John H. Willis

Professor of Biology

Office: 
3314 French Science Center, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Department Of Biology, Durham, NC 27708-0338
Phone: 
(919) 660-7340
We conduct research on broad issues in evolutionary genetics, and we are currently addressing questions relating to the evolution of adaptation, reproductive isolation, breeding systems, inbreeding depression, and floral traits in natural plant populations. Please see our lab web page for more information.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago 1991

Fishman, L, and Willis, JH. "A cytonuclear incompatibility causes anther sterility in Mimulus hybrids." Evolution 60, no. 7 (2006): 1372-1381. Full Text

Fishman, L, and Willis, JH. "A novel meiotic drive locus almost completely distorts segregation in mimulus (monkeyflower) hybrids." Genetics 169, no. 1 (January 2005): 347-353. Full Text

Aagaard, JE, Olmstead, RG, Willis, JH, and Phillips, PC. "Duplication of floral regulatory genes in the Lamiales." American Journal of Botany 92, no. 8 (2005): 1284-1293. Full Text

Sweigart, AL, and Willis, JH. "Patterns of nucleotide diversity are affected by mating system and asymmetric introgression in two species of Mimulus." Evolution 57 (November 2003): 2490-2506. (Academic Article)

Sweigart, AL, and Willis, JH. "Patterns of nucleotide diversity in two species of Mimulus are affected by mating system and asymmetric introgression." Evolution 57, no. 11 (November 2003): 2490-2506.

Fishman, L, Kelly, AJ, and Willis, JH. "Minor quantitative trait loci underlie floral traits associated with mating system divergence in Mimulus." Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 56, no. 11 (November 2002): 2138-2155. Full Text

Kelly, JK, and Willis, JH. "A manipulative experiment to estimate biparental inbreeding in monkeyflowers." International Journal of Plant Sciences 163, no. 4 (January 1, 2002): 575-579. Full Text

Fishman, L, Kelly, AJ, and Willis, JH. "Minor QTLs underlie floral characters associated with mating system divergence in Mimulus." Evolution 56 (2002): 2138-2155. (Academic Article)

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