Evolution and Systematics of Gesneriaceae

Genera researched: Streptocarpus, Saintpaulia, Sinningia, Titanotrichum, Cyrtandra, Aeschynanthus

Selected publications on Gesneriaceae

CRONK, Q.C.B., Kiehn, M., Wagner, W.L. and Smith, J.E. (2005). Evolution of Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) in the Pacific Ocean: The origin of a supertramp clade. American Journal of Botany 92, 1017-1024.

Harrison, J., Möller, M., Langdale, J., CRONK, Q.C.B. and Hudson, A. (2005) The role of KNOX genes in the evolution of morphological novelty in Streptocarpus. Plant Cell 17, 430-443.

Wang C.-N., Möller M. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2004). Phylogenetic position of Titanotrichum oldhamii (Gesneriaceae) inferred from four different gene regions. Systematic Botany 29, 407-418.

Wang, C.-N., Möller, M., and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2004). Aspects of sexual failure in the reproductive processes of a rare bulbiliferous plant, Titanotrichum oldhamii (Gesneriaceae), in subtropical Asia. Sexual Plant Reproduction 17 (1): 23-31

Bramley, G.L.C., Weber, A., CRONK, Q.C.B. and Bokhari, M.H. (2004). The genus Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 60, 331-360 (2003 publ. 2004).

Wang, C.-N., Möller, M. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2004). Altered expression of GFLO, the Gesneriaceae homologue of FLORICAULA/LEAFY, is associated with the transition to bulbil formation in Titanotrichum oldhamii. Development, Genes and Evolution 214, 122-127.

Wang, C.-N., Möller, M. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2004). Population genetic structure of Titanotrichum oldhamii (Gesneriaceae), a subtropical bulbiliferous plant with mixed sexual and asexual reproduction. Annals of Botany 93, 201-209.

Bramley, G.L.C., Pennington, R.T., Zakaria R., Tjitrosoedirdjo, S.S. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2004). Assembly of tropical plant diversity on a local scale: Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) on Mount Kerinci, Sumatra. Biological Journal Of The Linnean Society 81, 49-62.

Wang, C.-N. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2003). Meristem fate and bulbil formation in Titanotrichum (Gesneriaceae). American Journal of Botany 90, 1696-1707.

Bramley, G.L.C. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2003). The Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) species of Mount Kerinci, Sumatra. Harvard Papers in Botany 7, 407-421.

Pico, F.X., Möller, M., Ouborg, N.J. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2002). Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the coding region of the developmental gene Gcyc in natural populations of the relict Ramonda myconi (Gesneriaceae). Plant Biology 4, 625-629.

Möller, M. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2002). Phylogenetic studies in Streptocarpus (Gesneriaceae): reconstruction of biogeographic history and distribution patterns. Systematics and Geography of Plants 71, 545-555 (2001, publ. 2002).

Denduangboripant, J., Mendum, M. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2001). Evolution in Aeschynanthus (Gesneriaceae) inferred from ITS sequences. Plant Systematics and Evolution 228, 181-197.

Atkins, H. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2001). The genus Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) in Palawan, Philippines. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 58, 443-458.

Denduangboripant, J. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2001). Evolution and alignment of the hypervariable arm 1 of Aeschynanthus (Gesneriaceae) ITS2 nuclear ribosomal DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 20, 163-172.

Möller, M. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2001). Evolution of morphological novelty: A phylogenetic analysis of growth patterns in Streptocarpus (Gesneriaceae). Evolution 55, 918-929.

Atkins, H., Preston, J. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2001). Cyrtandra and the biogeography of Huxley's Line: a molecular study. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 72, 143-159

Denduangboripant, J. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2000). High intraindividual variation in internal transcribed spacer sequences in Aeschynanthus (Gesneriaceae): implications for phylogenetics. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 267, 1407-1415.

Citerne, H.L., Möller, M. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (2000). Diversity of cycloidea-like genes in Gesneriaceae in relation to floral symmetry. Annals of Botany 86, 167-176.

Harrison, C.J., Möller, M. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (1999). Evolution and development of floral diversity in Streptocarpus and Saintpaulia. Annals of Botany 84, 49-60.

Citerne, H. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (1999). The origin of the peloric Sinningia. The New Plantsman 6, 219-222.

Smith J. F., Kresge, M.E., Möller, M., and CRONK, Q.C.B. (1998). A cladistic analysis of ndhF sequences from representative species of Saintpaulia and Streptocarpus sections Streptocarpus and Streptocarpella (Gesneriaceae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany 55, 1-11.

Möller, M. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (1997). Phylogeny and disjunct distribution: evolution of Saintpaulia (Gesneriaceae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 264,1827-1836.

Möller, M. and CRONK, Q.C.B. (1997). Origin and relationships of Saintpaulia (Gesneriaceae) based on ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences. American Journal of Botany 84, 956-965.

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