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

Schuettpelz, E., P. Korall, and K. M. Pryer. “Plastid atpA data provide improved support for deep relationships among ferns.” Taxon 55, no. 4 (January 1, 2006): 897–906. https://doi.org/10.2307/25065684. Full Text

Smith, A. R., K. M. Pryer, E. Schuettpelz, P. Korall, H. Schneider, and P. G. Wolf. “A classification for extant ferns.” Taxon 55, no. 3 (January 1, 2006): 705–31. https://doi.org/10.2307/25065646. Full Text

Wikström, Niklas, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Incongruence between primary sequence data and the distribution of a mitochondrial atp1 group II intron among ferns and horsetails.Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36, no. 3 (September 2005): 484–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2005.04.008. Full Text

Pryer, Kathleen M., Eric Schuettpelz, Paul G. Wolf, Harald Schneider, Alan R. Smith, and Raymond Cranfill. “Phylogeny and evolution of ferns (monilophytes) with a focus on the early leptosporangiate divergences.American Journal of Botany 91, no. 10 (October 2004): 1582–98. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.91.10.1582. Full Text

Schneider, Harald, Eric Schuettpelz, Kathleen M. Pryer, Raymond Cranfill, Susana Magallón, and Richard Lupia. “Ferns diversified in the shadow of angiosperms.Nature 428, no. 6982 (April 2004): 553–57. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature02361. Full Text

Dubuisson, J. Y., S. Hennequin, E. J. P. Douzery, R. B. Cranfill, A. R. Smith, and K. M. Pryer. “rbcL phylogeny of the fern genus Trichomanes (Hymenophyllaceae), with special reference to Neotropical taxa.” International Journal of Plant Sciences 164, no. 5 (January 1, 2003): 753–61. https://doi.org/10.1086/377059. Full Text

Pryer, K. M., E. Schuettpelz, R. C. Cranfill, P. G. Wolf, A. R. Smith, and H. Schneider. “Phylogeny of Early-Diverging Leptosporangiate Ferns Based on Morphology and Multiple Genes: rbcL, atpB, rps4, and 18S,” 2003.

Des Marais, D. L., A. R. Smith, D. M. Britton, and K. M. Pryer. “Phylogenetic relationships and evolution of extant horsetails, Equisetum, based on chloroplast DNA sequence data (rbcL and trnL-F).” International Journal of Plant Sciences 164, no. 5 (January 1, 2003): 737–51. https://doi.org/10.1086/376817. Full Text

Pryer, Kathleen M., Harald Schneider, Elizabeth A. Zimmer, and Jo Ann Banks. “Deciding among green plants for whole genome studies.Trends in Plant Science 7, no. 12 (December 2002): 550–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1360-1385(02)02375-0. Full Text

Schneider, H., K. M. Pryer, R. Cranfill, A. R. Smith, and P. G. Wolf. “Evolution of vascular plant body plans: a phylogenetic perspective.” Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution, 2002, 330–64.