Daniella Allevato

Daniella Allevato

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Hi Nathaniel, the specific species that I am working with Pilocarpus pennatifolius is not a polyploid, though there are some other species in the genus that are polyploids. I also hope to use the sequenced genome of Citrus to aid my own assembly of the Pilocarpus genome.
Nov 17, 2016
Help me sequence wild populations of a medicinal plant (Pilocarpus)
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Thank you so much for your support! I hope my research will help contribute to many studies on Pilocarpus.
Nov 03, 2016
Help me sequence wild populations of a medicinal plant (Pilocarpus)
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Hi Sumner, RNA-seq would be great for future projects, but at the moment I am hoping to do full-genome sequencing of multiple populations
Oct 26, 2016
Help me sequence wild populations of a medicinal plant (Pilocarpus)
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Hi Eugene! This plant is present in two botanical gardens in the US but it is usually housed in greenhouses. Another really interesting thing to think about is that the chemistry does vary with location, so there are many environmental factors which could be important factors in the chemistry desired.
Oct 22, 2016
Help me sequence wild populations of a medicinal plant (Pilocarpus)
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Thank you Ashley for the support!
Oct 19, 2016
Help me sequence wild populations of a medicinal plant (Pilocarpus)
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Hi Christina! The flowers are very beautiful-- I will try and post some photos from my last time in the field. The different species of this genus have inflorescence variations in both size (10cm-1m) and color (green, yellow, red, purple).
Oct 19, 2016
Help me sequence wild populations of a medicinal plant (Pilocarpus)
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Thank you for your support! It is really quite an amazing plant and used in so many ways: glaucoma, dry mouth syndrome, cystic fibrosis tests, hair loss. It will be very exciting to help learn more about this amazing plant!
Oct 11, 2016
Help me sequence wild populations of a medicinal plant (Pilocarpus)
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Hi Cindy! Yes, it is a very interesting plant and the main compound Pilocarpine is actually on the World Health's organization list of medicines essential for basic healthcare. I will definitly be making the raw Illumina sequence data available and it will be deposited in the National Center for Biotechnology Information Sequence Read Archive (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sra)
Sep 29, 2016
Help me sequence wild populations of a medicinal plant (Pilocarpus)
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