Annette W. Coleman Stephen T Olney Professor Emerita of Natural History

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

scholarly work

Coleman, A.W. 2009 Is there a molecular key to the level of "biological species" in eukaryotes? A DNA guide. Molecular Phylogenet. and Evol. 50: 197-203.

Coleman, A.W. and M.J.H. vanOppen. 2008 Secondary structure of the rRNA ITS2 region reveals key evolutionary patterns in Acroporid corals. J. Molec. Evol. 67:389-396.

Coleman, A.W. and Pröschold, T. 2005 Control of sexual reproduction in algae in culture. In [Ed. R. A. Andersen] Algal Culture Techniques. Chapter 23. Elsevier Academic Press, Burlington, MA pp. 389-397.

Pröschold, T., E. H. Harris and A.W.Coleman 2005 Portrait of a species: Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Genetics 170:1601-1610.

Coleman, A.W. 2005 Paramecium aurelia revisited. J. Eukaryotic Microbiology 52: 68-77.

Stiger, V., T. Horiguchi, T. Yoshida, A.W. Coleman & M. Masuda 2003 Phyogenetic relationships within the genus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae), inferred from ITS-2 nrDNA comparisons of material collected from the Pacific basin, with an emphasis on the taxonomic subdividion of the genus. Phycological Res. 51: (in press).

Denboh, T., T. Ichimura, D. Hendrayanti, & A.W. Coleman (2003) The Closterium moniliferum-ehrenbergii (Charophyceae, Chlorophyta) species complex viewed from the 1506 group I intron and ITS-2 of nuclear ribosomal DNA. J. Phycol. 39: 960-977.

Young, I. and A.W.Coleman (2003) The advantages of the ITS2 region of the nuclear rDNA cistron for analysis of phylogenetic relationships of insects: a Drosophila example. Mol. Phylogen Evol. (accepted).

Coleman, A.W. (2003) ITS2 is a double-edged tool for eukaryote evolutionary comparisons. Trends in Genetics 19: 370-375.

Coleman, A.W. and V.D. Vacquier 2002 Exploring the phylogenetic utility of ITS sequences for animals: a test case for abalone (Haliotis). J. Mol. Evol. 54: 246-257.

Coleman, A.W. 2002 Comparison of Eudorina/Pleodorina ITS sequences of isolates from nature with those from experimental hybrids. Amer. J. Bot. 89: (in press).

Coleman, A.W. 2002 Microbial eukaryote species. Science 297:337.

Coleman, A.W. 2001 Biogeography and speciation in the Pandorina/Volvulina (Chlorophyta) superclade. J. Phycol. 37: 836-851.

Gonzalez, M.A., A.W. Coleman, P.I. Gomez & R. Montoya 2001 Phylogenetic relationship among various strains of Dunaliella (Chlorophyceae) based on nuclear ITS rDNA sequences. J. Phycol. 37:604-611

Coleman, A.W., L. Jaenicke & R.C. Starr 2001 Genetics and sexual behaviorof the pheromone producer, Chlamydomonas allensworthii (Chlorophyceae). J. Phycol 37: 1-5.

Coleman, A.W. 2000 The significance of a coincidence between evolutionary landmarks found in mating affinity and a DNA sequence. Protist 151: 1-9.

Coleman, A.W. and A. M. Nerozzi 1999 Temporal and spacial coordination of cells with their plastid component. Int. Rev. Cytology 193: 125-164.

Yotsukura, N., T. Denboh, T. Motomura, T. Horiguchi, A.W. Coleman & T. Ichimura. 1999 Little divergence in ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer -1 and -2 sequences among non-digitate species of Laminaria (Phaeophyceae) from Hokkaido, Japan. Phycol. Res. 47:71-80.

Coleman, A.W. 1999 Phylogenetic analysis of "Volvocacae" for comparative genetic studies. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96: 13892-13897.

Coleman, A.W. and Pröschold, T. (accepted) Control of sexual reproduction in culture. In [Ed. R. A. Andersen] Algal Culture Techniques. Cambridge University Press.

research overview

Most recently my laboratory has examined the nature, quantity and mode of distribution of DNA genomes of mitochondria and plastids. The second area of laboratory concentration concerns the species problem, how separate species evolve. The work examines particular species and genera of the volvocales, freshwater green algae, brown algae, and abalones, and the analysis includes mating compatibility, chromosome number, and DNA relatedness as determined by sequencing.