Readings:   Spring 2021

Reading will be available from either the library's 3-hour reserve (print media),  or through the library's ejournals collection (linked in the table below).

For ejournal access from off-campus, you may need to set up the Reed proxy - more info here.

Date* Location Reading
Jan 25 etext

for review: Clark et al. 2018. Biology, 2e. OpenStax. Chs. 19.1 & 19.2

Feb 1 ejournals Rieseberg, LH & JH Willis. 2007. Plant speciation. Science 317: 910-914.
Feb 5 ejournals

Mayr, E. 1992. A local flora and the biological species concept. American Journal of Botany 79: 222-238. [focus on Part B, pp. 231-236]

Knapp, S. 2008.  Species concepts and floras: what are species for?  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society  95: 17-25

Feb 10

Kephart, SR, & CB Heiser, Jr. 1980. Reproductive isolation in Asclepias: lock and key hypothesis reconsidered. Evolution 34: 738-746.

Broyles, SB, C Vail, & SL Sherman-Broyles. 1996. Pollination genetics of hybridization in sympatric populations of Asclepias exaltata and A. syriaca (Asclepiadaceae). American Journal of Botany 83: 1580-1584.

Feb 15 ejournals Widmer, A, C Lexer, & S Cozzolino. 2009. Evolution of reproductive isolation in plants. Heredity 102: 31-38.
Feb 24

McNeilly, T.  1967.  Evolution in closely adjacent plant populations.  III.  Agrostis tenuis on a small copper mine.  Heredity 23: 99-108

Savolainen, V, M Anstett, C Lexer, I Hutton, JJ Clarkson, MV Norup, MP Powell, D Springate, N Salamin, and WJ Baker. 2006. Sympatric speciation in palms on an oceanic island. Nature 441: 210-213.

Mar 3

Goulet, BE, F Roda, & R Hopkins.  2017.  Hybridization in plants: old ideas, new techniques.  Plant Physiology 173: 65-78.

Mar 8

Van de Peer, Y, E Mizrachi & K Marchal. 2017. The evolutionary significance of polyploidy. Nature Reviews Genetics 18: 411–424.

Mar 22

Bowman, JL. 2013. Walkabout on the long branches of plant evolution. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 16: 70-77.

Mar 29

Niklas, KJ, BH Tiffney, & AH Knoll. 1983. Patterns in vascular land plant diversification. Nature 303: 614-616.

Apr 5

Linkies, A, K Graeber, C Knight, & G Leubner-Metzger. 2010.  The evolution of seeds.  New Phytologist 186: 817-831.

Apr 21
Friedman, WE, and SK Floyd. 2001. Perspective: The origin of flowering plants and their reproductive biology - A tale of two phylogenies. Evolution 55: 217-231.
Apr 23
Complete Darwin Online
Darwin, C. R. (1900). The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom (John Murray, London) Chapter I. Introductory Remarks, pp. 1-27
Apr 30
Crepet, WL, and KJ Niklas. 2009. Darwin's second 'abominable mystery': Why are there so many angiosperm species? American Journal of Botany 96: 366-381.
*expected date for lecture dicsussion of each reading

On reserve in the Reed College Library

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Briggs & Walters (1997) Plant Variaiton and Evolution, 3rd ed.

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Judd et al. (2016) Plant Systematics: a phylogenetic approach, 4th ed.