Extreme Mutation Rate Variation and the Evolution of Plant Mitochondrial Genomes
Mitochondrial mutation rates vary wildly across the tree of life. Plants typically exhibit some of the very slowest mitochondrial mutation rates, but some angiosperm lineages represent glaring exceptions, with 5000-fold variation in rates observed across this group. I will present the results of our recent efforts to understand the mechanisms responsible for extremely faithful mitochondrial DNA transmission in most plant species, using Arabidopsis as a model, as well as for the recent accelerations that have occurred within other lineages.
Date: 21 October 2021, 14:00 (Thursday, 2nd week, Michaelmas 2021)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speaker: Dan Sloan (Colorado State University)
Host: Dmitry Filatov (University of Oxford)
Part of: Plant Sciences Seminar Series
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Lesley Austyn