Project number: LTAUSA18004
Project title: Evolution of diploid-polyploid complex of Chenopodium album agg. Joint or parallel evolution of North American and Eurasian species?
Programme: InterExcellence (Ministry of Education Youth and Sports)
Project coordinator: FES CULS
Project leader: prof. Mgr. Bohumil Mandák, Ph.D.
Project partners: Institute of Experimental Botany CAS; Brigham Young University
Contact person: Ing. Michaela Kopřivová Stejskalová, Ph.D.
Project schedule: 2019 - 2022
Total project budget: 8 896 000 Kč
The main delivery of the project is to provide unique insights to the evolutionary patterns of American and Euro Asiatic species of Chenopodium album agg. by studying the phylogenetic relationships among species. Many species of diploid-polyploid complex of C. album evolved through hybridization and polyploidization events. However, different studies brought contradictory results most likely due to incomplete sampling design – the number of species studied is not sufficient. We will apply a combination of classical karyology for precise chromosome number determination, flow cytometry for ploidy level estimation and Hyb-Seq method for construction of well resolved phylogenetic tree.