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The Joint Genome Institute (JGI/DOE) completed 7X coverage of the ''Mimulus'' genome in Spring 2007.  An assembly of the 7x genome was completed in Summer 2008.  Members of the ''Mimulus'' Community are currently annotating the Genome.  The ''Mimulus'' Genome can be accessed though the private intranet at [http://www.mimulusevolution.org/ Mimulus Evolution].  This is currently a private site, but will be open to the public soon.
The Joint Genome Institute (JGI/DOE) completed 7X coverage of the ''Mimulus'' genome in Spring 2007.  An assembly of the 7x genome was completed in Summer 2008.  Members of the ''Mimulus'' Community are currently annotating the Genome.  The ''Mimulus'' Genome can be accessed though the private intranet at [http://www.mimulusevolution.org/ Mimulus Evolution].  This is currently a private site, but will be open to the public soon.
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==The Genus==
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The genus ''Mimulus'' (historically "Scrophulariaceae," order Lamiales) has been a [http://www.mimulusevolution.org/ model plant system] for ecological and evolutionary genetics for over 50 years (Vickery, 1951).
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[[Image:Mimi.jpg|thumb|right|Mimulus Meeting 2006 at Duke University]]
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[[Image:GroupPhotoOct07.jpg|thumb|right|Mimulus Meeting 2007 at NESCent]]
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*Check out the [http://www.isu.edu/~bearpau2/Mimposter.html poster] of the phylogeny of the ''Mimulus'' genus.
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*The 7x genome is now completely assembled.  This will be the final assembly.  Annotation is currently underway as of July 2008.
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*Download the [[Media:List.doc|contact info]] for people who attended the 2007 meeting.
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* Read a recent review about [http://www.nature.com/hdy/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/6801018a.html;jsessionid=6761F6C5882CFD97F5AF796018F91361  ''Mimulus'' as an emerging model system for the integration of ecological and genomic studies.]
 
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*See descriptions of [[Mimulus Species]]
 
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===''Mimulus guttatus''  Complex===
 
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The ''Mimulus guttatus'' species complex (yellow monkey flowers) is a group of closely related species exhibiting the common evolutionary transition from outcrossing to self-pollination. ''Mimulus'' presents an excellent model system for studies of evolution because of its broad diversity of floral morphologies, incomplete reproductive barriers, and its amenability to experimental manipulation.
 
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===''Mimulus lewisii''  Complex===
 
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Mimulus section Erythranthe is a western North American group of perennial wildflowers with a wide diversity of floral forms. Included within this section are the bee-pollinated M. lewisii and the hummingbird-pollinated M. cardinalis. This system has a long history of study (1), and continues to be the subject of active research in systematics (2) and the genetics and ecology of speciation (3-5). Another close relative of M. lewisii is the lesser-studied M. parishii, which is a small-flowered, highly selfing species of the desert Southwest. The diversity of pollination syndrome, mating system, and habitat preference found within this section makes it a uniquely amenable model system for studies in ecology, genetics, and evolutionary biology of natural populations.
 
==People==
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[[Image:Mimi.jpg|thumb|right|Mimulus Meeting 2006 at Duke University]]
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Duke University is now the home to the collection of seeds from over 350 populations of ''Mimulus''The seed collections are primarily composed of seeds from within the ''Mimulus guttatus'' complex. Most of these seeds can be made available for upon request. Please allow a few weeks for orders to be fulfilled.  Contact [[David Lowry]] at david.lowry@duke.edu for seed requests.  See the  
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[[Image:GroupPhotoOct07.jpg|thumb|right|Mimulus Meeting 2007 at NESCent]]
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[[Media:Mimulus_populations_8_18_08.xls|spreadsheet of collections]] before making requests.
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*The 7x genome is now completely assembledThis will be the final assembly. Annotation is currently underway as of July 2008.
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*Download the [[Media:List.doc|contact info]] for people who attended the 2007 meeting.
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==Techniques==
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#[[Mimulus:Seed Sterilization|Seed Sterilization]]
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==The Genus==
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Duke University is now the home to the collection of seeds from over 350 populations of ''Mimulus''.  The seed collections are primarily composed of seeds from within the ''Mimulus guttatus'' complex. Most of these seeds can be made available for upon requestPlease allow a few weeks for orders to be fulfilled. Contact [[David Lowry]] at david.lowry@duke.edu for seed requests.  See the  
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The genus ''Mimulus'' (historically "Scrophulariaceae," order Lamiales) has been a [http://www.mimulusevolution.org/ model plant system] for ecological and evolutionary genetics for over 50 years (Vickery, 1951). 
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[[Media:Mimulus_populations_8_18_08.xls|spreadsheet of collections]] before making requests.
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*Check out the [http://www.isu.edu/~bearpau2/Mimposter.html poster] of the phylogeny of the ''Mimulus'' genus.   
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* Read a recent review about [http://www.nature.com/hdy/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/6801018a.html;jsessionid=6761F6C5882CFD97F5AF796018F91361  ''Mimulus'' as an emerging model system for the integration of ecological and genomic studies.]
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*See descriptions of [[Mimulus Species]]
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===''Mimulus guttatus''  Complex===
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The ''Mimulus guttatus'' species complex (yellow monkey flowers) is a group of closely related species exhibiting the common evolutionary transition from outcrossing to self-pollination. ''Mimulus'' presents an excellent model system for studies of evolution because of its broad diversity of floral morphologies, incomplete reproductive barriers, and its amenability to experimental manipulation.
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===''Mimulus lewisii'' Complex===
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Mimulus section Erythranthe is a western North American group of perennial wildflowers with a wide diversity of floral forms. Included within this section are the bee-pollinated M. lewisii and the hummingbird-pollinated M. cardinalis. This system has a long history of study (1), and continues to be the subject of active research in systematics (2) and the genetics and ecology of speciation (3-5). Another close relative of M. lewisii is the lesser-studied M. parishii, which is a small-flowered, highly selfing species of the desert Southwest. The diversity of pollination syndrome, mating system, and habitat preference found within this section makes it a uniquely amenable model system for studies in ecology, genetics, and evolutionary biology of natural populations.
==Mimulus web sites==
==Mimulus web sites==

Revision as of 23:13, 18 August 2008

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Contents

The Mimulus Community

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The Mimulus Genome

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI/DOE) completed 7X coverage of the Mimulus genome in Spring 2007. An assembly of the 7x genome was completed in Summer 2008. Members of the Mimulus Community are currently annotating the Genome. The Mimulus Genome can be accessed though the private intranet at Mimulus Evolution. This is currently a private site, but will be open to the public soon.

Announcements

Mimulus Meeting 2006 at Duke University
Mimulus Meeting 2006 at Duke University
Mimulus Meeting 2007 at NESCent
Mimulus Meeting 2007 at NESCent
  • The 7x genome is now completely assembled. This will be the final assembly. Annotation is currently underway as of July 2008.
  • Download the contact info for people who attended the 2007 meeting.


People

Mimulus lewisii and Mimulus cardinalis with hybrids
Mimulus lewisii and Mimulus cardinalis with hybrids
Labs


Post-Docs










Grad Students





Seed Collections

Duke University is now the home to the collection of seeds from over 350 populations of Mimulus. The seed collections are primarily composed of seeds from within the Mimulus guttatus complex. Most of these seeds can be made available for upon request. Please allow a few weeks for orders to be fulfilled. Contact David Lowry at david.lowry@duke.edu for seed requests. See the spreadsheet of collections before making requests.

Techniques

  1. DNA Extraction Protocol
  2. Microsatellite Recipes
  3. Seed Sterilization

The Genus

The genus Mimulus (historically "Scrophulariaceae," order Lamiales) has been a model plant system for ecological and evolutionary genetics for over 50 years (Vickery, 1951).

  • Check out the poster of the phylogeny of the Mimulus genus.

Mimulus guttatus Complex

The Mimulus guttatus species complex (yellow monkey flowers) is a group of closely related species exhibiting the common evolutionary transition from outcrossing to self-pollination. Mimulus presents an excellent model system for studies of evolution because of its broad diversity of floral morphologies, incomplete reproductive barriers, and its amenability to experimental manipulation.

Mimulus lewisii Complex

Mimulus section Erythranthe is a western North American group of perennial wildflowers with a wide diversity of floral forms. Included within this section are the bee-pollinated M. lewisii and the hummingbird-pollinated M. cardinalis. This system has a long history of study (1), and continues to be the subject of active research in systematics (2) and the genetics and ecology of speciation (3-5). Another close relative of M. lewisii is the lesser-studied M. parishii, which is a small-flowered, highly selfing species of the desert Southwest. The diversity of pollination syndrome, mating system, and habitat preference found within this section makes it a uniquely amenable model system for studies in ecology, genetics, and evolutionary biology of natural populations.

Mimulus web sites



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