Nov 5 2019

E&E Seminar: Genetic viability through sexual flexibility in plants by Dr. Ingrid Jordon-Thaden, University of Wisconsin-Madison

November 5, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


SEL 4289, 840 West Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607


Chicago, IL 60607

Abstract: Animals experiencing adverse conditions can use their mobility to ensure their long-term survival of their species. Plants, however, have evolved different strategies to cope with a changing environment. Ingrid will discuss sexual methods plants use to survive an ever-changing world. These include different sexual strategies that can increase the likelihood of the long-term species survival. Plants can skip sex entirely by producing seeds spontaneously to ensure progeny when pollinators are scarce, and others have complex arrangements and timing of their flower parts to reduce inbreeding. As the Director of the Botany Garden and Greenhouses of the Department of Botany at UW Madison, she will illustrate her work since 2006 in an alpine genus, Draba, that has many different methods of sexual flexibility.

Faculty Host: Boris Igic


Suzanne Harrison

Date posted

May 28, 2019

Date updated

Jul 22, 2019