Serafin Streiff successfully defended his MSc!


In his work “Herbarium phylogenomics, taxonomy, and floral evolution in Connaraceae”, he tackled a difficult taxonomic problem, the delimitation of Rourea and related genera in the pantropical Connaraceae family.  To this end, he inferred a phylogenomic tree and provided a formal taxonomic revision.  He then used the phylogeny to reconstruct the evolution of the reproductive systems tristyly and distyly, and inferred the family's global biogeographic history.  A large and thoroughly executed project.  Congratulations, Serafin, well done!

photo: Serafin Streiff (left) with his project advisor, Jurriaan de Vos (right)