Evolution and biogeography of Malpighiaceae

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2018 onwards

Malpighiaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Malpighiales. It comprises about 73 genera and 1315 species, all of which are native to the tropics and subtropics. About 80% of the genera and 90% of the species occur in the New World.

In this project, I

  • Performed DNA extraction for >100 species
  • Arranged genome skimming sequencing for >400 samples
  • Compiled a distribution dataset for c. 900 species
  • Performed biogeographic analysis.
Yujing Yan, PhD
Yujing Yan, PhD
Harvard University Herbaria Research Fellow

My research interests include biogeography, macroevolution, species diversity patterns and climate change conservation.