Seed Free Plants at the Genomic Scale

Colloquium at Botany 2016, Savannah GA


  1. This colloquium, organized by Matt Johnson (Chicago Botanic Garden, @mossmatters) and Erin Sigel (Smithsonian Institution, #NotOnTwitterYet) aimed to showcase research on seed-free plants (algae, bryophytes, and lycophytes, and ferns) using genomic techniques. The sixteen talks presented research conducted by early-career scientists (graduate students, post-docs, and assistant professors) and was sponsored by the American Bryological and Lichenological Society and the American Fern Society. It was also attended by some of the most prolific tweeters at #Botany2016!

  2. Emily Sessa, Assistant Professor, University of Florida (@ebsessa): Building a comprehensive evolutionary history of flagellate plants

  3. Hilary McManus, Assistant Professor, Le Moyne College (@profmcmanus): A comparison of chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes within a family of green algae

  4. Amber Paasch, PhD Student, American Museum of Natural History (@hiamberpaasch): Food vs Photons: the genomics of an algae that eats bacteria.