A 250 plastome phylogeny of the grass family (Poaceae): topological support under different data partitions
- J. Saarela, S. V. Burke, M. Duvall
- 2 February 2018
resolution of these and other critical branch points in the phylogeny of Poaceae will help to better understand the selective forces that drove the radiation of the BOP and PACMAD clades comprising more than 99.9% of grass diversity.
Leaf shape and size track habitat transitions across forest–grassland boundaries in the grass family (Poaceae)
- Timothy J. Gallaher, D. Adams, L. Clark
- Environmental ScienceEvolution; international journal of organic…
- 1 May 2019
The most likely ancestral habitat of the Poaceae family was the forest understory and forest margins along with an intermediate leaf shape served as important transitional habitat and morphology, respectively, for subsequent shifts across forest–grassland biome boundaries.
Phylogenomics and Plastome Evolution of Tropical Forest Grasses (Leptaspis, Streptochaeta: Poaceae)
- S. V. Burke, Choun-Sea Lin, W. P. Wysocki, L. Clark, M. Duvall
- BiologyFrontiers in Plant Science
- 27 December 2016
Estimates for deep divergences among grasses were older than previous such estimates, likely influenced by more complete taxonomic and molecular sampling and the use of recently available or previously unused fossil calibration points.
Evolutionary relationships in Panicoid grasses based on plastome phylogenomics (Panicoideae; Poaceae)
- S. V. Burke, W. P. Wysocki, M. Duvall
- BiologyBMC Plant Biology
- 18 June 2016
The framework from this study can guide larger whole plastome sampling to discern the relationships in Cyperochloeae, Steyermarkoch Chloeae, Gynerieae, and other incertae sedis taxa that are weakly supported or unresolved.
Plastome sequences of two New World bamboos--Arundinaria gigantea and Cryptochloa strictiflora (Poaceae)--extend phylogenomic understanding of Bambusoideae.
- S. V. Burke, Colin P Grennan, M. Duvall
- Biology, Environmental ScienceAmerican-Eurasian journal of botany
- 1 December 2012
The two New World bamboos show unique plastome features accumulated and maintained in biogeographic isolation from Old World taxa.
Phylogenomics, molecular evolution, and estimated ages of lineages from the deep phylogeny of Poaceae
- Samuel S. Jones, S. V. Burke, M. Duvall
- BiologyPlant Systematics and Evolution
- 8 January 2014
The deeply diverging subfamilies exhibited the accumulation of numerous substitution and indel mutations consistent with a long evolutionary history that predated the radiation of the BEP/PACMAD grasses.
A multi-step comparison of short-read full plastome sequence assembly methods in grasses
- W. P. Wysocki, L. Clark, M. Duvall
- 1 August 2014
Three methods that used de Bruijn-based de novo assemblers combined with three contig assembly methods were shown to produce assemblies comparable to the Sanger-sequenced plastomes but were not equally efficient.
Phylogenomics and Plastome Evolution of the Chloridoid Grasses (Chloridoideae: Poaceae)
- M. Duvall, Amanda E. Fisher, S. Kelchner
- BiologyINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL PLANT SCIENCES
- 1 March 2016
It is indicated that the increase in phylogenetic information in sequences of entire plastomes well resolves and strongly supports relationships among tribes and genera of chloridoid grasses.
Plastome phylogenomics of Poaceae: alternate topologies depend on alignment gaps
- M. Duvall, S. V. Burke, Dylan C Clark
- BiologyBotanical journal of the Linnean Society
Knowledge of the deep PACMAD topology explicitly impacts the understanding of the radiation ofPACMAD grasses into open habitats, and the fact that the aristidoid sister hypothesis was retrieved largely when gapped positions were included suggests that this result might be artefactual.
Plastid phylogenomic study of species within the genus Zea: rates and patterns of three classes of microstructural changes
- Lauren M. Orton, S. V. Burke, W. P. Wysocki, M. Duvall
- BiologyCurrent Genetics
- 1 May 2017
This project examines the relationships within the genus Zea using complete plastid genomes (plastomes) and found that rates of change are not uniform, despite the close relationships of taxa in this study.