9520713 Mori This research involves molecular analysis of DNA sequence data to establish evolutionary relationships among members of the tropical plant family Vochysiaceae. Phylogenetic relationships will be reconstructed using chloroplast rbcL and ndhL sequences and scanning electron microscopy will be used to examine the developmental evolution of certain characters (for example, stamens). This plant family is worthy of study because of its topical and disjunct distribution. The significance of the research is one of elucidating the developmental evolution of floral patterns, pollination biology and the biogeographic distribution of members of this family.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
9520713
Program Officer
James E. Rodman
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
1995-08-15
Budget End
1998-07-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
1995
Total Cost
$10,000
Indirect Cost
Name
New York Botanical Garden
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Bronx
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
10458