Publications

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Ranavat S, Becher H, Newman MF, Gowda V & Twyford AD (2021)
A draft genome of the ginger species Alpinia nigra and new insights into the genetic basis of flexistyly.
Genes 12(9), 1297.

Becher H, Powell RF, Brown MR, Metherell C, Pellicer J, Leitch IJ & Twyford AD (2021)
The nature of intraspecific and interspecific genome size variation in taxonomically complex eyebrights.
Annals of Botany 128(5), 639–651.

Brown MR, Becher H, Laverack G & Twyford AD (2021)
Student Project: Horticultural protocols for experimental studies of eyebrights (Euphrasia, Orobanchaceae)
Sibbaldia 20, 23-38.

Johri P, Riall K, Becher H, Excoffier L, Charlesworth B & Jensen JD (2021)
The Impact of Purifying and Background Selection on the Inference of Population History: Problems and Prospects.
Molecular Biology and Evolution 38(7), 2986–3003.

Tkach N, Nobis M, Schneider J, Becher H, Winterfeld G, Jacobs SWL & Röser M (2021)
Molecular phylogenetics and micromorphology of Australasian Stipeae (Poaceae, subfamily Pooideae), and the interrelation of whole-genome duplication and evolutionary radiations in this grass tribe.
Front. Plant Sci. 11:630788.

Becher H, Brown MR, Powell G, Metherell C, Riddiford NJ & Twyford AD (2020)
Maintenance of species differences in closely related tetraploid parasitic Euphrasia (Orobanchaceae) on an isolated island.
Plant Communications 1(5), 100105.

Becher H, Jackson BC & Charlesworth B (2020)
Patterns of genetic variability in genomic regions with low rates of recombination.
Current Biology 30(1), 94–100.

Wang W, Wan T, Becher H, Kuderová A, Leitch IJ, Garcia S, Leitch A & Kovarik A (2018)
Remarkable variation of ribosomal DNA organisation and copy number in gnetophytes, a distinct lineage of gymnosperms.
Annals of Botany 123(5), 767–781.

Becher H (2018)
Digest: Ancestry mosaics hint at selection and may provide an alternative to differentiation scans.
Evolution 72(8), 1723–1724.

Winterfeld G, Becher H, Voshell S & Hilu K (2018)
Karyotype evolution in Phalaris (Poaceae): The role of reductional dysploidy, polyploidy and chromosome alteration in a wide-spread and diverse genus.
PLOS ONE13(2), e0192869. (correction here)

Wang W, Ma L, Becher H, Garcia S, Kovaříkova A, Leitch IJ, Leitch AR & Kovařík A (2016)
Astonishing 35S rDNA diversity in the gymnosperm species Cycas revoluta Thunb.
Chromosoma 125(4), 683–699.

Ma L, Hatlen A, Kelly LJ, Becher H, Wang W, Kovařík A, Leitch IJ & Leitch AR (2015)
Angiosperms are unique amongst land plant lineages in the occurrence of key genes in the RNA dependent DNA methylation (RdDM) pathway. 
Genome Biology and Evolution 7(9), 2648–2662.

Winterfeld G, Schneider J, Becher H, Dickie J & Röser M (2015)
Karyosystematics of the Australasian stipoid grass Austrostipa and related genera: chromosome sizes, ploidy, chromosome base numbers, and phylogeny.
Australian Systematic Botany28(3), 145–159.

Becher H, Ma L, Kelly LJ, Kovařík A, Leitch IJ & Leitch AR (2014)
Endogenous pararetrovirus sequences associated with 24 nt small RNAs at the centromeres of Fritillaria imperialis L. (Liliaceae), a species with a giant genome.
The Plant Journal 80, 823–833.

Hellmund M, Wennrich V, Becher H, Krichel A, Bruelheide H & Melles M (2011)
Zur Vegetationsgeschichte im Umkreis des Süßen Sees, Lkr. Mansfeld-Südharz – Ergebnisse von Pollen- und Elementanalysen.
In: Bork HJ, Meller H, Gerlach R (eds), Umweltarchäologie – Naturkatastrophen und Umweltwandel im archäologischen Befund, Tagungen des Landesmuseums für Vorgeschichte Halle (Saale) 6, Halle, 111–127.