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Copyright © 2008

Mi-Jeong Yoo


Position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Areas of interest: Phylogeny and evolution of flowering plants; polyploidy; plant development

Previous Degrees: PhD in Botany, University of Florida, December 2008;

MS in Biology, Seoul National University, Korea, March 2000

Current research projects : Genomic dominance in polyploids, QTL analysis of an F2 between a truly wild and domesticated Gossypium hirsutum, fiber development in wild and cultivated cottons.

Office phone: 515-294-7098

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List of Publications:

YOO, M-J , PS Soltis, DE Soltis. Expression of floral MADS-box genes in flowers of two divergent “water lilies”: Nymphaeales and Nelumbo.International Journal of Plant Sciences [In press].

Soltis, PS, RJA Buggs, JG Burleigh, AS Chanderbali, M-J YOO , DE Soltis. Gene and genome duplications in plants. Book chapter. [In press] Soltis, PS, SF Brockington, M-J YOO , A Piedranhita, M Latvis, MJ Moore, AS Chanderbali, DE Soltis. 2009. Floral variation and floral genetics in basal angiosperms. American Journal of Botany 96: 110-128.

L ö hne, C, M-J YOO, T Borsch, J Wiersema, V Wilde, CD Bell, W Barthlott, DE Soltis, PS Soltis. 2008. Biogeography of Nymphaeales: extant patterns and historical events. Taxon 57: 1123-1146.

Lindqvist, C, AC Scheen, M-J YOO, P Grey, DG Oppenheimer, JH Leebens-Mack, DE Soltis, PS Soltis, VA Albert. 2006. An expressed sequence tag (EST) library from developing fruits of an Hawaiian endemic mint ( Stenogyne rugosa, Lamiaceae): characterization and microsatellite markers. BMC Plant Biology 6:16.

YOO, M-J, VA Albert, PS Soltis, DE Soltis. 2006. Phylogenetic diversification of glycogen synthase kinase 3/ SHAGGY-like kinase genes in plants. BMC Plant Biology 6:3.

YOO, M-J , CD Bell, PS Soltis, DE Soltis. 2005. Divergence times and historical biogeography of Nymphaeales. Systematic Botany 30: 693-704.

Kim, S, J Koh , M-J YOO , H Kong, Y Hu, H Ma, PS Soltis, DE Soltis. 2005. Expression of floral MADS-box genes in basal angiosperms: Implications for the evolution of floral regulators. The Plant Journal 43: 724-744.

Albert, VA, DE Soltis, JE Carlson, WG Farmerie, PK Wall, DC Ilut, TM Solow, LA Mueller, LL Landherr, Y Hu, M Buzgo, S Kim, M-J YOO, MW Frohlich, R Perl-Treves, SE Schlarbaum, BJ Bliss, X Zhang, SD Tanksley, DG Oppenheimer, PS Soltis, H Ma, CW Depamphilis, JH Leebens-Mack. 2005. Floral gene resources from basal angiosperms for comparative genomics research. BMC Plant Biology 5 : 5.

Soltis, DE, VA Albert, S Kim, M-J YOO, PS Soltis, MW Frohlich, JH Leebens-Mack, H Kong, K Wall, H Ma, CW dePamphilis. Evolution of the Flower. 2004. In R. Henry (ed.) Diversity and Evolution of Plants, CABI Publishing.

Kim, S , M-J YOO, VA Albert, JS Farris, PS Soltis, DESoltis. 2004. Phylogeny and diversification of B-function MADS-box genes in angiosperms: evolutionary and functional implications of a 260-million-year-old duplication.American Journal of Botany 91: 2102-2118.