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*[Jiménez-Gómez JM, Wallace AD, and Maloof JN. Network analysis identifies ELF3 as a QTL for the shade avoidance response in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 2010 Sep 9; 6(9).|http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1001100]
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*[PLoS Genet 2010 Sep 9; 6(9). http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1001100 Jiménez-Gómez JM, Wallace AD, and Maloof JN. Network analysis identifies ELF3 as a QTL for the shade avoidance response in Arabidopsis.]
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*[Brock MT, Maloof JN, and Weinig C. Genes underlying quantitative variation in ecologically important traits: PIF4 (phytochrome interacting factor 4) is associated with variation in internode length, flowering time, and fruit set in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Ecol 2010 Mar; 19(6) 1187-99.|http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0962-1083&date=2010&volume=19&issue=6&spage=1187]
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*[http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0962-1083&date=2010&volume=19&issue=6&spage=1187 Brock MT, Maloof JN, and Weinig C. Genes underlying quantitative variation in ecologically important traits: PIF4 (phytochrome interacting factor 4) is associated with variation in internode length, flowering time, and fruit set in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Ecol 2010 Mar; 19(6) 1187-99.]
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*[Jiménez-Gómez JM and Maloof JN. Sequence diversity in three tomato species: SNPs, markers, and molecular evolution. BMC Plant Biol 2009 Jul 3; 9 85.http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/9/85]
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*[http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/9/85 Jiménez-Gómez JM and Maloof JN. Sequence diversity in three tomato species: SNPs, markers, and molecular evolution. BMC Plant Biol 2009 Jul 3; 9 85.]
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*[Filiault DL, Wessinger CA, Dinneny JR, Lutes J, Borevitz JO, Weigel D, Chory J, and Maloof JN. Amino acid polymorphisms in Arabidopsis phytochrome B cause differential responses to light. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2008 Feb 26; 105(8) 3157-62.|http://www.pnas.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=18287016]
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*[http://www.pnas.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=18287016 Filiault DL, Wessinger CA, Dinneny JR, Lutes J, Borevitz JO, Weigel D, Chory J, and Maloof JN. Amino acid polymorphisms in Arabidopsis phytochrome B cause differential responses to light. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2008 Feb 26; 105(8) 3157-62.]
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*[Nozue K, Covington MF, Duek PD, Lorrain S, Fankhauser C, Harmer SL, and Maloof JN. Rhythmic growth explained by coincidence between internal and external cues. Nature 2007 Jul 19; 448(7151) 358-61.|http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature05946]
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*[http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature05946 Nozue K, Covington MF, Duek PD, Lorrain S, Fankhauser C, Harmer SL, and Maloof JN. Rhythmic growth explained by coincidence between internal and external cues. Nature 2007 Jul 19; 448(7151) 358-61.]
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How do organisms adapt to different environments? We are interested in understanding the genetic and molecular changes that take place as organisms adapt to different environments. Which genes change, what types of genetic changes occur, and how do these changes affect the organism at the biochemical, physiological, and ecological levels?

Since plants are rooted in their environment, they are particularly adept at coping with their environment. Furthermore different species, and populations within species, have adapted to different environments. Therefore plants are well suited for studying adaptation mechanisms.

Because light is fundamental to plant growth, we have focused on how plants sense and respond to environmental light cues. We are focused on light perception by the phytochrome photoreceptors. Phytochromes sense red and far-red light and provide information about the density of neighboring foliage (among other things).

We work on Arabidopsis thaliana and related species and use a combination of molecular genetic, quantitative genetic, and molecular evolution techniques. Please see naturalvariation.org for information about some of our collaborators who are taking similar approaches.

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