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The man and the reed: a molecular fable through the phylogeography of Arundo L. (Poaceae)

Last update: : Tuesday 23 February 2016, by Nicolas Busser

Par : Dr. Laurent Hardion, University of Strasbourg
Date : vendredi 1er avril 2016 à 13h
Lieu : Amphithéâtre Marguerite Perey - Bâtiment 01

Human activities have scrambled persistence and evolution of Mediterranean biodiversity since the Neolithic, inducing various impacts from reduction to homogenization. The Mediterranean and subtropical Asian genus Arundo L. (Poaceae) well illustrates these Human-Biodiversity interactions over time. Using different molecular markers, but also species distribution modeling and morphometric approaches, the phylogeography and systematics of its five species attest to the major role of Human in their dispersal and differentiation. These integrative works lead to the hypothesis of the essential usefulness of these reeds during the development of antic civilisations, from Mesopotamian to Phoenician and Roman cultures.