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Evolution und Biodiversity of Plants


Pinguicula longifolia

Pinguicula longifolia. Photo: W. Barthlott.

The group Evolution and Biodiversity of Plants (chair Kai Müller) was established in 2009, as one of the five major groups in the Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity at WWU.

The working group deals with the evolution of plant biodiversity. Using phylogenetic reconstructions based on molecular data, we contribute to new plant classifications as a means of communication in the whole field of biology. In addition, we test hypotheses on spatial and temporal diversification and key innovations of several angiosperm groups. One current focus are carnivorous plants in the order Lamiales: here, chloroplast genome evolution and the observed nuclear genome miniaturization are among the main research topics. In the context of these subjects, we also contribute to bioinformatic method and software development.


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2017-08-17: bioinfweb repositories on GitHub

The source codes of JPhyloIO are now synchronized with GitHub.

Sources of the other bioinfweb projects will follow soon. Feedback and pull requests are welcome.
 

2017-06-26: Version 2.14.0 of TreeGraph released

A new version of our phylogenetic tree editor can be downloaded from http://treegraph.bioinfweb.info/Download.
 

2017-05-22: New article published

Our article Barré P, Stöver BC, Müller KF, Steinhage V: LeafNet: A computer vision system for automatic plant species identification was published in Ecological Informatics.
 

2017-05-13: Version 0.4.0 of JPhyloIO released

A new version of our library for reading and writing of phylogenetic file formats through one event-based interface was released.
 

2017-05-13: Version 2.3.0 of bioinfweb.commons.java released

A new version of our Java library bioinfweb.commons has been released. It consists of different modules to be used in bioinformatics or in a general purpose that are made available under GNU LGPL 3.
 

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