Wolfe Lab: Rosa Rodriguez

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Rosa A. Rodriguez-Pena
rodriguezpena.1@osu.edu
Aronoff Laboratory 456, Columbus, OH 43210

Rosa is studying population genetics, pollination ecology and Phylogeography on Penstemon with wide distribution. She is particularly interested in understand how pollinations drive floral diversity and explain past and current biogeographical patterns.

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Penstemon fruticosus (Washington) – a diversity of corolla colors.

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Penstemon attenuatus (Idaho). Rosa measures corolla sizes to determine variability within and among populations.

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Penstemon jamesii (New Mexico).

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Penstemon jamesii (New Mexico) – species of Penstemon are visited by a variety of pollinators, including bees, wasps, moths, flies, and hummingbirds.