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

Huiet, Layne, Martin Lenz, Julie K. Nelson, Kathleen M. Pryer, and Alan R. Smith. “Adiantumshastense, a new species of maidenhair fern from California.Phytokeys, no. 53 (January 2015): 73–81. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.53.5151. Full Text Open Access Copy

Li, Fay-Wei, Carl J. Rothfels, Michael Melkonian, Juan C. Villarreal, Dennis W. Stevenson, Sean W. Graham, Gane K-S Wong, Sarah Mathews, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “The origin and evolution of phototropins.Frontiers in Plant Science 6 (January 2015): 637. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2015.00637. Full Text Open Access Copy

Li, F., M. Melkonian, C. J. Rothfels, J. C. Villarreal, D. W. Stevenson, S. W. Graham, G. K. Wong, K. M. Pryer, and S. Mathews. “Phytochrome diversity in green plants and the origin of canonical plant phytochromes.” Nature Communications 6, no. 1 (2015): 1–12. Open Access Copy

Wolf, P. G., E. B. Sessa, D. B. Marchant, F. Li, C. J. Rothfels, E. M. Sigel, M. A. Gitzendanner, C. J. Visger, J. A. Banks, and D. E. Soltis. “An exploration into fern genome space.” Genome Biology and Evolution 7, no. 9 (2015): 2533–44. Open Access Copy

Rothfels, C. J., A. K. Johnson, M. D. Windham, and K. M. Pryer. “Low-copy nuclear data confirm rampant allopolyploidy in the cystopteridaceae (Polypodiales).” Taxon 63, no. 5 (October 1, 2014): 1026–36. https://doi.org/10.12705/635.32. Full Text Open Access Copy

Sigel, Erin M., Michael D. Windham, Christopher H. Haufler, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Phylogeny, Divergence Time Estimates, and Phylogeography of the Diploid Species of the Polypodium vulgare Complex (Polypodiaceae).” Systematic Botany 39, no. 4 (September 2014): 1042–55. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364414x683921. Full Text Open Access Copy

Grusz, Amanda L., Michael D. Windham, George Yatskievych, Layne Huiet, Gerald J. Gastony, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Patterns of Diversification in the Xeric-adapted Fern Genus Myriopteris (Pteridaceae).” Systematic Botany 39, no. 3 (June 2014): 698–714. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364414x681518. Full Text Open Access Copy

Li, Fay-Wei, Juan Carlos Villarreal, Steven Kelly, Carl J. Rothfels, Michael Melkonian, Eftychios Frangedakis, Markus Ruhsam, et al. “Horizontal transfer of an adaptive chimeric photoreceptor from bryophytes to ferns.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111, no. 18 (May 2014): 6672–77. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1319929111. Full Text Open Access Copy