Angiosperm Tree of Life - Assembling the Tree of Life

Part of the National Science Foundation's Assembling the Tree of Life Program

2008 Publications.  

  • Barthet, Michelle and Khidir Hilu. 2008. Evaluating evolutionary constraint on the rapidly evolving gene matK using protein composition.Journal of Molecular Evolution66: 85-97. (Article selected for journal cover)

  • Clayton, J., E. S. Fernando, P. S. Soltis and D. E. Soltis. 2008. Molecular phylogeny of the Tree-of-Heaven Family (Simaroubaceae) based on chloroplast and nuclear markers.International Journal of Plant Sciences 168:9, 1325-1339.

  • Daniell, H., K. J. Wurdack, A. KanagaraJ, S. B. Lee, C. Saski, and R. K. Jansen. 2008. The complete nucleotide sequence of the cassava (Manihot esculenta) chloroplast genome and the evolution of atpF in Malpighiales: RNA editing and multiple losses of a group II intron. Theoretical and Applied Genetics116: 723-737.

  • Davis, C. C., P. K. Endress, and D. A. Baum. 2008. The evolution of floral gigantism. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 11: 49-57.

  • Donoghue, M. J. 2008. A phylogenetic perspective on the distribution of plant diversity. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 105 (Suppl. 1): 11549-11555.

  • Hilu, K. W., C. Black, D. Diouf, G. Burleigh, 2008. Phylogenetic signal in matK vs. trnK: A case study in early-diverging eudicots (Angiosperms). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 1120-1130.

  • Hong, D-Y., Z-D. Chen, Y-L. Qui, and M. J. Donoghue. 2008. Tracing patterns of evolution through the Tree of Life: Introduction. Jour. Syst. Evol. 46 (3): 237-238.

  • Jacobs, B., M. J. Donoghue, F. Bouman, S. Huysmans, and E. Smets. 2008. The phylogenetic value and evolution of endocarp and seed characters within Viburnum (Adoxaceae). Int. J. Plant Sci.169: 409-431.

  • Jian, S., P. S. Soltis, M. Gitzendanner, M. Moore, R. Li, T. Hendry, Y. Qiu, A. Dhingra, C. Bell, and D. E. Soltis. 2008. Resolving an ancient, rapid radiation in Saxifragales.  Systematic Biology57: 38-57.

  • Smith, S. A. and M. J. Donoghue. 2008. Rates of molecular evolution are linked to life history in flowering plants. Science 322: 86-89.

  • Smith, S. A., C. Dunn. 2008. Phyutility: a phyloinformatics utility for trees, alignments, and molecular data.  Bioinformatics.24: 715-716.

  • Willis, C. G., B. Ruhfel, R. B. Primack, A. J. Miller-Rushing, and C. C. Davis. 2008. Phylogenetic patterns of species loss in Thoreau's woods are driven by climate change. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105:17029-17033.

  • Winkworth, R. C., C. D. Bell, and M. J. Donoghue. 2008. Mitochondrial sequence data and Dipsacales phylogeny: mixed models, partitioned Bayesian analyses, and model selection. Mol. Phyl. Evol.46: 830-843.

  • Winkworth, R. C., J. Lundberg, and M. J. Donoghue. 2008. Toward a resolution of campanulid phylogeny, with a special reference to the placement of Dipsacales. Taxon57: 53-65.

  • Qiu, Y.-L. 2008. Phylogeny and evolution of charophytic algae and land plants. Journal of Systematics and Evolution46: 287-306.

  • Qiu, Y.-L. & G. F. Estabrook. 2008. Inference of phylogenetic relationships among key angiosperm lineages using a compatibility method on a molecular data set. Journal of Systematics and Evolution46: 130-141.