Phylogenetic Research


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Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.


   

Recent Publications

Molecular Phylogenetics and Piercer Evolution in the Bug-Killing Flies (Diptera: Tachinidae: Phasiinae) Blaschke, J. D., J. O. Stireman, P. Cerretti, J. E. O'Hara, and J. K. Moulton.  2018.  Systematic Entomology, 43, 218–238. [Abstract]

Identification and functional analysis of germin-like protein gene family in tea plant (Camellia sinensis) J. Y. Fu, X. C. Wang, T. F. Mao, H. Cheng, F. Chen, and Y. J. Yang.  2018.  Scientia Horticulturae, 234:166-175. [Abstract]

Systematics of the meniscus midges (Diptera: Dixidae) – molecular phylogenetics of world taxa and highlights from revisionary studies of Nearctic Dixa Meigen.  Moulton, J. K.  2018.  Proceedings: The 9th International Congress of Dipterology, Orlando, FL, September 25-30, November 25–30, Windhoek, Namibia. [Abstract]

Molecular systematics of Thaumaleidae (Insecta: Diptera): The first phylogeny depicting intergeneric relationships and other taxonomic discoveries.  Pivar, R. J.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

A first phylogeny of world Thaumaleidae (Diptera).  Pivar, R. J., J. K. Moulton, and B. J. Sinclair.  2018.  Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Dipterology, November 25–30, Windhoek, Namibia. [Abstract]

MTPSLs: new terpene synthases in nonseed plants Q. D. Jia, T. G. Köllner, J. Gershenzon, and F. Chen.  2018.  Trends in Plant Science, 23:121-128. [Abstract]

Molecular phylogeny and evolution of world Tachinidae (Diptera).  Stireman, J. O., P. Cerretti, J. E. O'Hara, J. D. Blaschke, and J. K. Moulton.  2018.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. [Abstract]

Genome sequences of two diploid wild relatives of cultivated sweetpotato reveal targets for genetic improvement Wu, S., K. H. Lau, Q. Cao, J. P. Hamilton, H. Sun, C. Zhou, L. Eserman, D. Gemenet, B. A. Olukolu, H. Wang, E. Crisovan, and G. T. Godden.  2018.  Nature Communications, 9(1):4580. [Abstract]

Molecular Phylogenetics and Piercer Evolution in the Bug-Killing Flies (Diptera: Tachinidae: Phasiinae).  Blaschke, J. D., J. O. Stireman, P. Cerretti, J. E. O'Hara, and J. K. Moulton.  2017.  Systematic Entomology.

MTPSLs: new terpene synthases in nonseed plants Jia, Q, T. G. Köllner, J. Gershenzon, and F. Chen.  2017.  Trends in Plant Science. [Abstract]

Genetic diversity of Phytophthora capsici recovered from Massachusetts between 1997 and 2014 Rocha, A., J. Hulvey, R. Wick, and S. Shrestha et al..  2017.  Mycological Progress. [Abstract]

The evolution of reproductive strategies in tachinid parasitoids Cerretti, P., J. E. O'Hara, J. K. Moulton, J. Blaschke, and J. Stireman.  2016.  Proceedings: The XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, September 25-30. [Abstract]