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Sarah Unruh

Sarah Unruh

Assistant Professor of Biology
Parker Science Building, Room 124
217.245.3593
Research Interests
Genomics and phylogenetics of orchids and their mycorrhizal fungi
Education
University of Missouri | B.A. | Biology
University of Missouri | Ph.D. | Biology
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Sarah Unruh is interested in the evolution of orchids and the fungi that live in their roots and help them grow. She uses genetic information to study how species are related and she compares the genomes of orchid fungi to find clues for how they are able to help orchids germinate and develop.