Homoploid hybrid speciation in a rare endemic Castilleja from Idaho (Castilleja christii , Orobanchaceae)

Danielle L. Clay, Stephen J. Novak, Marcelo D. Serpe, David C. Tank, James F. Smith
2012 American Journal of Botany  
v AKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would first like to thank my major professor and mentor, Dr. James F. Smith, for his patience and guidance, and for the opportunities he has provided me throughout these past three years. He challenged me to take on molecular aspects of botany, taught me to appreciate given opportunities, and gave me the freedom to develop and research aspects of my project to the best of my ability on my own, before seeking his assistance. To this end, Dr. Smith has always had an open door
more » ... s had an open door for me whenever questions arose. I am very grateful for his mentorship and the time we have spent working, laughing, and botanizing. Members of my committee were also incredibly helpful and provided guidance and suggestions on this thesis and aspects of my research: Dr. Stephen J. Novak taught most of the classes that I took at Boise State University. He is a gifted teacher and provided insightful discussion and helpful comments on field aspects of my research; Dr. Marcelo D. Serpe assisted me with the cytology and seed germination work; and Dr. David C. Tank provided helpful feedback on molecular data and interpretation.
doi:10.3732/ajb.1200326 pmid:23211568 fatcat:aohjprd7wjekreci2gji6uta54