† indicates undergraduate co-author; * indicates co-first authorship

Heyduk K. 2021. The genetic control of succulent leaf development. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 59: 101978. 10.1016/j.pbi.2020.11.003

Heyduk K, McAssey EV, Grimwood J, Shu S, Schmutz J, McKain MR, Leebens-Mack, J. 2021. Hybridization history and repetitive element content in the genome of a homoploid hybrid, Yucca gloriosa (Asparagaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science. 10.3389/fpls.2020.573767

Heyduk K, Ray JN, Leebens-Mack J. Leaf anatomy is not correlated to CAM function in a C3+CAM hybrid, Yucca gloriosa. 2020. Annals of Botany10.1093/aob/mcaa036

Heyduk K, Ray JN, Ayyampalayam S, Moledina N†, Borland A, Harding SA, Tsai CJ, Leebens-Mack J. 2019. Shared expression of Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) genes predates the origin of CAM in the genus Yucca. Accepted, Journal of Experimental Botany. 10.1093/jxb/erz105.

One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Initiative. A phylogenomic view of evolutionary complexity in Green Plants. 2019. Nature 574. 10.1038/s41586-019-1693-2


Heyduk K, Moreno-Villena JJ, Gilman IS, Christin PA, Edwards E. 2019. The genetics of convergent evolution: insights from plant photosynthesis. Nature Reviews Genetics. 10.1038/s41576-019-0107-5

Heyduk K, Hwang M, Albert VA, Silvera K, Lan T, Chang TH, Chan MT, Winter K, Leebens-Mack J. 2019. Altered gene regulatory networks are associated with the transition from C3 to Crassulacean acid metabolism in Erycina (Oncidiinae: Orchidaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science. 10.3389/fpls.2018.02000


Smith SD, Angelovici R, Heyduk K, Maeda HA, Moghe GD, Pires JC, Widhalm JR, Wisecaver JH. 2019. The Renaissance of Comparative Biochemistry. American Journal of Botany10.1002/ajb2.1216

Heyduk K, Ray JN, Ayyampalayam S, Leebens-Mack J. 2018. Shifting gene expression profiles associated with weak and strong Crassulacean acid metabolism. American Journal of Botany10.1002/ajb2.1017

Gao D, Chu Y, Xia H, Xu C, Heyduk K, Abernathy B, Ozias-Akins P, Leebens-Mack J, Jackson S. 2017. Horizontal transfer of non-LTR retrotransposons from arthropods to flowering plants. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32(2).

Yang X, Hu R, Hengfu Y, Jenkins J, Shu S, Tang H, Liu D, Weighill DA, Ha J, Heyduk K, et al. 2017. Kalanchoe genome reveals convergent evolution of Crassulacean acid metabolism. Nature Communications doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01491-7

Heyduk K, McKain MR, Lalani F†, Leebens-Mack J. 2016. Evolution of CAM anatomy predates the origin of Crassulacean acid metabolism in the Agavoideae (Asparagaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 105: 102-113.

Comer JR, Zomlefer WB, Barrett CF, Stevenson DW, Heyduk K, Leebens-Mack J. 2016. Nuclear phylogenomics of the palm subfamily Arecoideae (Arecaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 97: 32-42.

Comer JR, Zomlefer WB, Barrett CF, Stevenson DW, Heyduk K, Leebens-Mack J. 2016. Data supporting the nuclear phylogenomics of the palm subfamily Arecoideae (Arecaceae). Data in Brief doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2016.02.063. 

Heyduk K, Burrell N†, Lalani F†, Leebens-Mack J. 2016. Gas exchange and leaf anatomy of a C3-CAM intermediate species, Yucca gloriosa. Journal of Experimental Botany 67(5): 1369-1379

Heyduk K, Trapnell DW, Barrett CF, Leebens-Mack J. 2016. Phylogenomic analyses of Sabal (Arecaceae) species relationships using targeted sequence capture. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 117(1): 106-120.

Comer JR, Zomlefer WB, Barrett CF, Davis JI, Stevenson DW, Heyduk K, Leebens-Mack J. 2015. Resolving relationships within the palm subfamily Arecoideae (Arecaceae) using next-gen derived plastid sequences. American Journal of Botany 102(6):1-12.

Stephens JD, Rogers WL, Heyduk K, Cruse-Sanders JM, Determann RO, Glenn TC, Malmberg RL. 2015. Resolving the phylogenetic relationships of the recently radiated carnivorous plant group genus Sarracenia using target enrichment. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 85:76-87. 

Garcia TM, Heyduk K, Kuzmick E, Mayer JE. 2014. Crassulacean acid metabolism biology. New Phytologist 204(4): 738-740. 

Riday H, Johnson DW, Heyduk K, Raasch JA, Darling ME, Sandman JM. 2013. Paternity testing in an autotetraploid alfalfa breeding polycross. Euphytica 194(3): 335-349.

Other published work:

Heyduk K*, Stephens JD*, Faircloth BC, Glenn TC.  2016.  Targeted DNA Region Re-sequencing. Pages 43-68 in Field Guidelines for Genetic Experimental Designs in High-Throughput Sequencing (Aransay AM and JLL Trueba, eds.).  Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31350-4_3.  *co-first authors