Philip C J Donoghue

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bristol
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The homology and phylogeny of chondrichthyan tooth enameloid
    J Andrew Gillis
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK
    J Morphol 268:33-49. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Distinguishing heat from light in debate over controversial fossils
    Philip C J Donoghue
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Bioessays 31:178-89. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Fossilized embryos are widespread but the record is temporally and taxonomically biased
    Philip C J Donoghue
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Evol Dev 8:232-8. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy of fossil embryos
    Philip C J Donoghue
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Nature 442:680-3. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Rocks and clocks: calibrating the Tree of Life using fossils and molecules
    Philip C J Donoghue
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:424-31. 2007
  6. doi request reprint The origin of conodonts and of vertebrate mineralized skeletons
    Duncan J E Murdock
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Nature 502:546-9. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Development of teeth and jaws in the earliest jawed vertebrates
    Martin Rücklin
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Nature 491:748-51. 2012
  8. pmc Distinguishing geology from biology in the Ediacaran Doushantuo biota relaxes constraints on the timing of the origin of bilaterians
    John A Cunningham
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2369-76. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Histology of "placoderm" dermal skeletons: Implications for the nature of the ancestral gnathostome
    Sam Giles
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol, UK
    J Morphol 274:627-44. 2013
  10. pmc Testing models of dental development in the earliest bony vertebrates, Andreolepis and Lophosteus
    John A Cunningham
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Biol Lett 8:833-7. 2012

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint The homology and phylogeny of chondrichthyan tooth enameloid
    J Andrew Gillis
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK
    J Morphol 268:33-49. 2007
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Distinguishing heat from light in debate over controversial fossils
    Philip C J Donoghue
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Bioessays 31:178-89. 2009
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Fossilized embryos are widespread but the record is temporally and taxonomically biased
    Philip C J Donoghue
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Evol Dev 8:232-8. 2006
    ..Together, these biases must be considered seriously in attempts to use the fossil record to arbitrate between hypotheses of developmental and life history evolution implicated in the origin of metazoan clades...
  4. ncbi request reprint Synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy of fossil embryos
    Philip C J Donoghue
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Nature 442:680-3. 2006
    ..SRXTM provides a method of non-invasive analysis that rivals the resolution achieved even by destructive methods, probing the very limits of fossilization and providing insight into embryology during the emergence of metazoan phyla...
  5. ncbi request reprint Rocks and clocks: calibrating the Tree of Life using fossils and molecules
    Philip C J Donoghue
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:424-31. 2007
    ..Reliably dated trees provide, for the first time, the opportunity to explore wider questions in macroevolution...
  6. doi request reprint The origin of conodonts and of vertebrate mineralized skeletons
    Duncan J E Murdock
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Nature 502:546-9. 2013
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Development of teeth and jaws in the earliest jawed vertebrates
    Martin Rücklin
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Nature 491:748-51. 2012
    ..The chimaeric developmental origin of this model of modularity reflects the distinct evolutionary origins of teeth and of component elements of the jaws...
  8. pmc Distinguishing geology from biology in the Ediacaran Doushantuo biota relaxes constraints on the timing of the origin of bilaterians
    John A Cunningham
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2369-76. 2012
    ..Key structures used to identify Doushantuo bilaterians can be dismissed as late diagenetic artefacts. Therefore, when diagenetic mineralization is considered, there is no convincing evidence for bilaterians in the Doushantuo assemblage...
  9. doi request reprint Histology of "placoderm" dermal skeletons: Implications for the nature of the ancestral gnathostome
    Sam Giles
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol, UK
    J Morphol 274:627-44. 2013
    ..We also find that mechanisms for remodeling bone and facilitating different growth rates between adjoining plates are widespread throughout the placoderms...
  10. pmc Testing models of dental development in the earliest bony vertebrates, Andreolepis and Lophosteus
    John A Cunningham
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Biol Lett 8:833-7. 2012
    ..These fossil remains have no bearing on the nature of the dentition in osteichthyans and, indeed, our results raise questions concerning the homologies of these bones and the phylogenetic classification of Andreolepis and Lophosteus...
  11. pmc Testing microstructural adaptation in the earliest dental tools
    David Jones
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ UK
    Biol Lett 8:952-5. 2012
    ..The presence, development and distribution of white matter could thus provide constraints on function in the first vertebrate dental structures...
  12. doi request reprint Deciphering the fossil record of early bilaterian embryonic development in light of experimental taphonomy
    Neil J Gostling
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Evol Dev 10:339-49. 2008
    ..The preponderance of fossilized embryos of direct developers should not be used in evidence against the existence of indirect development at this time in animal evolutionary history...
  13. doi request reprint Teeth before jaws? Comparative analysis of the structure and development of the external and internal scales in the extinct jawless vertebrate Loganellia scotica
    Martin Rücklin
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Bristol, UK
    Evol Dev 13:523-32. 2011
    ..The available evidence suggests that internal odontodes evolved through the expansion of odontogenic competence from external to internal epithelia...
  14. doi request reprint Scanning electron microscopy and synchrotron radiation x-ray tomographic microscopy of 330 million year old charcoalified seed fern fertile organs
    Andrew C Scott
    Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey TW200EX, UK
    Microsc Microanal 15:166-73. 2009
    ..Results are applied in taxonomy and will subsequently contribute to our understanding of the former diversity and evolution of ovules, seeds, and pollen organs in the seed ferns, the first seed-bearing plants to conquer the land...
  15. doi request reprint Evaluating scenarios for the evolutionary assembly of the brachiopod body plan
    Duncan J E Murdock
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK
    Evol Dev 16:13-24. 2014
    ..We advocate a more conservative interpretation of the affinity of these fossils, based a priori on their intrinsic properties, rather than the modern analogue in whose light they have been interpreted. ..
  16. pmc The sharpest tools in the box? Quantitative analysis of conodont element functional morphology
    David Jones
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2849-54. 2012
    ..Our work places conodont elements within a broader dental framework, providing a phylogenetically independent system for examining convergence and scaling in dental tools...
  17. pmc Exploring uncertainty in the calibration of the molecular clock
    Rachel C M Warnock
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Biol Lett 8:156-9. 2012
    ..We illustrate a procedure for deriving calibration densities in Bayesian divergence dating through the use of soft maximum constraints...
  18. doi request reprint Are palaeoscolecids ancestral ecdysozoans?
    Thomas H P Harvey
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Evol Dev 12:177-200. 2010
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  19. ncbi request reprint The earliest fossil embryos begin to mature
    Neil J Gostling
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Evol Dev 9:206-7. 2007
  20. doi request reprint Establishing a time-scale for plant evolution
    John T Clarke
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    New Phytol 192:266-301. 2011
    ..These conclusions are entirely compatible with current palaeobotanical data, although not necessarily with their interpretation by palaeobotanists...
  21. ncbi request reprint Paleontological evidence to date the tree of life
    Michael J Benton
    Department of Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Mol Biol Evol 24:26-53. 2007
    ..We provide "hard" minimum and "soft" maximum age constraints for 30 divergences among key genome model organisms; these should contribute to better understanding of the dating of the animal tree of life...
  22. pmc The origin and evolution of the neural crest
    Philip C J Donoghue
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    Bioessays 30:530-41. 2008
    ..Finally, we provide a brief outline of how the evolutionary emergence of neural crest potentiality may have proceeded, and how it may be investigated...
  23. doi request reprint Fossil jawless fish from China foreshadows early jawed vertebrate anatomy
    Zhikun Gai
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Nature 476:324-7. 2011
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  24. pmc Cutting the first 'teeth': a new approach to functional analysis of conodont elements
    Duncan J E Murdock
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131524. 2013
    ..This technique can also be applied to more derived conodont morphologies, as well as analogous dentitions in other vertebrates and invertebrates. ..
  25. doi request reprint A daily-updated tree of (sequenced) life as a reference for genome research
    Hai Fang
    Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, The Merchant Venturers Building, Bristol BS8 1UB, UK
    Sci Rep 3:2015. 2013
    ..The sTOL (http://supfam.org/SUPERFAMILY/sTOL) provides a binary tree of (sequenced) life, and contributes to an analytical platform linking genome evolution, function and phenotype...
  26. doi request reprint Do miRNAs have a deep evolutionary history?
    James E Tarver
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Bioessays 34:857-66. 2012
    ..Therefore, at present only five groups of eukaryotes are known to possess miRNAs, indicating that miRNAs have evolved independently within eukaryotes through exaptation of their shared inherited RNAi machinery...
  27. pmc Phylogenomic datasets provide both precision and accuracy in estimating the timescale of placental mammal phylogeny
    Mario dos Reis
    Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3491-500. 2012
    ..Therefore we reject a pre K-Pg model of placental ordinal diversification. We suggest other infamous instances of mismatch between molecular and palaeontological divergence time estimates will be resolved with this same approach...
  28. doi request reprint Evolutionary origins of animal skeletal biomineralization
    Duncan J E Murdock
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen s Road, Bristol, UK
    Cells Tissues Organs 194:98-102. 2011
    ..The fossil record of the Cambrian explosion not only provides vital evidence for the evolution of animal mineralized tissues but also suggests a mechanism for its rapid and synchronous convergent origin...
  29. ncbi request reprint Palaeontology: embryonic identity crisis
    Philip C J Donoghue
    Nature 445:155-6. 2007
  30. ncbi request reprint Cellular and subcellular structure of neoproterozoic animal embryos
    James W Hagadorn
    Department of Geology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
    Science 314:291-4. 2006
    ..Many of these features are compatible with metazoans, but the absence of epithelialization is consistent only with a stem-metazoan affinity for Doushantuo embryos...
  31. ncbi request reprint Phase-contrast X-ray microtomography links Cretaceous seeds with Gnetales and Bennettitales
    Else Marie Friis
    Department of Palaeobotany, Swedish Museum of Natural History, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Nature 450:549-52. 2007
    ..This has significant consequences for hypotheses of seed plant phylogeny by providing support for key elements of the controversial anthophyte hypothesis, which links angiosperms, Bennettitales and Gnetales...
  32. ncbi request reprint Fossil embryos from the Middle and Late Cambrian period of Hunan, south China
    Xi ping Dong
    Department of Geology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, People s Republic of China
    Nature 427:237-40. 2004
    ..These discoveries corroborate, rather than contradict, the predictions of comparative embryology, providing direct historical support for the view that the life-history strategies of living taxa are representative of their stem lineages...
  33. pmc Histology and affinity of the earliest armoured vertebrate
    Ivan J Sansom
    School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Biol Lett 1:446-9. 2005
    ..This emphasizes the peculiarity of existing interpretations of aranadaspid anatomy and there is need for a complete reappraisal of the existing anatomical data...
  34. pmc Experimental taphonomy shows the feasibility of fossil embryos
    Elizabeth C Raff
    Department of Biology and Indiana Molecular Biology Institute, Indiana University, Myers Hall 150, 915 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:5846-51. 2006
    ..Thus the paleo-embryological record may have strong biases on developmental stages preserved. Our data provide a predictive basis for interpreting the fossil record to unravel the evolution of ontogeny in the origin of metazoans...
  35. ncbi request reprint The anatomy, affinity, and phylogenetic significance of Markuelia
    Xi ping Dong
    Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
    Evol Dev 7:468-82. 2005
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  36. ncbi request reprint Origin and early evolution of vertebrate skeletonization
    Philip C J Donoghue
    School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Microsc Res Tech 59:352-72. 2002
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