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    Xi, Z., L. Liu, J.S. Rest, and C.C. Davis*. 2014. Coalescent versus concatenation methods and the placement of Amborella as sister to water lilies. Systematic Biology 10.1093/sysbio/syu055 DOI. [pdf]

    Panchen Z. A., R. B. Primack, B. Nordt, E. R. Ellwood, A. -D. Stevens, S. S. Renner, C. G. Willis, R. Fahey, A. Whittemore, Y. Du., C. C. Davis. 2014. Leaf out times of temperate woody plants are related to phylogeny, deciduousness, growth habit and wood anatomy. New Phytologist. [pdf]

    Nikolov L. A., P. B. Tomlinson, S. Manickam, P. K. Endress, E. M. Kramer, C. C. Davis*. 2014. Holoparasitic Rafflesiaceae possess the most reduced endophytes and yet give rise to the world's largest flowers. Annals of Botany. [pdf]

    Willis C. G., C. C. Davis. 2014. Reply to Angelo: Climate change and species loss in Thoreau's woods (Concord, Massachusetts, USA). Phytoneuron 59:1–4. [pdf]

    Ellison A. M., C. C. Davis, P. J. Calie, R. F. C. Naczi. 2014. Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia) Provide a 21st-century perspective on infraspecific ranks and interspecific hybrids: a modest proposal for appropriate recognition and usage. Systematic Botany. [pdf]

  • Davis C. C., H. Schaefer, Z. Xi, D. A. Baum, M. J. Donoghue, L. J. Harmon. 2014. Long-term morphological stasis maintained by a plant–pollinator mutualism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111: 5914-5919. [pdf]

    Davis, C. C., Z. Xi, S. Mathews. 2014. Plastid phylogenomics and green plant phylogeny: almost full circle but not quite there. BMC Biology 12: 11. [pdf]

    Nikolov, L. A., Y. M. Staedler, S. Manickam, J. Schönenberger, P. K. Endress, E. M. Kramer, C. C. Davis*. 2014. Floral structure and development in Rafflesiaceae with emphasis on their exceptional gynoecia. American Journal of Botany 101: 225-243. [pdf]

    Anderson, W. R., and C. C. Davis. 2013. Combination of Mascagnia and Triopterys (Malpighiaceae). Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden. Harmony and Grit: papers celebrating the Holmgrens' completion of Intermountain Flora:191-203. [pdf]
  • Xi, Z., Y. Wang, R. K. Bradley, Z. Xi, J. S. Rest, and C. C. Davis. 2013. Phylogenomics and coalescent analyses resolve extant seed plant relationships. PLoS ONE 8:e80870. [pdf]
  • DeChaine, E. G., B. R. Forester, H. Schaefer, and C. C. Davis. 2013. Deep genetic divergence between disjunct refugia in the arctic-alpine King's Crown, Rhodiola integrifolia (Crassulaceae). PLoS ONE 8:e79451. [pdf]
  • Zhong, B., Z. Xi, V. V. Goremykin, R. Fong, P. A. Mclenachan, P. M. Novis, C. C. Davis, and D. Penny. 2013. Streptophyte algae and the origin of land plants revisited using heterogeneous models with three new algal chloroplast genomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution. [pdf]
  • Nikolov, L. A., P. K. Endress, M. Sugumaran, S. Sasirat, S. Vessabutr, E. M. Kramer, and C. C. Davis*. 2013. Developmental origins of the world largest flowers, Rafflesiaceae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110: 18578-18583. [pdf]
  • Zhang, W., V. W. Steinmann, L. Nikolov, E. M. Kramer, and C. C. Davis*. 2013. Divergent genetic mechanisms underlie reversals to radial floral symmetry from diverse zygomorphic flowered ancestors. Frontiers in Plant Science. 4 Article 302. [pdf]

    Ruhfel, B. R., P. Stevens, and C. C. Davis. 2013. Combined morphological and molecular phylogeny of the clusioid clade (Malpighiales) and the placement of the ancient rosid macrofossil Paleoclusia. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 174: 910-936. [pdf]

    Wolkovich, E. M., T. J. Davies, H. Schaefer, E. E. Cleland, B. I. Cook, S. E. Travers, C. G. Willis, and C. C. Davis. 2013. Temperature-dependent shifts in phenology contribute to the success of exotic species with climate change. American Journal of Botany (Special Invited Paper: Global Biological Change). 100: 1407-1421. [pdf]

  • Cappellari, S. C., H. Schaefer, and C. C. Davis. 2013. Evolution: Pollen or pollinators - Which came first? Current Biology 23: R316–R318. [pdf]

    Endress, P. K., C. C. Davis, and M. L. Matthews. 2013. Advances in the floral structural characterization of the major subclades of Malpighiales, one of the largest orders of flowering plants. Annals of Botany 111: 969-985. [pdf]

  • Xi, Z., Y. Wang, R. K. Bradley, M. Sugumaran, C. J. Marx, J. S. Rest, and C. C. Davis*. 2013. Massive mitochondrial gene transfer in a parasitic flowering plant clade. PLoS Genetics 9:e1003265. [pdf]
  • Ellwood, E. R., S. A. Temple, R. B. Primack, N. L. Bradley, and C. C. Davis. 2013. Record-breaking early flowering in the Eastern United States. PLoS ONE 8:e53788. [pdf]
  • Anderson, W. R., and C. C. Davis. 2012. Proposal to conserve the name Mascagnia against Triopterys (Malpighiaceae). Taxon 65:1124-1125. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., M. Gunn, and C. E. Hellquist. 2012. The botanical teaching legacy of Edward G. Voss at the University of Michigan Biological Station. The Michigan Botanist 50:30-40. [pdf]
  • Xi, Z., B. R. Ruhfel, H. Schaefer, A. M. Amorim, M. Sugumaran, K. J. Wurdack, P. K. Endress, M. L. Matthews, P. F. Stevens,S. Mathews*, and C. C. Davis*. 2012. Phylogenomics and a posteriori data partitioning resolve the Cretaceous angiosperm radiation Malpighiales. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109: 17519–17524. [pdf]
  • Xi, Z., R. K. Bradley, K. J. Wurdack, K.-M. Wong, M. Sugumaran, K. Bomblies, J. S. Rest*, and C. C. Davis*. 2012. Horizontal transfer of expressed genes in a parasitic flowering plant. BMC Genomics 13: 227. [pdf]
  • Ellison*, A. M., E. D. Butler, E. J. Hicks, R. F. C. Naczi, P. J. Callie, C. D. Bell, and C. C. Davis*. 2012. Phylogeny and biogeography of the carnivorous plant family Sarraceniaceae PLoS ONE 7: e39291. [pdf]
  • Zhang, W., E. M. Kramer, and C. C. Davis. 2012. Similar genetic mechanisms underlie the parallel evolution of floral phenotypes. PLoS ONE 7: e36033. [pdf]
  • Davis, C.C., and H. Schaefer. 2011. Plant evolution: pulses of extinction and speciation in gymnosperm diversity. Current Biology 21:R995-R998. [pdf]
  • Moore, M. J., N. Hassan, M. A. Gitzendanner, R. A. Bruenn, M. Croley, A. Vandeventer, J. W. Horn, A. Dhingra, S. F. Brokington, M. Latvis, J. Ramdial, R. Alexandre, A. Piedrahita, Z. Xi, C. C. Davis, P. S. Soltis, and D. E. Soltis. 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 Sciences 172: 541—558. [pdf]
  • Soltis, D. E., S. A. Smith, N. Cellinese, K. J. Wurdack, D. C. Tank, S. F. Brockington, N. F. Refulio-Rodriguez, J. B. Walker, M. J. Moore, B. S. Carlsward, C. D. Bell, M. Latvis, S. Crawley, C. Black, D. Diouf, Z. Xi, C. A. Rushworth, M. A. Gitzendanner, K. J. Sytsma, Y.-L. Qiu, K. W. Hilu,C. C. Davis, M. J. Sanderson, R. S. Beaman, R. G. Olmstead, W. S. Judd, M. J. Donoghue, and P. S. Soltis. 2011. Angiosperm phylogeny: 17 genes, 640 taxa. American Journal of Botany 98: 704—730. [pdf]
  • Ruhfel, B. R., V. Bittrich, C. P. Bove, M. H. G. Gustafsson, C. T. Philbrick, R. Rutihauser, Z. Xi, C. C. Davis. 2011. Phylogeny of the clusioid clade (Malpighiales): evidence from the plastid and mitochondrial genomes. American Journal of Botany 98: 306—325. [pdf]
  • Davis, C.C., and W.R. Anderson. 2010. A complete generic phylogeny of Malpighiaceae inferred from nucleotide sequence data and morphology. American Journal of Botany 97: 2031—2048. [pdf]
  • Davis, C.C., C.G. Willis, R.B. Primack, and A.J. Miller-Rushing. 2010. The relevance of phylogeny to the study of phenological response to climate change. Invited symposium paper. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B–Biological Sciences 365: 3201—3213. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., E. J. Edwards, and M. J. Donoghue. 2010. A clades-eye view of global climate change in M. A. Bell, D. J. Futuyma, W. F. Eanes, and J. S. Levinton, eds. Evolution since Darwin: the first 150 years, pp. 623-627. Sinauer, Sunderland, Massachusetts. [pdf]
  • Zhang, W., E. M. Kramer, and C. C. Davis*. 2010. Floral symmetry genes and the origin and maintenance of zygomorphy in a plant-pollinator mutualism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107:6388—6393. [cover] [pdf]
  • Willis, C. G., B. Ruhfel, R. B. Primack, A. J. Miller-Rushing, J. B. Losos, and C. C. Davis*. 2010. Favorable climate change response explains non-native species' success in Thoreau's woods. PLoS ONE 5: e8878. [pdf]

    Wurdack, K. J.*, and C. C. Davis*. 2009. Malpighiales phylogenetics: gaining ground on one of the most recalcitrant clades in the angiosperm tree of life. American Journal of Botany 96: 1551—1570. [pdf]

  • Willis, C. G., B. Ruhfel, R. B. Primack, A. J. Miller-Rushing, and C. C. Davis*. 2009. Reply to McDonald et al.: Climate change, not deer herbivory, has shaped species decline in Concord, Massachusetts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106: E29. [pdf]
  • Wang, H., M. J. Moore, P. S. Soltis, C. D. Bell, S. F. Brockington, R. Alexandre, C. C. Davis, M. Latvis, S. R. Manchester, and D. E. Soltis. 2009. Rosid radiation and the rapid rise of angiosperm-dominated forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106: 3853—3858. [pdf]
  • Davis, C.C. 2008. Floral evolution: Dramatic size change was recent and rapid in the world's largest flowers. Current Biology 18: R1102—R1104. [pdf]
  • Willis, C. G., B. Ruhfel, R. B. Primack, A. J. Miller-Rushing, and C. C. Davis*. 2008. Phylogenetic patterns of species loss in Thoreau's woods are driven by climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105: 17029—17033. [pdf] (* = corresponding author)
  • Ruhfel, B., S. Lindsay, and C. C. Davis. 2008. Phylogenetic placement of Rheopteris and the polyphyly of Monogramma (Pteridaceae s.l.): evidence from rbcL sequence data. Systematic Botany 11: 49—57. [pdf]
  • Davis. C. C., P. Endress, and D. A. Baum. 2008. The evolution of floral gigantism. Current Opinions in Plant Biology 11: 49—57. [invited review, pdf]
  • Anderson, W. R., and C. C. Davis. 2007. Generic adjustments in neotropical Malpighiaceae. Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 25: 137—166. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., M. Latvis, D. L. Nickrent, K. J. Wurdack, and D. A. Baum. 2007. Floral gigantism in Rafflesiaceae. Science 315: 1812. [cover] [pdf]
  • Soltis, D. E., J. W. Clayton, C. C. Davis, M. A. Gitzendanner, M. Cheek, V. Savolainen, A. M. Amorim, and P. S. Soltis. 2007. Monophyly and relationships of the enigmatic family Peridiscaceae. Taxon 56: 65—73. [pdf]
  • Qiu, Y.-L., L. Li, B. Wang, Z. Chen, V. Knoop, M. Groth-Malonek, O. Dombrovska, J. Lee, L. Kent, J. Rest, G. F. Estabrook, T. A. Hendry, D. W. Taylor, C. M. Testa, M. Ambros, B. Crandall-Stotler, R. J. Duff, M. Stech, W. Frey, D. Quandt, and C. C. Davis. 2006. The deepest divergences in land plants inferred from phylogenomic evidence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103: 15511—15516. [pdf]
  • Anderson, W. R., and C. C. Davis. 2006. Expansion of Diplopterys at the expense of Banisteriopsis (Malpighiaceae). Harvard Papers in Botany 11: 1—16. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., W. R. Anderson, and K. J. Wurdack. 2005. Gene transfer from a parasitic flowering plant to a fern. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 272: 2237—2242. [pdf]
  • Qiu, Y.-L., O. Dombrovska, J. Lee, L. Li, B. A. Whitlock, F. Bernasconi-Quadroni, J. S. Rest, C. C. Davis, T. Borsch, K. W. Hilu, S. S. Renner, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, M. J. Zanis, J. J. Cannone, R. R. Gutell, M. Powell, V. Savolainen, L. W. Chatrou, and M. W. Chase. 2005. Phylogenetic analyses of basal angiosperms based on nine plastid, mitochondrial, and nuclear genes. International Journal of Plant Sciences 166: 815—842. [pdf]
  • Anderson, W. R., and C. C. Davis. 2005. Transfer of Mascagnia leticiana to Malpighia (Malpighiaceae). Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 24: 45—49. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., C. O. Webb, K. J. Wurdack, C. A. Jaramillo, and M. J. Donoghue. 2005. Explosive radiation of Malpighiales supports a mid-Cretaceous origin of modern tropical rain forests. American Naturalist 165: E36—E65. [pdf]
  • Anderson, W. R., and C. C. Davis. 2005. The Mascagnia cordifolia group (Malpighiaceae). Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 24: 33—44. [pdf]
  • Samuel. R., H. Kathriarachchi, P. Hoffmann, M. Barfuss, K. J. Wurdack, C. C. Davis, and M. W. Chase. 2005. Molecular phylogenetics of Phyllanthaceae: evidence from plastid matK and nuclear PHYC sequences. American Journal of Botany 92: 132—141. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., P. W. Fritsch, C. D. Bell, and S. Mathews. 2004. High latitude Tertiary migrations of an exclusively tropical clade: evidence from Malpighiaceae. International Journal of Plant Sciences 165:S107—S121. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., and K. J. Wurdack. 2004. Host-to-parasite gene transfer in flowering plants: phylogenetic evidence from Malpighiales. Science 305: 676—678. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., and M. W. Chase. 2004. Elatinaceae are sister to Malpighiaceae; Peridiscaceae belong to Saxifragales. American Journal of Botany 91: 262—273. [cover] [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., C. D. Bell, P. W. Fritsch, and S. Mathews. 2002. Phylogeny of Acridocarpus-Brachylophon (Malpighiaceae): implications for Tertiary tropical floras and Afroasian biogeography. Evolution 56: 2395—2405. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., P. A. Fritsch, J. Li, and M. J. Donoghue. 2002. Phylogeny and biogeography of Cercis (Fabaceae): evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS and chloroplast ndhF sequence data. Systematic Botany 27: 289—302. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., C. D. Bell, S. Mathews, and M. J. Donoghue. 2002. Laurasian migration explains Gondwanan disjunctions: evidence from Malpighiaceae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 10: 6833—6837. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C. 2002. Madagasikaria (Malpighiaceae): a new genus from Madagascar with implications for floral evolution in Malpighiaceae. American Journal of Botany 89: 699—706. [pdf]
  • Davis, C. C., W. R. Anderson, and M. J. Donoghue. 2001 Phylogeny of Malpighiaceae: evidence from chloroplast ndhF and trnL-F nucleotide sequences. American Journal of Botany 88: 1830—1846. [pdf]
  • Li, J., Davis, C. C., M. J. Donoghue, S. Kelley, and P. Del Tredici. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships of Torreya (Taxaceae) inferred from sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS region. Harvard Papers in Botany 6: 275—281. [pdf]
  • Li, J., Davis, C. C., P. Del Tredici, and M. J. Donoghue. 2001. Phylogeny and biogeography of Taxus (Taxaceae) inferred from sequences of the internal transcribed spacer region of nuclear ribosomal DNA. Harvard Papers in Botany 6: 267—274. [pdf]
  • Anderson, W. R., and Davis, C. C.. Monograph of Lophopterys (Malpighiaceae). 2001. Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 23: 83—105. [pdf]