University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Biological Sciences
840 W. Taylor St.
SEL 4093 M/C 067
Chicago, IL 60607
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.
Service for the Phylogenetic Placement of T2/S-RNases
This web service aims to enable and ease the phylogenetic placement and classification of new T2/S-type RNases. It arises out of our lab's previously published papers1,2. Please read Ramanauskas and Igić 20172 for details underpinning the starting trees and rationale for analyses.
Evolutionary relationships among self-incompatibility RNases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 98(23):13167-13171
The evolutionary history of plant T2/S-type ribonucleases. PeerJ 5:e3790