"Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution" (Theodosius Dobzhansky, 1973).
Evolution is the major process driving forms and functions of plants, from genomic processes, to behavior, to ecological interactions. In the base of the evolutionary process lies a change in genetic and morphological traits from parents to the offspring, in the short term or along millions of years as species evolve and diverge.
Evolution research in the School of Plant Sciences spans wide range of subjects, including plant behavior and decision making, theoretical and computational biology, molecular evolution and bioinformatics, plant taxonomy, evolutionary ecology, and natural selection in wild and crop plants. Researchers in the school study wide range of plants, from algae and bryophytes, via model plants and crops to wild flowers and it is studies in the laboratory, in the botanical garden, and in nature.
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