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Bernard Pfeil

Universitetslektor och docent

031-786 2601
E-post: bernard.pfeil[at]bioenv.gu.se
Fax: 031-786 25 60

Education Field/Undervisningsområde

Plant molecular systematics


Plant systematics including: polyploidy and genome evolution, processes that cause incongruence among data sets (homoploid and polyploid hybridisation, lineage sorting, gene duplication), molecular phylogeny, molecular dating, molecular and traditional taxonomy.

Research Taxa/Forskning Artsammansättningar
* Medicago and relatives (Fabaceae)
* Hibiscus and relatives (Malvaceae)
* Citrus and relatives (Rutaceae)


ISI's Researcher ID list

Papers (2017–2014)

Pfeil, B.E.*, Aydin, Z.*, and Oxelman, B. (2017) Recombination provides evidence for ancient hybridisation in the Silene aegyptiaca (Caryophyllaceae) complex. Organisms Diveristy & Evolution. (*equal contribution) doi: 10.1007/s13127-017-0331-9 Full Text View-Only Version

Gonçalez, V.M., Pfeil, B.E., Antonelli, A. and Duarte, M.C. (2017) Two new species of Pavonia (Malvoideae, Malvaceae) from southern Bahia, Brazil. Phytotaxa 305, 97-103. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.305.2.3

Sousa, F., Bertrand, Y.J.K., Doyle, J.J., Oxelman, B. and Pfeil, B.E. (2017) Using genomic location and coalescent simulation to investigate gene tree discordance in Medicago L.. Systematic Biology. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syx035 Author's Original Version

Eriksson, J.S., Blanco Pastor, J.L., Sousa, F., Bertrand, Y.J.K. and Pfeil, B.E. (2017). A cryptic species produced by autopolyploidy and subsequent introgression involving Medicago prostrata (Fabaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 107:367-381. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2016.11.020

Toprak, Z., Pfeil, B.E., Jones, G., Marcussen, T., Ertekin, A.S. and Oxelman, B. (2016). Species delimitation without prior knowledge: DISSECT reveals extensive cryptic speciation in the Silene aegyptiaca complex (Caryophyllaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 102:1-8. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.05.024

Herdean, A., Teardo, E., Nilsson, A., Pfeil, B.E., Johansson, O., Űnnep, R., Sziros, O., Solymosi, K., Dana, S., Nagy, G., Garab, G., Szabó, I., Spetea, C. and Lundin, B. (2016). A voltage-dependent chloride channel fine-tunes photosynthesis regulation in plants. Nature Communications. 7:11654 doi: 10.1038/ncomms11654

Sousa, F., Bertrand, Y.J.K. and Pfeil, B.E. (2016). Patterns of phylogenetic incongruence in Medicago L. found among six linkage groups. Plant Systematics and Evolution. doi: 10.1007/s00606-016-1278-6

Schwartz, T., Nylinder, S., Ramadugu, C., Antonelli, A. and Pfeil, B.E. (2015). The origins of oranges: a multi-locus phylogeny of Rutaceae subfamily Aurantioideae. Systematic Botany. 40: 1053-1062. doi: 10.1600/036364415X690067

Bertrand, Y.J.K., Scheen, A.-C., Marcussen, T., Lidén, M., Pfeil, B.E., Sousa, F. and Oxelman, B. (2015). Assignment of homoeologues to parental genomes in allopolyploids for species tree inference, with an example from Fumaria (Papaveraceae). Systematic Biology. 64, 448-471. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syv004

Sousa, F., Bertrand, Y.J.K., Eriksson, J.S., Oxelman, B., and Pfeil, B.E. (2014). Phylogenetic properties of 50 nuclear loci in Medicago (Leguminosae) generated using multiplexed sequence capture and next-generation sequencing. PLoS One. 9. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109704

Moazzeni, H., Zarre, S., Pfeil, B.E., Bertrand, Y.J.K., German, D.A., Al-Shehbaz, I.A., Mummenhof, K. and Oxelman, B., (2014). Phylogenetic perspectives on diversification, biogeography and character evolution in the species-rich genus Erysimum (Erysimeae; Brassicaceae) based on a densely sampled ITS approach. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 175, 497-522. doi: 10.1111/boj.12184

Hilpold, A., Vilatersana, R., Susanna, A., Meseguer, A.S., Boršić, I. Constantinidis, T., Ertuğrul, K., Filigheddu, R., Romaschenko, K., Suárez-Santiago, V.N., Pfeil, B.E. and Garcia-Jacas, N. (2014). Phylogeny of the Centaurea group (Centaurea, Compositae) – Geography is a better predictor than morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 77, 195-215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2014.04.022

Pirani, A., Zarre, S., Pfeil, B.E., Bertrand, Y.J.K., Assadi, M. and Oxelman, B. (2014). Molecular phylogeny of Acanthophyllum (Caryophyllaceae, Caryophylleae), with emphasis on subgeneric classification. Taxon. 63, 592-607. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12705/633.39

Sjökvist E., Pfeil B.E., Larsson E., Larsson K.-H. (2014) Stereopsidales - A new order of mushroom-forming fungi. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95227. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095227

Meseguer, A.S., Sanmartin, I., Marcussen, T. and Pfeil, B.E. (2014) Utility of low-copy nuclear markers in phylogenetic reconstruction of Hypericum L. (Hypericaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution. doi: 10.1007/s00606-013-0977-5.

Nylinder, S., Lemey, P., Bruyn, M.d., Suchard, M., Pfeil, B.E., Walsh, N., Anderberg, A.A. (2014) On the biogeography of Centipeda: a species tree diffusion approach. Systematic Biology. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syt102

* Pfeil, B.E., Schoefs, B. and Spetea Wiklund, C. (2014) Function and evolution of channels and transporters in photosynthetic membranes. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences DOI 10.1007/s00018-013-1412-3

Papers (2013–2005)

* Ramadugu C#, Pfeil BE#, Keremane ML, Lee RF, Maureira-Butler IJ, et al. (2013) A six nuclear gene phylogeny of Citrus (Rutaceae) taking into account hybridization and lineage sorting. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68410. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068410 (#equal contribution)

* Petri, A., Pfeil, B.E. and Oxelman, B. (2013) Introgressive hybridization between anciently diverged lineages of Silene (Caryophyllaceae). PloS One 8(7): e67729.

* Blanco-Pastor, J.L., Vargas, P. and Pfeil, B.E. (2012). Coalescent simulations reveal hybridization and incomplete lineage sorting in Mediterranean Linaria. PloS One. 7: e39089. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0039089.

* Ashfield, T#., Egan, A. N.#, Pfeil, B. E.#, Chen, N.W.G., Podicheti, R., Ratnaparkhe, M.B., Ameline-Torregrosa, C., Denny, R., Cannon, S., Doyle. J.J., Geffroy, V., Roe, B., Saghai Maroof, M.A., Young, N.D., Innes, R.W. (2012). Evolution of a Complex Disease Resistance Gene Cluster in Diploid Phaseolus and Tetraploid Glycine. Plant Physiology. 159: 336-354 (#equal contribution). http://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.112.195040

* Spetea Wiklund, C., Pfeil, B.E. and Schoefs, B. (2012) Phylogenetic analysis of the thylakoid ATP/ADP carrier reveals new insights into its function restricted to green plants. Frontiers in Plant Physiology, 2:110. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2011.00110

* Scheen, A.-C., Pfeil, B.E., Petri, A., Heidari, N., Nylinder, S. and Oxelman, B. (2012). Use of allele-specific sequencing primers is an efficient alternative to PCR subcloning of low-copy nuclear genes. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12: 128-135. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03070.x

* Joly, S., Pfeil, B.E., Oxelman, B., McLenachan, P.A. and Lockhart, P.J. (2010). Correction – a statistical approach for distinguishing hybridization and incomplete lineage sorting. American Naturalist, 175: 621-622.

* Wawrzynski, A., Ashfield, T., Chen, N.W.G., Mammadov, J., Nguyen, A., Podicheti, R., Cannon, S.B., Thareau, V., Ameline-Torregrosa, C., Cannon, E., Chacko, B., Couloux, A., Dalwani, A., Denny, R., Deshpande, S., Egan, A.N., Glover, N., Howell, S., Ilut, D.C., Lai, H., Martin del Campo, S., Metcalf, M., O’Bleness, M., Pfeil, B.E., Ratnaparkhe, M.B., Samain, S., Sanders, I., Ségurens, B., Sévignac, M., Sherman-Broyles, S., Tucker. D.M., Yi, J., Doyle, J.J., Geffroy, V., Roe, B.A., Saghai Maroof, M.A., Young, N.D., Innes, R.W. (2009). Replication of non-autonomous retroelements in soybean appears to be both recent and common. Plant Physiology, 148, 1760-1771.

* Pfeil, B.E. (2009). The effect of incongruence on molecular dates. Taxon, 58, 511-518.

* Bayer, R.J., Mabberley, D.J., Morton, C., Miller, C.H., Sharma, I.K., Pfeil, B.E., Rich, S., Hitchcock, R., and Sykes, S. (2009) A molecular phylogeny of the orange subfamily (Rutaceae: Aurantioideae) using nine cpDNA sequences. American Journal of Botany, 96, 668-685.

* Stefanovic, S#., Pfeil, B.E.#, Doyle, J.J., and Palmer, J.D. (2009). Relationships among phaseoloid legumes based on sequences from eight chloroplast regions. Systematic Botany, 34, 115-128. (#equal contribution)

* Pfeil, B.E. and Crisp, M.D. (2008). The age and biogeography of Citrus and the orange subfamily (Rutaceae: Aurantioideae). American Journal of Botany, 95, 1621-1631.

* Maureira Butler, I.J.#, Pfeil, B.E.#, Muangprom, A., Osborn, T.C. and Doyle, J.J. (2008) The reticulate history of Medicago (Fabaceae). Systematic Biology, 57, 466-482. (#equal contribution)

* Innes, R.W., Ameline-Torregrosa, C., Ashfield, T., Cannon, E., Cannon, S.B., Chacko, B., Chen, N.W.G., Couloux, A., Dalwani, A., Denny, R., Deshpande, S., Doyle, J.J., Egan, A., Geffroy, V., Glover, N., Hans, C.S., Howell, S., Ilut, D., Jackson, S., Lai, H., Mammadov, J., Martin del Campo, S., Metcalf, M., Nguyen, A., O’Bleness, M., Pfeil, B.E., Podicheti, R., Ratnaparkhe, M.B., Roe, B.A., Saghai Maroof, M.A., Samain, S., Sanders, I., Ségurens, B., Sévignac, M., Sherman-Broyles, S., Thareau, V., Tucker, D.M., Walling, J., Wawrzynski, A., Yi, J., Young, N.D. (2008). Differential accumulation of retroelements and diversification of NB-LRR disease resistance genes in duplicated regions following polyploidy in the ancestor of soybean. Plant Physiology DOI:10.1104/pp.108.127902.

* Pfeil, B.E., Craven, L.A., Brown, A.H.D., Murray, B.G. and Doyle, J.J. (2006). Three new species of northern Australian Glycine (Fabaceae, Phaseolae), G. gracei, G. montis-douglas and G. syndetika. Australian Systematic Botany, 19, 245-258.

* Straub, S.C.K., Pfeil, B.E. and Doyle, J.J. (2006). Testing the polyploid past of soybean using a low-copy nuclear gene – is Glycine (Fabaceae: Papilionoideae) an auto- or allopolyploid? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 39, 580-584.

* Sweeney, M.T., Thomson, M.J., Pfeil, B.E. and McCouch, S. (2006). Caught red-handed: Rc encodes a basic helix-loop-helix protein conditioning red pericarp in rice. The Plant Cell, 18, 283-294.

* Pfeil, B.E., Schlueter, J.A., Shoemaker, R.C. and Doyle, J.J. (2005). Placing paleopolyploidy in relation to taxon divergence: a phylogenetic analysis in legumes using 39 gene families. Systematic Biology, 54, 441-454.

* Pfeil, B.E., Crisp, M.D. (2005). What to do with Hibiscus? A proposed nomenclatural resolution for a large and well known genus of Malvaceae. Australian Systematic Botany, 18, 49-60.

Papers (2004–1997)

* Craven, L.A. and Pfeil, B.E. (2004). Australian representatives of Macrostelia transferred to Hibiscus (Malvaceae), with the description of a new species. Adansonia, 26, 235-240.

* Pfeil, B.E. , Brubaker, C.L., Craven, L.A. and Crisp, M.D. (2004) Paralogy and orthology in the Malvaceae rpb2 gene family: investigation of gene duplication in Hibiscus. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 21, 1428-1437.

* Pfeil, B.E. and Craven, L.A. (2004). The Australian Alyogyne cravenii Fryxell transferred to Hibiscus (Malvaceae). Novon, 14, 322-323.

* Pfeil, B.E. and Henwood, M.J. (2004). Multivariate analysis of morphological variation in Eucalyptus series Psathyroxyla Blakely (Myrtaceae): taxonomic implications. Telopea, 10, 711-724.

* Trueman, J.W.H., Pfeil, B.E., Kelchner, S.A., and Yeates, D.K. (2004). Did stick insects really regain their wings? Systematic Entomology, 29, 138.

* Pfeil, B.E. , Brubaker, C.L., Craven, L.A. and Crisp, M.D. (2002). Phylogeny of Hibiscus and the tribe Hibisceae (Malvaceae) using chloroplast DNA sequences of ndhF and the rpl16 intron. Systematic Botany, 27, 333-350.

* Pfeil, B.E. and Craven, L.A. (2002). New taxa in Glycine (Fabaceae: Phaseoleae) from north-western Australia. Australian Systematic Botany, 15, 565-573.

* Pfeil, B.E. , Tindale, M.D. and Craven, L.A. (2001). A review of the Glycine clandestina species complex (Fabaceae, Phaseoleae) reveals two new species. Australian Systematic Botany, 14, 891-900.

* Doyle, J.J., Doyle, J.L., Brown, A.H.D. and Pfeil, B.E. (2000). Confirmation of shared and divergent genomes in the Glycine tabacina polyploid complex (Leguminosae) using histone H3-D sequences. Systematic Botany, 25, 437-448.

* Pfeil, B. (1997). New distributions of Leptospermum namadgiensis and Olearia rhizomatica on Yaouk Peak (Southern Tablelands, NSW). Cunninghamia, 5, 281-284.

Flora Treatments

* Pfeil, B.E. and Tindale, M.D. (2001). Glycine. in Flora of NSW, revised edition. Vol. 2, ed. G. Harden. Sydney, NSW University Press.

* Pfeil, B.E., Tindale, M.D. and Craven, L.A. (in press). Glycine. in Flora of Australia. Fabaceae, Vol. 13-15.

Current Research Projects/Pågående Forskningsprojekt

  • Phylogeny of Rutaceae subfamily Aurantioideae
  • Evolution and taxonomy of Glycine (Fabaceae).
  • Coalescence simulation to distinguish between lineage sorting and hybridisation and paralogy.
  • Phylogeny of Medicago (Fabaceae).


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