Research Group: Plant Systematics
Systematic studies of diversity and relationships
The research in systematic botany is focused on using morphology, cytogenetic and molecular biology to investigate:
a) relationships among cultivated plants and their wild relatives
b) genetic diversity of crop plants and plants significant to semi-arable landscapes
c) agro-biodiversity and ethnobotany of crops in developing countries.
The results are important for optimizing plant breeding strategies, land management plans and plant identification, both in modern western agriculture, forestry and horticulture, and for plant production and farming in developing regions.
Current research projects focus on:
For further information - please contact Associate Professor Conny B. A. Lange