Sean W Graham

Research Director and Associate Professor
UBC Botanical Garden
University of British Columbia, Canada

Fields of interest: 

Plant phylogenetics; Plant evolution; Comparative genomics


Recent publications:

Iles, W.J.D., P.J. Rudall, D.D. Sokoloff, M.V. Remizowa, T.D. Macfarlane, M.D Logacheva and S.W. Graham:
Molecular phylogenetics of Hydatellaceae (Nymphaeales): sexual-system homoplasy and a new sectional classification.
American Journal of Botany, 2012, 99:663-676.

Ness, R.W., S.W. Graham and S.C.H. Barrett:
Reconciling gene and genome duplication events: using multiple nuclear gene families to infer the phylogeny of the aquatic plant family Pontederiaceae.
Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2011. 28:3009-3018.

Hollingsworth, P.M., S.W. Graham and D.P. Little:
Choosing and using a plant DNA barcode.
PLoS ONE, 2001,  6: e19254.

Chang, Y. and S.W. Graham:
Inferring the higher-order phylogeny of mosses (Bryophyta) and relatives using a large, multigene plastid data set.
American Journal of Botany, 2011, 98:839-849.

Burgess, K.S., A.J. Fazekas, P.R. Kesanakurti, S.W. Graham, B.C. Husband, S.G. Newmaster, D.M. Percy, M. Hajibabaei and S.C.H. Barrett:
Discriminating plant species in a local temperate flora using the rbcL+matK DNA barcode.
Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2011, 4:333-340.

Kesanakurti, P.R., A.J. Fazekas, K.S. Burgess, D.M. Percy, S.G. Newmaster, S.W. Graham, S.C.H. Barrett, M. Hajibabaei and B.C. Husband:
Spatial patterns of plant diversity below ground as revealed by DNA barcoding.
Molecular Ecology, 2011, 20:1289-1302.

Rai, H.S. and S.W. Graham:
Utility of a large, multigene plastid data set in inferring higher-order relationships in ferns and relatives (monilophytes).
American Journal of Botany, 2010, 97:1444-1456.

Graham S.W. and W.J.D. Iles:
Different gymnosperm outgroups have (mostly) congruent signal regarding the root of flowering-plant phylogeny.
American Journal of Botany, 2009, 96: 207-215.

Hollingsworth, P.M., L.L. Forrest, J.L. Spouge, M. Hajibabaei, S. Ratnasingham, M. van der Bank, M.W. Chase, R.S. Cowan, D.L. Erickson, A.J. Fazekas, S.W. Graham, K.E. James, K.-J. Kim, W.J. Kress, H. Schneider, J. van Alphenstahl, S.C.H. Barrett, C. van den Berg, D. Bogarin, K.S. Burgess, K.M. Cameron, M. Carine, J. Chacón, A. Clark, J.J. Clarkson, F. Conrad, D.S. Devey, C.S. Ford, T.A.J. Hedderson, M.L. Hollingsworth, B.C. Husband, L.J. Kelly, P.R. Kesanakurti, J.S. Kim, Y.-D. Kim, R. Lahaye, H.L. Lee, D.G. Long, S. Madriñán, O. Maurin, I. Meusnier, S.G. Newmaster, C.-W. Park, D.M. Percy, G. Petersen, J.E. Richardson, G.A. Salazar, V. Savolainen, O. Seberg, M.J. Wilkinson, D.-K. Yi and D.P. Little:
A DNA barcode for land plants.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 2009, 106:12794-12797.

Saarela J.M., H.S. Rai, J.A. Doyle, P.K. Endress, S. Mathews, A.D. Marchant, B.G. Briggs and S.W. Graham:
Hydatellaceae identified as a new branch near the base of the angiosperm phylogenetic tree.
Nature446, 2007, 312-315.