Plant evolutionary genetics in the Ungerer laboratory

Research in our laboratory is broadly focused on understanding evolutionary processes in plants, including ecological divergence and its genetic basis, the genetic basis of complex phenotypes, structural evolution of genomes, and the changes that accompany and/or facilitate the evolution of reproductive barriers between species. Most of our work is conducted on plants for which there are considerable genomic resources already available (i.e., Arabidopsis thaliana) or species for which these resources are rapidly becoming available (i.e., wild sunflowers in the genus Helianthus). Use the above links to navigate our site and learn more about what we do.