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Research Abstracts Online
January 2008 - March 2009

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Biological Sciences
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

PI: Georgiana May

Evolutionary Genetic Analyses of Host/Microbe Interactions

These researchers use a number of evolutionary, genetic, and genomic computer analyses and tools to investigate the evolution of host/microbe interactions. Some analyses test statistical significance by permutation of an empirically derived dataset, and thus require computational resources beyond that of a desktop computer. The researchers used the supercomputers and various laboratories for their projects, which include large datasets for resistance gene families in plants and DNA sequence-based population genetic data for fungal pathogens. 

Group Members

Jonathan Arnold, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Ethy Cannon, Graduate Student
Brett Couch, Research Associate
Anja Forsche, Research Associate
Keun-Sub Lee, Graduate Student
David Schladt, Graduate Student
Peter Voth, Graduate Student