#IBC18 Thursday afternoon

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I’m not sure if many people settled in one session this afternoon, so I’ve tried grouping tweets by talk. Throw in replies to each other between talks and someone deciding to tweet his own talk and it could get confusing.

Session choice easier this afternoon, but only because I’m going to the one where I’m speaking! #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
Aaron Liston: Sequencing capacity between 4 & 10x increase per year in last decade. Me: never mind the quantity, look at the quality! #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
Robert Henry on wild crop relatives. Identifying domestication genes by whole genome shotgun sequencing. #ibc18
marklcrowe
July 27, 2011
Robert Henry reinventing plants as energy crops. Look at wild relative genomes. WGS or Amplicon sequencing of whole gene family? #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
Reiteration of domestication: don’t loose adaptation that wild plant had; similar genes selected in several species. #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
Henry optimistic on genome assemblies/handling data. I think NGS assembly some time off. Technology mustn’t drive our questions #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
K Dlugosch Can’t separate alleles & paralogues in heterogenous wild sp transcriptome seq (worse for polyploids) s depth means nothing #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
Katrina Dlugosch: Dozens of loci show selective sweeps of genome in invasive aliens. Now doing QTL mapping. #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
#ibc18 OK, trying ‘speed dating’ technique this afternoon – a random talk at random session. Room 105: Kikukatsu Ito on thermoregulation.
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Ito: Thermoregulation gene expression different between Skunk Cabbage and Arum maculatum – different mitochondrial bits and pieces #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
#ibc18 Next room along and it’s all about mosses – peristomes and epiphragms. Seems like talk is going overtime..Ah, speaker just confirmed.
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
#ibc18 Both talks attended so far have started with ‘everyone in this room will know…’. An incorrect statement in both cases.
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
#ibc18 I should have known this would happen, random talk 3 and the word Carex is on the screen. What have I walked into (sorry K Wilson)
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Muthama Muasya: Synapomorphy for Cariceae (Cyperaceae) inhibition of bisexuality rather than presence of unisexual flowers. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Muasya: Drakensberg Mountains a ‘centre of diversity’. Risky statement; seemingly based on poorly branched basal lineages. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
.@ghwhitbread kicking off ‘botanical names services’ with the #alau National Spevcies List #nsl of the #alau. #reusablescience #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
#ibc18 @ghwhitbread http://biodiversity.org.au #alau #nsl no heuristics involved. real humans extracting & recording real data from literat.
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Note to self: dont mention (at)ghwhitbread while he is presenting: mention tweets appear on proj. screen! #overcommunication #fail #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
#ibc18. Whitbread: want name citation data? of a concept? in context? in #timespacecontinuum? we have #csv, #rdf, #xml, #json, #html, #etc
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Peter Stevens, from the floor, asks if the same data is being entered into #ipni, #itis, #tropicos. #emperorsclothes #naughtypeter #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
After this morning’s barcoding talk at #ibc18 I’m getting excited about my talk on fungal barcoding in 210 at 2:10!
davidorlovich
July 27, 2011
Spending the arvo running to semi-random sessions. 1st up: Neil Bell in moss tree of life symposium. Mic not working. Good start. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Rapid-fire chair: "As you progress in your careers, you’ll find giving a short talk is much harder than rambling on for half an hr". #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Bell has produced largest phylogeny of Polytrichopsida. Believe they are largest mosses, so seems appropriate. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Standing rm only for Alan Paton "Advancing IPNI". #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Paton: outlining (pre)publication. sneaks in #ipni ID, a precursor for effective plant name registration process? 😉 #andsoitbegins #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Paton: IPNI editors have helped fix name errors pre-publication. (Interestingly, have gone from one Scottish accent to another.) #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Paton: drawing distinction btw curating names & curating concepts. (if you do not apprec. signif. of this you are not a good person) #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
#iaflash #ibc18 Vincent Chochois is using Brachypodium to hunt down genes associated with root architecture & vi… http://bit.ly/q3KDQ6
iaflash
July 27, 2011
*Gasps!* Alan Paton utters the ‘R’ word. Audience stunned, in shock… *crickets* … *tumbleweeds* … #registration #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Paton mentioned the F word: funding. #oohnaughty #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
James Reveal, from the floor, wants #ipni to produce a #whatsnew service, to keep him up to date with nomenclatural cut and trust. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Trust? In nomenclature? #nosuchthing RT @Jim_Croft Reveal…wants #ipni… to keep him up to date with nomenclatural cut and trust. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Stinger Guala: talking about #ITIS, a single classification of names and taxa for .us use and globally. http://www.itis.gov #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Stinger Guala: describing #itis Taxonomic Serial Number, a #rosettastone for synonyms and cross-Code conflict/ambiguity. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Stinger Guala: "We cite the heck out of everyhing". #references #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Guala: ITIS includes things you aren’t interested in like worms and beetles. #ibc18
chrisfreeland
July 27, 2011
Stinger Guala describing #itis #webservices, including #lsid resolver. (>1 person in the room – hope noone heard him) #ibc18 #lsidrule
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Up next in room 210 is David Orlovich. I used David’s superbly-labeled Myrtaceae spirit collection a few years ago. Love his work! #ibc18
fembotanist
July 27, 2011
Now @davidorlovich on mycorrhizal fungi on Nothofagus. Poor bugger has #ibccold. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Orlovich: Nothofagus as the outward manifestation of the fungi in the soil. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Big respect to @davidorlovich for soldiering on against Cough of Doom. #ibccold #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
140 of 147 NZ Cortinarus form association with Nothofagus. Life’s a Beech for fungi, I guess… #ibc18 #appaulingplantpuns #sorry
fembotanist
July 27, 2011
@IBC11 it’s a small crowd in here. Will your secret identity be revealed?! #ibc18
fembotanist
July 27, 2011
@davidorlovich: 4 species of Cortinarius happy to grow on Pinus, Kunzea or Nothofagus. #notfussy #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
@davidorlovich has Name of the Day: Lactarius umerensis. Um… er… #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
seems that the mystery @IBC11 tweeter has left room 210. The mystery continues.. #ibc18
fembotanist
July 27, 2011
"an abominable mystery" RT @fembotanist: seems that the mystery @IBC11 tweeter has left room 210. The mystery continues.. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Gorgeous SEMs of Nemacladus flowers by Nancy Morin. #ibc18
fembotanist
July 27, 2011
Tom Bureau @ #ibc18 on #ComparativeGenomics of mustards: Aetheionema, Sisymbrium, and Leavenworthia; Population Genomics of Capsella
JChrisPires
July 27, 2011
Tom Bureau @ #ibc18 – we think genes are good and transposons are #BadBadBad for host, but there are domesticated transpons co-opted by host
JChrisPires
July 27, 2011
Megan Hemming – complex interaction between photoperiod and temperature on barley reproductive development. #ibc18
marklcrowe
July 27, 2011
My cereal is hot! Megan Hemming is investigating what happens to barley when the mercury bubbles over http://ow.ly/5P6IJ #ibc18 ^MK
CSIROnews
July 27, 2011
Hemming – neither major photoperiod nor vernalisation transcripts correspond to temp/daylength effect. But ODDSOC2 does. #ibc18
marklcrowe
July 27, 2011
Hemming final message – temp-responsive pathways in cereals differ from those in Arabidopsis. Chose your model plant carefully. #ibc18
marklcrowe
July 27, 2011
Session chair Swain introduces speaker Swain, and thanks himself for inviting himself to present…. #ibc18
marklcrowe
July 27, 2011
#ibc18 How many spikelets make a spike? Steve Swain & co are looking at the formation of wheat spikes to increase yields http://ow.ly/5P6RH
CSIROnews
July 27, 2011
BGI’s 1000 plant and animal ref genomes in progress – Yang #ibc18
annasyme
July 27, 2011
Packed forum on pollination of sexually deceptive daisy. Is it hot in here or is that just me? #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
De Jager: male & female flies exhibit distinct differences in preference for various floral traits. Plant has to trade-off. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
De Jager: all male flies exhibit significantly more mating behaviour on "Springbok" morphotype of daisy. #boyohboy #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Q from floor about males searching for sex more than females seek food. Not touching that… #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Chuck Miller talking on #tropicos and webservices. http://tropicos.org #ibc18 displays a #telnet screen. audience sighs. #sadaudienceissad
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
@Jim_Croft #tropicos no longer uses #telnet #happyaudience #ibc18
chrisfreeland
July 27, 2011
Chuck Miller: and now, the #webservices. Check ’em out: http://services.tropicos.org #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Chuck Miller: #Tropicos generates and spews out #uuid s to keep track of stuff #ibc18. API cmputer visits double the human visits. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Chuck Miller describing the Taxonomic Name Resoultion Service #trns http://tnrs.iplantcollaborative.org/ #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
#ibc18 Last #whatsbehindthebrowndoor talk (sampling 4 of the 20 parallel sessions): it’s all about leaves and hydration.
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Scoffoni: Small leaves/close veins assist in drought? Yes – if drive along veins and have accident, you can find alternate route! #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
It’s because you get these blockages in veins called cavitations, like accidents that stop your car… #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
In this session it’s "for those of you who aren’t aware" (followed by explanation) rather than "as everyone here would know". #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Scoffoni: Mark Westaby asks what problem is with building large leaf with dense veins. A:to do with architecture of leaf development? #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Room 2.18: Black Hole of Melbourne? #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
@ghwhitbread’s symposium room now officially WAAAY over capacity. #ibc18
chrisfreeland
July 27, 2011
We thought because everything had a name of sorts only a few chairs would be needed 🙂 RT @chrisfreeland: @ghwhitbread over capacity. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Peter Stevens coming up: what’s in a name? not as much as we would think or like, apparently. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Peter Stevens: what’s in a Name? Everything, surely. #Ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Isn’t it the name concept that does that? RT @Jim_Croft:name of organism as key to getting information about it. #namesasmetadata #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Linnaeus thought of names as metadata first!! @Jim_Croft #ibc18 #namesasmetadata
SandyKnapp
July 27, 2011
but did he work in Kew or the NHM? 😉 RT @SandyKnapp: Linnaeus thought of names as metadata first!! @Jim_Croft #ibc18 #namesasmetadata
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Peter Stevens. how to mine the older literature? much older literature pretty useless for data to be analyzed. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Peter Stevens quoting nursery rhymes. #littlejackhorner #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Peter Stevens: introducing the name of the organism as the key to getting information about it. #namesasmetadata #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Waiting for the phrase "cold, dead arm of the library," which appeared when Stevens gave similar talk at BioSystematics, Berlin #ibc18
chrisfreeland
July 27, 2011
Peter Stevens: monographers tend to approach their task as though no-one had ever worked on the group before. #trudat #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Is this a +ve or -ve comment? RT @Jim_Croft: approach task as though no-one had ever worked on the group before. #trudat #ibc18 #waytogo
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
neutral… & both 😉 RT @Pathh1: Is this a +ve or -ve comment? RT approach task as though no-one had ever worked on the group before #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
@Jim_Croft So monographers should assume nothing happened before them or was that a bad things a short while ago? #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
@TimEntwisle: So monographers should assume nothing happened before them #ibc18 <= well, that is that they seem to do.
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Stevens: "Speaking as a historian… Which I’d do if I had time." #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Peter Stevens: most nomenclatural/taxonomic work is not adding new information. How to reset the nomenclatural clock? #likelinnaeus #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
This is like the entire Nom Section packed into one small room… with the possible exception of @sandyknapp. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Stevens: how to do ‘cumulative taxonomy? berates current quality of much phylogeny and flora writing. #pleaformoreandbetterdata #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Stevens: Floreat Linnaeus!! #ibc18
chrisfreeland
July 27, 2011
Stevens: taxonomists spend too much time dredging the distance past for little contemporary gain. #resettheclock #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Left Stevens saying that we need to let ecologists and taxonomists talk to each other. #adangerousidea #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
There will be tears! RT @IBC11: Left Stevens saying that we need to let ecologists and taxonomists talk to each other #adangerousidea #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Discussion now delving into ‘the new Linneaus’ and starting again nomenclaturally. And the Names in Current Use raises it head. #nicu #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Michael Barker – genomic footprints of hybridization Labsite: http://bit.ly/qrhRGJ 57% of 192 spp with evidence of hybridization #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
Barker % species with evidence of hybridization in ancestry: agricultural 67%; horticultural 55%; native plants 32%; non-native 75%. #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
Barker shows 85% of polyploids are allopolyploids – fits exactly with Clausen 1945. Native sp 32% close to 22% of Stace (Leicester!) #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
Claude dePamphilis/Pam Soltis: Amborella roots tree of other flowering plants (dvrgd 130M yrs) What traits in ancestral angiosperm? #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
dePamphilia: transposable elements in Amborella: look like only old families there – and this helps the de novo assembly of sequence #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
Not too small, not too big, just right #ibc18 Peter Chandler is finding the right height genes for wheat and barley http://ow.ly/5P70l ^MK
CSIROnews
July 27, 2011
Have walked into completely dark room to hear about building a moss interactome (whatever that is). Using iPad to light my way. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Schuette: Lots of proteins, including one called sexine. Proteins that only interact with themselves "not promiscuous". #bitlost #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Need to rethink plan for afternoon, I think. Miss too much with my symposial promiscuity. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
PWJ talking GSPC #ibc18
chrisfreeland
July 27, 2011
Tod Stuessy has concern about paraphyly and the loss of iconic taxa from Robinson Islands off S America. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Stuessy: Conservation consequences are his worry (with paraphyly, or lack of it, defining taxa). #ibc18 #abhorparaphyly (Tod’s term)
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
My question would be if all these genera are shown to not be informative taxonomically, why shouldn’t conservation decisions change? #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
#ibc18 OK, Tod seems to be getting to the point of my question, maybe. What are ‘good’ taxa? We’ll see where it goes.
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
#ibc18 Tod says it’s not phenetics (to accept paragenera) because the data comes from a phylogenetic analysis & characters weighted yourself
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
The tasty ones? @TimEntwisle MT What are ‘good’ taxa? #ibc18
chrisfreeland
July 27, 2011
And the ones that don’t scratch or make good hedges? RT @chrisfreeland: The tasty ones? @TimEntwisle MT What are ‘good’ taxa? #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Stuessy: monophyly- holophyly+paraphyly #ibc18
SandyKnapp
July 27, 2011
Stuessy: "statistics are not phenetic or cladistic" golly #ibc18
SandyKnapp
July 27, 2011
Kelly: giant genomes of Fritillaria, parallel evolution – a great image! #ibc18
SandyKnapp
July 27, 2011
Laura Kelly Kew giant genomes in Liliaceae A few repetitive elements can make up lots – 3 elements 60% Oryza, 1 in cotton 30% #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
Kelly:Fritillaria has diverse repeats, differ between species (like Pinus but there retroelements abundant http://bit.ly/n60uFw ) #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
Ihsan Al-Shebaz @ #ibc18 has 3 year wish list of 6 research goals in Brassicaceae before he turns 75, I hope I have his energy in 30 years!
JChrisPires
July 27, 2011
Is there a sea-change? Everyone is talking +vely about repetitive component of the genome, even though that’s not the session title! #ibc18
Pathh1
July 27, 2011
Jansen @ #ibc18 Numerous gene duplications & loss ( inc disrupted operons) give rise to plastid genome size variation
ProteinUniverse
July 27, 2011
Jansen @ #ibc18 novel repeat expansion gives rise to rearrangements in the plastome
ProteinUniverse
July 27, 2011
Jansen @ #ibc18 rate heterogeneity among mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes. Non photosynthetic genes have higher rates
ProteinUniverse
July 27, 2011
Bob Jansen @ #ibc18 Geraniaceae have crazy plastid genomes – will transcriptomes show coordinated acceleration with nuclear genomes?
JChrisPires
July 27, 2011
Is tweeting my talk netiquet? Background http://bit.ly/rf4M9N; Homepage www.molcyt.com (very Web 0.9); Talk ppt http://bit.ly/qRjPlL #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Pat Heslop-Harrison @ #ibc18 notes sea-change at conference in use of social media like twitter (and tweets his own talk background!)
JChrisPires
July 28, 2011
Pat Heslop-Harrison @ #ibc18 shows beautiful images of repetitive elements painted on chromosomes of peanut, grasses, and mustards!
JChrisPires
July 28, 2011
HH talk: Repeats – transposable elements, tandem repeats, microsat – mark major genomic differences between spp; genes are alleles! #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Pat Heslop-Harrison combines bioinformatics & molecular cytogenetics to find repetitive elements and show distribution on chromosome! #ibc18
JChrisPires
July 28, 2011
HHtalk: repetitive DNA drives and marks genome evolution, diversification and it modulates chromatin structure. #ibc18 www.molcyt.com
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Really me tweeting now! Susann Wicke & Orobanchaceae – parasitic & photosynthetic broomrapes with variable nuclear & cpl genome size #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Wicke has amazing level of structural rearrangements between chloroplast genomes of different Orobanchaceae -‘unknown’ stretch in 1sp #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
After yesterday’s sorting out of cocoa/chocolate, now Aaron Liston on strawberries (and not only the tasteless Californian ones) #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Restoring taste to cultivated strawberry is possible says Liston. I think woody core is one-gene, keeps fresh to buy if not pick&eat #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Shallow genome sequencing is useful for evolutionary genomics and useful with polyploids Me: but 2x strawberry is only 240Mbp #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Settled in for Patterns & Processes in the Australasian Flora. Lyn Cook on plant-animal interaction through the Cenozoic. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Cook: Australian egg & bacon peas. Why are bird-pollinated taxa at the tips of the tree? #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Cook: "charismatic" scale insects, 1500 spp. of flat greenish blobs (how can they tell??). #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Cook: now some pretty insects, paropsine beetles. Nearly all feed exclusively on Eucalyptus, with few switches to other Myrtaceae. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Global Strategy for Plant Conservation #gspc, Peter Wyse-Jackson introducing. http://www.cbd.int/gspc/ #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Ray Ming @ #ibc18 Evolution of plant sex chromosomes – great overview of dioecy and stages of evolution from strawberry to Rumex
JChrisPires
July 27, 2011
Martin Lysak @ #ibc18 – rampant "mesopolyploidy" in the Brassicaceae (independent whole genome duplications in the mustard family)
JChrisPires
July 27, 2011
Sniderman: fossil pollen poor at recording the schlerophyllous, open forest biome; pollen types can conceal large numbers of species #ibc18
fembotanist
July 27, 2011
Sniderman also fighting the good fight against #ibccold. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Sniderman: Stony Ck Basin fossil flora more sp-rich than any other Aust extant flora, inc. SW WA. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Sniderman: Stony Ck also more sp.-rich than S Afr Cape Flora. #wow #ibc18 Timer going off for reals this time.
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Sniderman: implication is catastrophic mass extinction in eastern Aust flora. But why does hyperdiverse flora persist in SW WA? #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Caroline Puente-Lelievre on phylogenetic relationships in Aust Ericaceae. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
CP-L: two well-supported clades in Styphelia, 1 in New Cal and 1 in E Aust, but W Aust Styphelias not closely related. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Now Kale Sniderman on mass extinction of Aust sclerophyll spp in Pleistocene. Chair’s timer goes off before he starts. #wasthatahint #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
CP-L: phylogenetic relationships match geographic distributions. Investigating the age of these groups. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
CP-L: NZ Flora not just a Gondwanan relict, long-distance dispersal also important. How and when did epacrids get to NZ? #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
CP-L: epacrids present in NZ since early Miocene. NZ Styphelieae closer to Aust taxa. Suggests extant NZ taxa are recent arrivals. #ibc18
IBC11
July 27, 2011
Molecular dating discussion.. Australia vs. NZ, dispersal vs. vicariance #ibc18
SandyKnapp
July 27, 2011
Pualine Ladiges up next – sure to carry on dating discussion… #ibc18
SandyKnapp
July 28, 2011
Pauline as winner of Burbidge medal yesterday #ibc18
SandyKnapp
July 28, 2011
Burbidge-Medallist Ladies on distribution of monocalypts, two distinct groups: SW and eastern Aust. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Errr, that would be Ladiges. My (plant) kingdom for a keyboard! #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Ladies hand-balling questions on western monocalypts to Steve Hopper. #outsourcing #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
OK, my iPad is getting such a slapping tonight. Apologies to Pauline for its insistence on thinking her name is an orth. var. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Great talk by Pauline Ladiges (and I’m not just saying that because she paid for my IBC admission) #ibc18
fembotanist
July 28, 2011
Time for some palm reading – Bill Baker and ‘palm supertrees’. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Bill starts with beautiful picture of a branching palm, that is about to become a cartoon for his supertree (or not). #ibc18 #manytopologies
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
#ibc18 Wanted to ask why humans OK with accepting familial relationships among ourselves, even if we look like other folk? #noquestiontime
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Baker: c. 50 palm phylogenetic studies since 1990 but limited coordination, plus incompatable sampling and taxa. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 27, 2011
Baker thinks a species phylogeny of palms is possible but needs some more collaboration, sampling and [courage]. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 28, 2011
and now, Alan Paton taling about The Plant List. I know what it is now: a symposium talk generator. #whohasnotspokenonTPLyet? #gspc #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Also apparently missing from The Plant List, an obvious mechanism/governance for on-going taxon curation after initial compilation. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
The Plant List still focussing on taxonomic gaps, ignoring bulk regional ‘filler’. #askataxonomisttodoajobgetataxonomicsolution #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Alan Paton concluding talk on The Plant List and the #gspc. Now, let us never speak of #tpl again. anyone. ever. at all. at the #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
"..and of course, The. Plant. List…" #brainasplodes #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
Olga Martha Montiel describing engagement of the #gspc in S America. The foundation is understanding and documenting the flora. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 27, 2011
#ibc18 Cretaceous angiosperms symposium has taken us back in time to Russia, Brazil and USA. Molecular markers particularly fascinating.
natnagalingum
July 27, 2011
And now to Harshi Gamage, speaking on past & future uses of spinifex grasslands of arid Aust. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Gamage: spinifex valued by Aboriginal ppl for multiple purposes and nearly all parts of the plant were & are used. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
spinifex/Spinifex = acacia/Acacia, beauty of common names #ibc18
SandyKnapp
July 28, 2011
But in this case, spinifex/Triodia, horror of common names. RT @SandyKnapp spinifex/Spinifex = acacia/Acacia, beauty of common names #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
@IBC11 ..ah yes, but goes to show Africans should not feel bad! #ibc18
SandyKnapp
July 28, 2011
@IBC11 – acacia/Vachellia = spinifex/Triodia; a new way to quantify genera #ibc18
SandyKnapp
July 28, 2011
arabidopsis/Arabidopsis? not the made-up ‘Thale Cress’? @SandyKnapp: spinifex/Spinifex = acacia/Acacia, beauty of common names #ibc18
Pathh1
July 28, 2011
Gamage: "hard" spinifex have more fibres, photosynthetic tissue and stomata cf "soft" spp. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
2nd oddest concept – DIVA right, fossils wrong re. Banksia #ibc18
SandyKnapp
July 28, 2011
oddest was disappearance of paraphyletic endemic island genera as a conservation problem #ibc18
SandyKnapp
July 28, 2011
Gamage: temperature properties of spinifex (i.e. Triodia) studied for possible use as insulation and fire retardant. #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Gamage: how could spinifex be harvested sustainably? Could harvesting replace fire? #ibc18
IBC11
July 28, 2011
Peter Heenan @ #ibc18 Pachycladon as model for alpine #EcologicalGenomics, related to Arabidopsis! Voelckel et al. BMC Evol Biol 2010 10:151
JChrisPires
July 28, 2011
Klaus Mummenhoff @ #ibc18 on allopolyploid origin of Australian/New Zealand Lepidium: 2 trans-oceanic dispersals from California and Africa!
JChrisPires
July 28, 2011

The IBC has up to twenty parallel sessions on at a time. I’m not sure how coherent this stream is, but it does show the amazing variety of talks on this week.

 
 


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