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*[[Jennifer Modliszewski]]
*[[Jennifer Modliszewski]]
*[http://students.washington.edu/crp7/ Christina Pince]
*[http://students.washington.edu/crp7/ Christina Pince]
*[http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/systrauss/people.htm Jason Sexton]
*[http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/Ricelab/ Jason Sexton]
*[http://sobel.schemskelab.plantbiology.msu.edu Jay Sobel]
*[http://sobel.schemskelab.plantbiology.msu.edu Jay Sobel]
*[[Mimulus:Kevin Wright|Kevin Wright]]
*[[Mimulus:Kevin Wright|Kevin Wright]]

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Mimulus guttatus
Mimulus guttatus


The Mimulus Community

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The Mimulus Genome

The Joint Genome Institute (JGI/DOE) completed 6X coverage of the Mimulus genome in Spring 2007. An assembly of the genome was completed in Summer 2007. Members of the Mimulus Community are currently annotating the Genome. JGI plans to complete 8X coverage of the genome later this year. Annotation of the Mimulus Genome can be accessed though this link. This is currently a private site, but will be open to the public soon.

The Genus

The genus Mimulus (historically "Scrophulariaceae," order Lamiales) has been a model plant system for ecological and evolutionary genetics for over 50 years (Vickery, 1951).

  • Check out the poster of the phylogeny of the Mimulus genus.

Mimulus guttatus Complex

The Mimulus guttatus species complex (yellow monkey flowers) is a group of closely related species exhibiting the common evolutionary transition from outcrossing to self-pollination. Mimulus presents an excellent model system for studies of evolution because of its broad diversity of floral morphologies, incomplete reproductive barriers, and its amenability to experimental manipulation.

Mimulus lewisii Complex

Mimulus section Erythranthe is a western North American group of perennial wildflowers with a wide diversity of floral forms. Included within this section are the bee-pollinated M. lewisii and the hummingbird-pollinated M. cardinalis. This system has a long history of study (1), and continues to be the subject of active research in systematics (2) and the genetics and ecology of speciation (3-5). Another close relative of M. lewisii is the lesser-studied M. parishii, which is a small-flowered, highly selfing species of the desert Southwest. The diversity of pollination syndrome, mating system, and habitat preference found within this section makes it a uniquely amenable model system for studies in ecology, genetics, and evolutionary biology of natural populations.


Mimulus lewisii and Mimulus cardinalis with hybrids
Mimulus lewisii and Mimulus cardinalis with hybrids
Labs Post-Docs

Grad Students

Research Assistants


Mimulus Meeting 2006 at Duke University
Mimulus Meeting 2006 at Duke University
  • Download the contact info for people who attended the 2007 meeting.



  1. DNA Extraction Protocol
  2. Microsatellite Recipes
  3. Seed Sterilization

Seed Collections

Below is an excel spreadsheet that lists the seed collections of Mimulus that are currently located at Duke University. The seed collections are primarily composed of seeds from within the Mimulus guttatus complex. Most of these seeds can be made available for upon request. Please allow a few weeks for orders to be fulfilled. Contact David Lowry at david.lowry@duke.edu for seed requests or information about collection locations.

Mimulus Discussion Page

Check out the Mimulus Discussion Page to see what people in the community are saying and to leave your own messages. Make sure to leave you name and date of entry for all additions.

Mimulus web sites

Bioinformatic Software and Resources

Recent changes to Mimulus wiki

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