Bachelor candidate in the AG Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants
Two plaintain species or up to four?
Within my practice module in the workgroup “Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants” I dealt with species from genus Plantago L. (plaintain). The aim was to investigate whether the European and South African Populations of Plantago coronopus L. (buck's-horn plantain) can be seen as different species. The same issue persisted for Plantago crassifolia Forrsk. (no English trivial name known). Therefore a DNA based phylogenetic and a morphological investigation was conducted for all available specimens of species from subgenus Coronopus (Lam. & DC.) Rahn. This subgenus set the frame for interpreting how European and South African populations of both above-mentioned species are integrated within their relationships."