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

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

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

Schuettpelz, E., K. M. Pryer, and M. D. Windham. “A Unified Approach to Taxonomic Delimitation in the Fern Genus Pentagramma (Pteridaceae).” Systematic Botany 40, no. 3 (January 1, 2015): 629–44. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364415X689366. Full Text 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

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

Sigel, E. M., M. D. Windham, A. R. Smith, R. J. Dyer, and K. M. Pryer. “Rediscovery of Polypodium calirhiza (Polypodiaceae) in Mexico.” Brittonia 66, no. 3 (January 1, 2014): 278–86. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12228-014-9332-6. Full Text Open Access Copy

Grusz, A. L., M. D. Windham, G. Yatskievych, L. Huiet, G. J. Gastony, and K. M. Pryer. “Patterns of diversification in the xeric-adapted fern genus myriopteris (Pteridaceae).” Systematic Botany 39, no. 3 (January 1, 2014): 698–714. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364414X681518. Full Text Open Access Copy