Archive for April, 2017

Pam and Doug Soltis Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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!

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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)

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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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