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The students' research projects often result in scientific publications on which the Smith interns are listed as co-authors. Below is a listing of such publications. The names in bold are the Smith interns.

Refereed publications

Laura J. Kelly, Andrew R. Leitch, James J. Clarkson, Robin B. Hunter*, Sandra Knapp, and Mark W. Chase. (2009). Intragenic Recombination Events and Evidence for Hybrid Speciation in Nicotiana (Solanaceae). Molecular Biology and Evolution. doi:10.1093/molbev/msp267
*Robin Bennett '08

Rønsted, N., Law, S., Thornton, H., Fay, M. F. & Chase M. W. (2005). Molecular phylogenetic evidence for the monophyly of Fritillaria and Lilium (Liliaceae; Liliales) and the infrageneric classification of Fritillaria. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35: 509-527

Fay, M. F., Qamaruz-Zaman, F., Cowan, R. S. & Thornton, H. (2002). Molecular techniques for orchid conservation genetic studies. In J. Clark, W. M. Elliott, G. Tingley & J. Biro (eds.) Proceedings of the 16th World Orchid Conference, Vancouver Orchid Society, Vancouver. 152-157.

Ingrouille, M. J., Bowman, D., Fay, M. F., van der Bank, M. & Chase, M. W. (2002). Systematics of Vitaceae from the viewpoint of plastid rbcL DNA sequence data. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 138: 421-432.

Maunder, M., Cowan, R. S., Stranc, P. & Fay, M. F. (2001). The genetic status and conservation management of two cultivated bulb species extinct in the wild: Tecophilaea cyanocrocus (Chile) and Tulipa sprengeri (Turkey). Conservation Genetics 2: 193-201.

Richardson, J.E., Fay, M. F., Cronk, Q. C. B., Bowman, D. & Chase, M. W. (2000). A molecular analysis of Rhamnaceae using rbcL and trnL-F plastid DNA sequences. Amer. J. Bot. 87: 1309-1324.

Fay, M. F., Lledó, M. D., Kornblum, M. M. & Crespo, M. B. (1999). From the waters of Babylon? Populus euphratica in Spain is clonal and probably introduced. Biodiversity and Conservation 8: 769-778.

Cox, A., Abdelnour, G., Bennett, M. & I. Leitch. 1998. Genome size and karyotype evolution in the slipper orchids (Cypripedioideae: Orchidaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 85: 681-687.

Other publications, reports, and abstracts

Stevens, Laura J., A. J. Campbell, Robyn S. Cowan, and Michael F. Fay. (2010) Preliminary study to detect genetic variation within Dactylorhiza viridis using plastid microsatellites. Report to English Nature. RBG Kew. Read the report

Fay, M. F., Kuntz, E. and Cowan, R. S. (2001). Genetic fingerprinting studies of Carex muricata subsp. muricata. Report to English Nature. RBG Kew.

Fay, M. F., Thornton, H. and Cowan, R. S. (1998). Genetic fingerprinting of British populations of Cephalanthera longifolia: a project for Plantlife. RBG Kew.

Fay, M. F., Richardson, J. E., Cowan, R. S. and Stranc, P. A. (1999). The application of genetic fingerprinting techniques to plant conservation problems. Proc. 5th International Botanic Gardens Conservation Congress.

Fay, M. F., Borland, K., Stranc, P. and Chase, M. W.. Phylogenetics of the genus Tulipa (Liliaceae): evidence from five plastid DNA regions. (see page 112)

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