John H Willis, Professor
PhD, University of Chicago, 1991
Ecology and Population Biology
Research Categories: Evolutionary genetics in natural plant populations
Research Description: We conduct research on broad issues in evolutionary genetics, and we are currently addressing questions relating to the evolution of adaptation, reproductive isolation, breeding systems, inbreeding depression, and floral traits in natural plant populations. Please see our lab web page for more information.
- Wright, K.M., D. Lloyd, D.B Lowry, M.R. Macnair, and J.H. Willis, Indirect evolution of hybrid lethality due to linkage with a selected locus in Mimulus guttatus, PLoS Biology, vol. 11 no. 2 (2013), pp. e1001497 .
- Friedman, J., and J.H. Willis, Major QTLs for critical photoperiod and vernalization underlie extensive variation in flowering in the Mimulus guttatus species complex, New Phytologist, vol. 199 (2013), pp. 571-583 .
- Hellsten, U., Wright, K.M., Jenkins, J., Shu, S., Yuan, Y., Wessler, S.R., Schmutz, J., Willis, J.H., and D.S. Rokhsar, Fine-scale variation in meiotic recombination in Mimulus inferred from population shotgun sequencing, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA, vol. doi 10.1073 (2013) .
- Flagel, L.E., J.H. Willis, and T.J. Vision, The standing pool of genomic structural variation in a natural population of Mimulus guttatus, Genome Biology and Evolution, vol. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evt199 (2013) .
- L. Fishman, J.H. Willis, C. Wu, and Y.-W. Lee, Comparative linkage maps suggest that fission, not polyploidy, underlies near-doubling of chromosome number within monkeyflowers (Mimulus; Phrymaceae), Heredity, vol. doi:10.1038/hdy.2013.143 (2013) .