compositae compositae

Definition(s):

  • (n) plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia

News

  • Sequencing hundreds of nuclear genes in the sunflower family now possible

    Researchers have developed an efficient approach for sequencing hundreds of nuclear genes across members of the Compositae (sunflower family) to better-resolve phylogenetic relationships within the family, as well as a bioinformatic workflow for processing and analyzing the resulting sequence data. This method, available in the February issue of Applications in Plant Sciences, can be applied to ...
    on February 21, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

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