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

Pryer, K. M., L. Huiet, F. W. Li, C. J. Rothfels, and E. Schuettpelz. “Maidenhair ferns, adiantum, are indeed monophyletic and sister to shoestring ferns, vittarioids (Pteridaceae).” Systematic Botany 41, no. 1 (January 1, 2016). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364416X690660. Full Text Open Access Copy

Haufler, C. H., K. M. Pryer, E. Schuettpelz, E. B. Sessa, D. R. Farrar, R. Moran, J. J. Schneller, J. E. Watkins, and M. D. Windham. “Sex and the single gametophyte: Revising the homosporous vascular plant life cycle in light of contemporary research.” Bioscience 66, no. 11 (January 1, 2016): 928–37. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biw108. 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

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 (September 2015): 2533–44. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evv163. 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

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

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