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Sheehan H, Feng T, Walker‐Hale N, Lopez‐Nieves S, Pucker B, Guo R, Yim WC, Badgami R, Timoneda A, Zhao L, Tiley H, Copetti D, Sanderson, MJ, Cushman, JC, Moore MJ, Smith, SA, Brockington SF (2019) Evolution of L‐DOPA 4,5‐dioxygenase activity allows for recurrent specialisation to betalain pigmentation in Caryophyllales. New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.16089 [pdf]

Timoneda  A , Feng T , Sheehan H , Walker‐Hale N, Pucker B , Lopez‐Nieves S , Guo R, Brockington SF (2019) The evolution of betalain biosynthesis in Caryophyllales. New Phytologist 224: 71-85 [pdf]

Yao G, Jin JJ, Li HT, Yang JJ, Mandala VS, Croley M, Mostow R, Douglas NA, Chase MW, Christenhusz MJM, Soltis DE, Soltis PS, Smith SA,  Brockington SF, Moore MJ, Ting-Shuang Yi, De-Zhu Li (2019) Plastid phylogenomic insights into the evolution of Caryophyllales. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 134:74-86 [pdf]


Mounce R, Rivers M, Sharrock, S, Smith P, Brockington SF (2018) Comparing And Contrasting Evidence-Based Threat Assessments Of Plant Species At The Global And Sub-Global Level. Biodiversity and Conservation 27 (4) [pdf]

Cheng S, Melkonian M, Smith SA, Brockington SF et al. (2018) 10KP: A Phylodiverse Genome Sequencing Plan. GigaScience 7 (3) giy013. [pdf]

Walker JF, Yang Y (+many), Brockington SF et al. (2018) From Cacti to Carnivores: Improved phylotranscriptomic sampling and hierarchical homology inference provide further insight into the evolution of Caryophyllales. American Journal of Botany 105 (3) [pdf]

Wang N, Yang Y, Moore MJ, Brockington SF et al. (2018) Evolution of Portulacineae marked by gene tree conflict and gen family expansion associated with adaptation to harsh environments. Molecular Biology and Evolution 36 (1) [pdf]

Timoneda A, Sheehan S, Feng T, Lopez-Nieves, Maeda HA, Brockington SF (2018) Redirecting Primary Metabolism to Boost Production of Tyrosine-derived Specialised Metabolites in planta. Scientific Reports 8 (1) [pdf]

Pucker B, Brockington SF (2018) Genome-wide analyses supported by RNA-seq reveal non-canonical splice sites in plant genomes. BMC Genomics 19 (1) 980 [pdf]

Yao G, Jin JJ (+ many), Brockington SF, et al. (2019) Plastid phylogenomic insights into the evolution of Caryophyllales. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 134, 74-86. [pdf]


Walker JF, Yang Y, Moore MJ, Mikenas J, Timoneda A, Brockington SF, Smith SA (2017) Widespread paleopolyploidy, gene tree conflict, and recalcitrant relationships among the carnivorous Caryophyllales. American Journal of Botany 104 (6), 858-867 [pdf]

Yang Y, Moore MJ, Brockington SF, Timoneda A, Feng T, Marx HE. An efficient field and laboratory workflow for plant phylotranscriptomic projects. Applications in Plant Sciences 5 (3) [pdf]

Brockington SF, Glover BJ (2017) Botanic Gardens and Solutions to Global Challenges in “Plant Conservation Science and Practice: The Role of Botanic Gardens”. pp 166-191 Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Yang Ya, Moore MJ, Brockington SF, Mikenas J, Olivier J, Walker, JF, Smith, SA. (2017) Improved transcriptome sampling pinpoints 26 ancient and more recent polyploidy events in Caryophyllales, including two allopolyploidy events. New Phytologist, 217 (2) [pdf]

Smith SA, Brown J, Yang Y, Brockington SF, Bruenn, R, Drummond C, Walker,JF; Last N; Douglas N, Moore MJ. (2017) Disparity, Diversity, and Duplications in the Caryophyllales. New Phytologist 217 (2) 836-854 [pdf]

Lopez-Nieves, S, Yang Y, Timoneda A, Wang M, Feng T, Smith SA, Brockington SF, Maeda, H. (2017) Relaxation of Tyrosine Pathway Regulation Underlies the Evolution of Betalain Pigmentation in Caryophyllales. New Phytologist 217: 896-908 [pdf] [commentary 1] [commentary 2]

Mounce R, Smith P, Brockington SF (2017) Ex-situ Conservation of Plant Diversity in the World’s Botanic Gardens Nature Plants, 3 (10) 795 [pdf] [commentary]


Byng + many, Brockington SF, et al. (2016) An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society 181 (1) 1-20 [pdf]

Hunter LJR, Brockington SF, Murphy AM, Pate AE, Gruden K, MacFarlane SA and Palukaitis P, Carr J (2016) RNA-dependent RNA polymerase 1 in potato (Solanum tuberosum) and its relationship to other plant RNA-dependent RNA polymerases Scientific Reports (6) [pdf]


Brockington SF*, Moyroud E*, Sayou C, Monniaux M, Nanao MH, Thevenone, Chahtane H, Warthmann N, Melkonian M, Yong Z. Wong GKS, Weigel D, Dumas R, Parcy F (2015) Response to Comment on “A promiscuous intermediate underlies the evolution of LEAFY DNA binding specificity” Science 347(62222), 621 [pdf]

Yang Y, Moore MJ, Brockington SF,  Soltis DE, Wong GKS, Carpenter EJ, Zhang Y, Chen L, Yan Z, Xie Y, Sage RF, Covshoff S, Hibberd JM, Nelson MN, Smith SA (2015) Dissecting molecular evolution in the highly diverse plant clade Caryophyllales using transcriptome sequencing. Molecular Biology and Evolution Volume 32 (8): 2001–2014 [pdf]

Glover BJ, Airoldi CA, Brockington SF, Fernandez-Mazuecos M, Martinez-Perez C, Mellers G, Moyroud E, Taylor L (2015) How have advances in comparative floral development influenced our understanding of floral evolution? International Journal of Plant Sciences 176 (4) [invited review] [pdf]

Brockington SF*, Yang Y*, Gandia-Herrero F, Covshoff S, Sage RF, Hibberd JM, Wong GKS, Moore MJ  Smith SA (2015) Lineage-specific gene radiations underly the evolution of novel betalain pigmentation in Caryophyllales. New Phytologist 207(4): 1170-1180  [pdf] [commentary]


Sayou C*, Monniaux M*, Nanao MH*, Moyroud E*, Brockington SF, Thévenon T, Chahtane H, Warthmann N, Melkonian M, Zhang Y, Wong GKS, Weigel D, Parcy F, Dumas R (2014) A promiscuous intermediate underlies the evolution of LEAFY DNA binding specificity Science 343 (6171): 645-648 [pdf] 

Ellis AG*, Brockington SF*, de Jager ML*, Mellers G, Walker RH, Glover BJ (2014) Floral trait variation and integration as a function of sexual deception in Gorteria diffusa Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 369: 20130563 [joint first author] [pdf]

Bennett T*, Brockington SF*, Rothfels C, Graham S, Stevenson D, Kutchan T, Rolf M, Thomas P, Wong GKS, Leyser O, Glover BJ, Harrison CJ (2014) Paralagous radiations of PIN proteins with multiple origins of non-canonical PIN structure Molecular Biology and Evolution 31(8): 2042-60 [joint first author] [pdf]

Christenhusz MJM, Brockington SF, Christin PA, Sage RF (2014) On the disintegration of Molluginaceae: a new genus and family (Kewa, Kewaceae) segregated from Hypertelis and the placement of Macarthuria in Macarthuriaceae Phylotaxa [pdf]


Glover BJ, Walker RH, Moyroud E, Brockington SF (2013) How to Spot a Flower. New Phytologist 197: 687–689 [pdf]

Stull GW, Moore MJ, Mandala VS, Douglas N, Kates HR, Qi X, Brockington SF, Soltis PS, Soltis DE, and Gitzendanner MA (2013) A targeted enrichment strategy for massively parallel sequencing of angiosperm plastid genomes. American Journal of Botany 1(2)  [pdf]

Ronse de Craene LP and Brockington SF  (2013) Origin and evolution of petals in angiosperms.  Plant Ecology and Evolution 146 (1): 5–25 [invited review] [pdf] 

Brockington SFDos Santos P,  Glover BJ, Ronse de Craene LP (2013) Evolution of the Androecium in Caryophyllales: Insights from a paraphyletic Molluginaceae. American Journal of Botany 100 (9): 1757-1778 [pdf]


Brockington SF*, Alverez R*, Alcorn K, Landis J, Thomas M, Walker RH, Hileman L, Glover BJ. (2012) Evolution and Phylogeny of the MIXTAs: Revealing potential targets for the study of cellular differentiation Molecular Biology and Evolution 30: 526-540 [pdf] 


Brockington SF, Walker RH, Glover BJ, Soltis PS, Soltis DE (2011) Complex Evolution of Pigmentation in the Caryophyllales. New Phytologist 190: 854–864 [pdf]

Soltis DE, Smith SA, Cellinese N, Wurdack KJ, Tank D, Brockington SF, Refulio-Rodriguez NF, Walker JB, Moore MJ, Carlsward BS, Bell CD, Latvis M, Crawley S, Black C, Diouf D, Xi Z, Gitzendanner MA, Sytsma KJ, Qiu Y-L, Hilu KW, Manchester SR, Davis CC, Sanderson MJ, Olmstead RG, Judd WS, Donoghue MJ, and Soltis PS (2011) Angiosperm phylogeny: 17-genes, 640 taxa. American Journal of Botany 98: 704-730 [pdf]

Moore MJ, Hassan N, Gitzendanner MA, Bruenn RA, Croley M, Vandeventer A, Horn JW, Dhingra A, Brockington SF, Latvis M, Ramdial J, Alexandre R, Piedrahita A, Xi Z, Davis CC, Soltis PS, and Soltis DE (2011) Phylogenetic analysis of the plastid inverted repeat for 244 species:  insights into deeper-level angiosperm relationships from a long, slowly evolving sequence region. International Journal of Plant Science 172: 541-558 [pdf]

Brockington SF, Rudall PJ, Frohlich MW, Oppenheimer DO, Soltis PS, Soltis DE (2011)  “Living Stones” reveal alternative petal identity programs within the core eudicots  (featured article) The Plant Journal 69: 193–203 [pdf]


6.   Chanderbali AS, Yoo MJ, Zahn LM, Brockington SF, Gitzendanner MA, Albert VA, Leebens-Mack J, Altman NS, Ma H, DePamphilis CW, Soltis DE, and Soltis PS (2010) Conservation and canalization of gene expression during angiosperm diversification accompany the origin and evolution of the flower. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(52): 22570-5 [pdf]


Brockington SF, Alexandre R§, Ramdial J§, Moore M, Crawley S, Dhingra A, Hilu K, Soltis P, Soltis DE (2009) Phylogeny of the Caryophyllales sensu lato: Revisiting hypotheses on pollination biology and perianth differentiation in the core Caryophyllales. International Journal of Plant Science 170 (5): 627–643 [pdf]

Brockington SF (2009) Evolution and Development of Petals in Aizoaceae (Caryophyllales) PhD thesis, University of Florida [pdf]


Brockington SF, Mavrodiev E, Ramdial J§, Dhingra A, Soltis PS, Soltis, DE (2008) Keep the DNA Rolling: Multiple Displacement Amplification of Archival Plant DNA Extracts. Taxon 57 (3) 1-5 [pdf]

Wang H, Moore MJ, Soltis PS, Bell CD, Brockington SF, Roolse A§, Latvis M, Davis CC, Manchester SR, and Soltis DE (2008) Rosid diversification and the rapid rise of angiosperm-dominated forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (10) 3853-3858 [pdf]

Soltis PS, Brockington SF, Yoo MJ, Piedrahita A, Latvis M, Moore MJ, Chanderbali A, and Soltis DE (2008) Floral Variation and Floral Genetics in Basal Angiosperms. American Journal of Botany 96: (1) [pdf]

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