February 28th, 2014
By magitz

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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Comparative phylogeography of black mangroves (Avicennia germinans) and red mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) in Florida: Testing the maritime discontinuity in coastal plants.

April 29th, 2016
By magitz

Figure 2 of Hodel et al.

Figure 2 from Hodel et al 2016, showing structure of genetic diversity in black and red mangroves

Hodel, R. G. J., M. B. de S. Cortez, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2016. Comparative phylogeography of black mangroves (Avicennia germinans) and red mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) in Florida: Testing the maritime discontinuity in coastal plants. Am. J. Bot. 103:730–739. [View on publisher’s site]

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ASPT Research Grant Awards!

April 29th, 2016
By magitz

ASPT.logoFour of the lab’s students received research grants from ASPT: Anthony Melton, Andre Naranjo, Johanna Jantzen and Cody Howard (from the Cellinese Lab). Congratulations to all for an excellent job!

 

Undergrads awarded BSA Young Botanist Awards!

April 21st, 2016
By magitz

Congratulations to Kayla Ventura and Becca O’Toole who were awarded the BSA‘s Youg Botanist Awards! Congrats also to their mentor, Jacob Landis.

Building the Tree of Life: TEDxUF 2016

April 20th, 2016
By magitz

Doug was a presenter at TEDxUF 2016. See all the talks here. Doug’s talk explores why relationships matter and the tree of life:

An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV

April 18th, 2016
By magitz

The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. 2016. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 181:1–20. [View on publisher’s site]

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

April 18th, 2016
By magitz

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 publisher’s site]
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Earth Day photos

April 18th, 2016
By magitz

April 16th was the FLMNH Earth Day event, and we had a table with plants, DNA extraction, pipettes, and phylogenetic trees. Here’s some photos from the day.

 

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Polyploidy and the proteome

March 30th, 2016
By magitz

Soltis, D. E., B. B. Misra, S. Shan, S. Chen, and P. S. Soltis. 2016. Polyploidy and the proteome. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Proteins and Proteomics, doi: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2016.03.010. [View on publisher’s site]

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The antiquity of Cyclocarya paliurus (Juglandaceae) provides new insights into the evolution of relict plants in subtropical China since the late Early Miocene.

March 30th, 2016
By magitz

Kou, Y., S. Cheng, S. Tian, B. Li, D. Fan, Y. Chen, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, and Z. Zhang. 2016. The antiquity of Cyclocarya paliurus (Juglandaceae) provides new insights into the evolution of relict plants in subtropical China since the late Early Miocene. J. Biogeogr. 43:351–360. [View on publisher’s site]

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Are Microsatellite Fragment Lengths Useful for Population-Level Studies? The Case of Polygala lewtonii (Polygalaceae)

March 4th, 2016
By magitz

Germain-Aubrey, C. C., C. Nelson, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, and M. A. Gitzendanner. 2016. Are Microsatellite Fragment Lengths Useful for Population-Level Studies? The Case of Polygala lewtonii (Polygalaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 4:1500115. [View on publisher’s site]

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