Molecular systematics and pollen evolution in Amaranthaceae

Froelichia floridana, pollen. Photo: T. Borsch

Initiated and supervised by Prof. Thomas Borsch (FU Berlin), these studies aim at identifying the major lineages within Amaranthaceae and their affinities to Chenopodiaceae, as well as reconstructing pollen evolution in this exemplar group with an extraordinary pollen diversity. Currently, the work focuses on the genera Iresine and Gomphrena.