Publications

A near complete” list is available via google scholar

Some key publications include

Wang et al. 2021. Genome downsizing after polyploidy: mechanisms, rates and selection pressures. The Plant Journal (on line).

Wan et al. 2021. The Welwitschia genome reveals a unique biology underpinning extreme longevity in deserts. Nature Communications 12(1): 4247.

Faizullah et al. 2021. Exploring environmental selection on genome size in angiosperms. Trends in Plant Science (on line).

Novák P, Guignard MS, Neumann P, Kelly LJ, Mlinarec J, Koblížková A, Dodsworth S, Kovařík A, Pellicer J, Wang W, et al. 2020. Repeat-sequence turnover shifts fundamentally in species with large genomes. Nature Plants 6(11): 1325-1329.

Dodsworth S, Kovarik A, Grandbastien M-A, Leitch IJ, Leitch AR 2020. Repetitive DNA Dynamics and Polyploidization in the Genus Nicotiana (Solanaceae). In: Ivanov NV, Sierro N, Peitsch MC eds. The Tobacco Plant Genome. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 85-99.

Mhiri C, Parisod C, Daniel J, Petit M, Lim KY, Dorlhac de Borne F, Kovarik A, Leitch AR, Grandbastien M-A. 2019. Parental transposable element loads influence their dynamics in young Nicotiana hybrids and allotetraploids. New Phytologist 221(3): 1619-1633.

Guignard MS, Crawley MJ, Kovalenko D, Nichols RA, Trimmer M, Leitch AR, Leitch IJ. 2019. Interactions between plant genome size, nutrients and herbivory by rabbits, molluscs and insects on a temperate grassland. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286(1899): 20182619.

Jang T-S, Parker JS, Emadzade K, Temsch EM, Leitch AR, Weiss-Schneeweiss H. 2018. Multiple origins and nested cycles of hybridization result in high tetraploid diversity in the monocot Prospero. Frontiers in Plant Science 9(433).

Wan T, Liu ZM, Li LF, Leitch AR, Leitch IJ, Lohaus R, Liu ZJ, Xin HP, Gong YB, Liu Y, et al. 2018. A genome for gnetophytes and early evolution of seed plants. Nature Plants 4(2): 82-89.

Wang W, Wan T, Becher H, Kuderova A, Leitch IJ, Garcia S, Leitch AR, Kovařík A. 2018. Remarkable variation of ribosomal DNA organization and copy number in gnetophytes, a distinct lineage of gymnosperms. Annals of Botany 123(5): 767-781.

Guignard MS, Leitch AR, Acquisti C, Eizaguirre C, Elser JJ, Hessen DO, Jeyasingh PD, Neiman M, Richardson AE, Soltis PS, et al. 2017. Impacts of nitrogen and phosphorus: From genomes to natural ecosystems and agriculture. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5(70).

Lunerová J, Renny-Byfield S, Matyášek R, Leitch A, Kovařík AR. 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.

Baracchi D, Marples A, Jenkins AJ, Leitch AR, Chittka L. 2017. Nicotine in floral nectar pharmacologically influences bumblebee learning of floral features. Sci Rep 7(1): 1951.

Wang W, Ma L, Becher H, Garcia S, Kovarikova A, Leitch IJ, Leitch AR, Kovarik A. 2016. Astonishing 35S rDNA diversity in the gymnosperm species Cycas revoluta Thunb. Chromosoma 125(4): 683-699.

McCarthy EW, Chase MW, Knapp S, Litt A, Leitch AR, Le Comber SC. 2016. Transgressive phenotypes and generalist pollination in the floral evolution of Nicotiana polyploids. Nature Plants 2: 16119.

Huska D, Leitch IJ, de Carvalho JF, Leitch AR, 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.

Guignard MS, Leitch IJ, Romila CA, Nichols RA, Knell R, MacDonald A, Trimmer M, Leitch AR. 2016. Genome size and ploidy influence angiosperm species biomass under nitrogen and phosphorus limitation. New Phytologist 210: 1195–1206.

Peska V, Fajkus P, Fojtova M, Dvorackova M, Hapala J, Dvoracek V, Polanska P, Leitch AR, Sykorova E, Fajkus J. 2015. Characterisation of an unusual telomere motif (TTTTTTAGGG)n in the plant Cestrum elegans (Solanaceae), a species with a large genome. Plant Journal 82(4): 644-654.

McCarthy EW, Arnold SE, Chittka L, Le Comber SC, Verity R, Dodsworth S, Knapp S, Kelly LJ, Chase MW, Baldwin IT, et al. 2015. The effect of polyploidy and hybridization on the evolution of floral colour in Nicotiana (Solanaceae). Annals of Botany 115(7): 1117-1131.

Kelly LJ, Renny-Byfield S, Pellicer J, Macas J, Novak P, Neumann P, Lysak MA, Day PD, Berger M, Fay MF, et al. 2015. Analysis of the giant genomes of Fritillaria (Liliaceae) indicates that a lack of DNA removal characterizes extreme expansions in genome size. New Phytologist 208(2): 596-607.