• E-mailMichael.Pirie@uib.no
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Journal articles
  • Le Maitre, Nicholas C.; Pirie, Michael David; Bellstedt, Dirk U. 2019. An approach to determining anthocyanin synthesis enzyme gene expression in an evolutionary context: an example from Erica plukenetii. Annals of Botany. 124: 121-130. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcz046
  • Le Maitre, Nicholas C.; Pirie, Michael David; Bellstedt, Dirk U. 2019. Floral Color, Anthocyanin Synthesis Gene Expression and Control in Cape Erica Species. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10: 1565. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01565
  • Pirie, Michael David; Kandziora, Martha; Nürk, Nicolai; Le Maitre, Nicholas C.; Mugrabi de Kuppler, Ana; Gehrke, Berit; Oliver, Edward G.H.; Bellstedt, Dirk U. 2019. Leaps and bounds: geographical and ecological distance constrained the colonisation of the Afrotemperate by Erica. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 19. doi: 10.1186/s12862-019-1545-6

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Selected publications:

Pirie, M. D., Maas, P. J. M., Wilschut, R., Melchers-Sharrott, H., & Chatrou, L. 2018. Parallel diversifications of Cremastosperma and Mosannona (Annonaceae), tropical rainforest trees tracking Neogene upheaval of the South American continent. R Soc Open Sci., 5(1): 171561. https://dx.doi.org/10.1098%2Frsos.171561

Kadlec, M., Bellstedt, D. U., Le Maitre, N. C., & Pirie, M. D. 2017. Targeted NGS for species level phylogenomics: ‘made to measure’ or ‘one size fits all’? PeerJ 5:e3569 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3569

Pirie, M.D., Oliver, E.G.H., Mugrabi de Kuppler, A., Gehrke, B., Le Maitre, N.C., Kandziora, M., & Bellstedt, D.U. (2016). The biodiversity hotspot as evolutionary hot-bed: spectacular radiation of Erica in the Cape Floristic Region. BMC Evol. Biol. 16, 1-11 http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12862-016-0764-3

Kadereit, G., Ackerly, D., & Pirie, M.D. (2012). A broader model for C4 photosynthesis evolution in plants inferred from the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae s.s.). Proc. R. Soc. B. 279, 3304-3311 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.0440

Pirie, M.D., & Doyle, J.A. (2012). Dating clades with fossils and molecules: the case of Annonaceae. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 69, 84-116 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01234.x

Pirie, M.D., Humphreys, A.M., Barker, N.P. & Linder, H.P. (2009) Reticulation, data combination and inferring evolutionary history: an example from Danthonioideae. Syst. Biol., 58, 612-628 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syp068