07 Oct 2020

Angiosperms353 PopGen

Our lab has a new preprint, “On the potential of Angiosperms353 for Population Genomics.” The paper is the first for undergraduate (and first author!) Madeline Slimp and Ph.D. Student Lindsay Williams. It is also the first empirical paper entirely produced by our lab at Texas Tech!

Some highlights include:

  • Successful low-cost library preparation from 50-year-old herbarium specimens.
  • High recovery rate of Angiosperms353 genes from 24 species.
  • Adapted data workflows to call SNPs within species from HybSeq data.
  • Substantial genetic diversity within all species.

Click here to check out the preprint!