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Goffinet Lab

Phone: 860 486-5290
Address: Mailing:
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
75 NorthEagleville road
University of Connecticut
Storrs CT

Storrs Campus
Biology Pharmacy Bldg
Room 300
Lab: rooms 312 & 316

The research interests in this lab

cross organismal lines with projects focusing on liverworts, hornworts, mosses or lichen-forming fungi and span the fields of floristics and phylogeography, systematics and phylogeny, genome evolution and developmental biology.

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  • New publications on bryophytes
    Dong S., H.-L. Li, B. Goffinet & Y. Liu. 2021. Exploring the impact of RNA editing on mitochondrial phylogenetic analyses in liverworts, an early land plant lineage. Journal of Systematics and Evolution (in press).   Abstract reads: Plant mitochondrial protein‐coding genes are slow‐evolving, and thus are less subjected to substitution saturation, and therefore perhaps more suitable […]
    Posted on November 18, 2020
  • New publication on mosses
    Rahmatpour N., N.V. Perera, V. Singh, J.L. Wegrzyn & B. Goffinet. 2021. High gene space divergence contrasts with frozen vegetative architecture in the moss family Funariaceae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 154: (in press).pdf  Google scholar Abstract reads: A new paradigm has slowly emerged regarding the diversification of bryophytes, with inferences from molecular data highlighting a dynamic evolution […]
    Posted on September 27, 2020
  • New publication
    Sánchez-Jordón, L., B. Goffinet & R. Rozzi. 2020. Los colonizadores vegetales del estrecho de Magallanes y su función indicadora en el cambio climático. Adumbrationes as Summae Editionem 94: 1–14. (with photographs by J.F. Soza & B. Goffinet). pdf A miscellaneous work that combines a brief historical account of a series of three discoveries in the […]
    Posted on September 7, 2020