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Urban vs. Rural Plant Populations
A new study led by MSI PI Jeannine Cavender-Bares (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) describes the differences in plant populations in the city of Minneapolis and those in the Cedar Creek Natural History area. The study has been published in the journal Ecology and is described in a story by UMNews. Professor Cavender-Bares uses MSI to study the genetic structure and diversity of live oaks. Her group uses software available through MSI to analyze sequence data from seven different live-oak species and multiple populations within each species.