Research Group: Plant Systematics
The Plant Systematics research group performs studies on:
1) Species diversity and relationships among cultivated plants and their wild relatives
2) Genetic diversity, evolution, and domestication of plants
3) Molecular and morphological identification of plants at all levels
4) Molecular methods in plant systematics and phylogeny
5) Genetic resources for future breeding.
We focus on the applied aspects i.e., how can the genetic and morphological variation in plants help optimize plant breeding strategies? What are the potentials of known and hitherto unknown genetic variation within and between species? How can molecular identification help land management in both natural and cultivated areas?
We offer botanical counseling services.
- Molecular plant identification using DNA barcodes. How efficient is molecular identification and how can we best use this tool in modern management of natural and cultivated systems
- Phylogeny of palms (Arecaceae). How can phylogeny help us understand the diversification and geographical distribution of palms and improve the current classification
- Phylogeny and molecular identification of Trifolium (clover). We develop DNA-barcodes to all clover species and try to understand the relationship among these lovely plants
- Old Danish pea cultivars
- Systematics of Barbarea. Can evolution and radiation in this genus help us understand the development of chemical defense systems found in some of these plants
- Biodiversity of earth beams; Ballerup
|Niels Jacobsen||Emeritus||+45 35 33 28 05|
- Matilde Juul Gomes
- Lasse Schmidt Jespersen