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Untangling the Mechanism of Gene Flow among Groundcherry Species (Physalis L., Solanaceae)

Project summary:

This project will study the incongruence within Physalis. This will be done by determining if the irregular breakdown of self-incompatibility causes occasional hybridization.

Cost: $


Chelsea Pretz

Highest degree:

Bachelors of Science

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

University of Colorado, Boulder

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Pretz, C. and Deanna, R. 2020. Lectotypifications and nomenclatural notes in Physalis (Solanaceae) from North America. Taxon.

Pretz, C. 2019. The Breakdown of Self-incompatibility. The Physalis Project Blog. Dec. 2019. (not-peer reviewed)

Referee 1:

Stacey D. Smith

Referee 2:

Rocio Deanna

Scoring Rubric

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Scientific merit


1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

3.  Quality and significance of questions being addressed

4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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5.  Student's potential for professional success

6.  Perceived need; extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding

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Broader Impacts


7.  The research will yield durable benefits (revisions, databases, websites)

8.  Potential of the proposed project to generate an impactful publication

9.  The proposed research involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination

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