Factors promoting polyploid persistence and diversification and limiting diploid speciation during the K–Pg interlude

December 31st, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Levin, D. A., and D. E. Soltis. 2018. Factors promoting polyploid persistence and diversification and limiting diploid speciation during the K–Pg interlude. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 42:1–7. [View on publisher’s site]

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Karyotypic variation and pollen stainability in resynthesized allopolyploids Tragopogon miscellus and T. mirus

December 31st, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Spoelhof, J. P., M. Chester, R. Rodriguez, B. Geraci, K. Heo, E. Mavrodiev, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2017. Karyotypic variation and pollen stainability in resynthesized allopolyploids Tragopogon miscellus and T. mirus. American Journal of Botany 104:1484–1492. [View on publisher’s site]

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Digitization of herbaria enables novel research

December 31st, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Soltis, P. S. 2017. Digitization of herbaria enables novel research. Am. J. Bot. 104:1281–1284. [View on publisher’s site]

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Comparative transcriptomic analysis of the evolution and development of flower size in Saltugilia (Polemoniaceae)

December 31st, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Landis, J. B., D. E. Soltis, and P. S. Soltis. 2017. Comparative transcriptomic analysis of the evolution and development of flower size in Saltugilia (Polemoniaceae). BMC Genomics 18:475. [View on publisher’s site]

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Climate change, collections and the classroom: using big data to tackle big problems

December 31st, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Lacey, E. A., T. T. Hammond, R. E. Walsh, K. C. Bell, S. V. Edwards, E. R. Ellwood, R. Guralnick, S. M. Ickert-Bond, A. R. Mast, J. E. McCormack, A. K. Monfils, P. S. Soltis, D. E. Soltis, and J. A. Cook. 2017. Climate change, collections and the classroom: using big data to tackle big problems. Evolution: Education and Outreach 10:2. [View on publisher’s site]

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Doug Soltis Elected to the National Academy of Sciences!

May 8th, 2017
By Gitzendanner, Matt

NAS tweetThe National Academy of Sciences announce last week that Doug Soltis was elected to the Academy! See the Florida Museum’s press release by Natalie van Hoose.

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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