Publications

A near complete” list is available via google scholar

Some key publications include

Wan, T., Liu, Z. M., Li, L. F., Leitch, A. R., Leitch, I. J., Lohaus, R., … Wang, X. M. (2018). A genome for gnetophytes and early evolution of seed plants. Nat Plants, 4(2), 82–89. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-017-0097-2

Bateman, R. M., Guy, J. J., Rudall, P. J., Leitch, I. J., Pellicer, J., & Leitch, A. R. (2018). Evolutionary and functional potential of ploidy increase within individual plants: somatic ploidy mapping of the complex labellum of sexually deceptive bee orchids. Ann Bot, 122(1), 133–150. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcy048

Jang, T. S., Parker, J. S., Emadzade, K., Temsch, E. M., Leitch, A. R., & Weiss-Schneeweiss, H. (2018). Multiple Origins and Nested Cycles of Hybridization Result in High Tetraploid Diversity in the Monocot Prospero. Front Plant Sci, 9, 433. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00433

Lee, Y. I., Yap, J. W., Izan, S., Leitch, I. J., Fay, M. F., Lee, Y. C., … Leitch, A. R. (2018). Satellite DNA in Paphiopedilum subgenus Parvisepalum as revealed by high-throughput sequencing and fluorescent in situ hybridization. BMC Genomics, 19(1), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-4956-7

Dodsworth, S., Guignard, M. S., Christenhusz, M. J. M., Cowan, R. S., Knapp, S., Maurin, O., … Forest, F. (2018). Potential of Herbariomics for Studying Repetitive DNA in Angiosperms. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6(October), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2018.00174

Hidalgo, O., Pellicer, J., Christenhusz, M., Schneider, H., Leitch, A. R., & Leitch, I. J. (2017). Is There an Upper Limit to Genome Size? Trends Plant Sci, 22(7), 567–573. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2017.04.005

Guignard, M. S., Leitch, A. R., Acquisti, C., Eizaguirre, C., Elser, J. J., Hessen, D. O., … Leitch, I. J. (2017). Impacts of nitrogen and phosphorus: From genomes to natural ecosystems and agriculture. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 5(70). https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2017.00070

Baracchi, D., Marples, A., Jenkins, A. J., Leitch, A. R., & Chittka, L. (2017). Nicotine in floral nectar pharmacologically influences bumblebee learning of floral features. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 1951. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-01980-1

Dodsworth, S., Jang, T.-S., Struebig, M., Chase, M. W., Weiss-Schneeweiss, H., & Leitch, A. R. (2017). Genome-wide repeat dynamics reflect phylogenetic distance in closely related allotetraploid Nicotiana (Solanaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution, 303(8), 1013–1020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-016-1356-9

Lunerová, J., Renny-Byfield, S., Matyášek, R., Leitch, A., & Kovařík, A. R. (2017). Concerted evolution rapidly eliminates sequence variation in rDNA coding regions but not in intergenic spacers in Nicotiana tabacum allotetraploid. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 303(8), 1043–1060. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00606-017-1442-7

Garcia, S., Kovarik, A., Leitch, A. R., & Garnatje, T. (2016). Cytogenetic features of rRNA genes across land plants: analysis of the Plant rDNA database. Plant Journal, 89, 1020–1030.

McCarthy, E. W., Chase, M. W., Knapp, S., Litt, A., Leitch, A. R., & Le Comber, S. C. (2016). Transgressive phenotypes and generalist pollination in the floral evolution of Nicotiana polyploids. Nat Plants, 2, 16119. https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2016.119

Wang, W., Ma, L., Becher, H., Garcia, S., Kovarikova, A., Leitch, I. J., … Kovarik, A. (2016). Astonishing 35S rDNA diversity in the gymnosperm species Cycas revoluta Thunb. Chromosoma, 125(4), 683–699. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00412-015-0556-3

Guignard, G. S., Leitch, I. J., Romila, C. A., Nichols, R. A., Knell, R., MacDonald, A., … Leitch, A. R. (2016). Genome size and ploidy influence angiosperm species biomass under nitrogen and phosphorus limitation. New Phytologist, 210, 1195–1206.

Huska, D., Leitch, I. J., de Carvalho, J. F., Leitch, A. R., Salmon, A., Ainouche, M., & Kovarik, A. (2016). Persistence, dispersal and genetic evolution of recently formed Spartina homoploid hybrids and allopolyploids in Southern England. Biological Invasions, 18(8), 2137–2151. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-015-0956-6

Dodsworth, S., Chase, M. W., & Leitch, A. R. (2015). Is post-polyploidization diploidization the key to the evolutionary success of angiosperms? Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 8(1), 161–175. https://doi.org/10.1111/boj.12357

Weiss-Schneeweiss, H., Leitch, A. R., McCann, J., Jang, T.-S., & Macas, J. (2015). Employing next-generation sequencing to explore the repeat landscape of the plant genome. In E. Hörandl & M. S. Appelhans (Eds.), Next-Generation Sequencing in Plant Systematics (pp. 155–179). International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT). https://doi.org/10.14630/000006

Matthews, A., Emelianova, K., Hatimy, A. A., Chester, M., Pellicer, J., Ahmad, K. S., … Buggs, R. J. (2015). 250 years of hybridization between two biennial herb species without speciation. Aob Plants, 7, plv081. https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plv081

Ma, L., Hatlen, A., Kelly, L. J., Becher, H., Wang, W., Kovarik, A., … Leitch, A. R. (2015). Angiosperms are unique amongst land plants for the occurrence of key genes in the RNA-Directed DNA methylation (RdDM) pathway. Genome Biology and Evolution, 7, 2648–2662. https://doi.org/0.1093/gbe/evv171

Kelly, L. J., Renny-Byfield, S., Pellicer, J., Macas, J., Novak, P., Neumann, P., … Leitch, I. J. (2015). Analysis of the giant genomes of Fritillaria (Liliaceae) indicates that a lack of DNA removal characterizes extreme expansions in genome size. New Phytol, 208(2), 596–607. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.13471

McCarthy, E. W., Arnold, S. E., Chittka, L., Le Comber, S. C., Verity, R., Dodsworth, S., … Leitch, A. R. (2015). The effect of polyploidy and hybridization on the evolution of floral colour in Nicotiana (Solanaceae). Ann Bot, 115(7), 1117–1131. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcv048

Dobesova, E., Malinska, H., Matyasek, R., Leitch, A. R., Soltis, D. E., Soltis, P. S., & Kovarik, A. (2015). Silenced rRNA genes are activated and substitute for partially eliminated active homeologs in the recently formed allotetraploid, Tragopogon mirus (Asteraceae). Heredity (Edinb), 114(3), 356–365. https://doi.org/10.1038/hdy.2014.111

Peska, V., Fajkus, P., Fojtova, M., Dvorackova, M., Hapala, J., Dvoracek, V., … Fajkus, J. (2015). Characterisation of an unusual telomere motif (TTTTTTAGGG)n in the plant Cestrum elegans (Solanaceae), a species with a large genome. Plant J, 82(4), 644–654. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.12839

Dodsworth, S., Chase, M. W., Kelly, L. J., Leitch, I. J., Macas, J., Novak, P., … Leitch, A. R. (2015). Genomic repeat abundances contain phylogenetic signal. Syst Biol, 64(1), 112–126. https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syu080

Dodsworth, S., Chase, M. W., Saerkinen, T., Knapp, S., Leitch, A. R., Särkinen, T., … Leitch, A. R. (2015). Using genomic repeats for phylogenomics: a case study in wild tomatoes (Solanum section Lycopersicon: Solanaceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 117(1), 96–105. https://doi.org/10.1111/bij.12612

Dodsworth, S., Leitch, A. R., & Leitch, I. J. (2015). Genome size diversity in angiosperms and its influence on gene space. Curr Opin Genet Dev, 35, 73–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gde.2015.10.006