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Fowler R. M., McLay T. G. B, Buirchell B.J., Bayly M. J. (2020) Plastid phylogenomic analysis of tribe Myoporeae (Scrophulariaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 306:52.

Shepherd K. A., Lepschi B. J., Johnson E.A., Gardner A. G., Sessa E. B., Jabaily R. S. (2020) The concluding chapter: recircumscription of Goodenia (Goodeniaceae) to include four allied genera with an updated infrageneric classification. PhytoKeys 152: 27-104.

Renner S. S., Barreda V. D., Tellería M. C., Palazzesi L., Schuster T. M. (2020) Early evolution of Coriariaceae (Cucurbitales) in light of a new early Campanian (ca. 82 Mya) pollen record from Antarctica. Taxon 69:87-99


Sultan, A., A. W. Robertson, M. W. Callmander, P. B. Phillipson, J-Y Meyer, and J. A. Tate. 2019. Widespread morphological parallelism in Korthalsella (Santalaceae, tribe Visceae): a molecular phylogenetic perspective. Taxon 68(6): 1204–1218.

Prebble, J. M., H. M. Meudt, J. A. Tate, and V. V. Symonds. 2019. Comparing and co-analysing microsatellite and morphological data for species delimitation in the New Zealand native Myosotis pygmaea species group (Boraginaceae). Taxon 68: 731-750.

One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Initiative. 2019. One thousand plant transcriptomes and the phylogenomics of green plants. Nature 574 (7780): 679-685.

Badry, M. O., J. A. Tate, P. Joshi, A. M. Abbas, S. T. Hamed, & M. G. Sheded. 2019. Can morphology and chromosome number contribute to species delimitation? A case in the Hibiscus trionum complex (Tribe Hibisceae, Malvaceae). Phytotaxa 416(4):278-286.

Conover, J. L., N. Karimi, N. Stenz, C. Ané, C. E. Grover, C. Skema, J. A. Tate, K. Wolff, S. A. Logan, J. F. Wendel, D. A. Baum. 2019. A Malvaceae mystery: a mallow maelstrom of genome multiplications and maybe misleading methods? Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 61:12-31.


Van Etten, M., C. A. Lehnebach, S. M. Pearson, A. W. Robertson, and J. A. Tate. 2018. Microsatellite markers for Corybas (Orchidaceae) species in New Zealand. Applications in Plant Sciences 6(11): e1192. .

Takeuchi, C., C. H. Kano, J. A. Tate and G. L. Esteves. 2018. Molecular phylogenetics and character evolution of Gaya and related genera (Malvoideae, Malvaceae). Systematic Botany 43: 676-688.

Sultan, A., J. A. Tate, P. J. de Lange, D. Glenny, J. J. Ladley, P. Heenan, and A. W. Robertson. 2018. Host range, host specificity, and regional host preferences of Korthalsella Tiegh. (Viscaceae) mistletoes in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 56: 127-162.

Van Etten, M., P. Sukkaewnmanee, J. A. Tate, and A. W. Robertson. 2018. Pollinator service affects quantity but not quality of offspring in a widespread New Zealand endemic tree species. Conservation Genetics 19: 815-826.

Prebble, J. M., H. M. Meudt, J. A. Tate, and V. V. Symonds. 2018. Bolstering species delimitation in difficult species complexes by analyzing herbarium and common garden morphological data: a case study using the New Zealand native Myosotis pygmaea species group (Boraginaceae). Systematic Botany, 43:1-24.



Badry, M.O., D. M. Crayn, and J. A. Tate. 2017. Recognition of Hibiscus diversifolius subsp. rivularis (Bremek. & Oberm.) Exell (Malvaceae) in Australia. Austrobaileya 10: 113–120.



Katagiri, T. 2016. On the type specimen of Trichocolea elegans Colenso (Trichocoleaceae, Marchantiophyta). Hikobia 17: 109112.

Sato, T. and T. Katagiri. 2016. On the presence of Haplomitrium minutum (Haplomitriaceae, Marchantiophyta) in Japan. The Bryologist 119: 332–340.  DOI: 10.1639/0007-2745-119.4.332


Prebble, J. M., J. A. Tate, H. M. Meudt, and V. V. Symonds. 2015. Microsatellite markers for the New Zealand endemic Myosotis pygmaea species group (Boraginaceae) amplify across species. Applications in Plant Sciences 3(6) DOI:


Zhong, B., R. Fong, L. J. Collins, P. A. McLenachan, and D. Penny. 2014. Two new fern chloroplasts and decelerated evolution linked to the long generation time in tree ferns. Genome Biology and Evolution 6(5):1166–1173. DOI:

Van Etten, M. A., G. J. Houliston, C. M. Mitchell, P. B. Heenan, A. W. Robertson, and J. A. Tate. 2014. Sophora microphylla (Fabaceae) microsatellite markers and their utility across the genus. Applications in Plant Sciences 2(3):1300081. DOI:


Van Etten, M. A., A. W. Robertson, and J. A. Tate. 2013. Microsatellite markers for the New Zealand endemic tree Fuchsia excorticata (Onagraceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 1 (10): 1300045. DOI:


McLay, T. G. B., J. A. Tate, and V. V. Symonds. 2012. Development of microsatellite markers for the endangered root holoparasite Dactylanthus taylorii (Balanophoraceae) using 454 pyrosequencing. American Journal of Botany e323–e325. DOI:


Sultan, A., P. R. Johnston, D. Park, and A. W. Robertson. (2011) Two new pathogenic ascomycetes in Guignardia and Rosenscheldiella on New Zealand's pygmy mistletoes (Korthalsella: Viscaceae). Studies in Mycology 68: 237-247. DOI:


Henderson, R.C., A. Sultan, and A. W. Robertson. 2010 Scale insect fauna (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea) of New Zealand's pygmy mistletoes (Korthalsella: Viscaceae) with description of three new species: Leucaspis albotecta, L. trilobata (Diaspididae) and Eriococcus korthalsellae (Eriococcidae). Zootaxa 2644: 1-24.


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