Kathleen M. Pryer

Professor of Biology

358 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338


  • Ph.D., Duke University 1995

  • M.S., University of Guelph (Canada) 1981

  • B.S., McGill University (Canada) 1976

Li, Fay-Wei, Li-Yaung Kuo, Kathleen M. Pryer, and Carl J. Rothfels. “Genes Translocated into the Plastid Inverted Repeat Show Decelerated Substitution Rates and Elevated GC Content.Genome Biology and Evolution 8, no. 8 (August 25, 2016): 2452–58. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evw167. Full Text Open Access Copy

Schuettpelz, E., C. W. Chen, M. Kessler, J. B. Pinson, G. Johnson, A. Davila, A. T. Cochran, L. Huiet, and K. M. Pryer. “A revised generic classification of vittarioid ferns (Pteridaceae) based on molecular, micromorphological, and geographic data.” Taxon 65, no. 4 (August 1, 2016): 708–22. https://doi.org/10.12705/654.2. Full Text Open Access Copy

Grusz, Amanda L., and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Development of microsatellite markers for the apomictic triploid fern Myriopteris lindheimeri (Pteridaceae).Applications in Plant Sciences 3, no. 11 (November 10, 2015). https://doi.org/10.3732/apps.1500061. Full Text Open Access Copy

Kao, T. T., K. M. Pryer, M. D. Turner, R. A. White, and P. Korall. “Origins of the endemic scaly tree ferns on the galápagos and Cocos Islands.” International Journal of Plant Sciences 176, no. 9 (November 1, 2015): 869–79. https://doi.org/10.1086/683303. Full Text Open Access Copy

Schuettpelz, Eric, Kathleen M. Pryer, and Michael D. Windham. “A Unified Approach to Taxonomic Delimitation in the Fern Genus Pentagramma (Pteridaceae).” Systematic Botany 40, no. 3 (September 2015): 629–44. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364415x689366. Full Text Open Access Copy

Wolf, Paul G., Emily B. Sessa, Daniel Blaine Marchant, Fay-Wei Li, Carl J. Rothfels, Erin M. Sigel, Matthew A. Gitzendanner, et al. “An Exploration into Fern Genome Space.Genome Biology and Evolution 7, no. 9 (August 26, 2015): 2533–44. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evv163. Full Text Open Access Copy

Li, Fay-Wei, Michael Melkonian, Carl J. Rothfels, Juan Carlos Villarreal, Dennis W. Stevenson, Sean W. Graham, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, Kathleen M. Pryer, and Sarah Mathews. “Phytochrome diversity in green plants and the origin of canonical plant phytochromes.Nature Communications 6 (July 28, 2015): 7852. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms8852. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rothfels, Carl J., Fay-Wei Li, Erin M. Sigel, Layne Huiet, Anders Larsson, Dylan O. Burge, Markus Ruhsam, et al. “The evolutionary history of ferns inferred from 25 low-copy nuclear genes.American Journal of Botany 102, no. 7 (July 16, 2015): 1089–1107. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1500089. Full Text Open Access Copy

Rothfels, Carl J., Anne K. Johnson, Peter H. Hovenkamp, David L. Swofford, Harry C. Roskam, Christopher R. Fraser-Jenkins, Michael D. Windham, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Natural hybridization between genera that diverged from each other approximately 60 million years ago.The American Naturalist 185, no. 3 (March 2015): 433–42. https://doi.org/10.1086/679662. Full Text Open Access Copy