Karolis Ramanauskas


I am a graduate student in the Igić lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I study mating system evolution in flowering plants. More specifically, I am interested in the molecular evolution and genetic architecture of the S-ribonuclease-based mechanism of self-incompatibility found in many angiosperms. It is unclear whether this mechanism originated once and this homology is retained across eudicots, or if its components were re-recruited independently.

Evolutionary Studies Genetics Genomics Molecular Biology Plant Science

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