Dr. Andrew Doust, Associate Professor & Dept. Head
Mailing Address: Oklahoma State University
Dept. of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution
301 Physical Sciences, Stillwater, OK 74078-3013, USA
Telephone: +1 (405) 744 9559

My lab and I are interested in the evolution of plant morphology. Lab projects include evolution of plant architecture in grasses (Poaceae), developmental genetics of domestication events in foxtail millet and other grasses, and evolution of fruit shape and of seed oils in Paysonia and related mustard species (Brassicaceae). We use phylogenetic, quantitative genetic, developmental genetic, developmental morphological, and, increasingly, phenomic and digital analysis techniques in these analyses.

Web Site Doust Lab
Plant Biology, BOT 1404, every fall semester

Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis, BOT 5553, spring semesters of odd-numbered years. This class uses DNA and protein data to construct phylogenies to examine species relationships, gene evolution, biogeography, and morphological evolution. It covers issues of aligning sequences, choosing evolutionary models, and constructing phylogenies, using all types of analysis. Classes consist of lecture, discussion, and computer labs, and all students are required to do a major project that integrates all aspects of the course in the pursuit of their own research questions.

Recent Publications
Mauro-Herrera, M. and A.N. Doust. 2016. Development and genetic control of plant architecture and biomass in the panicoid grass, Setaria. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0151346. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151346
Doust, A.N., M. Mauro-Herrera, A.D. Francis, and L.C. Shand. 2014. Morphological diversity and genetic regulation of inflorescence abscission zones in grasses. American Journal of Botany 101: 1759-1769.
Larson, G, D.R. Piperno, R. Allaby, M. Purugganan, L. Andersson, M. Arroyo-Kalin, L. Barton, C. Climer Vigueira, T. Denham, K. Dobney, A.N. Doust, P. Gepts, T. Gilbert, K. Gremillion, L. Lucas, L. Lukens, F. Marshall, K.M. Olsen, J.C. Pires, P. Richerson, R. Rubio de Casas, O. Sanjur, M. Thomas, M.J. West-Eberhard, D.Q. Fuller. 2014. Current Perspectives and the Future of Domestication Studies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 6139-6146.
Doust, A.N., Lukens, L., Olsen, K.M., Mauro-Herrera, M., Meyer, A., Rogers, K. 2014. Beyond the single gene – do epistasis and gene-by-environment effects influence crop domestication? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 6178-6183.
Kellogg E.A., Camara P.E.A.S., Rudall P.J., Ladd P., Malcomber S.T., Whipple C., Doust A.N. 2013. Early inflorescence development in the grasses (Poaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science 4: 00250. doi=10.3389/fpls.2013.00250.
Zhao, M., H. Zhi, A.N. Doust, W. Li, H. Li, Y. Wang, G. Jia, Y. Wang, N. Zhang, X. Diao. 2013. Novel genomes and genome constitutions identified by GISH and 5S rDNA and knotted1 genomic sequences in the genus Setaria. BMC Genomics 14:244.
Mauro-Herrera, M., X. Wang, H. Barbier, T.P. Brutnell, K.M. Devos, and A.N. Doust. 2013. Genetic control and comparative genomic analysis of flowering time in Setaria (Poaceae). Genes, Genomes, and Genetics 3: 283-295.
Bennetzen, J.L., J. Schmutz, H. Wang, R. Percifield, J. Hawkins, A.C. Pontaroli, M. Estep, L. Feng, J. Grimwood, J. Jenkins, K. Barry, E. Lindquist, U. Hellsten, S. Deshpande, X. Wang, X. Wu, T. Mitros, J. Triplett, X. Yang, C.-Y. Ye, M. Mauro-Herrara, L. Wang, P. Li, M. Sharma, R. Sharma, P.C. Ronald, O. Panaud, E.A. Kellogg, T. Brutnell, A.N. Doust, G.A. Tuskan, D. Rokhsar, and K.M. Devos. 2012. Reference Genome Sequence of the Model Plant Setaria. Nature Biotechnology 30: 555-569.
Smith, S.M., Y. Yuan, A.N. Doust, and J.L. Bennetzen. 2012. Haplotype Analysis and Linkage Disequilibrium at Five Loci in Eragrostis tef. Genes Genomes Genetics 2: 407-419.
Qian, J.Y., G.Q. Jia, H. Zhi, W. Li, Y.F. Wang, H.Q. Li, Z.L. Shang, A.N. Doust, X.M. Diao. 2012. Sensitivity to Gibberellin of Dwarf Foxtail Millet Varieties. Crop Science 52: 1068-1075.
Thapa, V., U. Melcher, G.B. Wiley, A.N. Doust, M.W. Palmer, K. Roewe, B.A. Roe, G.A. Shen, M.J. Roossinck, Y.M. Yang, N. Kamath. 2012. Detection of members of the Secoviridae in the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA. Virus Research 167: 34-42.
Parkhurst, M.J., A.N. Doust, M. Mauro-Herrera, J.A. Steets, and J.M. Byrnes. 2011. Spatial Genetic Structure of the Tallgrass Prairie Grass Dichanthelium oligosanthes (Scribner's panicum). Oklahoma Native Plant Record. 11: 33-42.