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Ongoing Research
Dr. James G. Harris

Hybrid Speciation
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Research Questions in 2002
1.  Does Braya humilis belong in the genus Neotorularia?
No. Both ITS and trnL data indicate that B. humilis is more closely related to the type species, Braya alpina, than are most Braya species.

2.  Can molecular data (i.e. DNA sequencing data) provide new insight into taxonomic and phylogenetic relationships in Braya?
Yes, but there are limits. ITS and trnL sequences alone do not provide sufficient phylogenetic resolution in Braya.