Publications from the Small Lab


2008
  • Schilling, E.E., J.B. Beck, P.J. Calie, and R.L. Small. 2008. Molecular analysis of Solidaster cv. Lemore, a hybrid goldenrod (Asteraceae). Journal Botanical Research Institute of Texas 2:7-18. [pdf file].
  • Estes, D. and R.L. Small. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of the monotypic genus Amphianthus (Plantaginaceae tribe Gratioleae) inferred from chloroplast DNA sequences. Systematic Botany 33:176-182. [pdf file]

  • 2007
  • Estes, D. and R.L. Small. 2007. Two new species of Gratiola (Plantaginaceae) from eastern North America and an updated circumscription for Gratiola neglecta. Journal Botanical Research Institute of Texas 1:149-170. [pdf file]
  • Shaw, J., E.B. Lickey, E.E. Schilling and R.L. Small. 2007. Comparison of whole chloroplast genome sequences to choose noncoding regions for phylogenetics studies in angiosperms: the tortoise and the hare III. American Journal of Botany 94:275-288 [pdf file]
  • Placyk, J.S., G.M. Burghardt, R.L. Small, R.B. King, G.S. Casper, and J.W. Robinson. 2007. Post-glacial colonization of the Great Lakes region by the common gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis) inferred from mtDNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43:452-467. [pdf file]

  • 2005
  • Shaw, J. and R.L. Small. 2005. Chloroplast DNA phylogeny and phylogeography of the North American plums (Prunus subgenus Prunus section Prunocerasus, Rosaceae). American Journal of Botany 92:2011-2030 [pdf file]
  • Small, R.L., E.B. Lickey, J. Shaw and W.D. Hauk. 2005. Amplification of noncoding chloroplast DNA for phylogenetic studies in lycophytes and monilophytes with a comparative example of relative phylogenetic utility from OphioglossaceaeMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36:509-522 [pdf file]
  • Shaw, J., E.B. Lickey, J.T. Beck, S.B. Farmer, W. Liu, J. Miller, K.C. Siripun, C.T. Winder, E.E. Schilling and R.L. Small. 2005. The tortoise and the hare II: relative utility of 21 noncoding chloroplast DNA sequences for phylogenetic analysis. American Journal of Botany 92:142-166 [pdf file]
  • Estep, M.C., M.U. Connell, R.N. Henson, Z.E. Murrell, and R.L. Small. 2005. Testing a vicariance model to explain haplotype distribution in the psammophilic scorpion Paruroctonus utahensis. Southwestern Naturalist 50:150-157. [pdf file]
  • Ayoub, N.A., S.E. Riechert, and R.L. Small. 2005. Speciation history of the North American funnel web spiders, Agelenopsis (Araneae: Agelenidae): phylogenetic inferences at the population-species interface. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36:42-57. [pdf file]

  • 2004
  • Shaw, J., and R.L. Small 2004. Addressing the "hardest puzzle in American pomology:" phylogeny of Prunus sect. Prunocerasus (Rosaceae) based on seven noncoding chloroplast DNA regions. American Journal of Botany 91:985-996 [pdf file][supplementary data pdf file]
  • Small, R.L. 2004. Phylogeny of Hibiscus sect. Muenchhusia (Malvaceae) based on chloroplast rpL16 and ndhF, and nuclear ITS and GBSSI sequences. Systematic Botany 29:385-392 [pdf file]
  • Small, R.L., R.C. Cronn, and J.F. Wendel. 2004. L.A.S. Johnson Review No. 2. Use of nuclear genes for phylogeny reconstruction in plants Australian Systematic Botany 17:145-170 [pdf file]
  • Beck, J.B., G.L. Nesom, P.J. Calie, G.I. Baird, R.L. Small, and E.E. Schilling. 2004. Is subtribe Solidagininae (Asteraceae) monophyletic? Taxon 53:691-698. [pdf file]
  • Morris, A.B., R.L. Small, and M.B. Cruzan 2004. Variation in frequency of clonal reproduction among populations of Fagus grandifolia Ehrh. in response to disturbance. Castanea 69:38-51.

  • 2003
  • Cronn, R.C., R.L. Small, T. Haselkorn, and J.F. Wendel 2003. Cryptic repeated genomic recombination during speciation in Gossypium gossypioides. Evolution 57:2475-2489 [pdf file]

  • 2002
  • Small, R.L. and J.F. Wendel. 2002. Differential evolutionary dynamics of duplicated paralogous Adh loci in allotetraploid cotton (Gossypium). Molecular Biology and Evolution 19:597-607 [pdf file]
  • Cronn, R.C, R.L. Small, T. Haselkorn, and J.F. Wendel. 2002. Rapid diversification of the cotton genus (Gossypium: Malvaceae) revealed by analysis of sixteen nuclear and chloroplast genes. American Journal of Botany 89:707-725 [pdf file]
  • Morris, A.B., R.L. Small, and M.B. Cruzan 2002. Investigating the relationship between Cryptococcus fagisuga and Fagus grandifolia in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Southeastern Naturalist 1:415-424.
  • Wendel, J.F., R.C. Cronn, I. Alvarez, B. Liu, R.L. Small, and D. Senchina. 2002. Intron size and genome size in plants. Molecular Biology and Evolution 19:2346-2352. [pdf file]

  • 2001
  • St. Hilaire, R., W.R. Graves, and R.L. Small. 2001. Variation in TaqI-digested DNA of Sugar and Black Maples is independent of taxon and plant origin. HortScience 36:1327-1328
  • Small, R.L. and R.J. Hickey. 2001. Systematics of the Northern Andean Isoetes karstenii complex. American Fern Journal 91:41-69 [pdf file]

  • 2000 and prior
  • Small, R.L. and J.F. Wendel. 2000. Copy number lability and evolutionary dynamics of the Adh gene family in diploid and tetraploid cotton (Gossypium). Genetics 155:1913-1926 [pdf file]
  • Small, R.L. and J.F. Wendel. 2000. Phylogeny, duplication, and intraspecific variation of Adh sequences in New World diploid cottons (Gossypium L.). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 16:73-84 [pdf file]
  • Cronn, R.C., R.L. Small, and J.F. Wendel. 1999. Duplicated genes evolve independently after polyploid formation in cotton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 96:14406-14411. [pdf file]
  • Small, R.L., J.A. Ryburn, and J.F. Wendel. 1999. Low levels of nucleotide diversity at homoeologous Adh loci in allotetraploid cotton (Gossypium L.). Molecular Biology and Evolution 16:491-501. [pdf file]
  • Small, R.L. and J.F. Wendel. 1999. The mitochondrial genome of allotetraploid cotton (Gossypium L.). Journal of Heredity 90:251-253 [pdf file]
  • Small, R.L, J.A. Ryburn, R.C. Cronn, T. Seelanan, and J.F. Wendel. 1998. The tortoise and the hare: choosing between noncoding plastome and nuclear Adh sequences for phylogeny reconstruction in a recently diverged plant group. America n Journal of Botany 85:1301-1315 [pdf file]
  • Baum, D.A., R.L. Small, and J.F. Wendel. 1998. Biogeography and floral evolution of Baobabs (Adansonia, Bombacaceae) as inferred from multiple data sets. Systematic Biology 47:181-207 [pdf file]
  • Small, R. and R.J. Hickey. 1997. Levels and patterns of genetic variation in IsoŽtes karstenii with observations on I. palmeri. American Fern Journal 87:104-115