David Spooner

2Douglas Senalik
2Simon R. Carter
2Philipp Simon
2Andrea Clausen
2Robert J. Grimer
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  • Tatjana Gavrilenko, bullet Olga, Antonova bullet, Anna Ovchinnikova, bullet Lubov, Novikova bullet +28 others
  • 2010
The germplasm collections of the Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, Russia represent the first germplasm collection made for potatoes, now numbering 8,680 accessions. It has tremendous historical and practical importance and a rich history, having been used to document a polyploid series in the cultivated species, to formulate initial taxonomic hypotheses(More)
—We studied the phylogeny of 22 accessions of Daucus and seven accessions in related genera, with DNA sequences from eight nuclear orthologs and one plastid (psbA/trnH) region. Maximum parsimony and maximum likelihood analyses of the concatenated data matrix of 7,212 aligned nucleotides provided excellent bootstrap support for many clades. Concordant with(More)
The Enigma of Solanum maglia in the Origin of the Chilean Cultivated Potato, Solanum tuberosum Chilotanum Group. Landrace potato cultivars occur in two broad geographic regions: the high Andes from western Venezuela south to northern Argentina (Solanum tuberosum Andigenum Group, “Andigenum”), and lowland south-central Chile (S. tuberosum Chilotanum Group,(More)
PREMISE OF THE STUDY An efficient alternative strategy to conventional cloning was needed to generate high-quality DNA sequences from a variety of nuclear orthologs for phylogenetic studies. This method would facilitate studies and minimize technical problems typically encountered in cloning methodologies. METHODS We tested a variety of single-strand(More)
  • Reinhard Simon, Conghua H Xie, Andrea Clausen, Shelley H Jansky, Dennis Halterman, Tony Conner +4 others
  • 2010
Wild potato contains about 100 species that are native to the Americas from the southwestern United States to central Chile and adjacent Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and southern Brazil. We report the occurrence of naturalized populations of the wild potato Solanum chacoense in seven sites in southern Australia, eastern China, England, New Zealand, the(More)
In 1993 we became aware of a worrying increase in apparent errors in the histopathological diagnosis of musculoskeletal tumours in our Unit. As a result all cases seen over the past 8 years were reviewed by an independent panel. Of the 1996 cases reviewed there was an error in 87. In 54 cases (2.7%) this had led to some significant change in the active(More)
BACKGROUND The genus Pyrus belongs to the tribe Pyreae (the former subfamily Maloideae) of the family Rosaceae, and includes one of the most important commercial fruit crops, pear. The phylogeny of Pyrus has not been definitively reconstructed. In our previous efforts, the internal transcribed spacer region (ITS) revealed a poorly resolved phylogeny due to(More)