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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Heather-Rose Kates’ research featured by VOA

February 20th, 2015
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Graduate student Heather-Rose Kates’ research, funded by a USDA grant she received, has been featured in an article and video produced by Voice of America:

Here’s the article.

Multiple origins and chromosomal novelty in the allotetraploid Tragopogon castellanus (Asteraceae)

January 9th, 2015
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Mavrodiev, E. V., M. Chester, V. N. Suárez-Santiago, C. J. Visger, R. Rodriguez, A. Susanna, R. M. Baldini, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2015. Multiple origins and chromosomal novelty in the allotetraploid Tragopogon castellanus (Asteraceae). New Phytol doi: 10.1111/nph.13227 [Link to article on publicher’s site]

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Phylogeny, divergence times, and historical biogeography of the angiosperm family Saxifragaceae

January 9th, 2015
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Deng, J., B. T. Drew, E. V. Mavrodiev, M. A. Gitzendanner, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2015. Phylogeny, divergence times, and historical biogeography of the angiosperm family Saxifragaceae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 83:86–98. [Link to article on publisher’s site]

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Phylotranscriptomic analysis of the origin and early diversification of land plants

December 12th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Wickett, N. J., S. Mirarab, N. Nguyen, T. Warnow, E. Carpenter, N. Matasci, S. Ayyampalayam, M. S. Barker, J. G. Burleigh, M. A. Gitzendanner, B. R. Ruhfel, E. Wafula, J. P. Der, S. W. Graham, S. Mathews, M. Melkonian, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, N. W. Miles, C. J. Rothfels, L. Pokorny, A. J. Shaw, L. DeGironimo, D. W. Stevenson, B. Surek, J. C. Villarreal, B. Roure, H. Philippe, C. W. dePamphilis, T. Chen, M. K. Deyholos, R. S. Baucom, T. M. Kutchan, M. M. Augustin, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Tian, Z. Yan, X. Wu, X. Sun, G. K.-S. Wong, and J. Leebens-Mack. 2014. Phylotranscriptomic analysis of the origin and early diversification of land plants. PNAS 111:E4859–E4868. [Link to article on publisher’s site]

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Data access for the 1,000 Plants (1KP) project

December 12th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Matasci, N., L.-H. Hung, Z. Yan, E. J. Carpenter, N. J. Wickett, S. Mirarab, N. Nguyen, T. Warnow, S. Ayyampalayam, M. Barker, J. G. Burleigh, M. A. Gitzendanner, E. Wafula, J. P. Der, C. W. dePamphilis, B. Roure, H. Philippe, B. R. Ruhfel, N. W. Miles, S. W. Graham, S. Mathews, B. Surek, M. Melkonian, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, C. Rothfels, L. Pokorny, J. A. Shaw, L. DeGironimo, D. W. Stevenson, J. C. Villarreal, T. Chen, T. M. Kutchan, M. Rolf, R. S. Baucom, M. K. Deyholos, R. Samudrala, Z. Tian, X. Wu, X. Sun, Y. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Leebens-Mack, and G. K.-S. Wong. 2014. Data access for the 1,000 Plants (1KP) project. GigaScience 3:17. [Link to article on publisher’s site]

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Between Two Fern Genomes

December 12th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Sessa, E. B., J. A. Banks, M. S. Barker, J. P. Der, A. M. Duffy, S. W. Graham, M. Hasebe, J. Langdale, F.-W. Li, D. B. Marchant, K. M. Pryer, C. J. Rothfels, S. J. Roux, M. L. Salmi, E. M. Sigel, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, D. W. Stevenson, and P. G. Wolf. 2014. Between Two Fern Genomes. GigaScience 3:15. [Link to article on publisher’s site]

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Patterns of chromosomal variation in natural populations of the neoallotetraploid Tragopogon mirus (Asteraceae)

December 12th, 2014
By Gitzendanner, Matt

Chester, M., R. K. Riley, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2014. Patterns of chromosomal variation in natural populations of the neoallotetraploid Tragopogon mirus (Asteraceae). Heredity, doi: 10.1038/hdy.2014.101. [Link to article on publisher’s site] (more…)

Recent polyploidy paper recommended by Faculty of 1000

October 27th, 2014
By Soltis,Douglas Edward

Access the recommendation on F1000PrimeThe polyploidy revolution then…and now: Stebbins revisited., by Soltis, Visger, and Soltis — American Journal of Botany, 2014 (DOI: 10.3410/f.722765935.793500872), has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field by F1000.

Nicolas Wins Top International Student Award!

October 9th, 2014
By Soltis,Pamela S

Nicolas GarciaCongratulations to Nicolas Garcia on being named an Outstanding International Student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for 2014!  Way to go, Nicolas!

Previous recipients of this prestigious award include lab members Claudia Segovia-Salcedo and Monica Arakaki.

Nonadditive Gene Expression In Polyploids

October 9th, 2014
By Liu,Xiaoxian

Yoo, M.-J., X. Liu, J. C. Pires, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2014. Nonadditive Gene Expression In Polyploids. Annual Review of Genetics 48: In Press [Link to article on publisher’s site]

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