| Species name: Fairy Fan-flower (Scaevola aemula R.Br.)|
Scaevola aemula represents the Goodeniaceae, which is a close relative of the Compositae. Evolutionary genomic analyses of Scaevola are useful for elucidating genetic and genomic changes associated with the origin and early diversification of the Compositae. Scaevola aemula is a small shrub native to southern Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaevola_aemula). Its chromosome number and genome size are unknown.
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| Figure 1: Image from wikipedia; licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License. ||
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We generated the EST library described above, which is being used to determine the distribution of whole genome duplications in the Compositae and closely related families.
Michael Barker, Zheng Li, Thomas Kidder, Chris Reardon, Zhao Lai, Luiz Oliveira, Moira Scascitelli, Loren Rieseberg. 2016. Most Compositae are descendants of a paleohexaploid and all share a paleotetraploid ancestor with the Calyceraceae.