TEAM MOSS goes wild!

While investigating the molecular genetics of the gametophyte/sporophyte transition in Physcomitrella patens, Stephen is also interested in the evolution of VEF-domain containing genes across bryophytes.  Jared is developing a phylogeny of VEF genes across mosses for his senior thesis (MCB 2013) and Katharine is rapidly becomming a field-trained bryologist, helping Stephen and Jared to identfy their samples while simultaneously learning techniques associated with studying molecular developmental genetics in mosses.  This past weekend, they joined Jim Shevock for a trip up the Marin Watershed and found not only mosses but some pretty cool liverworts, and hornworts galore!  See more photos of their excursion... http://spechtlab.berkeley.edu/gallery/team-moss