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Michael R. McKain

  • Postdoctoral Associate
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
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Research interests

Molecular systematics Genomics Polyploidy Karyotype and chromosome evolution


Assistant professor in Biological Sciences and Herbarium Curator at The University of Alabama. My main area of study is phylogenomics and evolution genomics and I am interested in the evolution of the Agavaceae in North America.

Co-authors (308)

  • Jim Leebens-Mack
  • Sara L Martin
  • Mark Fisher
  • James Estill

Publications (5)

  • Polyphyly of Arundinoideae (Poaceae) and evolution of the twisted geniculate lemma awn

    • Teisher J
    • McKain M
    • Schaal B
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  • Elucidating steroid alkaloid biosynthesis in Veratrum californicum: Production of verazine in Sf9 cells

    • Augustin M
    • Ruzicka D
    • Shukla A
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  • Multiple polyploidy events in the early radiation of nodulating and nonnodulating legumes

    • Cannon S
    • McKain M
    • Harkess A
    • et al.
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  • The pineapple genome and the evolution of CAM photosynthesis

    • Ming R
    • VanBuren R
    • Wai C
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  • A genome triplication associated with early diversification of the core eudicots

    • Jiao Y
    • Leebens-Mack J
    • Ayyampalayam S
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Associate

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

January 2014 - Present

Graduate Student

University of Georgia-Athens

August 2007 - December 2012(5 years)

Education history

Ph.D. in Plant Biology

University of Georgia, Department of Plant Biology

August 2007 - December 2012(5 years)

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Wabash College

August 2003 - May 2007(4 years)