C. Donovan Bailey
Title: Associate Professor
Research area: Plant Systematics
Office location: FH 263
Laboratory Location: FH 243
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Phone: 575-646-7012
Lab Phone: 575-646-7003
Lab Webpage: http://biology-web.nmsu.edu/bailey/
- Postdoc - Dept of Plant Sciences, Oxford, 2000- 2003.
- Ph.D. - L. H. Bailey Hortorium, Cornell Univ., 2000.
- B.S. - Botany, UC Davis, 1992.
- Botany (BIOL 313)
- Plant Systematics (BIO507)
- Plant Taxonomy (BIO312)
- Molecular Biology Research Methods (BIO450)
- Applied Systematics Lab (BIO550)
As a systematic botanist, I am particularly interested in addressing questions regarding the evolutionary relationships of plant taxa and the evolution of specific traits. Research in the lab primarily addresses these questions on Mexican members of the mustard and legume plant families (Brassicaceae and Fabaceae, respectively). These families are well represented in the Southwestern US and Mexican floras and they include numberous important crop species as well as threatened/endangered species. The molecular biology techniques employed in the lab include PCR, DNA sequencing, gene cloning, southern analyses, RAPDs, and SCARS. Data assembled from theses methodologies are analyzed in a phylogenetic context and the results are used to discussion the implications of the inferred evolutionary relationships and to develop new classifications. As curator of the NMSU herbarium (a permanent repository for historical and contemporary plant collections) I am also very interested in projects associated with the development of plant fields guides (particularly in electronic formats), revisions of plant groups, as well as the data basing of herbarium material.
- Bailey, C. D., and J. J. Doyle (1999) Potential phylogenetic utility of the low-copy nuclear gene pistillata in dicotyledonous plants: comparison to nrDNA ITS and trnL intron in Sphaerocardamum and other Brassicaceae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 13:20-30.
- Doyle, J. J., J. A. Chappill, C. D. Bailey, and T. Kajita. 2000. Towards a comprehensive phylogeny of Legumes: evidence from rbcL sequences and non-moleculalr data. In P.S. Herendeen and A. BRUNEAU [eds.], Advances in Legume Systematics, 1-20. The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London.
- Simmons, M. P., C. D. Bailey, and K. C. Nixon (2000) Phylogeny reconstruction using duplicate genes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 17:469-473.
- Kajita, T., H. Ohashi, Y. Tateishi, C. D. Bailey, and J. J. Doyle (2001) rbcL and legume phylogeny, with particular reference to phaseoleae, millettieae, and allies. Systematic Botany 26:515-536.
- Price, R. A., C. D. Bailey, and I. A. AL-Shehbaz (2001) Transfer of the cupulate-flowered Arabis microsperma and A. tricornuta (Brassicaceae) to Pennellia. Novon 337-340: 337-340.
- Bailey, C. D., R. A. Price, and J. J. Doyle (2002) Systematics of the Halimolobine Brasicaceae: evidence from three loci and morphology. Systematic Botany 27:318-332.
- Hughes, C. E., C. D. Bailey, and S. A. Harris (2002) Divergent and reticulate species relationships in Leucaena (Fabaceae) inferred from multiple data sources: insights into polyploid origins and nrDNA polymorphism. American Journal of Botany 89:1057-1073.
- Scotland, R., C. E. Hughes, C. D. Bailey, and A. Wortley (in press) The Big Machine and the Much-Maligned Taxonomist. Systematics and Biodiversity.
- Bailey, C. D., T. G. Carr, S. A. Harris, and C. E. Hughes (in press) Characterization of angiosperm nrDNA polymorphism, paralogy, and pseudogenes. Molecular Biology and Evolution.
- Bailey, C. D., C. E. Hughes, and s. A. Harris (in press) Using RAPDs to identify DNA sequence loci for species level phylogeny reconstruction: an example from Leucaena (Fabaceae). Systematic Botany.