Kathleen Donohue

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Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Applying developmental threshold models to evolutionary ecology
    Kathleen Donohue
    Duke University, Department of Biology, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708, USA Electronic address
    Trends Ecol Evol 30:66-77. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Why ontogeny matters during adaptation: developmental niche construction and pleiotorpy across the life cycle in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
    Evolution 68:32-47. 2014
  3. pmc Understanding the basis of a novel fruit type in Brassicaceae: conservation and deviation in expression patterns of six genes
    Mariano Avino
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E9, Canada
    Evodevo 3:20. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Pleiotropy in the wild: the dormancy gene DOG1 exerts cascading control on life cycles
    George C K Chiang
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 67:883-93. 2013
  5. pmc Completing the cycle: maternal effects as the missing link in plant life histories
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1059-74. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint The evolutionary ecology of seed germination of Arabidopsis thaliana: variable natural selection on germination timing
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 59:758-70. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Niche construction through germination cueing: life-history responses to timing of germination in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 59:771-85. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Diversification of phytochrome contributions to germination as a function of seed-maturation environment
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    New Phytol 177:367-79. 2008
  9. pmc Major flowering time gene, flowering locus C, regulates seed germination in Arabidopsis thaliana
    George C K Chiang
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:11661-6. 2009
  10. doi request reprint DOG1 expression is predicted by the seed-maturation environment and contributes to geographical variation in germination in Arabidopsis thaliana
    George C K Chiang
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Mol Ecol 20:3336-49. 2011

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Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Applying developmental threshold models to evolutionary ecology
    Kathleen Donohue
    Duke University, Department of Biology, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708, USA Electronic address
    Trends Ecol Evol 30:66-77. 2015
    ..With further development, they have the potential to predict genotype-specific ranges and identify key genes involved in determining phenology and fitness in variable and changing environments. ..
  2. doi request reprint Why ontogeny matters during adaptation: developmental niche construction and pleiotorpy across the life cycle in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
    Evolution 68:32-47. 2014
    ..Understanding the genetic basis of life-cycle variation therefore requires consideration of environmental effects on pleiotropy. ..
  3. pmc Understanding the basis of a novel fruit type in Brassicaceae: conservation and deviation in expression patterns of six genes
    Mariano Avino
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E9, Canada
    Evodevo 3:20. 2012
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  4. doi request reprint Pleiotropy in the wild: the dormancy gene DOG1 exerts cascading control on life cycles
    George C K Chiang
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 67:883-93. 2013
    ..In this case, one gene acting at the seed stage impacted the entire life cycle...
  5. pmc Completing the cycle: maternal effects as the missing link in plant life histories
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1059-74. 2009
    ..Distinguishing the genotype(s) that control them is relevant for predicting the evolutionary trajectories and patterns of selection on progeny phenotypes and the genes underlying them...
  6. ncbi request reprint The evolutionary ecology of seed germination of Arabidopsis thaliana: variable natural selection on germination timing
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 59:758-70. 2005
    ..The rate of evolution of germination timing may therefore strongly influence the rate at which species can expand their range...
  7. ncbi request reprint Niche construction through germination cueing: life-history responses to timing of germination in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 59:771-85. 2005
    ..Therefore, the evolution of germination responses can influence the evolution of life histories in a general manner by altering natural selection on life-history traits and the genetic variation of these traits...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diversification of phytochrome contributions to germination as a function of seed-maturation environment
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    New Phytol 177:367-79. 2008
    ..This study identifies among the first genes to be associated with maternal environmental effects on germination...
  9. pmc Major flowering time gene, flowering locus C, regulates seed germination in Arabidopsis thaliana
    George C K Chiang
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:11661-6. 2009
    ..Therefore, pleiotropy between these major life stages likely influences patterns of natural selection on this important gene, making FLC a promising case for examining how pleiotropy influences adaptive evolution...
  10. doi request reprint DOG1 expression is predicted by the seed-maturation environment and contributes to geographical variation in germination in Arabidopsis thaliana
    George C K Chiang
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Mol Ecol 20:3336-49. 2011
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  11. ncbi request reprint A new role for phytochromes in temperature-dependent germination
    M Shane Heschel
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    New Phytol 174:735-41. 2007
    ..This temperature-dependent activity of particular phytochromes reveals a potentially novel role for phytochrome pathways in regulating the seasonal timing of germination...
  12. ncbi request reprint Environmental and genetic influences on the germination of Arabidopsis thaliana in the field
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Evolution 59:740-57. 2005
    ..Thus, the genetic potential exists for rapid evolution of appropriate germination responses in novel environments, facilitating colonization across a broad geographic range...
  13. ncbi request reprint Phytochrome mediates germination responses to multiple seasonal cues
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Ave Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Plant Cell Environ 30:202-12. 2007
    ..Phytochromes therefore appear to be involved in mediating seasonal germination timing, a trait of great ecological importance and one that is under strong natural selection...
  14. ncbi request reprint Evolution. Traversing the adaptive landscape in snapdragons
    Elena M Kramer
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 313:924-5. 2006
  15. ncbi request reprint Genetic basis and consequences of niche construction: plasticity-induced genetic constraints on the evolution of seed dispersal in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am Nat 165:537-50. 2005
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  16. doi request reprint Relaxed selection in the wild
    David C Lahti
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:487-96. 2009
    ..We provide a prospectus and a framework for understanding relaxed selection and trait loss in natural populations. We also examine its implications for applied issues, such as antibiotic resistance and the success of invasive species...
  17. doi request reprint Seed after-ripening and dormancy determine adult life history independently of germination timing
    Rafael Rubio de Casas
    NESCent, 2024 W Main Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    New Phytol 194:868-79. 2012
    ..We conclude that the seed stage has a pronounced effect on life history, the influence of which goes well beyond the timing of germination...
  18. doi request reprint A cline in seed dormancy helps conserve the environment experienced during reproduction across the range of Arabidopsis thaliana
    Liana T Burghardt
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Box 90338 Durham, North Carolina 27708 USA
    Am J Bot 103:47-59. 2016
    ..Studying these processes is a challenge due to the joint contributions of both genetic and environmental variation to phenology...
  19. doi request reprint Modeling the influence of genetic and environmental variation on the expression of plant life cycles across landscapes
    Liana T Burghardt
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708
    Am Nat 185:212-27. 2015
    ..By integrating across life stages, this approach demonstrates how genetic variation in one transition can influence subsequent transitions and the geographic distribution of life cycles more generally...
  20. ncbi request reprint Niche construction through phenological plasticity: life history dynamics and ecological consequences
    Kathleen Donohue
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    New Phytol 166:83-92. 2005
    ..It provides examples whereby niche construction creates positive or negative feedbacks between phenotypes and environments, which in turn cause novel evolutionary constraints and novel life-history expression...
  21. doi request reprint Multiple paths to similar germination behavior in Arabidopsis thaliana
    Liana T Burghardt
    Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC, 27708, USA
    New Phytol 209:1301-12. 2016
    ..Considering germination responses to temperature is important for predicting phenology expression and evolution in future climates. ..
  22. doi request reprint Population differentiation and plasticity in vegetative ontogeny: effects on life-history expression in Erysimum capitatum (Brassicaceae)
    EunSuk Kim
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am J Bot 98:1752-61. 2011
    ..We tested population differentiation and plasticity of life-history variation and explored the effects of plastic responses at the prereproductive stage on life-history expression...