Publications of Luke Dunning

Publications produced while in the lab are listed


In press

Phansopa C, Dunning LT, Reid JD, Christin PA. Lateral gene transfer acts as an evolutionary shortcut to efficient C4 biochemistry. Molecular Biology and Evolution doi:10.1093/molbev/msaa143 Link


2020

Dunning LT, Christin PA. Reticulate evolution, lateral gene transfer, and innovation in plants. American Journal of Botany 107: 541-544. Link


2019

Dunning LT*, Moreno-Villena JJ*, Lundgren MR, Dionora J, Salazar P, Adams C, Nyirenda F, Olofsson JK, Mapaura A, Grundy IM, Kayombo CJ, Dunning LA, Kentatchime F, Ariyarathne M, Yakandawala D, Besnard G, Quick PW, Bräutigam A, Osborne CP, Christin PA. Key changes in gene expression identified for different stages of C4 evolution in Alloteropsis semialata. Journal of Experimental Botany 70: 3255-3268. Link

Dunning LT, Olofsson JK, Parisod C, Choudhury RR, Moreno-Villena JJ, Yang Y, Dionora J, Quick WP, Park M, Bennetzen JL, Besnard G, Nosil P, Osborne CP, Christin PA. Lateral transfers of large DNA fragments spread functional genes among grasses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 116:4416-4425. Link

Lundgren MR, Dunning LT, Olofsson JK, Moreno-Villena JJ, Bouvier JW, Sage T, Khoshravesh R, Sultmanis S, Stata M, Ripley B, Vorontsova MS, Besnard G, Adams C, Cuff N, Mapaura A, Bianconi M, Long CM, Christin PA, Osborne CP. C4 anatomy can evolve via a single developmental change. Ecology Letters 22: 302-312. Link

Olofsson JK, Cantera I, Van de Paer C, Hong-Wa C, Zedane L, Dunning LT, Alberti A, Christin PA, Besnard G. Resolving the phylogeny of the olive tribe (Oleeae) based on low-depth whole genome sequencing. Molecular Ecology Resources 19: 877-892. Link

Olofsson JK, Dunning LT, Lundgren MR, Barton HJ, Thompson J, Cuff N, Ariyarathne M, Yakandawala D, Sotelo G, Zeng K, Osborne CP, Nosil P, Christin PA. Population-specific selection on standing variation generated by lateral gene transfers in a grass. Current Biology 29: 3921-3927. Link


2018

Bianconi ME, Dunning LT, Moreno-Villena JJ, Osborne CP, Christin PA. Gene duplication and dosage effects during the early emergence of C4 photosynthesis in the genus Alloteropsis. Journal of Experimental Botany 69:1967-1980 Link

Moreno-Villena JJ, Dunning LT, Osborne CP, Christin PA. Highly expressed genes are preferentially co-opted for C4 photosynthesis. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35:94-102 Link

Wood DP*, Olofsson JK*, McKwnzie SW, Dunning LT. Contrasting phylogeographic structures between freshwater lycopods and angiosperms in the British Isles. Botany Letters 165:476-486. Link


2017

Dunning LT, Liabot AL, Olofsson JK, Smith EK, Vorontsova MS, Besnard G, Simpson KJ, Lundgren MR, Addicott E, Handasyde T, Gallagher RV, Chu Y, Pennington RT, Christin PA, Lehmann CER. The recent and rapid spread of Themeda triandra. Botany Letters 164:327-337. Link

Dunning LT*, Lundgren MR*, Moreno-Villena JJ*, Namaganda M, Edwards EJ, Nosil P, Osborne CP, Christin PA. Introgression and repeated co-option facilitated the recurrent emergence of C4 photosynthesis among close relatives. Evolution 71:1541-1555. Link


2016

Ciezarek AG, Dunning LT, Jones CS, Noble LR, Humble E, Stefanni S, Savolainen V. Substitutions in the glycogenin-1 gene are associated with the evolution of endothermy in sharks and tunas. Genome Biology and Evolution 8:3011-3021. Link

Dunning LT*, Hipperson H*, Baker WJ, Butlin RK, Devaux C, Hutton I, Igea J, Papadopulos AST, Quan X, Smadja CM, Turnbull CGN, Savolainen V. Ecological speciation in sympatric palms: 1. Gene expression, selection and pleitopy. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29:1472-1487. Link

Hipperson H*, Dunning LT*, Baker WJ, Butlin RK, Hutton I, Papadopulos AST, Smadja CM, Wilson TC, Devaux C, Savolainen V. Ecologcial speciation in sympatric palms: 2. Pre- and post-zygotic isolation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29:2143-2156. Link

Olofsson JK*, Bianconi M*, Besnard G, Dunning LT, Lundgren MR, Holota H, Vorontsova MS, Hidalgo O, Leitch IJ, Nosil P, Osborne CP, Christin PA. Genome biogeography reveals the intraspecific spread of adaptive mutations a complex trait. Molecular Ecology 25:6107-6123. Link

Swift DG, Dunning LT, Jgea J, Brooks EJ, Jones CS, Noble LR, Ciezarek A, Humble E, Savolainen VS. RNA-Seq reveals evidence of postive selection in genes assocaiated with an evolutionary reversal to aplacental vivapartity in tiger sharks. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 126. Link


2015

Dennis AB, Dunning LT, Sinclair BJ, Buckley TR. (2015) Parallel molecular routes to cold adaptation in eight genera of New Zealand stick insects. Scientific Reports 5: 13965. Link