Baum, D. A., and S. D. Smith. 2013. Tree-Thinking: An Introduction to Phylogenetic Biology. Roberts & Co., Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Selected articles

(**undergraduate authors, *graduate students, +postdocs)

Larter, M.+, A. Dunbar-Wallis, A. E. Berardi+ & S. D. Smith. Convergent evolution at the pathway level: predictable regulatory changes during flower color transitions. Molecular Biology and Evolution, in press. Link, Reprint Request

*Dupin, J. & S. D. Smith. 2018. Phylogenetics of Datureae (Solanaceae), including description of the new genus Trompettia and re-circumscription of the tribe. Taxon, 67: 359-375. Link, Reprint request

*Gates, D. J., D. Pilson & S. D. Smith. 2018. Filtering of target sequence capture individuals facilitates species tree construction in the plant subtribe Iochrominae (Solanaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 123: 26-34. Link

Smith, S. D., & R. Kriebel. 2018. Convergent evolution of floral shape tied to pollinator shifts in Iochrominae (Solanaceae). Evolution 72: 688-697. Link Commentary by Dodsworth et al.

Moghe, G. D., & S. D. Smith. 2017. The push and pull of plant specialized metabolism underlies a long-standing, colorful mystery. New Phytologist 217: 471-473. Link

*Gates, D. J. , B. J. S. C. Olson, T. E. Clemente, and S. D. Smith. 2017. A novel R3 MYB transcriptional repressor associated with the loss of floral pigmentation in Iochroma. New Phytologist 217: 1346-1356.  PDF

*Dupin, J. , N. J. Matzke, T. Sarkinen, S. Knapp, R. G. Olmstead, L. Bohs, and S. D. Smith. 2016. Bayesian estimation of global biogeographic history of Solanaceae. Journal of Biogeography 44: 887–899.  PDF

*Gates, D. J, S. R. Strickler, L. A. Mueller, B. J. S. C. Olson, and S. D. Smith. 2016. Diversification of R2R3 MYB transcription factors in the tomato family Solanaceae. Journal of Molecular Evolution 83: 26-37. PDF

+Berardi, A. E., S. B. Hildreth, R. F. Helm, B. S. J. Winkel, and S. D. Smith. 2016. Evolutionary correlations in flavonoid production across flowers and leaves in the Iochrominae (Solanaceae). Phytochemistry 130:119-127. PDF

+Ho, W. H., and S. D. Smith. 2016. Molecular evolution of anthocyanin pigmentation genes following losses of flower color. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 98. Link

+Ng, J., and S. D. Smith. 2016. How to make a red flower: the combinatorial effects of pigments. AOB Plants 8: plw013. Link

+Ng, J., and S. D. Smith. 2016. Widespread flower color convergence in Solanaceae via alternate biochemical pathways. New Phytologist 209: 407-417. PDF

Smith, S. D. 2016. Pleiotropy and the evolution of floral integration. New Phytologist 209: 80-85. PDF

Smith, S. D., and E. E. Goldberg. 2015. Tempo and mode of flower color evolution. American Journal of Botany 102: 1014-1025. Link PDF

**Coburn, R. C., R. H. Griffin, and S. D. Smith. 2015. Genetic basis of a rare floral mutant in an Andean species of Solanaceae. American Journal of Botany 102: 264-272. Link PDF

+Muchhala, N., S. Johnsen, and S. D. Smith. 2014. Competition for hummingbird pollination shapes flower color variation in Andean Solanaceae. Evolution 68: 2275-2286. PDF SI

Smith, S. D., S. Wang, and M. D. Rausher. 2013. Functional evolution of an anthocyanin pathway enzyme during a flower color transition. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30: 602-612. PDF SI

Smith, S. D., and M. D. Rausher. 2011. Gene loss and parallel evolution contribute to species difference in flower color. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28: 2799-2810. PDF

Smith, S. D. 2010. Using phylogenetics to detect pollinator-mediated floral evolution. New Phytologist 188: 354-363. PDF

Smith, S. D., C. Ané, and D. A. Baum. 2008. The role of pollinator shifts in the floral diversification of Iochroma (Solanaceae). Evolution 62: 793-806. PDF

Smith, S. D., and D. A. Baum. 2006. Phylogenetics of the florally diverse Andean clade Iochrominae (Solanaceae). American Journal of Botany 93: 1140-1153. Link PDF

D. A. Baum, S. D. Smith and S. S. Donovan. 2005. The tree-thinking challenge. Science 310: 979-980. Link Tree-thinking quizzes! 


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