Monday, September 08, 2008

The return of the blog

Dear friends,

I know! It has been already more than two months without any posts in the blog. Since the Symposium of the International Organization of Plant Biosystematics in Slovakia that I've been most of the time out of office in several field trips for collection of Aster amellus. This beautiful daisy has been studied throughly by Zuzana Münzbergova in the Czech Republic where a secondary contact zone between two cytotypes (diploids and hexaploids) can be found. In order to understand the distribution of both cytotypes Sílvia Castro and I have been collecting this species in the neighbouring countries of the Czech Republic. So far, we have thoroughly explored the Slovak Republic and Austria, but there's still Poland to come. However, before leaving to the Polish land for the last week of field season of this year I will post the usual Articles of the Month section and one of several software highlights.

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