(Asterisks * indicate students, postdocs, visiting scholars, or technicians mentored)

  1. Jian Zhang*, Robert G Franks, Xiang Liu*, Ming Kang, Jonathan EM Keebler, Schaff Jennifer, Hongwen Huang, Qiuyun (J) Xiang. Comparative 454 transcriptome sequencing in dogwoods (Cornus L.) – identification of potential candidate genes for evolutionary developmental biology and phylogenomic studies. BMC Genomics. In review.
  2. Zhao*, YP, WW Ma, QY Dai, ZCn Qi, P Li, KM Cameron, QY(J) Xiang+, CX Fu+. Comparative phylogeography of Smilax hispida (Smilicaceae) – Testing allopatric speciation in eastern Asia and origin of template elements of Mexico. New Phytologist. In review.
  3. Harris*, WK, J Wen, and QY(J) Xiang. Inferring the biogeographic origins of inter-Continental Disjunct Endemics using a Bayes-DIVA Approach. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. In revision
  4. Guo*, YL, AS. Weakley, QY (J) Xiang. Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis of Philadelphus (Hydrangeaceae) --- New Insights into the Infrageneric Classification and Phylogenetic Affinity of Carpenteria. TAXON. In Revision.
  5. Feng*, CM, X Liu*, Y Yu*, WH Zhang*, DY Xie, RG Franks, and QY(J) Xiang. 2012. Independent developmental origins and divergent B-class MADS-box gene expression patterns in petaloid bracts of Cornus s. l. (Cornaceae). New Phytologist. Online: DOI:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04255.x. Cover page.
  6. Liu*, X, CM Feng*, R Franks, R Qu, DY Xie, and QY(J) Xiang. 2012. Plant regeneration and genetic transformation of C. canadensis: a non-model plant appropriate for investigation of flower development in Cornus (Cornaceae). Plant Cell Report. DOI 10.1007/s00299-012-1341-x.
  7. Liu*, J, ZC Qi, YP Zhao, CX Fu and Q-Y(J) Xiang. 2012. Chloroplast DNA phylogenomics of Monocots – Insights into the placement of Liliales and influences of gene partitions. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 64: 545-562.
  8. Feng*, CM, QY(J) Xiang, RG Franks (Co-corresponding authors). 2011. Phylogeny-based developmental analyses illuminate evolution of inflorescence architectures in dogwoods (Cornus s. l., Cornaceae) New Phytologist. 191:850-869. Cover page. (Xiang and Franks are co-corresponding authors).
  9. Xiang, QY(J), DT Thomas, and QP Xiang. 2011. Resolving and dating the phylogeny of Cornales- effects of taxon sampling, data partitions, and fossil calibrations. Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 59: 123-138.
  10. Douglas*, NA., AW Wall*, QY(J) Xiang, TR Wentworth, WA Hoffmann, MG Hohmann. 2011. Recent vicariance and the origin of the rare, edaphically specialized Sandhills Lily, Lilium pyrophilum (Liliaceae): evidence from phylogenetic and coalescent analyses. Molecular Ecology. 20:2901-2915. Cover page.
  11. Post*, AR, R Ali, A Krings, J Xiang, BR Sosinski, JC Neal. 2011. On the Identity of the Weedy Bittercresses (Cardamine: Brassicaceae) in United States Nurseries: Evidence from Molecules and Morphology. Weed Science : 59: 123-135.
  12. Boufford, DE, CX Fu, QY Xiang and Y P Zhao. 2010. Observations on Buckleya (Thesiaceae ) in China. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 4: 281-286.
  13. Wall*, AW, NA Douglas*, QY(J) Xiang, WA Hoffmann, TR Wentworth, and MG Hohmann. 2010. Evidence for range stasis during the latter Pleistocene for the Atlantic Coastal Plain endemic genus, Pysidanthera Michaux. Molecular Ecology 19: 4302-4314.
  14. Manchester, SR, QY (J) Xiang, and QP Xiang. 2010. Fruits of Cornelian cherries (Cornaceae: Cornus Subg. Cornus) in the Paleocene and Eocene of the Northern Hemisphere. International Journal of Plant Sciences.171:882–891.
  15. Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (as one of the contributors). 2009. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society .161: 105–121.
  16. Wen, J, Xiang, QY, Qian, H, Li, J, Wang, XQ & Ickert-Bond, SM. 2009. Intercontinental and intracontinental biogeography—patterns and methods. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 47, 327-330.
  17. Manchester, SR, QY(J) Xiang, TM Kodrul, and M Akhmetiev. 2009. Leaves of Cornus (Cornaceae) from the Paleocene of North America and Asia confirmed by trichome characters. International Journal of Plant sciences. 170:132–142.
  18. Feng*, CM, SR, Manchester, QY(J) Xiang. 2009. Phylogeny and biogeography of Alangiaceae (Cornales) inferred from DNA sequences, morphology, and fossils. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 51:201-214.
  19. Feng*, CM, R. Qu, LL Zhou, DY Xie, and QY(J) Xiang. 2009. Shoot regeneration of dwarf dogwood (Cornus canadensis L.) and morphological characterization of the regenerated plants. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 97:27-37.
  20. Harris*, AJ and QY(J) Xiang, 2009. Estimating ancestral distributions of lineages with uncertain sister groups: a statistical approach to dispersal–vicariance analysis and a case using Aesculus L. (Sapindaceae) including fossils. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 47: 349–368.
  21. Harris* AJ, QY(J) Xiang, and DT Thomas*. 2009. Molecular and morphological inference of the phylogeny, origin, and biogeographic History of Aesculus L. (Sapindaceae or Hippocastanaceae). TAXON 58:1-19.
  22. Peters*, M., QY(J) Xiang, and J Stucky. 2009. Genetic analyses of the federally endangered Echinacea laevigata using amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLP) - Inferences in population genetic structure and mating system. Conservation Genetics. 10: 1-14.
  23. Xiang, QP, QY(J), Xiang, YY Guo, and XC Zhang. 2009. Phylogeny of Abies (Pinaceae) inferred from ITS sequence data. TAXON 58: 141-152.
  24. Post, AR; JC Neal, A Krings,BR Sosinski, QY Xiang. 2009. New Zealand bittercress (Cardamine corymbosa; Brassicaceae): new to the United States. Weed Technology 23: 604-607.
  25. Post*, AR., A Krings, QY Xiang, BR Sosinski, and JC Neal. 2009. Lectotypification of Cardamine flexuosa (Brassicaceae). J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3:227-230.
  26. Xiang QY(J), JL Thorne, TK Seo, WH Zhang*, DT Thomas*, RE Ricklefs. 2008. Rates of nucleotide substitution in Cornaceae (Cornales) - pattern of variation and underlying causal factors. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 49: 327–342.
  27. Krings*, A., D, T, Thomas*, and (J) QY Xiang. 2008. On the generic circumscription of Gonolobus (Apocynaceae:Asclepiadoideae): evidence from molecules and morphology. Systematic Botany 33:403-415.
  28. Xiang QY(J) and DT Thomas*. 2008. Tracking character evolution and biogeographic history through time in Cornaceae – Does choice of methods matter? Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 46: 349-374.
  29. Zhang*, WH, QY (J) Xiang, DT Thomas*, BM Wiegmann, MW Frohlich and DE Soltis. 2008. Molecular evolution of PISTILLATA-like genes in the dogwood genus Cornus (Cornaceae). Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution. 47:175-195.
  30. Thomas*,DT, AR. Ahedor, CF Williams, C DePamphilis, DJ Crawford, QY(J) Xiang. 2008. Microsatellite analysis of a broad hybrid zone in Aesculus (Sapindales) – Inferences in genetic structure and evolution. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 169: 647-657.
  31. Fan*, CZ., QY(J) Xiang, DL Remington, MD Purugganan, BM Wiegmann. 2007. Evolutionary pattern of antR-Cor gene in the dwarf dogwoods complex (Cornus, Cornaceae). Genetica. 130: 19-34.
  32. Manchester, SR, QY(J) Xiang, QP Xiang. 2007. Curtisia (Cornales) from the Eocene of Europe and its phytogeographic significance. Botanical Journal of Linnean Soceity. 155:127-137.
  33. Xiang, Q.Y. (J.), DT. Thomas*, WH Zhang*, SR. Manchester, and Z Murrell. 2006. Species level phylogeny of the Dogwood genus Cornus (Cornaceae) based on molecular and morphological evidence– implication in taxonomy and Tertiary intercontinental migration. TAXON 55: 9-30.
  34. Modliszewski*, J. L., D. T. Thomas*, C. Z. Fan*, D. J. Crawford, C. W. dePamphilis, Q.-Y. (J.) Xiang. 2006. Ancestral Chloroplast Polymorphism and Historical Secondary Contact in a Broad Hybrid Zone of Aesculus (Sapindaceae). American Journal of Botany 93: 377-388.
  35. Xiang, (J.) Q.-Y., SR Manchester, D. Thomas*, WH. Zhang*, CZ Fan*. 2005. Phylogeny, biogeography, and molecular dating of cornelian cherries (Cornus, Cornaceae) – tracking Tertiary plant migration. Evolution 59:139-155.
  36. Houston*, NL, CZ. Fan, QY(J) Xiang, JM Schulze, R Jung, RS Boston. 2005. Phylogenetic analyses identify ten classes of the protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) family in plants including single-domain PDI related proteins. Plant Physiology. 137:762-778.
  37. Krings*, A and (J) QY Xiang. 2005. Taxonomy of the Gonolobus complex (Apocynaceae – Asclepiadoideae) in the southeastern US: ISSR evidence and parsimony analysis. Harvard Papers in Botany 10: 147-159.
  38. Fan*, CZ, MD. Purugganan, DT Thomas, BM Wiegmannc, (J) QY Xiang. 2004. Heterogeneous evolution of the Myc-like Anthocyanin regulatory gene and its phylogenetic utility in Cornus L. (Cornaceae). Mol. Phyl. Evol. 33:580-594.
  39. Xiang (J) QY, WH Zhang*, RE Ricklefs, H Qian, ZD Cheng, J Wen, and JH Li. 2004. Regional differences in speciation and ITS Evolution: A comparison between eastern Asia and eastern North America. Evolution. 58: 2175-2184.
  40. Karlson, DT, (J) QY Xiang, VE. Stirm†, AM Shirazi, EN Ashworth. 2004. Phylogenetic analyses in Cornus substantiate ancestry of xylem supercooling freezing behavior and reveal lineage of desiccation related proteins. Plant Physiology. 135:1654-1665.
  41. Xiang, QP, (J) QY Xiang, A Liston, and XC Zhang. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships in Abies (Pinaceae): evidence from PCR-RFLP of the nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer region. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 145: 425-435.
  42. Krings*, A and QY (J) Xiang. 2004. The Gonolobus complex (Apocynaceae - Asclepiadoideae) in the southeastern United States. Sida 21:103-116.
  43. Xiang, (J) QY, Y Shui, and Z Murrell. 2003. Cornus eydeana (Cornaceae), A New Cornelian Cherry from China –Notes on Systematics and Evolution. Systematic Botany. 28:757-764.
  44. Fan*, CZ and (J) QY Xiang. 2003. Phylogenetic analyses of Cornales based on 26S rDNA and combined 26S rDNA-matK-rbcL sequence data. American Journal of Botany 90: 1357-1372.
  45. Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (I am one of the contributors). 2003. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II. Botanical Journal of Linneae Society 141: 399-436.
  46. Xiang, QY., M Moody, DE Soltis, CZ Fan, and PS Soltis. 2002. Relationships within Cornales and circumscription of Cornaceae – matK and rbcL sequence data and effects of outgroups and long branches. Molecular Phylogeneics and Evolution. 24: 35-57.
  47. Xiang, QY and DE Soltis. 2001. Dispersal-Vicariance analyses of intercontinental disjuncts: historical biogeographical implications for angiosperms in the Northern Hemisphere. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 162: S29-39.
  48. Fan*, CZ and QY Xiang. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships within Cornus L. (Cornaceae) based on 26S rDNA sequences. American Journal of Botany. 88:1131-1138.
  49. Soltis, DE, M Tago-Nakazawa, QY Xiang, S. Kavano, J. Murata, M. Wakabayashi, and C. Hibsch-Hetter. 2001. Phylogenetic relationships in Chrysosplenium (Saxifragaceae) based on matK sequence data. American Journal of Botany. 88. 883-894.
  50. Xiang, QP, QY Xiang, A Liston, LK Fu, and DZ Fu. 2000. Length variation of the nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer in the genus Abies, with references to its systematic utility in Pinaceae. Acta Botanica Sinica. 42: 946-951.
  51. Xiang, QY, DE Soltis, PS Soltis, SR Manchester, and DJ Crawford. 2000. Timing the eastern Asian-eastern North American floristic disjunction: molecular clock corroborates paleontological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 15: 462-472.
  52. Xiang, QY 1999. Systematic affinities of Grubbiaceae and Hydrostachyaceae within Cornales - insights from rbcL sequences. Harvard papers in Botany 4: 527-542.
  53. Xiang, QY, DE Soltis, and PS Soltis. 1998a. Phylogenetic relationships of Cornaceae and close relatives inferred from matK and rbcL sequences American Journal of Botany 85: 285-297.
  54. Xiang, QY, DE Soltis, and PS Soltis. 1998b. The eastern Asian, eastern and western-North American floristic disjunction: congruent phylogenetic patterns in seven diverse genera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 10: 178-190.
  55. Xiang, QY, DJ Crawford, AD Wolfe, YC Tang, and CW DePamphilis. 1998c. Origin and biogeography of Aesculus L. (Hippocastanaceae): a molecular phylogenetic perspective. Evolution 52: 988-997.
  56. Brochmann, C, QY Xiang, SJ Brunsfeld, DE Soltis, and PS Soltis. 1998. Molecular evidence for origins of polyploid Saxifraga (Saxifragaceae): the narrow arctic endemic S. svalbardensis and its widespread allies. American Journal of Botany 85:135-143.
  57. Wolfe, AD, QY Xiang, and AR Kerphart. 1998. Diploid hybrid Speciation in Penstemon (Scrophulariaceae). Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA 95: 5112-5115.
  58. Wolfe, AD, QY Xiang, and AR Kerphart. 1998. Assessing hybridization in natural populations of Penstemon (Scrophulariaceae) using hypervariable inter simple sequence repeat markers. Molecular Ecology 7: 1107-1125.
  59. Xiang, QY, SJ Brunsfeld, DE Soltis, and PS Soltis. 1996. Chloroplast DNA phylogeny of Cornus L. (Cornaceae) and its implications for biogeography and character evolution. Systematic Botany 21: 515-534.
  60. Xiang, QY and RH Edye. 1995. Chromosome number of Cornus sessilis (Cornaceae): phylogenetic affinity and evolution of chromosome numbers in Cornus. Sida 16: 765-768.
  61. Soltis, DE, QY Xiang, and L Hufford. 1995. Relationships and evolution of Hydrangeaceae based on rbcL sequence data. American Journal of Botany 82: 504-514.
  62. Xiang, QY, DE Soltis, DR Morgan, and PS Soltis. 1993. Phylogenetic relationships of Cornus L. sensu lato and putative relatives inferred from rbcL sequence data. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 80: 723-734.
  63. Chase, MD. et al. (myself and 34 other authors). 1993. Phylogenetics of seed plants: an analysis of nucleotide sequences from the plastid gene rbcL. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 80: 528-580.
  64. Boufford, ED and QY Xiang. 1992. Pachysandra (Buxaceae) Reexamined. Botanical Bulletin, Academia Sinica 33: 201-207. Edye, RH. and QY Xiang. 1990. Fossil Mastixioid (Cornaceae) alive in eastern Asia. American Journal of Botany 77: 689-692.
  65. Xiang, QY, 1989. Taxonomy of Cornus shindleri complex based on quantitative analysis of some characters. Bulletin of Botanical Research 9(1): 125-138.
  66. Tang, YC and QY Xiang. 1989. A reclassification of the genus Clematoclethra (Actinidiaceae) and further note on the methodology of plant taxonomy. Acta Phytotax. Sin. 27: 81-95.
  67. Tang, YC and QY Xiang. 1989. Cytological studies of Carex siderostricta Hance (Cyperaceae) and its importance in Phytogeography. Cathaya 1: 49-60.
  68. Xiang, QY, 1987. System and synopsis of Cornus subgen. Syncarpea (Nakai) Q. Y. Xiang (Cornaceae). Bulletin of Botanical Research 7(2): 33-52.
  69. Xiang, QY, 1987. A neglected character of Cornus L. s. l. with special reference to a new subgenus -- Sinocornus Q. Y. Xiang. Acta Phytotax. Sin. 25: 25-131.
  70. Tang, YC, QY Xiang, and YL Cao. 1987. Cytological studies on some plants of Sichuan and its neighboring regions (I). Acta Phytotax. Sin. 22: 343-350.
  71. Tang, YC and QY Xiang. 1987. Cytological studies on some plants of East China (I). Acta Phytotax. Sin. 25: 1-8.