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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Volunteers recognized

July 11th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Three of our volunteers received recognition certificates for volunteering 100 hours! Congratulations Casandra Perez, Valeria Segui, and Milda Stanislaukas.

Every year we have many undergraduate students working in the lab, this is a great way to get research experience. Students work alongside graduate students or post-docs and some develop their own projects.

Contemporary and future studies in plant speciation, morphological/floral evolution and polyploidy: honouring the scientific contributions of Leslie D. Gottlieb to plant evolutionary biology.

June 27th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

CoverCrawford, D. J., J. J. Doyle, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, and J. F. Wendel. 2014. Contemporary and future studies in plant speciation, morphological/floral evolution and polyploidy: honouring the scientific contributions of Leslie D. Gottlieb to plant evolutionary biology. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 369:20130341. [Link to the article on the publisher's site]
This article is the introduction to a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B dedicated to the scientific legacy of Leslie D. Gottlieb.
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Polyploidy and novelty: Gottlieb’s legacy

June 27th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Soltis, P. S., X. Liu, D. B. Marchant, C. J. Visger, and D. E. Soltis. 2014. Polyploidy and novelty: Gottlieb’s legacy. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 369:20130351. [Link to abstract on publisher's site]
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The legacy of diploid progenitors in allopolyploid gene expression patterns

June 27th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Buggs, R. J. A., J. F. Wendel, J. J. Doyle, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, and J. E. Coate. 2014. The legacy of diploid progenitors in allopolyploid gene expression patterns. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 369:20130354. [Link to article on publisher's site]
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UF Explore Video: Tragopogon as a model for polyploidy

June 11th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

The University of Florida produces videos highlighting faculty research. The video featuring Pam and Doug and Tragopogon was just released. Check it out:

Population genetic structure, genetic diversity, and natural history of the South American species of Nothofagus subgenus Lophozonia (Nothofagaceae) inferred from nuclear microsatellite data

May 23rd, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Vergara, R., M. A. Gitzendanner, D. E. Soltis, and P. S. Soltis. 2014. Population genetic structure, genetic diversity, and natural history of the South American species of Nothofagus subgenus Lophozonia (Nothofagaceae) inferred from nuclear microsatellite data. Ecology and Evolution. [Online Early Edition.]
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Are polyploids really evolutionary dead-ends (again)? A critical reappraisal of Mayrose et al. (2011)

May 2nd, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Soltis, D. E., M. C. Segovia-Salcedo, I. Jordon-Thaden, L. Majure, N. M. Miles, E. V. Mavrodiev, W. Mei, M. Beatriz Cortez, P. S. Soltis, and M. A. Gitzendanner. 2014. Are polyploids really evolutionary dead-ends (again)? A critical reappraisal of Mayrose et al. (2011). New Phytologist [Link to article on publisher's site]

BSA Awards Abound!

May 1st, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Congratulations to Andy Crowl, Clayton Visger and Blaine Marchant who all received 2014 Botanical Society of America Graduate Student Research Awards!

Undergrad researcher Kayla Ventura received the BSA Undergraduate Research Award!

Congratulations to all!

Lab fun run and picnic

April 8th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

A couple of weeks ago we had the 2nd Annual lab fun run followed by a picnic on the back patio.

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Undergrad Awards!

March 27th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Congratulations to the many undergraduates in the lab who were awarded research scholarships:hhmi

  • Kayla, Cole, Veronica and Jordan were all named University Scholars
  • Kayla was also selected as an HHMI Science For Life scholar

Way to go, that’s a great achievement for so many of our students to get these awards!

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