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“Legume Morphology: Current Knowledge and Future Directions” Symposium 2015
Title: “Legume Morphology: Current Knowledge and Future Directions” Symposium 2015
Venue: Sao Paulo
Start date: 2015-11-02
End date: 2015-11-05
Creator: Perez, Ana Paula Fortuna [Main coordinator]; Marazzi, Brigitte [Main coordinator]
Abstract: Researchers in legume taxonomy and systematics from around the world have joined forces to advance and propose a new updated family classification. In this context, the Legume Morphology Working Group (LMWG) was created primarily to contribute to the identification of morphological characteristics that are taxonomically and phylogenetically useful. The international symposium and workshop “Legume Morphology: Current Knowledge and Future Directions” is an important step towards achieving the general objectives of the LMWG: i) to support the work of the Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG) towards developing the new classification of Leguminosae; ii) to evaluate how comparative morphological studies may help to better understand species groups, and poorly-resolved molecular phylogenetic relationships; iii) to identify gaps in our knowledge about legume morphology and coordinate efforts to fill these gaps; and, finally, iv) to promote consistency in legume morphological terminology for effective communication in the legume community, through an illustrated glossary including definitions that can be used widely as a standard reference. This event represents the first time that legume researchers focusing on legume morphology in and beyond South America reunite to advance legume systematics in a coordinated way. Furthermore, this event would be hosted by one of the countries with the highest legume diversity worldwide (221 genera and 2.800 species listed in the Flora of Brasil) and a long tradition of legume research. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Anatomy and morphology of plants and microorganisms (571.32);
Rosidae (583.7)
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Language: English
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Resource type: Conferences and Congresses (archive)
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Metadata update date: 2015-11-06
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