User:Andrew J. Alverson

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  • 2006, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2000, MS, Iowa State University
  • 1997, BS, Grand Valley State University

Research interests

  1. Diatom phylogenetics, systematics, and comparative genomics
  2. Angiosperm organelle genomes


  1. Richardson, A. O., D. W. Rice, G. J. Young, A. J. Alverson, and J. D. Palmer. 2013. The "fossilized" mitochondrial genome of Liriodendron tulipifera: Ancestral gene content and order, ancestral editing sites, and extraordinarily low mutation rate. BMC Biology. 11:29. doi: doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-29
  2. Zheng, Y-H., A. J. Alverson, Q-F. Wang, and J. D. Palmer. 2013. A multi-locus chloroplast phylogeny of Cucurbita: Evolution of domesticated and wild species. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/jse.12006
  3. Sloan, D. B., A. J. Alverson, M. Wu, J. D. Palmer, and D. R. Taylor. Recent acceleration of plastid sequence and structural evolution coincides with extreme mitochondrial divergence within the angiosperm genus Silene. 2012. Genome Biology and Evolution 4, 294-306. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evs006
  4. Sloan, D. B., A. J. Alverson, J. P. Chuckalovcak, M. Wu, D. E. McCauley, J. D. Palmer, and D. R. Taylor. 2012. Rapid evolution of enormous, multichromosomal genomes in flowering plants. PLoS Biology 10(1): e1001241 doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001241 F1000
  5. Mower, J. P., D. B. Sloan, and A. J. Alverson. 2012. Plant mitochondrial genome diversity: The genomics revolution. pp. 123–144 in Wendel, J. F., J. Greilhuber, J. Dolezel, and I. J. Leitch (eds). Plant Genomes, their Residents, and their Evolutionary Dynamics. Springer Verlag.
  6. Alverson, A. J., D. W. Rice, S. Dickinson, Barry, K., and J. D. Palmer. 2011. Origins and recombination of the bacterial-sized multichromosomal mitochondrial genome of cucumber (Cucumis sativus). The Plant Cell 23, 2499-2513. doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.087189 Featured article
  7. Alverson, A. J., B. Beszteri, M. L. Julius, and E. C. Theriot. 2011. The model marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana likely descended from a freshwater ancestor in the genus Cyclotella. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11, 125. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-125
  8. Alverson, A. J., S. Zhuo, D. W. Rice, D. B. Sloan, and J. D. Palmer. 2011. The mitochondrial genome of the legume Vigna radiata and the analysis of recombination across short mitochondrial repeats. PLoS ONE 6(1): e16404.
  9. Alverson, A. J., X. X. Wei, D. W. Rice, D. B. Stern, K. Barry, and J. D. Palmer. 2010. Insights into the evolution of mitochondrial genome size from complete sequences of Citrullus lanatus and Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae). Molecular Biology and Evolution 27, 1436-1448. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msq029
  10. Sloan, D. B., A. H. MacQueen, A. J. Alverson, J. D. Palmer, and D. R. Taylor. 2010. Extensive loss of RNA editing sites in rapidly evolving Silene mitochondrial genomes: selection vs. retroprocessing as the driving force. Genetics 185, 1369-1380. doi: 10.1534/genetics.110.118000
  11. Sloan, D. B., A. J. Alverson, H. Storchova, J. D. Palmer, and D. R. Taylor. 2010. Extensive loss of translational genes in the structurally dynamic mitochondrial genome of the angiosperm Silene latifolia. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10, 274. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-274
  12. Theriot, E. C., J. J. Cannone, R. R. Gutell, and A. J. Alverson 2009. The limits of nuclear-encoded SSU rDNA for resolving the diatom phylogeny. European Journal of Phycology 44, 277-290. doi: 10.1080/09670260902749159
  13. Alverson, A. J. 2008. Molecular systematics and the diatom species. Protist 159, 339-353. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2008.04.001
  14. Alverson, A. J., R. K. Jansen, and E. C. Theriot. 2009. Reply to Medlin and Kaczmarska (2008). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50: 409–410.
  15. Sanchez-Puerta, M. V., Y. Cho, J. P. Mower, A. J. Alverson, and J. D. Palmer. 2008. Frequent, phylogenetically local horizontal transfer of the cox1 group I intron in flowering plant mitochondria. Molecular Biology and Evolution 25, 1762-1777. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msn129
  16. Alverson, A. J., R. K. Jansen, and E. C. Theriot. 2007. Bridging the Rubicon: Phylogenetic analysis reveals repeated colonizations of marine and fresh waters by thalassiosiroid diatoms. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45, 193-210. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.03.024
  17. Alverson, A. J. 2007. Strong purifying selection in the silicon transporters of marine and freshwater diatoms. Limnology and Oceanography 52, 1420-1429. doi: 10.4319/lo.2007.52.4.1420
  18. Alverson, A. J., S-H. Kang, and E. C. Theriot. 2006. Cell wall morphology and systematic importance of Thalassiosira ritscheri (Hustedt) Hasle, with a description of Shionodiscus gen. nov. Diatom Research 21, 251-262. doi: 10.1080/0269249X.2006.9705667
  19. Thamatrakoln, K., A. J. Alverson, and M. Hildebrand. 2006. Comparative sequence analysis of diatom silicon transporters: Toward a mechanistic model of silicon transport. Journal of Phycology 42, 822-834. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2006.00233.x
  20. Jansen, R. K., C. Kaittanis, C. Saski, S. B. Lee, J. Tomkins, A. J. Alverson, and H. Daniell. 2006. Phylogenetic analyses of Vitis (Vitaceae) based on complete chloroplast genome sequences: effects of taxon sampling and phylogenetic methods on resolving relationships among rosids. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-6-32
  21. Alverson, A. J., J. J. Cannone, R. R. Gutell, and E. C. Theriot. 2006. The evolution of elongate shape in diatoms. Journal of Phycology 42, 655-668. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2006.00228.x
  22. Alverson, A. J., and L. Kolnick. 2005. Intragenomic nucleotide polymorphism among small subunit (18S) rDNA paralogs in the diatom genus Skeletonema (Bacillariophyta). Journal of Phycology 41, 1248-1257. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2005.00136.x
  23. Alverson, A. J., and E. C. Theriot. 2005. Comments on recent progress toward reconstructing the diatom phylogeny. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 5, 57-62. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2005.007
  24. Jansen, R. K., L. A. Raubeson, J. L. Boore, C. W. DePamphilis, T. W. Chumley, R. C. Haberle, S. K. Wyman, A. J. Alverson, R. Peery, S. J. Herman, H. M. Fourcade, J. V. Kuehl, J. R. McNeal, J. Leebens-Mack, and L. Cui. 2005. Methods for obtaining and analyzing whole chloroplast genome sequences. In Molecular Evolution: Producing the Biochemical Data, Part B, pp. 348-384. doi: 10.1016/S0076-6879(05)95020-9
  25. Alverson, A. J., K. M. Manoylov, and R. J. Stevenson. 2003. Laboratory sources of error for community attributes from counting algae. Journal of Applied Phycology 15: 357–369.
  26. Alverson, A. J. and G. W. Courtney. 2002. Temporal patterns of diatom ingestion by larval net-winged midges (Diptera: Blephariceridae: Blepharicera). Freshwater Biology 47: 2087–2097.
  27. Alverson, A. J., M. R. Luttenton, and G. W. Courtney. 2001. Niche overlap of sympatric Blepharicera larvae (Diptera: Blephariceridae) from the southern Appalachian Mountains. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 20: 564–581.

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