Jonathan Wendel

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Distinguished Professor
Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Jonathan Wendel

Research interests in the Wendel lab encompass molecular and genome evolution, phylogenetics, and phenotypic evolution of higher plants. In our laboratory we use a diverse set of technologies and approaches to explore the manner in which genomes change over evolutionary time, as well as the relationship between these events and morphological change. We have a particular interest in the mysterious and common phenomenon of polyploidy, with a special focus on the cotton genus.

Area of Expertise: 
Molecular Evolution
Plant Evolutionary Genomics
Plant Systematics and Evolution
Contact
515-294-7172
253 Bessey, 2200 Osborn Dr
Ames
Iowa
50011-4009