Pellicer Moscardó, Jaume (Duplicate DELETE)
- United Kingdom
- Large-Scale Syntheses
- Monocots II: Commelinids
- Monocots I: General Alismatids & Lilioids
Foreign Language(s):Catalan (mother tongue), Spanish, French.
Qualifications & Appointments
BSc, Univ. Valencia, 2004
MSc, Univ. Barcelona, 2006
PhD, Univ. Barcelona, 2009 (PhD prize for the best thesis in plant sciences 2009-10, Faculty of Pharmacy)
To study the evolutionary mechanisms leading to genome size diversification in plants.
Research into the physical organization of DNA in chromosomes and whole genomes helps in elucidating how specific DNA sequences are arranged within chromosomes, their evolution during hybrid speciation and genome polyploidization, and their contribution to genome size changes. We are currently investigating the genome size evolution in different plant groups (e.g. monocots, early diverged angiosperms) to analyze the dynamics of this parameter along their phylogenetic histories and to unravel the evolutionary consequences of genome obesity in plants. Thus, the understanding of the genomic mechanisms leading to changes on genome size in specific groups such as the Melanthiaceae family (which includes a wide range of genome sizes) through the study of the composition and organization of genomes using modern techniques such as the next generation sequencing programmes will be the focus of upcoming projects.
Selected Recent Publications
J. Pellicer, A. A. Korobkov, J. Vallès & T. Garnatje. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships and subgeneric delimitation of subgenus Dracunculus Besser (genus Artemisia, Asteraceae) based on ribosomal and chloroplast DNA sequences. Taxon 60: 691-704
T. Garnatje, M. Á. Canela, S. Garcia, O. Hidalgo, J. Pellicer, I. Sánchez-Jiménez, S. Siljak-Yakovlev, D. Vitales & J. Vallès. 2011. GSAD: a genome size database in the Asteraceae family. Cytometry Part A 79A: 401-404
S. Garcia, E.D. McArthur, J. Pellicer, S. C. Sanderson, J. Vallès & T. Garnatje. 2011. A molecular phylogenetic approach to western North American endemic Artemisia and allies (Asteraceae): untangling the sagebrushes. American Journal of Botany 98: 638-653
J. Pellicer, M. F. Fay & I. J. Leitch. 2010. The largest eukaryotic genome size of them all? Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 165: 10-15
J. Pellicer, M. Á. Canela, S. Garcia, T. Garnatje, A. A. Korobkov, J. D. Twibell & J. Vallès. 2010. Genome size dynamics in Artemisia L. (Asteraceae): following the track of polyploidy. Plant Biology 12: 820-830
J. Pellicer, T. Garnatje, J. Molero, F. Pustahija, S. Siljak-Yakovlev & J. Vallès. 2010. Origin and evolution of the South American endemic Artemisia species (Asteraceae): evidence form molecular phylogeny, ribosomal DNA and genome size data. Australian Journal of Botany 58: 605-616
Selected Earlier Publications
S.Garcia, K. Y. Lim, M. Chester, T. Garnatje, J. Pellicer, J. Vallès., A. R. Leitch & A. Kovarik. 2009. Linkage of 35S and 5S rRNA genes in Artemisia (family Asteraceae): first evidence from angiosperms. Chromosoma 118:85-97
S.Garcia, T. Garnatje, E. D. McArthur, J. Pellicer, S. Siljak-Yakovlev and J. Vallès. 2009. Ribosomal DNA and genome size changes during polyploid and hybrid formation in the North American endemic sagebrushes (Artemisia, Asteraceae). Genome 52:1012-1024S.
Garcia, M. Á. Canela, T. Garnatje, E. D. McArthur, J. Pellicer, S. C. Sanderson and J. Vallès. 2008. Evolutionary and ecological implications of genome size in the North American endemic sagebrushes (Artemisia, subgenus Tridentataee. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 94: 631-649
J. Pellicer, S. Garcia, T.Garnatje, O. Hidalgo, A. A. Korobkov, S. S. Dariimaa and J. Vallès. 2007. Chromosome counts in Asian Artemisia L. (Asteraceae) species: from diploids to the first report of the highest polyploid in the genus. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 153: 301-310