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

Selected and recent articles

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

Sinnott-Armstrong, M. A.+, Y. Ogawa, G. van de Kerkhof, S. Vignolini, & S. D. Smith. 2022. Convergent evolution of disordered lipidic structural color in the fruits of Lantana strigocamara (syn. L. camara hybrid cultivar). New Phytologist, in press. Link 

Powell, A. F., J. Zhang, D. A. Hauser, J. Vilela, A. Hu, D. J. Gates*, L. A. Mueller, F. Li, S. R. Strickler, & S. D. Smith. 2022. Genome sequence for the blue-flowered Andean shrub Iochroma cyaneum reveals extensive discordance across the berry clade of Solanaceae. The Plant Genome, in press. Link 

Wheeler, L. C.+, J. F. Walker, J. Ng, R. Deanna+, A. Dunbar-Wallis*, A. Backes*, P. H. Pezzi*, M. V. Palchetti, A. Monaghan, L. B. Freitas, G. E. Barboza, E. Moyroud & S. D. Smith. 2022. Transcription factors evolve faster than their targets in the anthocyanin pathway. Molecular Biology and Evolution 39: msac044. Link.

Sinnott-Armstrong, M. A.+, R. Deanna+, C. Pretz*, S. Liu*, J. Harris*, A. Dunbar-Wallis*, S. D. Smith, & L. C. Wheeler+. 2022. How to approach the study of syndromes in macroevolution and ecology. Ecology and Evolution 12: e8583.

Pretz, C.*, & S. D. Smith. 2021. Intraspecific breakdown of self-incompatibility in Physalis acutifolia (Solanaceae). AOB Plants 14 plab080. Link 

Smith, S. D. & B. K. Blackman. 2021. From deep roots to new blooms: The ever‐growing field of evo–devo across land plant. Evolution & Development 23: 119-122. Link, Reprint Request

Liu, S.* & S. D. Smith. 2021. Phylogeny and biogeography of South American marsh pitcher plant genus Heliamphora (Sarraceniaceae) endemic to the Guiana Highlands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 154: 106961. Link, Reprint Request

Wheeler, L. C.+, B. A. Wing & S. D. Smith. 2020. Structure and contingency determine mutational hotspots for flower color evolution. Evolution Letters Link

Smith, S. D., M. W. Pennell, C. W. Dunn & S. V. Edwards. 2020. Phylogenetics is the new genetics (for most of biodiversity). Trends in Ecology and Evolution 35: 415-425. Link, Reprint Request

Larter, M.+, A. Dunbar-Wallis, A. E. Berardi+ & S. D. Smith. 2019. Developmental control of convergent floral pigmentation across evolutionary timescales. Developmental Dynamics 248: 1091-1100. Link, Reprint Request

Wheeler, L. C.+ & S. D. Smith. 2019. Computational modeling of anthocyanin pathway evolution: biases, hotspots and trade-offs. Integrative and Comparative Biology 59: 585-598. LinkBiorxiv Preprint

Deanna R.+, M. Larter+, G. E. Barboza & S.D. Smith. 2019. Repeated evolution of a morphological novelty: a phylogenetic analysis of the inflated fruiting calyx in the Physalideae tribe (Solanaceae). American Journal of Botany 106: 270-279. Link, PreprintReprint Request

Smith, S. D., R. Angelovici, K. Heyduk, H. A. Maeda, G. D. Moghe, J. C. Pires, J. R. Widhalm, & J. H. Wisecaver. 2019. The renaissance of comparative biochemistry. American Journal of Botany 106: 3-13. Link, Reprint Request

Ng, J.+ & S. D. Smith. 2018. Why are red flowers so rare? Testing the macroevolutionary causes of tippiness. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 1863-1875. LinkReprint Request

Ng, J.+, L. B. Freitas & S. D. Smith. 2018. Stepwise evolution of floral pigmentation predicted by biochemical pathway structure. Evolution 72: 2792-2802. Link, Reprint Request

Larter, M.+, A. Dunbar-Wallis, A. E. Berardi+ & S. D. Smith. 2018. Convergent evolution at the pathway level: predictable regulatory changes during flower color transitions. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35: 2159-2169. 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, PreprintReprint request

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.

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

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 Preprint 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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