Roberta J. Mason-Gamer
Molecular Systematics of Plants

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Selected Publications

Markova, D. N. and R. J. Mason-Gamer. 2015.The role of vertical and horizontal transfer in the evolutionary dynamics of PIF-like transposable elements in Triticeae. PLoS-ONE 10(9):e0137648. Reprint (pdf)

Markova, D. N. and R. J. Mason-Gamer. 2015. Diversity, abundance, and evolutionary dynamics of Pong-like transposable elements in Triticeae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 93:318-330. Reprint (pdf)

Mason-Gamer, R. J. 2013. Phylogeny of a Genomically Diverse Group of Elymus (Poaceae) Allopolyploids Reveals Multiple Levels of Reticulation. PLoS_ONE 8:e78449. Reprint (pdf)

Fishbein, M., D. Chuba, C. Ellison, R. Mason-Gamer, and S .P. Lynch. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships of Asclepias (Apocynaceae) inferred from non-coding chloroplast DNA sequences. Systematic Botany 36:1008-1023. Reprint (pdf)

Mason-Gamer, R. J., M. Naum, and M. M. Burns. 2010. Reticulate evolutionary history of a complex group of grasses: phylogeny of Elymus StStHH allotetraploids based on three nuclear genes. PLoS ONE 5:e10989. Reprint (pdf)

Mason-Gamer, R. J., M. Naum, and M. M. Burns. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships and reticulation among Asian Elymus (Poaceae) allotetraploids: Analyses of three nuclear gene trees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54:10-22. Reprint (pdf)

Mason-Gamer, R. J. 2008. Allohexaploidy, introgression, and the complex phylogenetic history of Elymus repens (Poaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47:598-611. Reprint (pdf)

Mason-Gamer, R. J.  2007. Allopolyploids of the genus Elymus (Triticeae, Poaceae): a phylogenetic perspective. Aliso 23:372-379. Reprint (pdf)

Mason-Gamer, R. J.  2007. Multiple homoplasious insertions and excisions of a Triticeae (Poaceae) DNA transposon: a phylogenetic perspective. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7:92.
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Simeone, M. C., K. R. Gedye, R. J. Mason-Gamer, B. S. Gill, and C. F. Morris. 2006. Conserved regulatory elements identified from a comparative survey of puroindoline gene sequences of Triticum and Aegilops diploid taxa. Journal of Cereal Science 44:21-33. Abstract

Mason-Gamer, R. J. 2005. The β-amylase genes of grasses and a phylogenetic analysis of the Triticeae.  American Journal of Botany 92:1045-1058.
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Helfgott, D. M. and R. J. Mason-Gamer.  2004.  The evolution of North American Elymus (Triticeae, Poaceae) allotetraploids: evidence from phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase gene sequences.  Systematic Botany 29:850-861.  Reprint (pdf)

Mason-Gamer, R. J.  2004. Reticulate evolution, introgression, and intertribal gene capture in an allohexaploid grass.  Systematic Biology 53:25-37. Reprint (pdf)

Cox, R., R. J. Mason-Gamer, C. L. Jackson, and N. Segev. 2004. Phylogenetic analysis of Sec7-domain-containing Arf nucleotide exchangers. Molecular Biology of the Cell 15:147-1505. Reprint (pdf)

Mason-Gamer, R. J., N. L. Orme, and C. M. Anderson. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis of North American Elymus and the monogenomic Triticeae (Poaceae) using three chloroplast DNA data sets. Genome 45:991-1002. Reprint (pdf)

Mathews, S., R. E. Spangler, R. J. Mason-Gamer, and E. A. Kellogg. 2002. Phylogeny of Andropogoneae inferred from phytochrome B, GBSSI, and ndhF. International Journal of Plant Sciences 163:441-450. Reprint (pdf)

Mason-Gamer, R. J.  and D. M. Helfgott. 2002. Molecular phylogenetic investigation of allopolyploid Elymus in North America.  Pp. 21-26 in Proceedings of the 4th International Triticeae Symposium.  P. Hernandez, M. T. Moreno, J. I. Cubero, and A. Martin, eds. Consejeria de Agricultura y Pesca, Junta de Andalucia. Abstract

Mason-Gamer, R. J. 2001. Origin of North American Elymus (Poaceae: Triticeae) allotetraploids based on granule-bound starch synthase gene sequences. Systematic Botany 26:757-768. Reprint (pdf)

Grass Phylogeny Working Group. 2001. Phylogeny and subfamilial classification of the  grasses (Poaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 88:373-457. Reprint (pdf-large)

Mason-Gamer, R. J., K. E. Holsinger, and R. K. Jansen. 1999. Chloroplast DNA variation in Coreopsis nuecensoides and C. nuecensis (Asteraceae), a presumed progenitor-derivative species pair. Plant Systematics and Evolution 218:5-12. Reprint (pdf)

Mason-Gamer, R. J., C. Weil, and E. A. Kellogg. 1998. Granule-bound starch synthase:  structure, function, and phylogenetic utility. Molecular Biology and Evolution 15:1658-1673. Reprint (pdf)

Mason-Gamer, R. J., and E. A. Kellogg.  1996.  Testing for phylogenetic conflict  among molecular data sets in the tribe Triticeae (Gramineae).  Systematic Biology 45:524-545. Reprint (pdf)

Kellogg, E. A., R. Appels, and R. J. Mason-Gamer. 1996. When gene trees tell different stories: the diploid genera of the Triticeae. Systematic Botany 21:321-347. Reprint (pdf)

Holsinger, K. E., and R. J. Mason-Gamer. 1996. Hierarchical analysis of nucleotide diversity in spatially structured populations. Genetics 142:629-639. Reprint (pdf)

Mason-Gamer, R. J., K. E. Holsinger, and R. K. Jansen. 1995. Chloroplast DNA  haplotype variation within and among populations of Coreopsis grandiflora (Asteraceae). Molecular Biology and Evolution 12:371-381.  Reprint (pdf)

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