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From algae to angiosperms–inferring the phylogeny of green plants (Viridiplantae) from 360 plastid genomes.

Published: Aug 21st, 2014

Ruhfel, B.R., Gitzendanner, M.A., Soltis, P.S., Soltis, D.E., Burleigh, J.G., 2014. From algae to angiosperms–inferring the phylogeny of green plants (Viridiplantae) from 360 plastid genomes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14, 23. [Link to article]
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Angiosperm Phylogeny Based on 18S/26S rDNA Sequence Data: Constructing a Large Data Set Using Next-Generation Sequence Data

Published: Aug 21st, 2014

Maia, V. H., M. A. Gitzendanner, P. S. Soltis, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, and D. E. Soltis. 2014. Angiosperm Phylogeny Based on 18S/26S rDNA Sequence Data: Constructing a Large Data Set Using Next-Generation Sequence Data. International Journal of Plant Sciences 175:613–650. [Link to article]

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Another Look at the Root of the Angiosperms Reveals a Familiar Tale

Published: Aug 21st, 2014

Drew, B. T., B. R. Ruhfel, S. A. Smith, M. J. Moore, B. G. Briggs, M. A. Gitzendanner, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 2014. Another Look at the Root of the Angiosperms Reveals a Familiar Tale. Syst Biol 63:368–382. [Link to article]
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Population genetic structure, genetic diversity, and natural history of the South American species of Nothofagus

Published: Aug 21st, 2014

Vergara, R., M. A. Gitzendanner, D. E. Soltis, and P. S. Soltis. 2014. Population genetic structure, genetic diversity, and natural history of the South American species of Nothofagus subgenus Lophozonia (Nothofagaceae) inferred from nuclear microsatellite data. Ecol Evol 4:2450–2471. [Link to article]

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Are polyploids really evolutionary dead ends?

Published: Jun 11th, 2014

Soltis, D. E., M. C. Segovia-Salcedo, I. Jordon-Thaden, L. Majure, N. M. Miles, E. V. Mavrodiev, W. Mei, M. Beatriz Cortez, P. S. Soltis, and M. A. Gitzendanner. 2014. Are polyploids really evolutionary dead-ends (again)? A critical reappraisal of Mayrose et al. (2011). New Phytol 202:1105–1117. [Link to article]

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The potential of genomics in plant systematics

Published: Jan 6th, 2014

Soltis, Douglas E., Matthew A. Gitzendanner, Gregory Stull, Michael Chester, Andre Chanderbali, Srikar Chamala, Ingrid Jordon-Thaden, Pamela S. Soltis, Patrick S. Schnable, and W. Brad Barbazuk. 2013. “The Potential of… Read More

Sequence depth in plastid genome assembly

A Targeted Enrichment Strategy for Massively Parallel Sequencing of Angiosperm Plastid Genomes

Published: Feb 13th, 2013

Our paper by Greg Stull and others just came out in Applications in Plant Sciences outlining the use of Agilent SureSelect targeted enrichment to facilitate rapid and low-cost next-generation sequencing… Read More

NGS data processing for phylogenetics

Making next-generation sequencing work for you

Published: Jan 4th, 2013

Our paper outlining how next-generation sequencing can be used in phylogenetics research has just beenpublished in Plant Ecology and Diversity. Grant Godden, Ingrid Jordn-Thaden et al review approaches and considerations… Read More

Phylogenetic placement of the genus Saniculiphyllum (Saxifragaceae)

Published: Dec 19th, 2012

Xiang, C.-L., M. A. Gitzendanner, D. E. Soltis, H. Peng, L.-G. Lei. 2012. Phylogenetic placement of the enigmatic and critically endangered genus Saniculiphyllum (Saxifragaceae) inferred from combined analysis of plastid… Read More

Use and guidelines for plant DNA analyses in forensics

Published: Dec 19th, 2012

One of the side projects I’ve revisited from time to time is the application of plant DNA analyses in forensics. I’ve done some work on a couple of cases and… Read More