Khidir Hilu

Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

  • Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences
  • Ph.D., Botany, University of Illinois, Champaign, 1976
  • Postgraduate Biosystematist, University of California, Riverside, 1978 - 1979
  • Research Associate, Department of Agronomy, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 1979 - 1981


Board of Visitors honors Khidir Hilu of Biological Sciences with emeritus status (October 1, 2017)


The Hilu Lab Website


Major Field of Interest

Molecular Systematics and Evolution of Flowering Plants and Crops

Current Research

Research has been focused on the evolution of flowering plants (angiosperms) as well as land plants in general using DNA sequence information.  This aspect of our work includes both basal angiosperms as well as eudicots.  We are emphasizing the rapidly evolving plastid gene matK and the trnT-trnF region.

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