Team Weigelworld on collection trip in US

Jane Devos and Gautam Shirsekar are in the US for two months, collecting Arabidopsis thaliana along the Eastern Seaboard and in the Midwest.

This is part of a project where we are following a lineage of A. thaliana that was introduced in historic times in the US. We are interested in adaptation to pathogens as well as epigenetic diversification. In addition, we are using herbarium specimens to look at local evolution and study genome-wide mutation rates in ecological time.