Matt Estep

There are 15 included publications by Matt Estep :

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Allopolyploidy, Diversification And The Miocene Grassland Expansion 2014 1003 The role of polyploidy, particularly allopolyploidy, in plant di-versification is a subject of debate. Whole-genome duplications precede the origins of many major clades (e.g., angiosperms, Brassicaceae, Poaceae), suggesting that polyploidy drives di...
Development Of 17 Microsatellite Markers In The Federally Endangered Species Liatris helleri (Asteraceae) 2019 211 PREMISE: Microsatellite markers were developed in the federally endangered species Liatris helleri (Asteraceae) to evaluate species boundaries with closely related congeners within the genus. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using Illumina data, 17 primer pairs ...
The Dynamics Of LTR Retrotransposon Accumulation Across 25 Million Years Of Panicoid Grass Evolution 2013 1066 Sample sequence analysis was employed to investigate the repetitive DNAs that were most responsible for the evolved variation in genome content across seven panicoid grasses with 45-fold variation in genome size and different histories of polyploidy....
Eleven Diverse Nuclear-Encoded Phylogenetic Markers For The Subfamily Panicoideae (Poaceae) 2012 937 Premise of the study: Polyploidy is common in the grasses and low-copy nuclear loci are needed to further our understanding of phylogenetic relationships. Methods and Results: Genetic and genomic resources were combined to identify loci known to infl...
Fourteen Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers For A Widespread Limestone Endemic, Carex eburnea (Cyperaceae: Carex sect. Albae) 2017 17 Carex L. is a taxonomically challenging, cosmopolitan genus comprising approximately 2000 species (Reznicek, 1990), many of which possess unusually small (Nishikawa et al., 1984) but labile genomes (Lipnerov√° et al., 2013). This complexity presents c...
The Genetic Diversity And Population Structure Of Geum radiatum: Effects Of A Past Augmentation Of An Endangered Hexaploid 2019 327 Geum radiatum is a federally endangered high-elevation rock-outcrop endemic herb that is widely recognized as a hexaploid and a relic species. Little is known about G. radiatum genetic diversity, population interactions, or the effect of past augment...
Genetic Diversity Of A Parasitic Weed, Striga Hermonthica, On Sorghum And Pearl Millet In Mali 2011 1213 Eleven populations of witchweed, Striga her-monthica, were collected in four regions of Mali and investigated with 12 microsatellite markers. Extensive genetic diversity was observed, with most plants heterozy-gous for most markers. Allelic diversity...
Genomic Abundance Is Not Predictive Of Tandem Repeat Localization In Grass Genomes 2016 606 Highly repetitive regions have historically posed a challenge when investigating sequence variation and content. High-throughput sequencing has enabled researchers to use whole-genome shotgun sequencing to estimate the abundance of repetitive sequenc...
Methylation-Sensitive Linking Libraries Enhance Gene-Enriched Sequencing Of Complex Genomes And Map DNA Methylation Domains 2008 442 Background: Many plant genomes are resistant to whole-genome assembly due to an abundance of repetitive sequence, leading to the development of gene-rich sequencing techniques. Two such techniques are hypomethylated partial restriction (HMPR) and met...
Population Genetics Of Setaria Viridis, A New Model System 2014 780 An extensive survey of the standing genetic variation in natural populations is among the priority steps in developing a species into a model system. In recent years, green fox-tail (Setaria viridis), along with its domesticated form foxtail millet (...
Reference Genome Sequence Of The Model Plant Setaria 2011 1039 We generated a high-quality reference genome sequence for foxtail millet (Setaria italica). The ~400-Mb assembly covers ~80% of the genome and >95% of the gene space. The assembly was anchored to a 992-locus genetic map and was annotated by compariso...
Sixteen Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers For A Federally Threatened Species, Hexastylis Naniflora (Aristolochiaceae), And Co-Occurring Congeners 2015 323 Premise of study: Twenty mierosalellite loci were developed for the federally threatened species Hexastylis nanillor (Aristolochiaceae) to examine genetic diversity and to distinguish this species from co-occurring congeners, H. heterophylla and H. m...
Testing A Vicariance Model To Explain Haplotype Distribution In The Psammophilic Scorpion Paruroctonus Utahensis 2005 1080 A model of vicariance speciation has been proposed to explain the proliferation of psammophilic (sand loving) species in several endemic genera of scorpions. The current distribution of Paruroctonus utahensis (Williams, 1968) populations on isolated ...
Uneven Chromosome Contraction And Expansion In The Maize Genome 2006 445 Maize (Zea mays or corn), both a major food source and an important cytogenetic model, evolved from a tetraploid that arose about 4.8 million years ago (Mya). As a result, maize has extensive duplicated regions within its genome. We have sequenced th...
Young, Intact And Nested Retrotransposons Are Abundant In The Onion And Asparagus Genomes 2013 421 Background and Aims Although monocotyledonous plants comprise one of the two major groups of angiosperms and include .65 000 species, comprehensive genome analysis has been focused mainly on the Poaceae (grass) family. Due to this bias, most of the c...