Dr Jim Provan PhD, BSc

Dr Jim Provan

Reader in Biological Science

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My current research is primarily concerned with the evolutionary responses of natural populations to global change. This ranges from using phylogeographic approaches to elucidate the response of species to previous climatic changes through the Ice Ages, through population genetic analyses of the impacts of present-day climate change on populations, to using next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches to determine the potential for populations to respond to future climate change. I also carry out work in conservation genetics to inform management strategies for rare and threatened species.



Finlay, C., Bradley, C., Preston, J., Provan, J. 2017. Low genetic diversity and potential inbreeding in an isolated population of alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus) following a founder effect. Scientific Reports 7 3010 10.1038/s41598-017-03166-1

Qin, H., Yang, G., Provan, J., Liu, J., Gao, L. 2017. Using MiddRAD-seq data to develop polymorphic microsatellite markers for an endangered yew species. Plant Diversity 10.1016/j.pld.2017.05.008 Cadair

McKendrick, L., Provan, J., Fitzpatrick, Ú., Brown, M.J.F., Murray, T.E., Stolle, E., Paxton, R.J. 2017. Microsatellite analysis supports the existence of three cryptic species within the bumble bee Bombus lucorum sensu lato. Conservation Genetics 18 (3) pp. 573-584. 10.1007/s10592-017-0965-3 Cadair


Kyle, R., Beatty, G., Roberts, D., Provan, J. 2016. Using genetic monitoring to inform best practice in a captive breeding programme: inbreeding and potential genetic rescue in the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera. Conservation Genetics 17 pp. 1323-1332. 10.1007/s10592-016-0864-z Cadair

Brown, J., Beatty, G., Montgomery, I., Provan, J. 2016. Broad-scale genetic homogeneity in natural populations of common hazel (Corylus avellana) in Ireland. Tree Genetics and Genomes 12 122 10.1007/s11295-016-1079-7 Cadair

Brown, J.A., Beatty, G., Finlay, C.M.V., Montgomery, W.I., Tosh, D.G., Provan, J. 2016. Genetic analyses reveal high levels of seed and pollen flow in hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna Jacq.), a key component of hedgerows. Tree Genetics and Genomes 12 (3) 58 10.1007/s11295-016-1020-0 Cadair

Beatty, G.E., Montgomery, W.I., Spaans, F., Tosh, D.G., Provan, J. 2016. Pure species within a continuum of genetic and morphological variation: sympatric oaks at the edge of their range. Annals of Botany 117 (4) pp. 541-549. 10.1093/aob/mcw002 Cadair

Freeman, M.S., Beatty, G.E., Dick, J.T.A., Reid, N., Provan, J. 2016. The paradox of invasion: Reeves' muntjac deer invade the British Isles from a limited number of founding females. Journal of Zoology 298 (1) pp. 54-63. 10.1111/jzo.12283 Cadair

Glynn, F., Houghton, J.D.R., Bastian, T., Doyle, T.K., Fuentes, V., Lilley, M.K.S., Provan, J. 2016. High-resolution genetic analysis reveals extensive gene flow within the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca (Scyphozoa) in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 117 (2) pp. 252-263. 10.1111/bij.12654 Cadair


Glynn, F., Houghton, J.D.R., Provan, J. 2015. Population genetic analyses reveal distinct geographical blooms of the jellyfish Rhizostoma octopus (Scyphozoa). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116 (3) pp. 582-592. 10.1111/bij.12614 Cadair

Beatty, G., Montgomery, W.I., Tosh, D.G., Provan, J. 2015. Genetic provenance and best practice woodland management: a case study in native alder (Alnus glutinosa). Tree Genetics and Genomes 11 (5) 92 10.1007/s11295-015-0919-1 Cadair

Beatty, G., Brown, J.A., Cassidy, E.M., Finlay, C.M.V., McKendrick, L., Montgomery, W.I., Reid, N., Tosh, D.G., Provan, J. 2015. Lack of genetic structure and evidence for long-distance dispersal in ash (Fraxinus excelsior) populations under threat from an emergent fungal pathogen: implications for restorative planting. Tree Genetics and Genomes 11 (3) 53 10.1007/s11295-015-0879-5 Cadair

Beatty, G., Lennon, J.J., O'Sullivan, C.J., Provan, J. 2015. The not-so-Irish spurge: Euphorbia hyberna (Euphorbiaceae) and the Littletonian plant 'steeplechase'. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114 (2) pp. 249-259. 10.1111/bij.12435 Cadair

Beatty, G., Barker, L., Chen, P., Kelleher, C.T., Provan, J. 2015. Cryptic introgression into the kidney saxifrage (Saxifraga hirsuta) from its more abundant sympatric congener Saxifraga spathularis, and the potential risk of genetic assimilation. Annals of Botany 115 (2) pp. 179-186. 10.1093/aob/mcu226 Cadair

Mineur, F., Provan, J., Arnott, G. 2015. Phylogeographical analyses of shellfish viruses: inferring a geographical origin for ostreid herpesviruses OsHV-1 (Malacoherpesviridae). Marine Biology 162 (1) pp. 181-192. 10.1007/s00227-014-2566-8 Cadair


Beatty, G., Provan, J. 2014. Phylogeographical analysis of two cold-tolerant plants with disjunct Lusitanian distributions does not support in situ survival during the last glaciation. Journal of Biogeography 41 (11) pp. 2185-2193. 10.1111/jbi.12371 Cadair

Rojo, I., Olabarria, C., Santamaria, M., Provan, J., Gallardo, T., Viejo, R.M. 2014. Coexistence of congeneric native and invasive species: The case of the green algae Codium spp. in northwestern Spain. Marine Environmental Research 101 pp. 135-144. 10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.09.006 Cadair

Montgomery, W.I., Provan, J., McCabe, A.M., Yalden, D.W. 2014. Origin of British and Irish mammals: disparate post-glacial colonisation and species introductions. Quaternary Science Reviews 98 pp. 144-165. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.05.026 Cadair

Brennan, G., Kregting, L., Beatty, G., Cole, C., Elsäßer, B., Savidge, G., Provan, J. 2014. Understanding macroalgal dispersal in a complex hydrodynamic environment: a combined population genetic and physical modelling approach. Interface 11 (95) 20140197 10.1098/rsif.2014.0197 Cadair

Beatty, G., Reid, N., Provan, J. 2014. Retrospective genetic monitoring of the threatened Yellow marsh saxifrage (Saxifraga hirculus) reveals genetic erosion but provides valuable insights for conservation strategies. Diversity and Distributions 20 (5) pp. 529-537. 10.1111/ddi.12158 Cadair


Love, H.M., Maggs, C.A., Murray, T.E., Provan, J. 2013. Genetic evidence for predominantly hydrochoric gene flow in the invasive riparian plant Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan balsam). Annals of Botany 112 (9) pp. 1743-1750. 10.1093/aob/mct227 Cadair

Liu, J., Moeller, M., Provan, J., Gao, L., Poudel, R.C., Li, D. 2013. Geological and ecological factors drive cryptic speciation of yews in a biodiversity hotspot. New Phytologist 199 (4) pp. 1093-1108. 10.1111/nph.12336 Cadair

Anisimova, M., Liberles, D.A., Philippe, H., Provan, J., Pupko, T., von Haeseler, A. 2013. State-of the art methodologies dictate new standards for phylogenetic analysis. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13 161 10.1186/1471-2148-13-161 Cadair

Maggs, C.A., Le Gall, L., Mineur, F., Provan, J., Saunders, G.W. 2013. Fredericqia deveauniensis, gen. et sp. nov. (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta), a new cryptogenic species. Cryptogamie, Algologie 34 (3) pp. 273-296. 10.7872/crya.v34.iss2.2013.273 Cadair

Bradley, C.R., Duignan, C., Preston, S.J., Provan, J. 2013. Conservation genetics of Ireland's sole population of the River water crowfoot (Ranunculus fluitans Lam.). Aquatic Botany 107 pp. 54-58. 10.1016/j.aquabot.2013.01.011 Cadair

Provan, J., Glendinning, K., Kelly, R., Maggs, C.A. 2013. Levels and patterns of population genetic diversity in the red seaweed Chondrus crispus (Florideophyceae): a direct comparison of single nucleotide polymorphisms and microsatellites. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108 (2) pp. 251-262. 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.02010.x Cadair

Beatty, G., Provan, J. 2013. Post-glacial dispersal, rather than in situ glacial survival, best explains the disjunct distribution of the Lusitanian plant species Daboecia cantabrica (Ericaceae). Journal of Biogeography 40 (2) pp. 335-344. 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02789.x Cadair

Provan, J. 2013. The effects of past, present and future climate change on range-wide genetic diversity in northern North Atlantic marine species. Frontiers of Biogeography 5 pp. 60-66. Cadair


Wilson, C.D., Beatty, G.E., Bradley, C.R., Clarke, H.C., Preston, S.J., Roberts, D., Provan, J. 2012. The importance of population genetic information in formulating ex situ conservation strategies for the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) in Northern Ireland. Animal Conservation 15 (6) pp. 593-602. 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2012.00553.x Cadair

Liu, J., Provan, J., Gao, L., Li, D. 2012. Sampling Strategy and Potential Utility of Indels for DNA Barcoding of Closely Related Plant Species: A Case Study in Taxus. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 13 (7) pp. 8740-8751. 10.3390/ijms13078740 Cadair

Doonan, J., Beatty, G., Sigwart, J.D., Provan, J. 2012. Extensive local-scale gene flow and long-term population stability in the intertidal mollusc Katharina tunicata (Mollusca Polyplacophora). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 106 (3) pp. 589-597. 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01892.x Cadair

Provan, J., Maggs, C.A. 2012. Unique genetic variation at a species' rear edge is under threat from global climate change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279 (1726) pp. 39-47. 10.1098/rspb.2011.0536 Cadair


Beatty, G., Provan, J. 2011. Phylogeographic analysis of North American populations of the parasitic herbaceous plant Monotropa hypopitys L. reveals a complex history of range expansion from multiple late glacial refugia. Journal of Biogeography 38 (8) pp. 1585-1599. 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02513.x Cadair

Beatty, G.E., Provan, J. 2011. High clonal diversity in threatened peripheral populations of the yellow bird's nest (Hypopitys monotropa; syn. Monotropa hypopitys). Annals of Botany 107 (4) pp. 663-670. 10.1093/aob/mcr003 Cadair

Beatty, G., Provan, J. 2011. Comparative phylogeography of two related plant species with overlapping ranges in Europe, and the potential effects of climate change on their intraspecific genetic diversity. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11 (29) 29 10.1186/1471-2148-11-29 Cadair


Beatty, G., Provan, J. 2010. Refugial persistence and postglacial recolonization of North America by the cold-tolerant herbaceous plant Orthilia secunda. Molecular Ecology 19 (22) pp. 5009-5021. 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04859.x Cadair

Beatty, G., Philipp, M., Provan, J. 2010. Unidirectional hybridization at a species' range boundary: implications for habitat tracking. Diversity and Distributions 16 (1) pp. 1-9. 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2009.00616.x Cadair

Provan, J. 2010. Population genetics of microalgae. In J. Xu. (ed) Microbial Population Genetics. Horizon Scientific Press pp. 109-123. Cadair


Provan, J., Beatty, G., Keating, S.L., Maggs, C.A., Savidge, G. 2009. High dispersal potential has maintained long-term population stability in the North Atlantic copepod Calanus finmarchicus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276 (1655) pp. 301-307. 10.1098/rspb.2008.1062 Cadair


Bennett, K.D., Provan, J. 2008. What do we mean by 'refugia? Quaternary Science Reviews 27 (27-28) pp. 2449-2455. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.08.019 Cadair

Provan, J., Bennett, K.D. 2008. Phylogeographic insights into cryptic glacial refugia. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23 (10) pp. 564-571. 10.1016/j.tree.2008.06.010 Cadair

Beatty, G., McEvoy, P.M., Sweeney, O., Provan, J. 2008. Range-edge effects promote clonal growth in peripheral populations of the one-sided wintergreen Orthilia secunda. Diversity and Distributions 14 (3) pp. 546-555. 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2008.00469.x Cadair

Provan, J., Wilson, S., Portig, A.A., Maggs, C.A. 2008. The importance of reproductive strategies in population genetic approaches to conservation: an example from the marine angiosperm genus Zostera. Conservation Genetics 9 (2) pp. 271-280. 10.1007/s10592-007-9338-7 Cadair

Provan, J., Booth, D., Todd, N.P., Beatty, G., Maggs, C.A. 2008. Tracking biological invasions in space and time: elucidating the invasive history of the green alga Codium fragile using old DNA. Diversity and Distributions 14 (2) pp. 343-354. 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2007.00420.x Cadair

Henry, P., Provan, J., Goudet, J., Guisan, A., Jahodova, S., Besnard, G. 2008. A set of primers for plastid indels and nuclear microsatellites in the invasive plant Heracleum mantegazzianum (Apiaceae) and their transferability to Heracleum sphondylium. Molecular Ecology Notes 8 (1) pp. 161-163. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01911.x Cadair

Provan, J., Beatty, G., Hunter, A.M., McDonald, R.A., McLaughlin, E., Preston, S.J., Wilson, S. 2008. Restricted gene flow in fragmented populations of a wind-pollinated tree. Conservation Genetics 9 (6) pp. 1521-1532. 10.1007/s10592-007-9484-y Cadair


Booth, D., Provan, J., Maggs, C.A. 2007. Molecular approaches to the study of invasive seaweeds. Botanica Marina 50 (5-6) pp. 385-396. 10.1515/BOT.2007.043 Cadair

Provan, J., Beatty, G., Maggs, C.A., Savidge, G. 2007. Expressed sequence tag-derived microsatellites for the cool-water marine copepod Calanus finmarchicus. Molecular Ecology Notes 7 (6) pp. 1369-1371. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01889.x Cadair

Verbruggen, H., Leliaert, F., Maggs, C.A., Shimada, S., Schils, T., Provan, J., Booth, D., Murphy, S., De Clerck, O., Littler, D.S., Littler, M.M., Coppejans, E. 2007. Species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships within the green algal genus Codium (Bryopsidales) based on plastid DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44 (1) pp. 240-254. 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.01.009 Cadair

Provan, J., Love, H.M., Maggs, C.A. 2007. Development of microsatellites for the invasive riparian plant Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan balsam) using intersimple sequence repeat cloning. Molecular Ecology Notes 7 (3) pp. 451-453. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01614.x Cadair

Provan, J., Wilson, P.J. 2007. Development of microsatellites for the peat moss Sphagnum capillifolium using ISSR cloning. Molecular Ecology Notes 7 (2) pp. 254-256. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01572.x Cadair


Cardoso, S.R.S., Provan, J., Lira, C.D.F., Pereira, L.D.O.R., Ferreira, P.C.G., Cardoso, M.A. 2005. High levels of genetic structuring as a result of population fragmentation in the tropical tree species Caesalpinia echinata Lam. Biodiversity and Conservation 14 (5) pp. 1047-1057. 10.1007/s10531-004-8409-z Cadair

Provan, J., Wattier, R.A., Maggs, C.A. 2005. Phylogeographic analysis of the red seaweed Palmaria palmata reveals a Pleistocene marine glacial refugium in the English Channel. Molecular Ecology 14 (3) pp. 793-803. 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02447.x Cadair

Provan, J., Murphy, S., Maggs, C.A. 2005. Tracking the invasive history of the green alga Codium fragile ssp tomentosoides. Molecular Ecology 14 (1) pp. 189-194. 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2004.02384.x Cadair


Provan, J., Wolters, P., Caldwell, K., Powell, W. 2004. High-resolution organellar genome analysis of Triticum and Aegilops sheds new light on cytoplasm evolution in wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 108 (6) pp. 1182-1190. 10.1007/s00122-003-1538-z Cadair

Provan, J., Biss, P.M., McMeel, D., Mathews, S. 2004. Universal primers for the amplification of chloroplast microsatellites in grasses (Poaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes 4 (2) pp. 262-264. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00636.x Cadair

Provan, J., Murphy, S., Maggs, C.A. 2004. Universal plastid primers for chlorophyta and rhodophyta. European Journal of Phycology 39 (1) pp. 43-50. 10.1080/09670260310001636668 Cadair


Lira, C.F., Cardoso, S.R.S., Ferreira, P.C.G., Cardoso, M.A., Provan, J. 2003. Long-term population isolation in the endangered tropical tree species Caesalpinia echinata Lam. revealed by chloroplast microsatellites. Molecular Ecology 12 (12) pp. 3219-3225. 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2003.01991.x Cadair

Perera, L., Russell, J.R., Provan, J., Powell, W. 2003. Studying genetic relationships among coconut varieties/populations using microsatellite markers. Euphytica 132 (1) pp. 121-128. 10.1023/A:1024696303261 Cadair

Wilson, P.J., Provan, J. 2003. Effect of habitat fragmentation on levels and patterns of genetic diversity in natural populations of the peat moss Polytrichum commune. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 270 (1517) pp. 881-886. 10.1098/rspb.2002.2324 Cadair

Provan, J., Campanella, J.J. 2003. Patterns of cytoplasmic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicaceae) revealed by polymorphic chloroplast microsatellites. Systematic Botany 28 (3) pp. 578-583. Cadair


McIvor, L., Maggs, C.A., Provan, J., Stanhope, M.J. 2001. rbcL sequences reveal multiple cryptic introductions of the Japanese red alga Polysiphonia harveyi. Molecular Ecology 10 (4) pp. 911-919. 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2001.01240.x Cadair

Provan, J., Powell, W., Hollingsworth, P.M. 2001. Chloroplast microsatellites: new tools for studies in plant ecology and evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16 (3) pp. 142-147. 10.1016/S0169-5347(00)02097-8 Cadair

Perera, L., Russell, J.R., Provan, J., Powell, W. 2001. Levels and distribution of genetic diversity in coconut (Cocos nucifera L., var. Typica form typica) from Sri Lanka assessed by microsatellite markers. Euphytica 122 (2) pp. 381-389. 10.1023/A:1012987224319 Cadair


Provan, J. 2000. Novel chloroplast microsatellites reveal cytoplasmic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Ecology 9 (12) pp. 2183-2185. 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2000.105316.x Cadair

Russell, J.R., Ellis, R.P., Thomas, W.T.B., Waugh, R., Provan, J., Booth, A., Fuller, J., Lawrence, P., Young, G., Powell, W. 2000. A retrospective analysis of spring barley germplasm development from 'foundation genotypes' to currently successful cultivars. Molecular Breeding 6 (6) pp. 553-568. 10.1023/A:1011372312962 Cadair

Cardoso, S.R.S., Eloy, N.B., Provan, J., Cardoso, M.A., Ferreira, P.G.C. 2000. Genetic differentiation of Euterpe edulis Mart. populations estimated by AFLP analysis. Molecular Ecology 9 (11) pp. 1753-1760. 10.1046/j.1365-294x.2000.01056.x Cadair

Soranzo, N., Alia, R., Provan, J., Powell, W. 2000. Patterns of variation at a mitochondrial sequence-tagged-site locus provides new insights into the postglacial history of European Pinus sylvestris populations. Molecular Ecology 9 (9) pp. 1205-1211. 10.1046/j.1365-294x.2000.00994.x Cadair

Perera, L., Russell, J.R., Provan, J., Powell, W. 2000. Use of microsatellite DNA markers to investigate the level of genetic diversity and population genetic structure of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.). Genome 43 (1) pp. 15-21. 10.1139/g99-079 Cadair


Provan, J., Soranzo, N., Wilson, N.J., Goldstein, D.B., Powell, W. 1999. A low mutation rate for chloroplast microsatellites. Genetics 153 (2) pp. 943-947. Cadair

Provan, J., Thomas, W.T.B., Forster, B.P., Powell, W. 1999. Copia-SSR: A simple marker technique which can be used on total genomic DNA. Genome 42 (2) pp. 363-366. 10.1139/g98-121 Cadair

Provan, J., Powell, W., Dewar, H., Bryan, G., Machray, G.C., Waugh, R. 1999. An extreme cytoplasmic bottleneck in the modern European cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum) is not reflected in decreased levels of nuclear diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 266 (1419) pp. 633-639. 10.1098/rspb.1999.0683 Cadair

Provan, J., Russell, J.R., Booth, A., Powell, W. 1999. Polymorphic chloroplast simple sequence repeat primers for systematic and population studies in the genus Hordeum. Molecular Ecology 8 (3) pp. 505-511. 10.1046/j.1365-294X.1999.00545.x Cadair

Muluvi, G.M., Sprent, J.I., Soranzo, N., Provan, J., Odee, D., Folkard, G., McNicol, J.W., Powell, W. 1999. Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis of genetic variation in Moringa oleifera Lam. Molecular Ecology 8 (3) pp. 463-470. 10.1046/j.1365-294X.1999.00589.x Cadair

Perera, L., Russell, C.T., Provan, J., Powell, W. 1999. Identification and characterization of microsatellite loci in coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) and the analysis of coconut populations in Sri Lanka. Molecular Ecology 8 (2) pp. 344-346. Cadair

Soranzo, N., Provan, J., Powell, W. 1999. An example of microsatellite length variation in the mitochondrial genome of conifers. Genome 42 (1) pp. 158-161. 10.1139/g98-111 Cadair

Provan, J., Lawrence, P., Young, G., Wright, F., Bird, R., Paglia, G., Cattonaro, F., Morgante, M., Powell, W. 1999. Analysis of the genus Zea (Poaceae) using polymorphic chloroplast simple sequence repeats. Plant Systematics and Evolution 218 (3-4) pp. 245-256. 10.1007/BF01089230 Cadair

Provan, J., Soranzo, N., Wilson, N., McNicol, J., Morgante, M., Powell, W. 1999. The use of uniparentally inherited simple sequence repeat markers in plant population studies and systematics. In P. Hollingsworth., R. Bateman., R. Gornall. (eds) Molecular Systematics and Plant Evolution. Taylor & Francis pp. 35-50. Cadair


Cardoso, M., Provan, J., Powell, W., Ferreira, P.C.G., De Oliveira, D.E. 1998. High genetic differentiation among remnant populations of the endangered Caesalpinia echinata Lam. (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae). Molecular Ecology 7 (5) pp. 601-608. 10.1046/j.1365-294x.1998.00363.x Cadair

Perera, L., Russell, J.R., Provan, J., McNicol, J.W., Powell, W. 1998. Evaluating genetic relationships between indigenous coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) accessions from Sri Lanka by means of AFLP profiling. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 96 (3-4) pp. 545-550. 10.1007/s001220050772 Cadair

Provan, J., Soranzo, N., Wilson, N., McNicol, J., Forrest, G., Cottrell, J., Powell, W. 1998. Gene-pool variation in Caledonian and European Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) revealed by chloroplast simple-sequence repeats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 265 (1407) pp. 1697-1705. 10.1098/rspb.1998.0491 Cadair

Soranzo, N., Provan, J., Powell, W. 1998. Characterization of microsatellite loci in Pinus sylvestris L. Molecular Ecology 7 (9) pp. 1260-1261. Cadair


Milbourne, D., Meyer, R., Bradshaw, J.E., Baird, E., Bonar, N., Provan, J., Powell, W., Waugh, R. 1997. Comparison of PCR-based marker systems for the analysis of genetic relationships in cultivated potato. Molecular Breeding 3 (2) pp. 127-136. 10.1023/A:1009633005390 Cadair

Provan, J., Corbett, G., McNicol, J.W., Powell, W. 1997. Chloroplast DNA variability in wild and cultivated rice (Oryza spp.) revealed by polymorphic chloroplast simple sequence repeats. Genome 40 (1) pp. 104-110. 10.1139/g97-014 Cadair


Provan, J., Kumar, A., Shepherd, L., Powell, W., Waugh, R. 1996. Analysis of intra-specific somatic hybrids of potato (Solanum tuberosum) using simple sequence repeats. Plant Cell Reports 16 (3-4) pp. 196-199. 10.1007/BF01890866 Cadair

Provan, J., Corbett, G., Waugh, R., McNicol, J.W., Morgante, M., Powell, W. 1996. DNA fingerprints of rice (Oryza sativa) obtained from hypervariable chloroplast simple sequence repeats. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 263 (1375) pp. 1275-1281. 10.1098/rspb.1996.0187 Cadair

Provan, J., Powell, W., Waugh, R. 1996. Analysis of cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum) using intermicrosatellite amplification. Genome 39 (4) pp. 767-769. 10.1139/g96-096 Cadair

Powell, W., Machray, G.C., Provan, J. 1996. Polymorphism revealed by simple sequence repeats. Trends in Plant Science 1 (7) pp. 215-222. 10.1016/1360-1385(96)86898-1 Cadair

Provan, J., Powell, W., Waugh, R. 1996. Microsatellite analysis of relationships within cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 92 (8) pp. 1078-1084. 10.1007/BF00224052 Cadair


Powell, W., Orozco-Castillo, C., Chalmers, K.J., Provan, J., Waugh, R. 1995. Polymerase chain reaction-based assays for the characterisation of plant genetic resources. Electrophoresis 16 (9) 3rd International Conference on DNA Fingerprinting. pp. 1726-1730. Cadair