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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On the defense: FLMNH Science Stories features Pam and Doug

October 14th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Doug Soltis examines toxic philodendron.

Doug Soltis examines toxic philodendrons in the “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit. They are listed on the “Wicked Plants” scavenger hunt. Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Kristen Grace.

The latest in the FLMNH Science Stories series features Pam and Doug talking about plant secondary chemicals used for defense. Ketchup or mustard?

Check out Emily Mavrakis’ story: On the defense: Harmful plants have evolved to protect themselves from predators

Diversity of ABC transporter genes across the plant kingdom and their potential utility in biotechnology

August 25th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Lane, T. S., C. S. Rempe, J. Davitt, M. E. Staton, Y. Peng, D. E. Soltis, M. Melkonian, M. Deyholos, J. H. Leebens-Mack, M. Chase, C. J. Rothfels, D. Stevenson, S. W. Graham, J. Yu, T. Liu, J. C. Pires, P. P. Edger, Y. Zhang, Y. Xie, Y. Zhu, E. Carpenter, G. K.-S. Wong, and C. N. Stewart. 2016. Diversity of ABC transporter genes across the plant kingdom and their potential utility in biotechnology. BMC Biotechnology 16:47. [View on publisher’s site]

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Niche divergence between diploid and autotetraploid Tolmiea

August 25th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Visger, C. J., C. C. Germain-Aubrey, M. Patel, E. B. Sessa, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2016. Niche divergence between diploid and autotetraploid Tolmiea. Am. J. Bot., doi: 10.3732/ajb.1600130. [View on publisher’s site]

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Floral flexibility: Diversification of the flower

August 25th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Soltis, D. E. 2016. Floral flexibility: Diversification of the flower. Nature Plants 2:15211. [View on publisher’s site]

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Ancient WGD events as drivers of key innovations in angiosperms

August 25th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Diversification of angiosperms, showing phylogenetic placements of select WGDs and synapomorphies/key innovations.

Fig 2 from Soltis and Soltis, 2016. Diversification of angiosperms, showing phylogenetic placements of select WGDs and synapomorphies/key innovations.

Soltis, P. S., and D. E. Soltis. 2016. Ancient WGD events as drivers of key innovations in angiosperms. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 30:159–165. [View on publisher’s site]

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Evolving Ideas on the Origin and Evolution of Flowers: New Perspectives in the Genomic Era.

August 25th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Floral variation in ANA grade, magnoliid, and basal eudicot angiosperms.

Fig 3 from Chanderbali et al 2016. Floral variation in ANA grade, magnoliid, and basal eudicot angiosperms.

Chanderbali, A. S., B. A. Berger, D. G. Howarth, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2016. Evolving Ideas on the Origin and Evolution of Flowers: New Perspectives in the Genomic Era. Genetics 202:1255–1265. [View on publishers site]

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UF well represented at Botany 2016

August 3rd, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

The University of Florida and the Soltis Lab were well represented at the Botany 2016 Conference this week!

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Pam and Doug featured on the In Defense of Plants podcast

June 21st, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

While visiting a field site for the Dimensions of Biodiversity project in North Carolina, Pam and Doug were interviewed for the InDefenseofPlants.com podcast on Building the Angiosperm Tree of Life.

Check out the podcast: http://www.indefenseofplants.com/podcast/2016/6/19/ep-61-building-the-angiosperm-tree-of-life

Polyploidy: Pitfalls and paths to a paradigm.

June 17th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Soltis, D. E., C. J. Visger, D. B. Marchant, and P. S. Soltis. 2016. Polyploidy: Pitfalls and paths to a paradigm. Am. J. Bot., doi: 10.3732/ajb.1500501. [View on publisher’s site]

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A New Resource for the Development of SSR Markers: Millions of Loci from a Thousand Plant Transcriptomes

June 17th, 2016
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Figure 1 from Hodel et al. 2016

Hodel, R. G. J., M. A. Gitzendanner, C. C. Germain-Aubrey, X. Liu, A. A. Crowl, M. Sun, J. B. Landis, M. C. Segovia-Salcedo, N. A. Douglas, S. Chen, D. E. Soltis, and P. S. Soltis. 2016. A New Resource for the Development of SSR Markers: Millions of Loci from a Thousand Plant Transcriptomes. Applications in Plant Sciences 1600024. [View on publisher’s site]
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