Charles C Davis

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Plastid phylogenomics and green plant phylogeny: almost full circle but not quite there
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    BMC Biol 12:11. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Plant evolution: pulses of extinction and speciation in gymnosperm diversity
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Herbaria, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Curr Biol 21:R995-8. 2011
  3. pmc Laurasian migration explains Gondwanan disjunctions: evidence from Malpighiaceae
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:6833-7. 2002
  4. pmc The importance of phylogeny to the study of phenological response to global climate change
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3201-13. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Floral evolution: dramatic size change was recent and rapid in the world's largest flowers
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Curr Biol 18:R1102-4. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint The evolution of floral gigantism
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 11:49-57. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Floral gigantism in Rafflesiaceae
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 315:1812. 2007
  8. pmc Gene transfer from a parasitic flowering plant to a fern
    Charles C Davis
    Harvard University Herbaria, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2237-42. 2005
  9. pmc Long-term morphological stasis maintained by a plant-pollinator mutualism
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:5914-9. 2014
  10. pmc Phylogenomics and a posteriori data partitioning resolve the Cretaceous angiosperm radiation Malpighiales
    Zhenxiang Xi
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:17519-24. 2012

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Publications31

  1. pmc Plastid phylogenomics and green plant phylogeny: almost full circle but not quite there
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    BMC Biol 12:11. 2014
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Plant evolution: pulses of extinction and speciation in gymnosperm diversity
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Herbaria, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Curr Biol 21:R995-8. 2011
    ..Two recent studies find that recent pulses of extinction and speciation have shaped today's gymnosperm diversity, contradicting the widespread assumption that gymnosperms have remained largely unchanged for tens of millions of years...
  3. pmc Laurasian migration explains Gondwanan disjunctions: evidence from Malpighiaceae
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:6833-7. 2002
    ..This Laurasian migration route may explain many other extant lineages that exhibit western Gondwanan distributions...
  4. pmc The importance of phylogeny to the study of phenological response to global climate change
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3201-13. 2010
    ..These results illustrate the ways in which phylogenetic thinking can aid in making generalizations of practical importance and enhance efforts to predict species' responses to future climate change...
  5. ncbi request reprint Floral evolution: dramatic size change was recent and rapid in the world's largest flowers
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Curr Biol 18:R1102-4. 2008
    ..New data now suggest that floral size evolution within Rafflesiaceae may be more dynamic than expected, with both recent and rapid changes in flower size...
  6. ncbi request reprint The evolution of floral gigantism
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 11:49-57. 2008
    ..Future phylogenetic tests of these hypotheses should be conducted to determine if the transition to such pollination systems correlates with significant changes in the mode and tempo of blossom size evolution...
  7. ncbi request reprint Floral gigantism in Rafflesiaceae
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 315:1812. 2007
    ..Given the inferred phylogeny, we estimate that there was a circa 79-fold increase in flower diameter on the stem lineage of Rafflesiaceae, making this one of the most dramatic cases of size evolution reported for eukaryotes...
  8. pmc Gene transfer from a parasitic flowering plant to a fern
    Charles C Davis
    Harvard University Herbaria, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2237-42. 2005
    ..virginianum, and that the latter may have happened very rapidly. This is the first report of HGT from an angiosperm to a fern, through either direct parasitism or the mediation of interconnecting fungal symbionts...
  9. pmc Long-term morphological stasis maintained by a plant-pollinator mutualism
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:5914-9. 2014
    ....
  10. pmc Phylogenomics and a posteriori data partitioning resolve the Cretaceous angiosperm radiation Malpighiales
    Zhenxiang Xi
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:17519-24. 2012
    ..These approaches are likely to help improve phylogenetic resolution in other poorly resolved major clades of angiosperms and to be more broadly useful in studies across the Tree of Life...
  11. pmc Massive mitochondrial gene transfer in a parasitic flowering plant clade
    Zhenxiang Xi
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003265. 2013
    ..This may represent a more general pattern for other parasitic plant clades and perhaps more broadly for angiosperms...
  12. pmc Favorable climate change response explains non-native species' success in Thoreau's woods
    Charles G Willis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e8878. 2010
    ..This demonstrates that climate change has likely played, and may continue to play, an important role in facilitating non-native species naturalization and invasion at the community level...
  13. pmc Similar genetic mechanisms underlie the parallel evolution of floral phenotypes
    Wenheng Zhang
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS ONE 7:e36033. 2012
    ..These results indicate that similar floral phenotypes in this large angiosperm clade have evolved via parallel genetic changes from an otherwise highly conserved developmental program...
  14. pmc Phylogenetic patterns of species loss in Thoreau's woods are driven by climate change
    Charles G Willis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:17029-33. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of the clusioid clade (Malpighiales): evidence from the plastid and mitochondrial genomes
    Brad R Ruhfel
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am J Bot 98:306-25. 2011
    ..We conducted a taxon-rich multigene phylogenetic analysis of the clusioids to clarify phylogenetic relationships in this clade...
  16. pmc Developmental origins of the world's largest flowers, Rafflesiaceae
    Lachezar A Nikolov
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA 02138
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:18578-83. 2013
    ..The developmental repatterning we identified in Rafflesia, in particular, may have provided architectural reinforcement, which permitted the explosive growth in floral diameter that has arisen secondarily within this subclade. ..
  17. pmc Horizontal transfer of expressed genes in a parasitic flowering plant
    Zhenxiang Xi
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    BMC Genomics 13:227. 2012
    ..Studies of HGT in parasitic plants have relied largely on the fortuitous discovery of gene phylogenies that indicate HGT, and no broad systematic search for HGT has been undertaken in parasitic systems where it is most expected to occur...
  18. pmc Holoparasitic Rafflesiaceae possess the most reduced endophytes and yet give rise to the world's largest flowers
    Lachezar A Nikolov
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Ann Bot 114:233-42. 2014
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  19. pmc Record-breaking early flowering in the eastern United States
    Elizabeth R Ellwood
    Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e53788. 2013
    ..These results demonstrate that numerous temperate plant species have yet to show obvious signs of physiological constraints on phenological advancement in the face of climate change...
  20. pmc Floral symmetry genes and the origin and maintenance of zygomorphy in a plant-pollinator mutualism
    Wenheng Zhang
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:6388-93. 2010
    ..We consider three evolutionary models that may have given rise to this patterning, including the hypothesis that floral zygomorphy in Malpighiaceae arose earlier than standard morphology-based character reconstructions suggest...
  21. pmc Phylogeny and biogeography of the carnivorous plant family Sarraceniaceae
    Aaron M Ellison
    Harvard Forest, Harvard University, Petersham, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e39291. 2012
    ..Overall, these results suggest climatic change at different temporal and spatial scales in part shaped the distribution and diversity of this carnivorous plant clade...
  22. ncbi request reprint Floral structure and development in Rafflesiaceae with emphasis on their exceptional gynoecia
    Lachezar A Nikolov
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
    Am J Bot 101:225-43. 2014
    ..Here, we expand that research to investigate the structure and development of the reproductive organs of Rafflesiaceae...
  23. ncbi request reprint Coalescent versus concatenation methods and the placement of Amborella as sister to water lilies
    Zhenxiang Xi
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Department of Statistics and Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
    Syst Biol 63:919-32. 2014
    ..In contrast, coalescent methods appear to be more robust to elevated substitution rates. ..
  24. pmc Phylogenomics and coalescent analyses resolve extant seed plant relationships
    Zhenxiang Xi
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e80870. 2013
    ..More empirical and simulation investigations are needed to understand this potential weakness of concatenation methods. ..
  25. ncbi request reprint Evolution: pollen or pollinators - which came first?
    Simone C Cappellari
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Curr Biol 23:R316-8. 2013
    ..Several ancient bee clades are identified as ghost lineages that have left little fossil evidence of their existence. This timeline suggests that the rise of bees coincided with the largest flowering plant clade, the eudicots...
  26. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny, classification, and fruit evolution of the species-rich Neotropical bellflowers (Campanulaceae: Lobelioideae)
    Laura P Lagomarsino
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
    Am J Bot 101:2097-112. 2014
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint A complete generic phylogeny of Malpighiaceae inferred from nucleotide sequence data and morphology
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University Herbaria, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
    Am J Bot 97:2031-48. 2010
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  28. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of Acridocarpus-Brachylophon (Malpighiaceae): implications for tertiary tropical floras and Afroasian biogeography
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan Herbarium, 3600 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 2287, USA
    Evolution 56:2395-405. 2002
    ..Although the spread of xeric environments resulted in the extinction of many African plant groups, our data suggest that for others it provided an opportunity for further diversification...
  29. ncbi request reprint Host-to-parasite gene transfer in flowering plants: phylogenetic evidence from Malpighiales
    Charles C Davis
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan Herbarium, 3600 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 2287, USA
    Science 305:676-8. 2004
    ..These discordant phylogenetic hypotheses strongly suggest that part of the mitochondrial genome in Rafflesiaceae was acquired via HGT from their hosts...
  30. ncbi request reprint Explosive radiation of Malpighiales supports a mid-cretaceous origin of modern tropical rain forests
    Charles C Davis
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan Herbarium, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 2287, USA
    Am Nat 165:E36-65. 2005
    ..This case illustrates that dated phylogenies can provide an important new source of evidence bearing on the timing of major environmental changes, which may be especially useful when fossil evidence is limited or controversial...
  31. pmc The deepest divergences in land plants inferred from phylogenomic evidence
    Yin Long Qiu
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University Herbarium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1048, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:15511-6. 2006
    ..In particular, it is shown here that densely sampled taxon trees built with multiple genes provide an indispensable test of taxon-sparse trees inferred from genome sequences...