L. Fishman and A. L. Sweigart. in press. When two rights make a wrong: the evolutionary genetics of plant hybrid incompatibility. Annual Review of Plant Biology.


A.C. Case§, FR Finseth§, C. M. Barr, and L. Fishman.  2016. Selfish evolution of cytonuclear hybrid incompatibility in Mimulus.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1493.

Hendrick, M.F. §⌘, F.R. Finseth§, M.E. Mathiasson*, K.A. Palmer*, E.M. Broder*, P. Breigenzer*, and L. Fishman. 2016. The genetics of extreme microgeographic differentiation:  An integrated approach identifies a major gene underlying leaf trichome divergence in Yellowstone Mimulus guttatus. Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/mec.13753.

Gibson, A.⌘, L. Fishman, and C. R Nelson. 2016. Polyploidy: a missing link in the conversation about seed transfer of a commonly seeded native grass in western North America. Restoration Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/rec.12408.

Lee, Y. W. §, L. Fishman§, J. K. Kelly, and J.H. Willis. 2016. A segregating inversion generates standing fitness variation in yellow monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus). Genetics 202:1473-84. doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.183566.

Lindholm, A. K., Dyer, K. A., Firman, R. C., Fishman, L., Forstmeier, W., Holman, L., Johannesson, H., Knief, U., Kokko, H., Larracuente, A. M., Manser, A., Montchamp-Moreau, C., Petrosyan, V. G., Pomiankowski, A., Presgraves, D. C., Safronova, L. D., Sutter, A., Unckless, R. L., Verspoor, R. L., Wedell, N., Wilkinson, G. S. & Price, T. A. R. 2016. The ecology and evolutionary dynamics of meiotic drive. Trends in Ecology & Evolution  31: 315–326. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2016.02.001.

Garner, A. G, A. M. Kenney, L. Fishman, and A. L. Sweigart. 2016. Genetic loci with parent of origin effects cause hybrid seed lethality between Mimulus species. New Phytologist 211: 319–331. doi: 10.1111/nph.13897


Finseth, F. R., Y. Dong,  A. Saunders, and L. Fishman. 2015. Duplication and adaptive evolution of a key centromeric protein in Mimulus, a genus with female meiotic drive. Molecular Biology & Evolution 32: 2694–2706.

Fishman, L. and J. K. Kelly. 2015. Centromere-associated meiotic drive and female fitness variation in MimulusEvolution 69: 1208-18.

Fishman, L., P.M. Beardsley, A. Stathos⌘, C. F. Williams, and J. P. Hill.  2015. The genetic architecture of traits associated with the evolution of self-pollination in Mimulus. New Phytologist 205: 907–917.


Stathos, A.⌘ and L. Fishman. 2014. Chromosomal rearrangements directly cause underdominant F1 pollen sterility in Mimulus lewisii–Mimulus cardinalis hybrids. Evolution 68:3109–3119.

Fishman, L. J. H. Willis, C. A. Wu, and Y-W. Lee. 2014. Comparative linkage maps suggest that fission, not polyploidy, underlies near-doubling of chromosome number within monkeyflowers (Mimulus; Phrymaceae). Heredity 112: 562–568.

Fishman, L., A. L. Sweigart, A. M. Kenney, and S. Campbell*. 2014. Major quantitative trait loci control divergence in critical photoperiod for flowering between selfing and outcrossing species of monkeyflower (Mimulus). New Phytologist 201: 1498–1507

Williams, J⌘. and L. Fishman. 2014. Genetic evidence for founder effects in the introduced range of houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale). Biological Invasions 16:205–216


J. E. Aagaard, R. E. George, L. Fishman, M. J. Macoss, W. J. Swanson. 2013. Selection on Plant Male Function Genes Identifies Candidates for Reproductive Isolation of Yellow Monkeyflowers. PLoS Genetics 9(12): e1003965.

Samberg, L.⌘, F. Allendorf, and L. Fishman. 2013. Population genetic structure in a social landscape: Barley in a traditional Ethiopian agricultural system. Evolutionary Applications: 6: 1133-1145.

Fishman, L. and J. Janeike. 2013. Selfish genetic elements and genetic conflict. Chapter IV.7 in Losos, J. (ed.) Princeton Guide to Evolution. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ.

Fishman, L. 2013. Female meiotic drive in monkeyflowers: Insight into the population genetics of selfish centromeres. Chapter 10 in J. Jiang and J. Birchler (eds.) Plant Centromere Biology. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ.

Fishman, L., A. Stathos⌘, P.M. Beardsley, C. F. Williams, and J. P. Hill. 2013. Chromosomal rearrangements and the genetics of reproductive barriers in Mimulus (monkeyflowers). Evolution 67:2547–2560.

2012 and earlier

Lekberg, Y., B. Roskilly*, M. Hendrick⌘, C. A. Zabinski, C. M. Barr, and L. Fishman. 2012. Phenotypic and genetic differentiation among yellow monkeyflower populations from thermal and non-thermal soils in Yellowstone National Park. Oecologia 170:111-122.

Barr, C. M. and L. Fishman. 2011. Cytoplasmic male sterility in Mimulus hybrids has pleiotropic effects on corolla and pistil traits. Heredity 106: 886–893.

Barr, C. and L. Fishman. 2010. The nuclear component of a cytonuclear hybrid incompatibility in Mimulus maps to a cluster of pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) genes. Genetics 184: 455-465.

Loomis, E⌘. and L. Fishman. 2009. A continent-wide clone: genetic diversity in the invasive plant Hieracium aurantiacum (Orange Hawkweed; Asteraceae). Int. J. Plant Sci. 170: 759-765.

Fishman, L. and A. Saunders. 2008. Centromere–associated female meiotic drive entails male fitness costs in monkeyflowers. Science 322: 1599-1602.                                           

Fishman, L., J. Tuthill, and J. E. Aagaard. 2008. The evolutionary genomics of the gametophyte stage: Patterns of transmission ratio distortion in monkeyflower (Mimulus) hybrids reveal a complex genetic basis for conspecific pollen precedence. Evolution 62: 2958-2970.

Fishman, L. and J. H. Willis. 2007. Pollen limitation and natural selection on floral characters in the yellow monkeyflower, Mimulus guttatus. New Phytologist 177: 802-810.

Fishman, L. and J. H. Willis. 2006. A cytonuclear incompatibility causes anther sterility in Mimulus hybrids. Evolution 60: 1372-1381.

Sweigart, A. L., L. Fishman, and J. H. Willis. 2006. A simple genetic incompatibility causes hybrid male sterility in Mimulus. Genetics 172: 2465-2479.

Fishman L. and J. H. Willis. 2005. A novel meiotic drive locus almost completely distorts segregation in Mimulus hybrids. Genetics 169:347-353.                     

Fishman, L. and D. A Stratton. 2004. The genetics of floral divergence and postzygotic barriers between outcrossing and selfing populations of Arenaria uniflora (Caryophyllaceae). Evolution 58: 296-307.

Fishman, L., A. J. Kelly, and J. H. Willis. 2002.  Minor QTLs underlie floral characters associated with mating system divergence in Mimulus. Evolution 56: 2138-2155.

Fishman, L., A. J. Kelly, E. Morgan, and J. H. Willis. 2001.  A genetic map in the Mimulus guttatus species complex reveals transmission ratio distortion due to heterospecific interactions. Genetics 159:1701-1716.

Fishman, L. and J.H. Willis. 2001.  Evidence for Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities contributing to the sterility of hybrids between Mimulus guttatus and M. nasutus. Evolution 55:1932-1942.

Fishman, L. 2001. Inbreeding depression in two populations of Arenaria uniflora (Caryophyllaceae) with contrasting mating systems. Heredity 86: 177-183.

Fishman, L. 2000. Pollen discounting and the evolution of autogamy in Arenaria uniflora (Caryophyllaceae). Evolution 54: 1558-1565.

Fishman, L. and R. Wyatt. 1999.  Pollinator-mediated competition, reproductive character displacement, and the evolution of selfing in Arenaria uniflora (Caryophyllaceae). Evolution 53: 1723-1733.

Weiner, J., and L. Fishman. 1994.  Competition and allometry in Kochia scoparia. Annals of Botany 73: 263-271.