About Maia F. Bailey
I am an evolutionary biologist with a focus on plant breeding system evolution. Plants exhibit a wide range of breeding systems across families, species and populations. I am interested in how processes within and among populations interact to maintain breeding system polymorphisms. For this research, I use formal and informal models, field studies, genetic markers, and greenhouse experiments.
Honors and Awards
- ROA: Ecological and genetic contributions to pollen viability in a gynodioecious species, NSF
- EPSCoR: Infrastructure to Advance Life Sciences in the Ocean State, NSF
- MRI: Acquisition of a laser scanning confocal microscope for research and training in biology at Providence College, NSF
- BIO104 General Biology II
- BIO124 Ethnobotany
- BIO227 Genes and Gender
- BIO209 Introductory Botany
- BIO403 Plant Physiology
- DWC202 Evolution, Human Nature and Society
Gynodioecy theory (4)
Gynodioecy research (7)
Evaluation of the cost of restoration of male fertility in Brassica napus Botany (2014)
Gynodioecy frequently results from the interplay of mitochondrial cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) and nuclear fertility-restoration genes. Models suggest that maintaining cytonuclear gynodioecy requires that restorer genes incur a cost because otherwise they would increase toward ...