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Visiting the Poison Garden at Blarney Castle

 

Chemical Evolutionary Ecology

I am interested in how the plant flavonoid pathway is involved in local adaptation and evolution; specifically how the gene network can facilitate or constrain phenotypic local adaptation and evolution within and among species.

I am now working as a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Cris Kuhlemeier (website) at the Institute of Plant Sciences in Bern. I am currently working on a project regarding the evolution of floral color (visible and UV) in wild Petunia species. I am also working on how floral color and floral scent have evolved in a regionally restricted species, Petunia secreta.

 

Petunias in the IPS greenhouse

Petunias in the IPS greenhouse

Contact Information:

University of Bern Institute of Plant Sciences

Plant Genetics & Development

email: andrea.berardi@ips.unibe.ch OR berardi.andrea.e@gmail.com

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Anthocyanin extracts from several Iochrominae species

Anthocyanin extracts from several Iochrominae species