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dc.contributor.authorVan De Veire, Jacqueline
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-13T19:07:53Z
dc.date.available2011-04-13T19:07:53Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/7485
dc.descriptionHonorable Mention in 2010 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, April 15-May 31, 2010.en
dc.description.abstractThe principal objective of my dissertation research is to reconstruct the evolutionary history of species in the genus Primula section Crystallophlomis, a lineage of flowering plants endemic to a north temperate biodiversity hotspot in south-central China. Accomplishment of this goal will permit insights into the mechanisms that create the high levels of biodiversity found in this region. This photograph was taken on June 23, 2009, in Bomi Xian (County) in Tibet. This exceptionally beautiful Primula is believed to be a new species of section Crystallophlomis never described before. It was found growing at an elevation of 3639 m near a large, glacial run-off stream. Fieldwork for my research involves the collection and pressing of plant specimens, documentation of locality and habitat, digital imaging, and gathering of leaf tissue for DNA extraction and analysis. The samples are sent back to the US for molecular analysis at UIC. This field research was supported by a MacArthur Foundation Building Capacity for Biodiversity Research, Conservation, and Education in Eastern Himalaya grant awarded to Dr. Jun Wen of the Smithsonian Institution.en
dc.titleNew Species of Crystallophlomis from Tibeten
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