Michael Grünstäudl (Gruenstaeudl), PhD

Researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin

Archiv der Kategorie 'audiovisual'

First signs of spring 2018

                   

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Collecting plants for my lab course

Selecting what my be pedagogically valuable Currently, I am teaching a lab course on plant morphology and biodiversity. In order for my students to work on live plant material, I have spent a lot of time in the greenhouses of the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem to select appropriate study objects. Here are some […]

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Water Lilies in the morning

The early botanist catches the data This week I collected some live plant material from our fantastic collection of water lilies for future sequencing of complete chloroplast genomes.     Among the specimens collected was also the white water lily (Nymphaea ampla DC.), an enigmatic species that grows throughout Mesoamerica and that seems to have […]

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Schematic of Plastid Genome in LaTeX

Professional graphics require code In order to visualize the location of oligonucleotide primers as well as structural rearrangements in plastid genomes, I wrote some Latex code. \documentclass[margin=10pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[line cap=rect,line width=3pt] \draw[] (0,0) circle [radius=8cm]; % Draw small intervals, label small intervals \foreach \angle [count=\xi, evaluate=\xi as \xx using int(\xi*10)] in {157.5,135,…,-157.5,-180}{ \draw[line width=1.5pt] […]

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Displaying phylogeny over map

A brief, preliminary evaluation For the revision of a new manuscript, I needed to generate a figure, in which a phylogenetic tree is plotted over a geographic map. The tips of the tree shall hereby point to the distribution area of the taxa they represent on the underlying map. Lucky for me, Rod Page has […]

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Generating automatic figure labels

Following the German motto „Ordnung ist das halbe Leben!“ Have you ever been frustrated by having to differentiate between dozens of similar graphs or figures, and the only memorable difference between them were their unique file names? In a recent simulation study, I had exactly that feeling, so I came up with some code to […]

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