Lichens have a certain reputation…

Hypotrachyna taylorensis - credit Rebecca Yahr

Hypotrachyna taylorensis – credit Rebecca Yahr


The Darwin Tree of Life team have proposed to sequence the genomes of a trial set of lichens, which Dr Rebecca Yahr from the Planet Power team describes as “a tangle of genomes.

Dr Yahr, a self-proclaimed “Lichen-loving botanist” currently working at the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh, writes about what you need to take to the Scottish Highlands to collect a sample of this infamously ‘difficult’ species.

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Posted on March 26, 2021 by modjosie in News. Tagged , , , . Leave a comment

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