Linda E. Graham
Professor of Botany
211 Birge Hall
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Evolutionary origin of land plants, de novo genomic sequencing and metagenomics-based microbiomes of algae and plants, freshwater periphyton ecology
We are conducting metagenomics-based microbiome analysis and de novo genomic sequencing of algae and early-diverging land plants having established fossil records to:
- infer the biogeochemical impacts of algae that have been ecologically prominent for hundreds of millions of years.
- infer biogeochemical impacts of the first land plants.
- better understand genetic, biochemical, structural, and reproductive transformations that occurred early in plant history.
- design engineered systems that employ algae and early-diverging plants for new technological applications that include environmental remediation.
- generate examples of bacterial, protist, and plant metagenomic and genomic systems for general biology and botany textbooks.
Algae, non-majors botany
Graham et al. 2015 Algae 3e. LJLM Press, Madison WI
Graham, et al. 2015. Plant Biology 3e. LJLM Press, Madison WI
Brooker, Widmaier, Graham, Stiling 2017. Biology 4e, McGraw-Hill, NY
Graham, et al. 2015. Why we need more algal metagenomes. Journal of Phycology 51:1029-1036.
Graham, et al. 2015. A metagenome for lacustrine Cladophora (Cladophorales) reveals remarkable diversity of eukaryotic epibionts and genes related to materials cycling. Journal of Phycology 51:408-418.
Knack, Graham, et al. 2015. Microbiomes of streptophyte algae and bryophytes suggest that a functional suite of microbiota fostered plant colonization of land. International Journal of Plant Sciences 176:405-420.
Graham, et al. 2014. Lacustrine Nostoc (Nostocales) and associated microbiome generate a new type of modern clotted microbialite. Journal of Phycology 50:280-91