Computational Phylogenetics
... Molecular Data, Evolutionary Modeling and Computational Tools

Kana Yamada

Kana's project looks at the evolution of the Rubisco enzyme in Angiosperms. She's focusing in particular on the molecular evolution of the gene rbcS and the coevolution with the well-known gene rbcL. She's using models of molecular evolution on a set of data from existing databases but also on 454 sequencing on the grass family.

Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation

Written on Sunday October 6, 2013