Morning glory as a powerful model in ecological genomics: tracing adaptation through both natural and artificial selection.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Many diverse questions in ecology and evolution have been addressed using species belonging to the genus Ipomoea, commonly referred to as the morning glory genus. Ipomoea exhibits a wide range of diversity in floral color, growth form, mating system and tolerance to environmental factors, both within and among species, and as such has been a focal group of many investigations in the last 80 years. In this review, we highlight recent work to which Ipomoea species have contributed-from studies of the mating system, molecular evolution, plant-herbivore and plant-parasite interactions to their impact on and importance to agriculture. Genomic resources for this group are currently under development, and given the breadth of studies and history of this group, combined with an expanding genetics toolkit, we argue that Ipomoea should provide the next model organism for ecological genomics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Baucom, RS; Chang, S-M; Kniskern, JM; Rausher, MD; Stinchcombe, JR

Published Date

  • October 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 107 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 377 - 385

PubMed ID

  • 21448228

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21448228

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1365-2540

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0018-067X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/hdy.2011.25


  • eng