Meet the University of Florida researchers who are part of a nationwide team preparing to open a door into a better understanding of plant evolution by sequencing the genome of the single living sister species to all other flowering plants, Amborella trichopoda.

The work at UF is a collaborative effort among researchers at the Florida Museum of Natural History, the department of biology and the UF Genetics Institute. The National Science Foundation is funding the $7.3 million project, led by The Pennsylvania State University.

Read: UF researchers help sequence genome of ancient flowering plant

Learn more about the Molecular Systematics & Evolutionary Genetics lab at the Florida Museum.

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