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Stanley, L. E., B. Ding, W. Sun, F. Mou, C. Hill, S. Chen, Y. W. Yuan. 2017. A tetratricopeptide repeat protein regulates carotenoid biosynthesis and chromoplast development in monkeyflowers (Mimulus). bioRxiv. doi: [PDF]


Edger P. P., R. D. Smith, M. R. McKain, A. M. Cooley, M. Vallejo-Marin, Y. W. Yuan, A. J. Bewick, L. Ji, A. E. Platts, M. J. Bowman, K. Childs, J. D. Washburn, R. Schmitz, G. D. Smith, J. C. Pires, J. R. Puzey. 2017. Subgenome dominance in an interspecific hybrid, synthetic allopolyploid, and a 140-year-old naturally established neo-allopolyploid monkeyflower. Plant Cell. 29: 2150-2167. [PDF]

Ding, B., F. Mou, W. Sun, S. Chen, F. Peng, H. D. Bradshaw Jr., Y. W. Yuan. 2017. A dominant-negative actin mutation alters corolla tube width and pollinator visitation in Mimulus lewisii. New Phytologist. 213: 1936-1944. [PDF]


Yuan Y. W., A. B. Rebocho, J. M. Sagawa, L. E. Stanley, H. D. Bradshaw, Jr. 2016. Competition between anthocyanin and flavonol biosynthesis produces spatial pattern variation of floral pigments between Mimulus species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 113: 24482453. [PDF] [Supporting Information]

Ding B., Y. W. Yuan. 2016. Testing the utility of fluorescent proteins in Mimulus lewisii by an Agrobacterium-mediated transient assay. Plant Cell Reports. 35: 771-777. [PDF]

Sagawa J. M.*, L. E. Stanley*, A. M. LaFountain, H. A. Frank, C. Liu, Y. W. Yuan. 2016. An R2R3-MYB transcription factor regulates carotenoid pigmentation in Mimulus lewisii flowers. New Phytologist. 209: 1049-1057. (*equal contribution) [PDF]


LaFountain, A. M., H. A. Frank, Y. W. Yuan. 2015. Carotenoid composition of the flowers of Mimulus lewisii and related species: Implications regarding the prevalence and origin of two unique, allenic pigments. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 573: 32-39.  [PDF]


Yuan, Y. W., J. M. Sagawa, L. Frost, J. Vela, H. D. Bradshaw, Jr. 2014. The transcriptional control of anthocyanin pigmentation in monkeyflowers (Mimulus). New Phytologist. 204: 1013–1027.  [PDF]

Liu, D., W. Sun, Y. W. Yuan, N. Zhang, A. Hayward, L. Liu, Y. Wang. 2014. Phylogenetic analyses give the first insights into the evolution of OVATE family proteins in land plants. Annals of Botany. 113: 1219-1233.  [PDF]


Hellsten, U., K. M. Wright, J. Jenkins, S. Shu, Y. W. Yuan, S. R. Wessler, J. Schmutz, J. H. Willis, D. S. Rokhsar. 2013. Fine-scale variation in meiotic recombination in Mimulus inferred from population shotgun sequencing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 110: 19478–19482.  [PDF]

Yuan, Y. W., K. J.R.P. Byers, H. D. Bradshaw, Jr. 2013. The genetic control of flower-pollinator specificity. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 16: 422-428.  [PDF]

Yuan, Y. W., J. M. Sagawa, V. S. Di Stilio, H. D. Bradshaw, Jr. 2013. Bulk segregant analysis of an induced floral mutant identifies a MIXTA-like R2R3 MYB controlling nectar guide formation in Mimulus lewisii. Genetics. 194: 523-528.  [PDF]

Yuan, Y. W., J. M. Sagawa, R. C. Young, B. J. Christensen, H. D. Bradshaw, Jr., 2013. Genetic dissection of a major anthocyanin QTL contributing to pollinator-mediated reproductive isolation between sister species of Mimulus. Genetics. 194: 255-263.  [PDF]
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bullets_tri_purple  A companion commentary by Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos.


Before 2013

Yuan, Y. W., S. R. Wessler. 2011. The catalytic domain of all eukaryotic cut-and-paste transposase superfamilies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 108: 7884-7889.  [PDF] [Supporting Information]

Yuan, Y. W., D. J. Mabberley, D. A. Steane, R. G. Olmstead. 2010. Further disintegration and redefinition of Clerodendrum (Lamiaceae): Implications for the understanding of the evolution of an intriguing breeding strategy. Taxon. 59: 125-133.  [PDF]

Yuan, Y. W., C. Liu, H. E. Marx, R. G. Olmstead. 2010. An empirical demonstration of using pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) genes as plant phylogenetics tools: Phylogeny of Verbenaceae and the Verbena complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 54: 23-35.  [PDF]

Marx, H. E., N. O’Leary, Y. W. Yuan, P. Lu-Irving, D. C. Tank, M. E. Mulgura, R. G. Olmstead. 2010. A molecular phylogeny and classification of Verbenaceae. American Journal of Botany. 97: 1647-1663.  [PDF]

O’Leary, N., Y. W., Yuan, A. Chemisquy, R. G. Olmstead. 2009. Reassignment of species of paraphyletic Junellia s.l. to the new genus Mulguraea (Verbenaceae) and new circumscription of genus Junellia: Molecular and morphological congruence. Systematic Botany. 34: 777-786.  [PDF]

Yuan, Y. W., C. Liu, H. E. Marx, R. G. Olmstead. 2009. The pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) gene family, a tremendous resource for plant phylogenetic studies. New Phytologist. 182: 272-283.  [PDF]

Yuan, Y. W., R. G. Olmstead. 2008. Evolution and phylogenetic utility of the PHOT gene duplicates in the Verbena complex (Verbenaceae): dramatic intron size variation and footprint of ancestral recombination. American Journal of Botany. 95: 1166-1176.  [PDF]

Yuan, Y. W., R. G. Olmstead. 2008. A species-level phylogenetic study of the Verbena complex (Verbenaceae) indicates two independent Intergeneric chloroplast transfers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 48: 23-33.  [PDF]

Yuan, Y. W., Z. Y. Zhang, Z. D. Chen, R. G. Olmstead. 2006. Tracking ancient polyploids: A retroposon insertion reveals an extinct diploid ancestor in the polyploid origin of Belladonna. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 23: 2263-2267.  [PDF]