Research publications

45. Tim L. R. Coker, Jiří Rozsypálek, Anne Edwards, Tony P. Harwood, Louise A. Butfoy, Richard J. A. Buggs (2018) Estimating mortality rates of European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) under the ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) epidemic. Plants People Planet (in press)

44. Maryam Rafiqi, Diane Saunders, Mark McMullan, Richard Oliver, Ruth Bone, Helen Fones, Sarah Gurr, Delphine Vincent, Timothy Coker and Richard J. A. Buggs (2018). Plant-killers: Fungal threats to ecosystems. In: K. J. Willis (ed.), State of the World’s Fungi. Report. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. pp. 56–61.
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43. James S. Borrell, Nian Wang, Richard A. Nichols and Richard J. A. Buggs (2018) Genetic diversity maintained among fragmented populations of a tree undergoing range contraction. Heredity 121:304–318
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42. Elizabeth S. A. Sollars and Richard J. A. Buggs (2018) Genome-wide epigenetic variation among ash trees differing in susceptibility to a fungal disease. BMC Genomics 19:502
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41. Christine M. Sambles, Deborah L. Salmon, Hannah Florance, Thomas P. Howard, Nicholas Smirnoff, Lene R. Nielsen, Lea V. McKinney, Erik D. Kjær, Richard J. A. Buggs David J. Studholme and Murray Grant (2017). Ash leaf metabolomes reveal differences between trees tolerant and susceptible to ash dieback disease. Scientific Data 4: 170190
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40. Jonathan J. Stocks, Richard J. A. Buggs and Steve J. Lee (2017). A first assessment of Fraxinus excelsior (common ash) susceptibility to Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (ash dieback) throughout the British Isles. Scientific Reports 7: 16546
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39. Paul Woodcock, Joan E. Cottrell, Richard J. A. Buggs and Chris P. Quine (2017). Mitigating pest and pathogen impacts using resistant trees: a framework and overview to inform development and deployment in Europe and North America. Forestry 91(1):1-16
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38. Richard J. A. Buggs (2017) The deepening of Darwin’s abominable mystery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 0169
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37. Richard J. A. Buggs, Timothy L. R. Coker, Christopher Dennis, Don Walker, Julian Smith, David Mota-Sanchez and Matthew J.W. Cock (2017) Plant Health: State of Research. State of the World’s Plants 2017 pp. 64-71. Ed. Kathy J. Willis. Report. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
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36. Elizabeth S. A. Sollars, Andrea L. Harper, Laura J. Kelly, Christine M. Sambles, Ricardo H. Ramirez-Gonzalez, David Swarbreck, Gemy Kaithakottil, Endymion D. Cooper, Cristobal Uauy, Lenka Havlickova, Gemma Worswick, David J. Studholme, Jasmin Zohren, Deborah L. Salmon, Bernardo J. Clavijo, Yi Li, Zhesi He, Alison Fellgett, Lea Vig McKinney, Lene Rostgaard Nielsen, Gerry C. Douglas, Erik Dahl Kjær, J. Allan Downie, David Boshier, Steve Lee, Jo Clark, Murray Grant, Ian Bancroft, Mario Caccamo and Richard J. A. Buggs (2017) Genome sequence and genetic diversity of European ash trees. Nature 541: 212–216
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35. Elizabeth S. A. Sollars and Richard J. A. Buggs (2016) Emerging genomics of Angiosperm trees, in Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics of Angiosperm Trees Eds. Quentin Cronk and Andrew Groover, Springer. in press
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34. Jasmin Zohren, Nian Wang, Igor Kardailsky, James S. Borrell, Anika Joecker, Richard A. Nichols and Richard J. A. Buggs (2016) Unidirectional diploid-tetraploid introgression among British birch trees with shifting ranges shown by RAD markers. Molecular Ecology 25: 2413–2426
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33. Paul A. Nelson and Richard J. A. Buggs (2016) Next-generation apomorphy: the ubiquity of taxonomically restricted genes, pp 237-264 in Next Generation Systematics Eds. Peter D. Olson, Joseph Hughes and James A. Cotton, Cambridge University Press.
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32. Nian Wang, Hugh A. McAllister, Paul Bartlett and Richard J. A. Buggs (2016) Molecular phylogeny and genome sizes of the genus Betula L. (Betulaceae). Annals of Botany 117: 1023-1035
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31. Andrea L. Harper, Lea Vig McKinney, Lene Rostgaard Nielsen, Lenka Havlickova, Yi Li, Martin Trick, Fiona Fraser, Lihong Wang, Alison Fellgett, Elizabeth S. A. Sollars, Sophie H. Janacek, J. Allan Downie, Richard. J. A. Buggs , Erik Dahl Kjær and Ian Bancroft. (2016) Molecular markers for tolerance of European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) to dieback disease identified using Associative Transcriptomics. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 19335
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30. Andrew Matthews, Katie Emelianova, Abubakar A. Hatimy, Michael Chester, Jaume Pellicer, Khawaja Shafique Ahmad, Maité S. Guignard, Germinal Rouhan, Douglas E. Soltis, Pamela S. Soltis, Ilia J. Leitch, Andrew R. Leitch, Evgeny V. Mavrodiev and Richard J. A. Buggs. (2015) 250 years of hybridisation between two biennial herb species without speciation. AoB Plants 7: plv081
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29. Mario Vallejo-Marin, Richard J. A. Buggs, Arielle Cooley and Joshua Puzey. (2015) Speciation by genome duplication: Repeated origins and genomic composition of the recently formed allopolyploid species Mimulus peregrinus. Evolution 69: 1487-1500
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28. David Boshier and Richard J. A. Buggs. (2014) The potential for field studies and genomic technologies to enhance resistance and resilience of British tree populations to pests and pathogens. Forestry 88: 27-40
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27. Nian Wang, James S. Borrell and Richard J. A. Buggs. (2014) Is the Atkinson discriminant function a reliable method for distinguishing between Betula pendula and B. pubescens? New Journal of Botany 4: 90-94
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26. Nian Wang, James S. Borrell, William J. A. Bodles, Ana Kuttapitiya, Richard A. Nichols and Richard J. A. Buggs. (2014) Molecular footprints of the Holocene retreat of dwarf birch in Britain. Molecular Ecology 23: 2771-2782
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25. Richard J. A. Buggs, Jonathan F. Wendel, Jeffrey J. Doyle, Douglas E. Soltis, Pamela S. Soltis and Jeremy Coate. (2014) The legacy of diploid progenitors in allopolyploid gene expression patterns. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 369
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24. Nian Wang, Marian Thomson, William J. A. Bodles, Robert M. M. Crawford, Harriet V. Hunt, Alan Watson Featherstone, Jaume Pellicer and Richard J. A. Buggs. (2013) Genome sequence of dwarf birch (Betula nana) and cross-species RAD markers. Molecular Ecology 11: 3098-3111
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23. Richard J. A. Buggs. (2012) Perspective: Monkeying around with ploidy. Molecular Ecology 21: 5159-5161
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22. Richard J. A. Buggs. (2013) Commentary: Unravelling gene expression of complex crop genomes. Heredity 110: 97–98
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21. The FroSpects Gregynog Workshop (Richard Abbott, Dirk Albach, Stephen Ansell, Jan Arntzen, Stuart J.E. Baird, Nicolas Bierne, Jenny Boughman, Alan Brelsford, C. Alex Buerkle, Richard Buggs, Roger Butlin, Ulf Dieckmann, Fabrice Eroukhmanoff, Andrea Grill, Sara Helms Cahan, Jo Skeie Hermansen, Godfrey Hewitt, Alan G. Hudson, Chris Jiggins, Julia Jones, Barbara Keller, Tobias Maczewski, Jim Mallet, Paloma Martinez-Rodriguez, Markus Möst, Sean Mullen, Richard Nichols, Arne W. Nolte, Christian Parisod, Karin Pfennig, Amber Rice, Michael G Ritchie, Bernhardt Seifert, Carole Smadja, Rike Stelkens, Jacek M. Szymura, Risto Väinölä, Jochen B. W. Wolf and Dietmar Zinner)(2013) Hybridization and speciation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 229-246
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20. Richard J. A. Buggs, Srikar Chamala, Wei Wu, Jennifer A. Tate, Patrick S. Schnable, Douglas E. Soltis, Pamela S. Soltis, W. Brad Barbazuk (2012) Rapid, repeated and clustered loss of duplicate genes in allopolyploid plant populations of independent origin. Current Biology 22: 248-252
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19. Douglas E. Soltis, Richard J. A. Buggs, W. Brad Barbazuk, Srikar Chamala, Michael Chester, Joseph P. Gallagher, Patrick S. Schnable, Pamela S. Soltis (2012). Rapid and repeated evolution in the early stages of polyploidy: genomic and cytogenetic studies of recent polyploidy in Tragopogon. In: P. S. Soltis and D. E. Soltis (eds). Polyploidy and Genome Evolution. Springer. pp. 271-292
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18. Richard J. A. Buggs, Simon Renny-Byfield, Michael Chester, Ingrid E. Jordan-Thaden, Lyderson F. Viccini, Srikar Chamala, Andrew R. Leitch, Patrick S. Schnable, W. Brad Barbazuk, Pamela S. Soltis and Douglas E. Soltis (2012) Next-generation sequencing and genome evolution in allopolyploids American Journal of Botany 99:372-382
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17. Richard J. A. Buggs, Linjing Zhang, Nicholas Miles, Lu Gao, Wei Wu, Patrick S. Schnable, W. Brad Barbazuk, Pamela S. Soltis and Douglas E. Soltis (2011) Transcriptomic shock generates evolutionary novelty in a newly formed, natural allopolyploid plant Current Biology 21:551-556
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16. Richard J. A. Buggs, Pamela S. Soltis and Douglas E. Soltis (2011) Biosystematic relationships and the formation of polyploids Taxon 60:324-332
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15. Douglas E. Soltis, Richard J. A. Buggs, Jeff J. Doyle and Pamela S. Soltis (2010) What we still don’t know about polyploidy Taxon 59: 1387-1403
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14. Richard J. A. Buggs, Natalie M. Elliott, Linjing Zhang, Jin Koh, Lyderson F. Viccini, Douglas E. Soltis and Pamela S. Soltis (2010) Tissue-specific silencing of homoeologs in natural populations of the recent allopolyploid Tragopogon mirus New Phytologist 186: 175-183
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13. Richard J. A. Buggs, Srikar Chamala, Wei Wu, Lu Gao, Gregory D. May, Patrick S. Schnable, Douglas E. Soltis, Pamela S. Soltis and W. Brad Barbazuk (2010) Characterization of duplicate gene evolution in the recent natural allopolyploid Tragopogon miscellus by next-generation sequencing and Sequenom MassARRAY genotyping Molecular Ecology 19 (Suppl. 1, Next Generation Molecular Ecology): 132-146
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12. Douglas E. Soltis, Richard J. A. Buggs, W. Brad Barbazuk, Patrick S. Schnable and Pamela S. Soltis (2009) On the origins of species: does evolution repeat itself in polyploid populations of independent Origin? Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 74: 215-223
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11. Richard J. A. Buggs, Pamela S. Soltis and Douglas E. Soltis (2009) Does hybridization between divergent progenitors drive whole-genome duplication? Molecular Ecology 18: 3334-3339
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10. Richard J. A. Buggs, Andrew N. Doust, Jennifer A. Tate, Jin Koh, Kerry Soltis, F. Alex Feltus, Andrew Paterson, Pamela S. Soltis and Douglas E. Soltis (2009) Gene loss and silencing in Tragopogon miscellus (Asteraceae): comparison of natural and synthetic allotetraploids. Heredity 103: 73-81
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9. Jennifer A. Tate, V. Vaughan Symonds, Andrew N. Doust, Richard J. A. Buggs, Evgeny V. Mavrodiev, Lucas Majure, Pamela S.
Soltis and Douglas E. Soltis (2009) Synthetic polyploids of Tragopogon miscellus and T. mirus (Asteraceae): 60 years after Ownbey’s discovery. American Journal of Botany 96: 979-988
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8. Richard J. A. Buggs, Pamela S.
Soltis, Evgeny V. Mavrodiev, V. Vaughan Symonds and Douglas E. Soltis (2008) Does phylogenetic distance between parental genomes govern the success of polyploids? Castanea 73:74-93
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7. Richard J. A. Buggs. (2008) Perspective: Towards natural polyploid model organisms. Molecular Ecology 17:1875-1876
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6. Richard J. A. Buggs. (2007) Empirical study of hybrid zone movement. Heredity 99:301-312
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5.
Richard J. A. Buggs and John R. Pannell. (2007) Ecological differentiation and diploid superiority across a moving ploidy contact zone. Evolution 61 (1): 125-140
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4. Darren J. Obbard, Stephen A. Harris, Richard J. A. Buggs and John R. Pannell. (2006) Hybridization and the evolution of sexual systems and polyploidy in Mercurialis (Euphorbiaceae). Evolution 60: 1801-1815
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3. Richard J. A. Buggs and John R. Pannell. (2006) Rapid displacement of a monoecious plant lineage is due to pollen swamping by a dioecious relative. Current Biology 16: 996-1000
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2. Matthew J. Hegarty, Joanna M. Jones, Ian D. Wilson, Gary L. Barker, Jane A. Coghill, Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo, Guoqing Liu, Richard J. A. Buggs, Richard J. Abbott, Keith J. Edwards and Simon J. Hiscock. (2005) Development of anonymous cDNA microarrays to study changes to the Senecio floral transcriptome during hybrid speciation. Molecular Ecology 14 (8): 2493-2510
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1. John R. Pannell, Darren J. Obbard, Richard J. A. Buggs. (2004) Polyploidy and the sexual system: what can we learn from Mercurialis annuaBiological Journal of the Linnean Society 82 (4): 547-560
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