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Dr. Natalie Cusimano

Publications

Bellot S., Cusimano N., Luo S., Sun G., Zarre S., Gröger A., Temsch E. and S.S. Renner. (2016): Assembled plastid and mitochondrial genomes, as well as nuclear genes, place the parasite family Cynomoriaceae in the Saxifragales. Genome Biol. Evol. 8: 2214 – 2230. (article)

Cusimano N. and S. Wicke (2015): Massive intracellular gene transfer during plastid genome reduction in non green Orobanchaceae. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.13784.

Villarreal J.C., Cusimano N. & Renner S.S. (2015): Biogeography and diversification rates in hornworts – the limitations of diversification modeling. Taxon: 64: 229 – 238.

Cusimano N. & Renner S.S. (2014): Ultrametric Trees or Phylograms for Ancestral State Reconstruction - Does it matter? Taxon 36: 721 – 726.

Chacón J., Cusimano N., Renner S.S. (2014): The Evolution of Colchicaceae, with a Focus on Changes in Chromosome Numbers. 2014. Systematic Botany 39:415 – 427.

Sousa A., Cusimano N., Renner S.S. (2014): Combining FISH and model-based predictions to understand chromosome evolution in Typhonium (Araceae). Annals of Botany 2014; doi: 10.1093/aob/mct302

Mayo S.J., Bogner J., Cusimano N. (2013): Recent progress in phylogenetics and classification of Araceae. IN: Wilkin P. and Mayo S.J. (eds): Early Events in Monocot Evolution. The Systematics Association Special, Volume 83, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New Work, Melbourne, Madrid, São Paolo, Dehli, Mexico City.

Cusimano N., Stadler T. and Renner S.S. (2012): A New Method for Handling Missing Species in Diversification Analysis Applicable to Randomly or Nonrandomly Sampled Phylogenies. Syst. Biol. 61 (5): 785 – 792 (article)

Cusimano N., Sousa A. and Renner S.S. (2012): Maximum likelihood inference implies a high, not a low, ancestral haploid chromosome number in Araceae, with a critique of the bias introduced by 'x'. Annals of Botany 109 (4): 681-692 (article)

Cusimano N., Bogner J., Mayo S.J., Keating R.C., Boyce P.C., Wong S.Y., Hetterscheid W.L.A., Hesse M. and French J.C. (2011): Relationships within the Araceae: Comparison of morphological patterns with molecular phylogenies. Amer. J. of Bot. 98 (4): 1 – 16.

Cusimano N. and Renner S.S. (2010): Slowdowns in diversification rates from real phylogenies may not be real. Syst. Biol. 59 (4): 458 – 464 (article)

Cusimano N., Barrett M., Hetterscheid W.L.A. and Renner S.S. (2010): A phylogeny of the Areae (Araceae) implies that Typhonium, Sauromatum and the Australian species of Typhonium are distinct clades. Taxon 59: 439 – 447. (article)

Cusimano N. (2008 publ. 2010): Onosma echioides L. (Boraginaceae) besiedelt Serpentinböden in der Toskana (Italien). - Sber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin (N.F.) 47: 93 – 101.

Heibl C. and Cusimano N. (2008): LAGOPUS – Divergence time estimation in R using the multidivtime approach.

Cusimano N., Zhang L.-B. and Renner S.S. (2008): Reevaluation of the cox1 group I intron in Araceae and angiosperms indicates a history dominated by loss rather than horizontal transfer. Molecular Biology and Evolution 25 (2): 265 – 276. (article)

Mengoni A., Selvi F., Cusimano N., Galardi F., Gonnelli C. (2006): Genetic diversity inferred from AFLP fingerprinting in populations of Onosma echioides (Boraginaceae) from serpentine and calcareous soils. Plant Biosystems, 140 (2): 211 – 219. (article)

Seminars

Plastome evolution in parasitic Orobanche. Systematic Botany and Mycology, LMU München, Germany. January 2014.

Slowdowns in diversification rates from real phylogenies may not be real. Biosystematics, Berlin, Germany. February 2011.

Evolution of the Typhonium clade (Araceae), and a critique of the inference of diversification rates from incomplete phylogenies. Systematic Botany and Mycology, LMU München, Germany. November 2010.

Under the weather at different times: Evolution of the Arum-Typhonium clade in SE Asia and the Mediterranean area. Invited seminar, Monocots IV Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. August 2008.

Reevaluation of the cox1 intron in Araceae and angiosperms indicates a history dominated by loss rather than horizontal transfer. Systematics 2008, Göttingen, Germany. April 2008.

Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Areae (Araceae). Systematic Botany and Mycology, LMU München, Germany. January 2008.

Evolution des Pistia-clades: Vertikaler oder horizontaler Transfer des mitochondrialen cox1 Introns? Systematic Botany and Mycology, LMU München, Germany. December 2006.

Populationsökologische Untersuchungen an Onosma echioides L. (Boraginaceae) in der Toskana (Italien) in Bezug auf ihre Anpassung an Serpentinböden. Grant "Katharina-Heinroth-Preis 2006 der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin", FU Berlin, Germany. January 2006.

Serpentine and limestone ecotypes of Onosma echioides (L.) L. (Boraginaceae) lack of genetic differentiation as revealed by AFLP markers. 7. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS), Stuttgart, Germany. September 2005. (abstract)

Posters

Cusimano N., Sousa A. and Renner S.S: Testing strong predictions about the direction of chromosome evolution in Typhonium (Araceae). 11th Gatersleben Research Conference – Chromosome Biology, Genome Evolution and Speciation. Gattersleben, Germany. April 2012.

Cusimano N., Mayo S.J. and Bogner J.: Relationships within the Araceae: Comparison of Morphological Patterns with Molecular Phylogenies. 10th International Aroid Conference, Nancy, France. July 2009.

Polyploidy, aneuploidy, and chromosome number evolution of Arum and its allies (Areae, Araceae). Conference "The Origin and Evolution of Biota in Mediterranean Climate Zones – an integrative Vision". Zürich, Switzerland. Juli 2007. (abstract)