Genetics

At last, butterflies get a bigger, better evolutionary tree

For hundreds of years, butterfly collecting has often inspired a special kind of fanaticism, spurring lengthy expeditions, sparking rivalries and prompting some collectors to risk their fortunes and skins in their quest for the next elusive specimen....
Doug Soltis studies the origin and evolution of flowering plants, plant genome evolution and the relationships between plants. Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Kristen Grace

Plant biologist Doug Soltis elected to National Academy of Sciences

Plant biologist Doug Soltis has been elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, an achievement considered one of the highest honors in American science. A distinguished professor and curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History...