Prenner Gerhard

My research focuses on the application of floral morphology, anatomy and ontogeny to study plant systematics and addresses questions regarding organ identity and floral ecology. I use techniques such as light microscopy (LM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to study evolution and character homologies of flowers and inflorescences. I am interested in taxa from a broad systematic range, with particular foci in the orders Fabales, Malpighiales and Myrtales. My collaborative research includes PhD students and a network of collaborators within Kew, the UK and internationally.

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Formação acadêmica

Doutorado em Systematic Botany

1999 - 2003

Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz, UNIGraz
Título: Floral development in Fabaceae: New aspects in selected genera
Orientador: Herwig Teppner

Mestrado em Botany

1998 - 1999

Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz, UNIGraz
Título: Entwicklungsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen an Blüten, speziell Antheren, von Calliandra angustifolia (Mimosaceae, Ingeae) [Developmental studies in flowers, and in particular anthers, of Calliandra angustifolia (Mimosaceae, Ingeae) ],Ano de Obtenção: 1999
Orientador: Herwig Teppner

Graduação em Biology

1992 - 1998

Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz, UNIGraz


Bandeira representando o idioma Inglês

Compreende Bem, Fala Bem, Lê Bem, Escreve Bem.

Bandeira representando o idioma Alemão

Compreende Bem, Fala Bem, Lê Bem, Escreve Bem.

Áreas de atuação

Grande área: Ciências Biológicas / Área: Botânica.


Juliana Villela Paulino

2013; Universidade de São Paulo,; Prenner Gerhard;

Produções bibliográficas

  • CARDOSO, DOMINGOS ; SÃO-MATEUS, WALLACE M.B. ; DA CRUZ, DAIANE TRABUCO ; ZARTMAN, CHARLES E. ; KOMURA, DIRCE L. ; KITE, GEOFFREY ; PRENNER, GERHARD ; WIERINGA, JAN J. ; CLARK, ALEXANDRA ; LEWIS, GWILYM ; PENNINGTON, R. TOBY ; DE QUEIROZ, LUCIANO PAGANUCCI . Filling in the gaps of the papilionoid legume phylogeny: The enigmatic Amazonian genus Petaladenium is a new branch of the early-diverging Amburaneae clade. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Print) , v. 84, p. 112-124, 2015.

  • PAULINO, J. V. ; PRENNER, G. ; MANSANO, V. F. ; TEIXEIRA, S. P. . Comparative development of rare cases of a polycarpellate gynoecium in an otherwise monocarpellate family, Leguminosae. American Journal of Botany , v. 101, p. 572-586, 2014.

  • KHODAVERDI, MASUMEH ; MOVAFEGHI, ALI ; DADPOUR, MOHAMMED REZA ; NAGHILOO, SOMAYEH ; RANJBAR, MASOUD ; PRENNER, GERHARD . Comparative study of floral development in Onobrychis melanotricha, Hedysarum varium and Alhagi persarum (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae: Hedysareae). Flora (Jena) , v. 209, p. 23-33, 2014.

  • BRUNEAU, ANNE ; KLITGAARD, BENTE B. ; PRENNER, GERHARD ; FOUGÈRE-DANEZAN, MARIE ; TUCKER, SHIRLEY C. . Floral Evolution in the Detarieae (Leguminosae): Phylogenetic Evidence for Labile Floral Development in an Early-Diverging Legume Lineage. International Journal of Plant Sciences , v. 175, p. 392-417, 2014.

  • PRENNER, GERHARD . Floral ontogeny in Passiflora lobata (Malpighiales, Passifloraceae) reveals a rare pattern in petal formation and provides new evidence for interpretation of the tendril and corona. Plant Systematics and Evolution , v. 300, p. 1285-1297, 2014.

  • LEITE, VIVIANE GONÇALVES ; TEIXEIRA, SIMONE PADUA ; MANSANO, VIDAL FREITAS ; PRENNER, GERHARD . Floral Development of the Early-Branching Papilionoid Legume Amburana cearensis (Leguminosae) Reveals Rare and Novel Characters. International Journal of Plant Sciences , v. 176, p. 000-000, 2014.

  • ZIMMERMAN, E. ; PRENNER, G. ; BRUNEAU, A. . Floral ontogeny in Dialiinae (Caesalpinioideae: Cassieae), a study in organ loss and instability. South African Journal of Botany , v. 89, p. 188-209, 2013.

  • ZIMMERMAN, ERIN ; PRENNER, GERHARD ; BRUNEAU, ANNE . Floral Morphology of (Dialiinae: Leguminosae), an Unusual Andromonoecious Legume. International Journal of Plant Sciences , v. 174, p. 154-160, 2013.

  • LANDREIN, SVEN ; PRENNER, GERHARD . Unequal Twins? Inflorescence Evolution in the Twinflower Tribe Linnaeeae (Caprifoliaceae s.l.). International Journal of Plant Sciences , v. 174, p. 200-233, 2013.

  • PRENNER, G. . Flower development in Abrus precatorius (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae: Abreae) and a review of androecial characters in Papilionoideae. South African Journal of Botany , v. 89, p. 210-218, 2013.

  • PRENNER, G. . Papilionoid inflorescences revisited (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae). Annals of Botany (Print) , v. 112, p. 1567-1576, 2013.

  • LANDREIN, SVEN ; PRENNER, GERHARD ; CHASE, MARK W. ; CLARKSON, JAMES J. . Abelia and relatives: phylogenetics of Linnaeeae (Dipsacales-Caprifoliaceae s.l.) and a new interpretation of their inflorescence morphology. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society (Print) , v. 169, p. 692-713, 2012.

  • DE-PAULA, ORLANDO CAVALARI ; GRAÇAS SAJO, MARIA ; PRENNER, GERHARD ; CORDEIRO, INÊS ; RUDALL, PAULA J. . Morphology, development and homologies of the perianth and floral nectaries in Croton and Astraea (Euphorbiaceae-Malpighiales). Plant Systematics and Evolution , v. 292, p. 1-14, 2011.

  • PRENNER, G. ; CACHO, N. I. ; BAUM, D. ; RUDALL, P. J. . Is LEAFY a useful marker gene for the flower-inflorescence boundary in the Euphorbia cyathium?. Journal of Experimental Botany , v. 62, p. 345-350, 2010.

  • PRENNER, GERHARD ; BATEMAN, R. M. ; RUDALL, P. J. . Floral formulae updated for routine inclusion in formal taxonomic descriptions. Taxon , v. 59, p. 241-250, 2010.

  • RUDALL, P. J. ; REMIZOWA, M. V. ; PRENNER, G. ; PRYCHID, C. J. ; TUCKETT, R. E. ; SOKOLOFF, D. D. . Nonflowers near the base of extant angiosperms? Spatiotemporal arrangement of organs in reproductive units of Hydatellaceae and its bearing on the origin of the flower. American Journal of Botany , v. 96, p. 67-82, 2009.

  • PRENNER, GERHARD ; VERGARA-SILVA, FRANCISCO ; RUDALL, PAULA J. . The key role of morphology in modelling inflorescence architecture. Trends in Plant Science , v. 14, p. 302-309, 2009.

  • LEXER, C. ; JOSEPH, J. ; LOO, M. V. ; PRENNER, GERHARD ; HEINZE, B. ; CHASE, MARK W. ; KIRKUP, D. . The use of digital image-based morphometrics to study the phenotypic mosaic in taxa with porous genome. Taxon , v. 58, p. 349-364, 2009.

  • PRENNER, GERHARD ; HOPPER, STEPHEN D. ; RUDALL, PAULA J. . Pseudanthium development in , with particular reference to the evolution of the cyathium in Euphorbieae (Euphorbiaceae-Malpighiales). Australian Systematic Botany , v. 21, p. 153, 2008.

  • PRENNER, G. ; KLITGAARD, B. B. . Towards unlocking the deep nodes of Leguminosae: Floral development and morphology of the enigmatic Duparquetia orchidacea (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae). American Journal of Botany , v. 95, p. 1349-1365, 2008.

  • PRENNER, GERHARD ; BOX, MATHEW S. ; CUNNIFF, JENNIFER ; RUDALL, PAULA J. . The Branching Stamens of and the Homologies of the Angiosperm Stamen Fascicle. International Journal of Plant Sciences , v. 169, p. 735-744, 2008.

  • PRENNER, G. ; RUDALL, P. J. . Comparative ontogeny of the cyathium in Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) and its allies: exploring the organ flower inflorescence boundary. American Journal of Botany , v. 94, p. 1612-1629, 2007.

  • PRENNER, GERHARD ; TEPPNER, H. . Anther development, pollen presentation and pollen adhesive of parenchymatous origin in Calliandra angustifolia (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae-Ingeae). Phyton (Horn) , v. 45, p. 267-286, 2005.

  • PRENNER, G. . New Aspects in Floral Development of Papilionoideae: Initiated but Suppressed Bracteoles and Variable Initiation of Sepals. Annals of Botany (Print) , v. 93, p. 537-545, 2004.

  • PRENNER, G. . Floral development in Polygala myrtifolia (Polygalaceae) and its similarities with Leguminosae. Plant Systematics and Evolution , v. 249, p. 67-76, 2004.

  • PRENNER, GERHARD . Floral ontogeny in Lespedeza thunbergii (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae: Desmodieae): variations from the unidirectional mode of organ formation. Journal of Plant Research , v. 117, p. 297-302, 2004.

  • PRENNER, GERHARD . The Asymmetric Androecium in Papilionoideae (Leguminosae): Definition, Occurrence, and Possible Systematic Value. International Journal of Plant Sciences , v. 165, p. 499-510, 2004.

  • PRENNER, G. . Floral development in Daviesia cordata (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae: Mirbelieae) and its systematic implications. Australian Journal of Botany (Print) , v. 52, p. 285, 2004.

  • PRENNER, GERHARD . Floral Ontogeny in (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae: Ingeae) and Its Systematic Implications. International Journal of Plant Sciences , v. 165, p. 417-426, 2004.

  • PFOSSER, M. ; WETSCHNIG, W. ; UNGAR, S. ; PRENNER, GERHARD . Phylogenetic relationships among genera of Massonieae (Hyacinthaceae) inferred from plastid DNA and seed morphology. Journal of Plant Research , v. 116, p. 115-132, 2003.

  • PRENNER, GERHARD . Floral ontogeny in Lathyrus latifolius (Fabaceae-Vicieae). Phyton (Horn) , v. 43, p. 392, 2003.

  • PRENNER, GERHARD . Floral ontogeny of Acacia celastrifolia: an enigmatic mimosoid legume with pronounced polyandry and multiple carpels. Flowers on the tree of life. 1ed.: , 2011, v. , p. 256-.

Histórico profissional

Endereço profissional

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. , Jodrell Laboratory, Richmond, TW93DS - Surrey, - Grã-Bretanha, Telefone: (0044) 2083325363

Experiência profissional

2010 - Atual

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Vínculo: Employee, Enquadramento Funcional: Researcher