• Editorial: Herbarium Collection-Based Plant Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics 

      Bakker, Freek T.; Bieker, Vanessa Carina; Martin, Michael David (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Over the past centuries and especially the last decades, herbarium collections world-wide have amassed an estimated 350 million specimens of plants and fungi, deposited in 3,400 herbaria world-wide (Soltis, 2017). Many of ...
    • Implications and future prospects for evolutionary analyses of DNA in historical herbarium collections 

      Bieker, Vanessa Carina; Martin, Michael David (Journal article, 2018)
      Global herbarium collections house a vast number of plant specimens stretching back over centuries. They include rare and extinct species, important historical collections, and valuable type specimens that could help to ...
    • Low Prevalence of Lactase Persistence in Bronze Age Europe Indicates Ongoing Strong Selection over the Last 3,000 Years 

      Burger, Joachim; Link, Vivian; Blöcher, Jens; Schulz, Anna; Sell, Christian; Pochon, Zoé; Diekmann, Yoan; Zegarac, Aleksandra; Hofmanová, Zuzana; Winkelbach, Laura; Reyna-Blanco, Carlos S.; Bieker, Vanessa Carina; Orschiedt, Jörg; Brinker, Ute; Scheu, Amelie; Leuenberger, Christoph; Bertino, Thomas S.; Bollongino, Ruth; Lidke, Gundula; Stefanovic, Sofija; Jantzen, Detlef; Kaiser, Elke; Terberger, Thomas; Thomas, Mark G.; Veeramah, Krishna R.; Wegmann, Daniel (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Lactase persistence (LP), the continued expression of lactase into adulthood, is the most strongly selected single gene trait over the last 10,000 years in multiple human populations. It has been posited that the primary ...
    • Metagenomic analysis of historical herbarium specimens reveals a postmortem microbial community 

      Bieker, Vanessa Carina; Sánchez Barreiro, Fatima; Rasmussen, Jacob Agerbo; Brunier, Marie; Wales, Nathan; Martin, Michael David (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Advances in DNA extraction and next-generation sequencing have made a vast number of historical herbarium specimens available for genomic investigation. These specimens contain not only genomic information from the individual ...
    • Using historical herbarium specimens to elucidate the evolutionary genomics of plant invasion 

      Bieker, Vanessa Carina (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2021:77, Doctoral thesis, 2021)
      The world’s herbarium collections contain a vast number of specimens that were collected up to 400 years ago. Due to recent advances in DNA extraction and sequencing, these specimens are now readily available for use in ...