‐day diversity and distribution. Using fossils, times of origin and radiation will be estimated and aligned with known geologic and climatologic history. Scientific knowledge generated will also be of value towards conservation of Cuban Magnolias.

Date:1 Oct 2014 →  1 Jun 2018
Keywords:biogeography, Magnolia
Disciplines:General biology, Plant biology, Evolutionary biology