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Ballerini, E.S., Min, Y., Edwards, M.B., Kramer, E.M., Hodges, S.A. (2020) POPOVICH, encoding a C2H2 zinc-finger transcription factor, plays a central role in the development of a key innovation, floral nectar spurs, in Aquilegia. PNAS 117(36):22552-22560. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2006912117


Filiault, D., Ballerini, E.S., Mandakova, T., Akoz, G., Derieg, N., Schmutz, J., Jenkins, J., Grimwood, J., Shu, S., Hayes, R., Hellsten, U., Barry, K., Yan, J., Mihaltcheva, S., Karafiatova, M., Nizhynska, V., Lysak, M., Hodges, S.A., Nordborg, M. (2018) The Aquilegia genome: adaptive radiation and an extraordinarily polymorphic chromosome with a unique history. eLife 7:e36426. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.36426


Ballerini E.S., Mockaitis K., and Arnold M.L.. (2013) Transcriptome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of Type II MIKCC MADS-box and R2R3 MYB transcription factors in reproductive tissue from the non-grass monocot Iris fulva. Gene 531:337–346. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2013.08.067


Brothers A.N., Barb J.G., Ballerini E.S., Drury D.W., Knapp S.J., and Arnold M.L. (2013). The genetic architecture of floral traits in Iris hexagona and Iris fulva, Journal of Heredity 104(6):853–861. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/est059


Arnold M.L., Hamlin J.A.P, Brothers A.N., and Ballerini E.S. 2012. Natural hybridization as a catalyst of rapid evolutionary change. Book chapter in: Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems, Oxford University Press, Eds. Singh, R.S., Kulathinal, R., and Xu, J.


*Ballerini E.S., *Brothers A.N., Tang S, Knapp S.J., Bouck A., Taylor S.J., Arnold M.L., and Martin N.H. (2012) QTL mapping reveals the genetic architecture of loci affecting pre- and post-zygotic isolating barriers in Louisiana Iris. BMC Plant Biology 12:91. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/12/91

*co-first authors


Arnold M.L., Ballerini E.S., and Brothers A.N. (2011) Hybrid fitness, adaptation, and evolutionary diversification: lessons learned from Louisiana Irises. Heredity 108:159-166. https://www.nature.com/articles/hdy201165


Ballerini E.S. and Kramer E.K. (2011) In the light of evolution: A reevaluation of conservation in the CO-FT regulon and its role in photoperiodic regulation of flowering time. Frontiers in Plant Science  2:81. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2011.00081


Ballerini E.S. and Kramer E.K. (2011) Environmental and molecular analysis of the floral transition in the lower eudicot Aquilegia formosa. EvoDevo 2:4. http://www.evodevojournal.com/content/2/1/4

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SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY

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