Angiosperm Phylogeny Based on 18S/26S rDNA Sequence Data: Constructing a Large Data Set Using Next-Generation Sequence Data

July 24th, 2014
Maia, V. H., M. A. Gitzendanner, P. S. Soltis, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, and D. E. Soltis. 2014. Angiosperm Phylogeny Based on 18S/26S rDNA Sequence Data: Constructing a Large Data Set Using Next-Generation Sequence Data. International Journal of Plant Sciences 175:613–650. [View article at publisher's site]

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The polyploidy revolution then…and now: Stebbins revisited

July 24th, 2014
Soltis, D. E., C. J. Visger, and P. S. Soltis. 2014. The polyploidy revolution then…and now: Stebbins revisited. Am. J. Bot. 101:1057–1078. [View at publisher's site]
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Volunteers recognized

July 11th, 2014

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
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
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
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

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
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
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

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!