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Renner T, Bragg J, Driscoll HE, Cho J, Jackson AO, Specht CD.  2009.  Virus-induced gene silencing in the culinary ginger (Zingiber officinale): an effective mechanism for down-regulating gene expression in tropical monocots. Molecular plant. 2(5):1084-94.
Specht CD, Stevenson DW.  2006.  “A revised taxonomy for Costaceae (Zingiberales).”. Taxon. 55(1):153-163.PDF icon pdf (276.66 KB)
Barrett C, Specht CD, Leebens-Mack J, Stevenson D, Zomlefer W, Davis JI.  2014.  Resolving ancient radiations: can more data help resolve deep relationships among the tropical gingers (Zingiberales Griseb.). Annals of Botany. 113
Almeida AMR, Yockteng R, Otoni WC, Specht CD.  2015.  Positive selection on the K domain of the AGAMOUS protein in the Zingiberales suggests a mechanism for the evolution of androecial morphology. EvoDevo. 6(7)PDF icon Almeida et al 2015 AGAMOUS.pdf (2.26 MB)
Goldstein PZ, Specht CD, Schierwater B, et al..  1997.  “Pitfalls in phylogenetic analysis of Large Molecular Data.”. Molecular Ecology and Evolution.
Davis JI, Stevenson DW, Petersen G, Seberg O, Campbell LM, Freudenstein JV, Goldman DH, Hardy CR, Michelangeli FA, Simmons MP et al..  2004.  “A phylogeny of the monocots, as inferred from rbcL and atpA sequence variation, and a comparison of methods for calculating jackknife and bootstrap values.”. Systematic Botany. 29(3):467-510.PDF icon pdf (980.48 KB)
Specht CD.  2005.  “Phylogenetics, Floral Evolution, and Rapid Radiation in the Tropical Monocot Family Costaceae (Zingiberales).”. Plant Genome: Biodiversity and Evolution. 1(B):29-60.PDF icon pdf (2.05 MB)
Merckx VSFT, Kissling J, Hentrich H, Janssens SB, Mennes CB, Specht CD, Smets EF.  2013.  The phylogenetic relationships of the mycoheterotropic genus Voyria and their implications for the early biogeographic history of Gentianaceae. American Journal of Botany.
Cron GV, Pirone** C, Bartlett* ME, Kress WJ, Specht CD.  2012.  Phylogenetic relationships and evolution in the Strelitziaceae (Zingiberales). Systematic Botany. 37(3)PDF icon pdf (2.57 MB)
Sass C, Specht CD.  2010.  Phylogenetic estimation of the core Bromelioids with an emphasis on the genus Aechmea (Bromeliaceae). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution. 55(2):559-71.
Stevenson DW, Davis JD, Freudenstein JV, Hardy CR, Simmons MP, Specht CD.  2000.  “A Phylogenetic analysis of the Monocotyledons based on Morphological and Molecular character sets, with comments on the placement of Acoris and Hydetellaceae.”. Monocots: Systematics and Evolution. :17-24.PDF icon pdf (847.6 KB)
Gandara E, Specht CD, Sosa V.  2014.  Origin and diversification of the Milla clade (Brodiaeoideae, Asparagaceae): a neotropical group of six geophyte genera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. PDF icon Gandara et al.pdf (1.69 MB)
Poulsen AD, Specht CD.  2010.  A new species of Costaceae from Borneo. Gardens Bulletin Singapore. 62(1)PDF icon pdf (799.55 KB)
Merckx VSFT, Janssens SB, Hynson NA, Specht CD, Bruns TD, Smets EF.  2012.  Mycoheterotrophic interactions are not limited to a narrow phylogenetic range of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Molecular ecology. 21(6):1524-32.
Nguyen NH, Driscoll HE, Specht CD.  2008.  A molecular phylogeny of the wild onions (Allium; Alliaceae) with a focus on the western North American center of diversity. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution. 47(3):1157-72.
Specht CD, Kress WJ, Stevenson DW, DeSalle R.  2001.  A molecular phylogeny of Costaceae (Zingiberales). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution. 21(3):333-45.
Chen L-J, Diao Z-Y, Specht C, Sung RZ.  2009.  Molecular Evolution of VEF-Domain-Containing PcG Genes in Plants. Molecular Plant. 2(4):1-17.PDF icon pdf (2.79 MB)
Yockteng R, Almeida AMR, Morioka K, Alvarez-Buylla ER, Specht CD.  2013.  Molecular evolution and patterns of duplication in the SEP/AGL6-like lineage of the Zingiberales: a proposed mechanism for floral diversification. Molecular Biology and Evolution. PDF icon Mol Biol Evol-2013-Yockteng-molbev-mst137.pdf (3.54 MB)
Renner T, Specht CD.  2012.  Molecular and functional evolution of class I chitinases for plant carnivory in the caryophyllales. Molecular biology and evolution. 29(10):2971-85.
Lim J, Helariutta Y, Specht CD, Jung J, Sims L, Bruce WB, Diehn S, Benfey PN.  2000.  Molecular analysis of the SCARECROW gene in maize reveals a common basis for radial patterning in diverse meristems. The Plant cell. 12(8):1307-18.
Petersen G, Seberg O, Davis JI, Goldman DH, Stevenson DW, Campbell LM, Michelangeli FA, Specht CD, Chase MW, Fay MF et al..  2006.  “Mitochondrial DNA and Monocot Phylogeny.”. Monocots: comparative biology and evolution. PDF icon pdf (379.69 KB)
Yockteng R, Almeida AMR, Yee S, Andre T, Hill C, Specht CD.  2013.  A method for extraction high quality RNA for next-generation sequencing and gene expression analyses.. Applications in Plant Sciences. 1(12)
Funk V, Specht CD.  2007.  Meta-trees: grafting for a global perspective. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 120(2):233-241.PDF icon pdf (122.13 KB)
Specht CD, Caffrey P.  1999.  “Manejo Sostenible de Recursos y Conservación de la Biodiversidad.”. BOLFOR. 17
Renner T, Specht CD.  2013.  Inside the trap: gland morphologies, digestive enzymes, and the evolution of plant carnivory in the Caryophyllales. Current Opinion in Plant Biology.
Ruiz Sanchez E, Specht CD.  2013.  Influence of the geological history of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt on the diversification of Nolina parviflora (Asparagaceae: Nolinoideae). Journal of Biogeography. doi:10.1111/jbi.12073:1-12.PDF icon pdf (832.02 KB)
Shapiro RE, Specht CD, Collins BE, Woods AS, Cotter RJ, Schnaar RL.  1997.  Identification of a ganglioside recognition domain of tetanus toxin using a novel ganglioside photoaffinity ligand. The Journal of biological chemistry. 272(48):30380-6.
Specht CD, Yockteng R, Almeida AMR, Kirchoff BK, Kress JW.  2012.  Homoplasy, Pollination, and Emerging Complexity During the Evolution of Floral Development in the Tropical Gingers (Zingiberales). Botanical Review. 78:440-462.PDF icon pdf (1.78 MB)
Wake DB, Wake MH, Specht CD.  2011.  Homoplasy: from detecting pattern to determining process and mechanism of evolution. Science (New York, N.Y.). 331(6020):1032-5.
Sjölander K, Specht CD.  2007.  “Functional prediction through phylogenetic inference and structural classification of proteins.”. The Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics. (Specialist Review):1-9.PDF icon pdf (72.19 KB)
Specht CD, Bartlett ME.  2009.  Flower Evolution: The Origin and Subsequent Diversification of the Angiosperm Flower. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 40:217-243.PDF icon pdf (555.41 KB)
Specht CD.  2007.  A fine look at gingers of South India: Review of “Zingiberaceae and Costaceae of South India”. Taxon. 56(1):276-277.PDF icon pdf (71.41 KB)
Deans AR, et al..  2015.  Finding our way through phenotypes.. PloS Biology.
Kress WJ, Specht CD.  2006.  “The evolutionary and biogeographic origin and diversification of the tropical monocot order Zingiberales.”. Monocots: comparative biology and evolution. :619–630.PDF icon pdf (366.93 KB)
Andre T, Specht CD, Salzman S, Palma-Silva C, Wendt T.  2015.  Evolution of species diversity in the genus Chamaecostus (Costaceae): molecular phylogenetics and morphometric approaches. Phytotaxa. 204(4):265-276.
Bartlett ME, Specht CD.  2010.  Evidence for the involvement of Globosa-like gene duplications and expression divergence in the evolution of floral morphology in the Zingiberales. The New phytologist. 187(2):521-41.
Renner T, Specht CD.  2011.  Escaping the trap: Redefining carnivorous plant gland evolution in the Caryophyllales. International Journal of Plant Sciences.. 127(7):889-901.PDF icon pdf (1.48 MB)
Bartlett ME, Kirchoff BK, Specht CD.  2008.  Epi-illumination microscopy coupled to in situ hybridization and its utility in the study of evolution and development in non-model species. Development genes and evolution. 218(5):273-9.
Robinson G, Banks J, Padilla D, Burggren W, Cohen C, Delwiche C, Funk V, Hoekstra H, Jarvis E, Johnson L et al..  2010.  Empowering 21st Century Biology. BioScience. 60(11)PDF icon pdf (199.53 KB)
Ruiz-Sanchez E, Specht CD.  2014.  Ecological speciation in Nolina parviflora (Asparagaceae): Lacking spatial connectivity along the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.. PLoS ONE. 9(6)
Specht CD, Stevenson DW.  2003.  “Easy Trees? - Review of "Phylogenetic trees made easy: a how-to manual for molecular biologists" Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 27:168-171.PDF icon pdf (72.18 KB)
Kirchoff BK, Lagomarsino LP, Newman WH, Bartlett ME, Specht CD.  2009.  Early floral development of Heliconia latispatha (Heliconiaceae), a key taxon for understanding the evolution of flower development in the Zingiberales. American journal of botany. 96(3):580-93.
Sass C, Little DP, Stevenson D W, Specht CD.  2007.  DNA barcoding in the cycadales: testing the potential of proposed barcoding markers for species identification of cycads. PloS one. 2(11):e1154.
Angelova A, Zhu S, Lin Y, Wong J, Specht CD.  2012.  Development and Deployment of a Large-Scale Flower Recognition Mobile App. PDF icon pdf (810.03 KB)
Campbell KA, Kalmbacher CE, Specht CD, Gregg TR.  1995.  Dependence of rat vertex auditory evoked potentials on central muscarinic receptor activation. Brain research. 702(1-2):110-6.
Maas-VandeKamer H, Maas PJM, Specht CD.  2012.  Costus loangensis, an exciting new species from Gabon. Phytokeys. 18PDF icon pdf (1.2 MB)
Almeida A, Yockteng R, Schnable J, Alvarez-Buylla E, Freeling M, Specht CD.  2014.  Co-option of the polarity gene network shapes filament morphology in the angiosperms. Nature Scientific Reports. 4(6194)
Xu F-X, Chen D-Q, Specht CD.  2013.  Comparative microsporogenesis and anther development of selected species of Magnoliaceae. Nordic Journal of Botany.
Yockteng R, Almeida AMR, Pineyro-Nelson A, Specht CD.  2014.  Chapter 7: Adaptation of floral form: an evo-devo approach to study adaptive evolution in floral morphology. Mechanisms in Plant Adaptation .
Bartlett ME, Specht CD.  2011.  Changes in expression pattern of the teosinte branched1-like genes in the Zingiberales provide a mechanism for evolutionary shifts in symmetry across the order. American journal of botany. 98(2):227-43.
Merckx VSFT, Smets EF, Specht CD.  2013.  Biogeography and conservation of mycoheterotrophic plants. V. Merckx [ed.], Mycoheterotrophy: The Biology of Plants Living on Fungi. :103-156.PDF icon pdf (1.51 MB)
Kress WJ, Specht CD.  2005.  “Between Cancer and Capricorn: phylogeny, evolution, and ecology of the tropical Zingiberales.“. Proceedings of a symposium on plant diversity and complexity patterns - local, regional and global dimensions.. PDF icon pdf (2.06 MB)
Davis JI, Petersen G, Seberg O, Stevenson DW, Hardy CR, Simmons MP, Michelangeli FA, Goldman DH, Campbell LM, Specht CD et al..  2006.  Are mitochondrial genes useful for the analysis of monocot relationships? Taxon. 55 (4): :857-870.PDF icon pdf (418.96 KB)
Harmon L, Baumes J, Hughes C, Soberon J, Specht CD, Turner W, Lisle C, Thacker R.  2013.  Arbor: comparative analysis workflows for the tree of life. . PLoS CURRENTS. 5
Kress WJ, Newman M, Poulsen A, Specht CD.  2007.  An analysis of generic circumscriptions in tribe Alpinieae (Alpinioideae: Zingiberaceae). The Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore. 59(1&2):113-128.PDF icon pdf (1.01 MB)