February 28th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

The Soltis Lab

Scientists and students in the Soltis Lab are currently working with a variety of technologies to investigate mechanisms of speciation, evolutionary relationships and character evolution in flowering and land plants at all taxonomic levels. Current projects include the study of higher level phylogenetic relationships and character evolution in the angiosperms, floral evolution, the genetic and genomic consequences of polyploidy, conservation genetics of rare plants, phylogeography, and biogeography. Please explore our website for more information on our research.
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Pam and Doug Soltis Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!

April 12th, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Today, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced that both Pam and Doug Soltis were among the 228 scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic, business, and philanthropic leaders elected this year. Congratulations to Pam and Doug for having earned this honor!

 

Many recent grants and awards!

April 12th, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Many students have recently been awarded grants or awards. Congratulations to all!

Xiaoxian Liu received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to study alternative splicing in Tragopogon.

Johanna Jantzen received a Society for the Study of Evolution Rosemary Grant research award.

Andre Naranjo and Maggie Hernandez (a former undergraduate in the lab, moving to Penn State to study Anthropology) received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.

 

Is homoploid hybrid speciation that rare? An empiricist’s view

April 12th, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Nieto Feliner, G., I. Álvarez, J. Fuertes-Aguilar, M. Heuertz, I. Marques, F. Moharrek, R. Piñeiro, R. Riina, J. A. Rosselló, P. S. Soltis, and I. Villa-Machío. 2017. Is homoploid hybrid speciation that rare? An empiricist’s view. Heredity, doi: 10.1038/hdy.2017.7. [View on publisher’s site]

 

Whole-genome duplication and molecular evolution in Cornus L. (Cornaceae) – Insights from transcriptome sequences

April 12th, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Yu, Y., Q. Xiang, P. S. Manos, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, B.-H. Song, S. Cheng, X. Liu, and G. Wong. 2017. Whole-genome duplication and molecular evolution in Cornus L. (Cornaceae) – Insights from transcriptome sequences. PLOS ONE 12:e0171361. [View on publisher’s site]

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Diversification of Rosaceae since the Late Cretaceous based on plastid phylogenomics

April 12th, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Zhang, S.-D., J.-J. Jin, S.-Y. Chen, M. W. Chase, D. E. Soltis, H.-T. Li, J.-B. Yang, D.-Z. Li, and T.-S. Yi. 2017. Diversification of Rosaceae since the Late Cretaceous based on plastid phylogenomics. New Phytol 214:1355–1367. [View on publisher’s site]

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Deep reticulation and incomplete lineage sorting obscure the diploid phylogeny of rain-lilies and allies (Amaryllidaceae tribe Hippeastreae)

April 12th, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Graphical AbstractGarcía, N., R. A. Folk, A. W. Meerow, S. Chamala, M. A. Gitzendanner, R. Souza de Oliveira, D. E. Soltis, and P. S. Soltis. n.d. Deep reticulation and incomplete lineage sorting obscure the diploid phylogeny of rain-lilies and allies (Amaryllidaceae tribe Hippeastreae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.04.003. [View on publisher’s site]

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Detecting Alternatively Spliced Transcript Isoforms from Single-Molecule Long-Read Sequences without a Reference Genome

April 12th, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Liu, X., W. Mei, P. S. Soltis, D. E. Soltis, and W. B. Barbazuk. 2017. Detecting Alternatively Spliced Transcript Isoforms from Single-Molecule Long-Read Sequences without a Reference Genome. Mol Ecol Resources. [View on publisher’s site]
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Evolutionary and domestication history of Cucurbita (pumpkin and squash) species inferred from 44 nuclear loci

April 12th, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Kates, H. R., P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2017. Evolutionary and domestication history of Cucurbita (pumpkin and squash) species inferred from 44 nuclear loci. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 111:98–109. [View on publisher’s site]Graphical Abstract

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Evolution of floral diversity: genomics, genes and gamma

April 12th, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Representatives of eudicot floral diversity. From Chanderbali et al 2017.

Chanderbali, A. S., B. A. Berger, D. G. Howarth, D. E. Soltis, and P. S. Soltis. 2017. Evolution of floral diversity: genomics, genes and gamma. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 372:20150509. [View on publisher’s site]

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Evolutionary Conservation of ABA Signaling for Stomatal Closure in Ferns

April 12th, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Cai, S., G. Chen, Y. Wang, Y. Huang, B. Marchant, Y. Wang, Q. Yang, F. Dai, A. Hills, P. J. Franks, E. Nevo, D. Soltis, P. Soltis, E. Sessa, P. G. Wolf, D. Xue, G. Zhang, B. J. Pogson, M. R. Blatt, and Z.-H. Chen. 2017. Evolutionary Conservation of ABA Signaling for Stomatal Closure in Ferns. Plant Physiol. pp.01848.2016. [View on publisher’s site]

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