Charles C Davis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. doi 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

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  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. doi 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...