Randall J. Bayer
UofM Central Campus, Ellington Hall 201
About Dr. Bayer
- Evolution of polyploid complexes using Antennaria (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) as a model group. I am especially interested in the use of molecular techniques to study genome evolution in young naturally occurring polyploid groups
- Systematics, evolution, and phylogeny of the Asteraceae (sunflower family) with focus on the tribe Gnaphalieae. The Gnaphalieae (paper daisies or everlastings) are a group of sunflowers that have their greatest diversity in Australia, followed by Southern Africa and South America and are poorly represented in the northern hemisphere.
- Phylogeny and Systematics of the orange subfamily Aurantioideae (Rutaceae), with special interest in determining the origins of the major Citrus cultivar groups using molecular cytogenetics and molecular markers.
- Utilization of wild relatives of cultivated plants in plant breeding programs for crop improvement.
- Forensic botany, especially the use of micromorphology and molecular techniques in crime solving.