Kathleen M. Pryer

Professor of Biology

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

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1995

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

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

Argus, G. W., and K. M. Pryer. Rare vascular plants in Canada; our natural heritage. Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) Canadian Museum of Nature, Botany Division, 1990. Open Access Copy

Argus, George W. Atlas of the rare vascular plants of Ontario /. Botany Division, National Museum of Natural Sciences = Division de la botanique, Musée national des sciences naturelles, 1982. https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.51429. Full Text Open Access Copy

Schuettpelz, E., and K. M. Pryer. “Fern phylogeny.” In Biology and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes, 395–416, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511541827.016. Full Text Open Access Copy

Smith, A. R., K. M. Pryer, E. Schuettpelz, P. Korall, H. Schneider, and P. G. Wolf. “Fern classification.” In Biology and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes, 417–67, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511541827.017. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pryer, K. M., H. Schneider, and S. Magallon. “The radiation of vascular plants.” edited by J. Cracraft and M. J. Donoghue, 138–53. OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2004.

Schneider, H., K. M. Pryer, R. Cranfill, A. R. Smith, and P. G. Wolf. “Evolution of vascular plant body plans: a phylogenetic perspective,” 330–64. Taylor and Francis London, 2002. Open Access Copy

Wolf, Paul G., Kathleen M. Pryer, Alan R. Smith, and Mitsuyasu Hasebe. “Phylogenetic Studies of Extant Pteridophytes.” In Molecular Systematics of Plants II, 541–56. Springer US, 1998. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5419-6_19. Full Text

Grusz, Amanda L., Michael D. Windham, Kathryn T. Picard, Kathleen M. Pryer, Eric Schuettpelz, and Christopher H. Haufler. “A drought-driven model for the evolution of obligate apomixis in ferns: evidence from pellaeids (Pteridaceae).American Journal of Botany 108, no. 2 (February 23, 2021): 263–83. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1611. Full Text

Meineke, Emily K., Carlo Tomasi, Song Yuan, and Kathleen M. Pryer. “Applying machine learning to investigate long-term insect-plant interactions preserved on digitized herbarium specimens.Applications in Plant Sciences 8, no. 6 (June 2020): e11369. https://doi.org/10.1002/aps3.11369. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pryer, Kathleen M., Carlo Tomasi, Xiaohan Wang, Emily K. Meineke, and Michael D. Windham. “Using computer vision on herbarium specimen images to discriminate among closely related horsetails (Equisetum).Applications in Plant Sciences 8, no. 6 (June 2020): e11372. https://doi.org/10.1002/aps3.11372. Full Text Open Access Copy

Windham, Michael D., Kathleen M. Pryer, Derick B. Poindexter, Fay-Wei Li, Carl J. Rothfels, and James B. Beck. “A step-by-step protocol for meiotic chromosome counts in flowering plants: A powerful and economical technique revisited.Applications in Plant Sciences 8, no. 4 (April 23, 2020): e11342. https://doi.org/10.1002/aps3.11342. Full Text Open Access Copy

Kao, Tzu-Tong, Carl J. Rothfels, Alicia Melgoza-Castillo, Kathleen M. Pryer, and Michael D. Windham. “Infraspecific diversification of the star cloak fern (Notholaena standleyi) in the deserts of the United States and Mexico.American Journal of Botany 107, no. 4 (April 7, 2020): 658–75. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1461. Full Text Open Access Copy

Kao, Tzu-Tong, Kathleen M. Pryer, Forrest D. Freund, Michael D. Windham, and Carl J. Rothfels. “Low-copy nuclear sequence data confirm complex patterns of farina evolution in notholaenid ferns (Pteridaceae).Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 138 (September 2019): 139–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.05.016. Full Text Open Access Copy

Sigel, Erin M., Joshua P. Der, Kathleen M. Pryer, and Michael D. Windham. “Expression Level Dominance and Homeolog Expression Bias in Recurrent Origins of the Allopolyploid Fern Polypodium hesperium.” American Fern Journal 109, no. 3 (September 2019): 224–47. https://doi.org/10.1640/0002-8444-109.3.224. Full Text Open Access Copy

George, Lisa O., Layne Huiet, Tzu-Tong Kao, Kathleen M. Pryer, and Michael D. Windham. “Baja: A New Monospecific Genus Segregated from Cheilanthes s. l. (Pteridaceae).” Systematic Botany 44, no. 3 (August 2019): 471–82. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364419x15620113920536. Full Text Open Access Copy

Eily, A. N., K. M. Pryer, and F. W. Li. “A first glimpse at genes important to the Azolla–Nostoc symbiosis.” Symbiosis 78, no. 2 (June 15, 2019): 149–62. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13199-019-00599-2. Full Text Open Access Copy

Yang, Emily J., Chan Yul Yoo, Jiangxin Liu, He Wang, Jun Cao, Fay-Wei Li, Kathleen M. Pryer, et al. “NCP activates chloroplast transcription by controlling phytochrome-dependent dual nuclear and plastidial switches.Nat Commun 10, no. 1 (June 14, 2019): 2630. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10517-1. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pages

Larsson, A., C. J. Rothfels, L. Y. Kuo, E. Shuettpelz, K. Pryer, and P. Korall. “Var hör hällebräken, ekbräken och svartbräknar hemma?-Äntligen en fylogeni över Eupolypods II.” In Systematikdagarna, Göteborg, 22 23 November, 2010, 2010.

LUPIA, R., M. NOWAK, H. SCHNEIDER, N. NAGALINGUM, and K. PRYER. “HETEROSPOROUS FERNS: PHYLOGENY, ORIGIN AND RADIATION.” In 2004 Denver Annual Meeting, 2004.

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.

Pryer, K. M., H. Schneider, A. R. Smith, and P. G. Wolf. “The Closest Living Relative to Seed Plants: Insights from Four Genes and Morphology,” 2001.

Pryer, K. M., H. Schneider, J. S. Hunt, P. G. Wolf, and A. R. Smith. “Basal Tracheophytes and the Phylogeny of" Pteridophyte" Lineages,” 1999.

Pryer, K. M., and M. D. Windham. “A re-examination of Gymnocarpium dryopteris (L.) Newman in North America.” In Amer. J. Bot, 75:142, 1988.

PRYER, K. M., G. W. ARGUS, and E. HABER. “THE CANADIAN RARE AND ENDANGERED PLANTS PROJECT - A BAKERS DECADE LATER.” In American Journal of Botany, 73:781–82. BOTANICAL SOC AMER INC, 1986.

Fauskee, Blake, Erin Sigel, Eric Schuettpelz, Kathleen Pryer, and Amanda Grusz. “"Could RNA editing explain phylogenetic rate heterogeneity in seed-free land plants? ",” n.d.

Pryer, K. M., and A. R. Smith. “Leptosporangiate ferns,” 1998.

Kathleen Pryer, Kathleen Pryer. “Azolla, a little fern with massive green potential.” Experiment, n.d. https://doi.org/10.18258/2619. Full Text

Selected Grants

DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Evolution and Function of Farina in the Desiccation-tolerant Notholaenid Ferns (Pteridaceae) awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2022

Identifying those Pesky Mustards: The Boechera Digitization Project awarded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Collaborative Research: Exploring the Evolution of an Extreme Makeover in Ferns awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2016

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