Selected Publications

Genetics of Structured Populations (or metapopulations):

Edgington, H.E, Ingram, C.M., and D.R. Taylor. 2016. Phylogeography implicates late-Pleiocene/early-Pleistocene divergence in a cave-dwelling salamander lineage, Eurycea lucifuga.   Ecology and Evolution. in press.

Berardi, A.E., Fields, P.D., Abbate, J.L., Taylor, D.R. 2016. Elevational divergence and clinal variation in floral color and leaf chemistry in Silene vulgaris (Caryophyllaceae).  American Journal of Botany. in press.

Rockenbach, K., J. G. Monroe, J C. Havird, D. A. Triant, D. R. Taylor, D. B. Sloan. Phylogenetic and population genetic evidence for positive selection in rapidly evolving plastid-nuclear enzyme complexes. Genetics. in press.

Sebasky, M.E., Keller, S.R. and Taylor, D.R. 2016 Investigating past range dynamics for a weed of cultivation, Silene vulgaris  Ecology and Evolution. 6:4800-4811.

Sanderson, BJ, ME Augat, DR Taylor, ED Brodie. 2016. Scale dependence of sex ratio in wild plant populations: implications for social selection. Ecology and Evolution. 5: 1411-1419.

Fields PD, Taylor DR. 2015. Determinants of Genetic Structure in a Nonequilibrium Metapopulation of the Plant Silene latifoliaPLoS ONE. 9(9):e104575. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104575.

Wu Z, Cuthbert JM, Taylor DR, Sloan DB. 2015. The massive mitochondrial genome of the angiosperm Silene noctiflora is evolving by gain or loss of entire chromosomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 112: 10185-10191.

Keller, S.R, PD Fields, AE Berardi and DR Taylor. 2014. Recent admixture generates heterozygosity-fitness correlations during the range expansion of an invading species. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27(3):616–627.

Sloan, DB, DA Triant, NJ Forrester, LM Bergner, M Wu, and DR Taylor. 2014. A recurring syndrome of accelerated plastid genome evolution in the angiosperm tribe Sileneae (Caryophyllaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 72: 82-89.

Sloan, DB, DA Triant, M Wu, and DR Taylor. 2014. Cytonuclear Interactions and Relaxed Selection Accelerate Sequence Evolution in Organelle Ribosomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31: 673-682.

Fields, PD, DE McCauley, E McAssey, and DR Taylor. 2013. Patterns of cyto-nuclear linkage disequilibrium in Silene latifolia: genomic heterogeneity and temporal stability. Heredity 112: 99–104.

McFrederick, QS, TH Roulston, and DR Taylor. 2013. Evolution of associates of solitary and social sweat bees. Insectes Sociaux 60: 309-317.

Sloan, DB, K Müller, DE McCauley, DR. Taylor, and H Štorchová. 2012. Intraspecific variation in mitochondrial genome sequence, structure, and gene content in Silene vulgaris, an angiosperm with pervasive cytoplasmic male sterility. New Phytologist 196: 1228-1239.

Keller,S ,K Gilbert, P Fields and DR Taylor. 2012. Bayesian inference of a complex invasion history revealed by nuclear and chloroplast genetic diversity in the colonizing plant, Silene latifoliaMolecular Ecology 21: 4721-4734.

McFrederick, QS, and DR Taylor. 2012. Evolutionary history of nematodes associated with sweat bees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 847-866.

Sloan DB, Alverson AJ, Wu M, Palmer JD, Taylor DR. 2012. Recent acceleration of plastid sequence and structural evolution coincides with extreme mitochondrial divergence in the angiosperm genus SileneGenome Biology and Evolution 4: 294-306.

Sloan, DB, Keller, Stephen, S, Berardi, A, Sanderson, B, Karpovich, J, Taylor, D. 2012. De novo transcriptome assembly and polymorphism detection in the flowering plant Silene vulgaris (Caryophyllaceae). Molecular Ecology Resources  12: 333-343.

McFrederick, Q, Taylor, DR, Ishak, H, Dowd, S, Mueller, U. 2012. Environment or kin: whence do bees obtain acidophilic bacteria? Molecular Ecology 21: 1754-1768.

Sloan, DB, Alverson AJ, Chuckalovcak JP, Wu M, McCauley DE, Palmer, JD and DR Taylor (2012) Rapid Evolution of Enormous, Multichromosomal Genomes in Flowering Plant Mitochondria with Exceptionally High Mutation Rates. PLoS Biology 10(1): e1001241.

Sloan DB, Taylor DR. 2012. Evolutionary rate variation in organelle genomes: the role of mutational processes. In Bullerwell, Charles E. (ed). Organelle Genetics. Springer-Verlag. pp 123-146.

Taylor, DR. 2012. Science, enlightenment and intellectual tensions in American higher education. In What is College For? The Public Purpose of Higher Education. H. Lewis and E. Langemann (eds). Teacher’s College Press. pp. 46-62.

Sloan DB, Alverson AJ, Storchova H, Palmer JD, Taylor DR. 2010. Extensive loss of translational genes in the structurally dynamic mitochondrial genome of the angiosperm Silene latifoliaBMC Evolutionary Biology. 10:274.

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 mitochondrial genomes: selection versus retroprocessing as the driving force. Genetics 185: 1369-1380.

Neiman, M., G. Hehman, J. M. Logsdon Jr., J.T. Miller and D.R. Taylor. 2010. Accelerated mutation accumulation in asexual lineages of a New Zealand snail. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27: 954-963.

Keller, S.R. and D.R. Taylor. 2010. Genomic admixture increases fitness in an invasive plant. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23:1720-1731.

Sloan, D.B. and D.R. Taylor. 2010. Testing for selection on synonymous sites in plant mitochondrial DNA. Journal of Molecular Evolution 5: 479-491.

Wade, M.J., D.S. Wilson, C. Goodnight, D.R. Taylor, Y. Bar-Yam, M.A.M. de Aguiar, B. Stacey, J. Werfel, G.A. Hoelzer, E.D. Brodie III, P.D. Fields, F. Breden, T.A. Linksvayer, J.A. Fletcher, P.J. Richerson, J. Bever, J.D. Van Dyken, P. Zee. 2010. Multilevel and kin selection in a connected world. Nature 463 E8-9

Sloan, D.B., B. Oxelman, A. Rautenberg and D.R. Taylor. 2009. Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial mutation rate variation in the angiosperm tribe Sileneae. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 260.

Fields, P.D., Keller, S.R., Ingvarsson, P.K., Pederson, A., and D.R. Taylor. 2009 Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the white campion, Silene latifolia (Caryophyllaceae). Molecular Ecology Resources 3: 358-359.

Neiman, M. and D.R. Taylor. 2009. The causes of mutation accumulation in mitochondrial genomes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biological Sciences. 276:1201-1209.

Keller, S.R., Sowell, D.R., Neiman, M., Wolfe, L.M., and D.R. Taylor. 2009. Adaptation and colonization history affect the evolution of clines in two introduced species. New Phytologist, 183: 678-690.

Keller, S.R. and D.R. Taylor. 2008 History, chance, and adaptation during biological invasion: separating stochastic phenotypic evolution from response to selection. Ecology Letters 8:852-856.

Barr, C.M., S.R. Keller, P.K. Ingvarsson, D.B. Sloan, and D.R. Taylor. 2008. Variation in Mutation Rate and Polymorphism Among Mitochondrial Genes of Silene vulgaris.  Molecular Biology and Evolution 25: 243-246.

Sloan, D.B., C.M. Barr, S.R.  Keller, M. Olson and D.R. Taylor. 2008 Evolutionary Rate Variation at Multiple Levels of Biological Organization in Plant Mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24:1783-1791.

Taylor, D.R. and S.R. Keller. 2007. Historical range expansion determines the phylogenetic diversity introduced during contemporary species invasion. Evolution 61, 334–345.

Freedberg, S. and D.R. Taylor. 2007. Sex ratio variance and the maintenance of environmental sex determination. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20 (1), 213–220.

Rissler, L. J., H. M. Wilbur, and D. R. Taylor. 2005. The influence of ecology and genetics on behavioral variation in salamander populations across the Eastern Continental Divide. American Naturalist 164:201-213.

Olson, M. McCauley, D. and D.R. Taylor.  2005. Genetics and adaptation in structured populations: Sex ratio evolution in Silene vulgaris.  Genetica 123:49-62.

Church, S.A. and D.R. Taylor. 2005. Speciation and hybridization among Houstonia (Rubiaceae) species: The influence of polyploidy on reticulate evolution. American Journal of Botany 92:1372-1380.

Barr, C.M., M. Neiman and D.R. Taylor. 2005. Inheritance and recombination of mitochondrial genomes in plants, fungi and animals. New Phytologist 168:39-50.

G. Bernasconi, T.-L. Ashman, T. R. Birkhead, J.D.D. Bishop, U. Grossniklaus, E. Kubli, D.L. Marshall, B. Schmid, I. Skogsmyr, R.R. Snook, D. Taylor, I. Till-Bottraud, P.I. Ward, D. Zeh, B. Hellriegel. Evolutionary ecology of the pre-zygotic stage in animals and flowering plants. Science 303:971-975.

Vondrasek, J., Antonovics, J. and Taylor, D. 2004. Evolution Kills! A Web Resource for Instructors of Evolutionary Biology. Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching 30: 3-8.

Ingvarsson, P.K., Ribstein, S. and Taylor, D. R. 2003. Molecular Evolution of Insertions and Deletion in the Chloroplast Genome of SileneMolecular Biology and Evolution 20:1737-1740.

Rissler, L.J. and D.R. Taylor. 2003. The phylogenetics of desmognathine salamander populations across the southern Appalachians. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 27: 197-211.

Church, S.A., J.M. Kraus, J.C. Mitchell, D.R. Church and D.R. Taylor. 2003. Evidence for multiple Pleistocene refugia in the post-glacial expansion of the eastern tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum.  Evolution 57: 372-383.

Taylor, D.R. and P.K. Ingvärsson. 2003. Common features of segregation distortion in plants and animals. Genetica 117: 27-35.

Stilwell, K.L, H.M. Wilbur, C.R. Werth and D.R. Taylor. 2003. Heterozygote advantage in the American Chestnut, Castanea dentata (Fagaceae). American Journal of Botany 90: 207-213.

Taylor, D.R., C. Zeyl and E. Cooke.  2002. Conflicting levels of selection in the accumulation of mitochondrial defects in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  99:360-3694.

Ingvärsson, P.K. and D.R. Taylor. 2002. Genealogical evidence for epidemics of selfish genes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 99: 11265-11269.

Church, S. and D.R. Taylor. 2002. The evolution of reproductive isolation in spatially structured populations. Evolution 56:1859-1962.

Delph, L.F., F. N. Knapczyk and D.R. Taylor. 2002. Among-population variation and correlations in sexually dimorphic traits in Silene latifolia. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 15: 1011-1020.

Taylor, D.R. 2002. Ecology and evolution of reduced virulence in the chestnut-blight host pathogen system. pp. 286-296 in Adaptive Dynamics of Infectious DiseasesU. Dieckman, J.A.J. Metz, M. Sabelis, K. Sigmund (eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Taylor, D.R., Olson, M., and D. McCauley. 2001. A quantitative genetic analysis of nuclear cytoplasmic male sterility in structured populations of Silene vulgaris.  Genetics 158: 833-841.

McCauley, D. E., Olson, M.S. and D. R. Taylor. 2001. The influence of metapopulation stucture on genotypic fitness in a gynodioecious plant. Evolutionary Ecology 14: 181-194.

McCauley, D. E., M. S. Olson, S. N. Emery, and D. R. Taylor, 2000. Population structure influences sex ratio evolution in a gynodioecious plant. American Naturalist 155:814-819.

Franklin, R., D.R. Taylor and A. Mills. 2000.  The distribution of microbial communities in anaerobic and aerobic zones of a shallow coastal plain aquifer.  Microbial Ecology 38: 377-386.

Taylor, D.R., M. J. Saur and E. Adams. 1999. Variation in pollen performance  and its consequences for sex ratio evolution in a dioecious plant. Evolution 53: 1028-1036.

Taylor, D.R., S. Trimble and D. E. McCauley. 1999. Ecological genetics of gynodioecy in Silene vulgaris: relative fitness of females and hermaphrodites during the colonization process.  Evolution 53: 745-751.

Taylor, D.R. 1999. Genetics of sex ratio variation among natural populations of a dioecious plant. Evolution 53: 55-62.

Franklin, R., D.R. Taylor and A. Mills. 1999. Characterization of microbial community   structure in aquifers using Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD). Journal of  Microbiological Methods 35:225-235.

Taylor, D.R., A.M. Jarosz, R.E. Lenski and D. Fulbright.  1998. Acquisition of hypovirulence in host-pathogen systems with three trophic levels.  American Naturalist 151: 343-355.

McCauley, D.E. and D.R. Taylor. 1997.  Local population structure and the sex ratio:  evolution in gynodioecious plants.  American Naturalist 150: 406-419.

Taylor, D.R. 1996. Parental expenditure and offspring sex ratios in the dioecious plant, Silene alba (= S. latifolia).  American Naturalist 147: 870-879.

Crone, E.E. and D.R. Taylor. 1996. Complex dynamics in experimental populations of an annual plant, Cardamine pennsylvanicaEcology  77:289-299.

Taylor, D.R. 1994. Sex ratio in hybrids between Silene alba and Silene dioica: evidence for Y-linked restorers.  Heredity 74: 518-526.

Taylor, D.R. 1994. The genetic basis of sex ratio distortion in Silene albaGenetics 136: 341-351.

Aarssen, L.W. and D.R. Taylor. 1992. Fecundity allocation in herbaceous plants. Oikos 65: 222-232.

Taylor, D.R. 1991. The genetics of aging. New Horizons. August 1991.

Taylor, D.R. 1990. Evolutionary consequences of cytoplasmic sex ratio distorters. Evolutionary Ecology 4: 235-248.

Taylor, D.R. and L.W. Aarssen. 1990. Complex competitive relationships among genotypes of three perennial grasses: Implications for species coexistence. American Naturalist 136:305-327.

Taylor, D.R., L.W. Aarssen, and C. Loehle. 1990.  On the relationship between r/K selection and environmental carrying capacity: A new habitat templet for plant life history strategies.  Oikos 58: 239-250.

Taylor, D.R. and L.W. Aarssen. 1989. On the density dependence of replacement series competition experiments. Journal of Ecology 77: 975-988.

Taylor, D.R. and L.W. Aarssen. 1988. An interpretation of phenotypic plasticity in Agropyron repens (Graminae). American Journal of Botany 75: 401-413.

Douglas R. Taylor Evolutionary Biology, Population Genetics and Molecular Evolution

Douglas Taylor
Evolutionary Biology, Population Genetics and Molecular Evolution
Commonwealth Professor of Biology

Department of Biology, University of Virginia
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