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Contact Info

Andrew Alverson (an artistic interpretation)
Andrew Alverson (an artistic interpretation)

Education

  • 2006, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2000, MS, Iowa State University
  • 1997, BS, Grand Valley State University

Research interests

  1. Diatom comparative genomics
  2. Angiosperm organelle genomes

Publications

  1. Alverson, A. J., Rice, D. W., Dickinson, S., Barry, K., and Palmer, J. D. 2011. Origins and recombination of the bacterial-sized multichromosomal mitochondrial genome of cucumber (Cucumis sativus). The Plant Cell 23, 2499-2513. doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.087189
  2. Alverson, A. J., Beszteri, B., Julius, M. L., and Theriot, E. C. 2011. The model marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana likely descended from a freshwater ancestor in the genus Cyclotella. BMC Evol Biol 11, 125. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-125
  3. Alverson, A. J., Wei, X. X., Rice, D. W., Stern, D. B., Barry, K., and Palmer, J. D. 2010. Insights into the evolution of mitochondrial genome size from complete sequences of Citrullus lanatus and Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae). Mol Biol Evol 27, 1436-1448. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msq029
  4. Sloan, D. B., MacQueen, A. H., Alverson, A. J., Palmer, J. D., and Taylor, D. R. 2010. Extensive loss of RNA editing sites in rapidly evolving Silene mitochondrial genomes: selection vs. retroprocessing as the driving force. Genetics 185, 1369-1380. doi: 10.1534/genetics.110.118000
  5. Sloan, D. B., Alverson, A. J., Storchova, H., Palmer, J. D., and Taylor, D. R. 2010. Extensive loss of translational genes in the structurally dynamic mitochondrial genome of the angiosperm Silene latifolia. BMC Evol Biol 10, 274. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-274
  6. Theriot, E. C., Cannone, J. J., Gutell, R. R., and Alverson, A. J. 2009. The limits of nuclear-encoded SSU rDNA for resolving the diatom phylogeny. Eur J Phycol 44, 277-290. doi: 10.1080/09670260902749159
  7. Alverson, A. J. 2008. Molecular systematics and the diatom species. Protist 159, 339-353. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2008.04.001
  8. Sanchez-Puerta, M. V., Cho, Y., Mower, J. P., Alverson, A. J., and Palmer, J. D. 2008. Frequent, phylogenetically local horizontal transfer of the cox1 group I intron in flowering plant mitochondria. Mol Biol Evol 25, 1762-1777. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msn129
  9. Alverson, A. J. 2007. Strong purifying selection in the silicon transporters of marine and freshwater diatoms. Limnol Oceanogr 52, 1420-1429. doi: 10.4319/lo.2007.52.4.1420
  10. Alverson, A. J., Jansen, R. K., and Theriot, E. C. 2007. Bridging the Rubicon: Phylogenetic analysis reveals repeated colonizations of marine and fresh waters by thalassiosiroid diatoms. Mol Phylogenet Evol 45, 193-210. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.03.024
  11. Alverson, A. J., Cannone, J. J., Gutell, R. R., and Theriot, E. C. 2006. The evolution of elongate shape in diatoms. J Phycol 42, 655-668. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2006.00228.x
  12. Alverson, A. J., Kang, S.-H., and Theriot, E. C. 2006. Cell wall morphology and systematic importance of Thalassiosira ritscheri (Hustedt) Hasle, with a description of Shionodiscus gen. nov. Diatom Res 21, 251-262. doi: 10.1080/0269249X.2006.9705667
  13. Jansen, R. K., Kaittanis, C., Saski, C., Lee, S. B., Tomkins, J., Alverson, A. J., and Daniell, H. 2006. Phylogenetic analyses of Vitis (Vitaceae) based on complete chloroplast genome sequences: effects of taxon sampling and phylogenetic methods on resolving relationships among rosids. BMC Evol Biol 6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-6-32
  14. Thamatrakoln, K., Alverson, A. J., and Hildebrand, M. 2006. Comparative sequence analysis of diatom silicon transporters: Toward a mechanistic model of silicon transport. J Phycol 42, 822-834. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2006.00233.x
  15. Alverson, A. J., and Kolnick, L. 2005. Intragenomic nucleotide polymorphism among small subunit (18S) rDNA paralogs in the diatom genus Skeletonema (Bacillariophyta). J Phycol 41, 1248-1257. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2005.00136.x
  16. Alverson, A. J., and Theriot, E. C. 2005. Comments on recent progress toward reconstructing the diatom phylogeny. J Nanosci Nanotechno 5, 57-62. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2005.007
  17. Jansen, R. K., Raubeson, L. A., Boore, J. L., DePamphilis, C. W., Chumley, T. W., Haberle, R. C., Wyman, S. K., Alverson, A. J., Peery, R., Herman, S. J., Fourcade, H. M., Kuehl, J. V., McNeal, J. R., Leebens-Mack, J., and Cui, L. 2005. Methods for obtaining and analyzing whole chloroplast genome sequences. In Molecular Evolution: Producing the Biochemical Data, Part B, pp. 348-384. doi: 10.1016/S0076-6879(05)95020-9

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