Matt Estep

There are 12 included publications by Matt Estep :

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Allopolyploidy, Diversification And The Miocene Grassland Expansion 2014 292 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...
The Dynamics Of LTR Retrotransposon Accumulation Across 25 Million Years Of Panicoid Grass Evolution 2013 289 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 250 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...
Genetic Diversity Of A Parasitic Weed, Striga Hermonthica, On Sorghum And Pearl Millet In Mali 2011 336 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 292 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 210 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 233 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 569 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 Microsateliate Markers For A Federally Threatened Species, Hexastylis Naniflora (Aristolochiaceae), And Co-Occurring Congeners 2015 138 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 259 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 190 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 203 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...