Prestigious journal publishes Mandel's paper

Jennifer Mandel publishes paper on sunflowersThe Mandel lab studies sunflower and its relatives to understand mechanisms that drive and maintain biodiversity in the sunflower family (Asteraceae or Compositae). Compositae is the largest family of flowering plants with more than 25,000 species distributed worldwide. The availability of the sunflower genome and the findings presented in this paper will advance our understanding of biodiversity and the evolutionary processes that have led to the great success of the sunflower family." For more information on the Mandel lab visit