• Waters, E. R. 2014 Conservative Innovation: the mixed up evolutionary history of the heat shock proteins. The Biochemist. 36:9-22
  • Waters, Elizabeth R. Land Plants: Origin and Evolution. In Encyclopedia of Natural Resources; Wang, Y.Q., Editor; Taylor & Francis: New York, 2014; pp. 308-311.
  • Waters, E. R. 2013 Darwin Review: The evolution, function, structure, and expression of the plant sHSPs. Journal of Experimental Botany. 64: 391-403.
  • Basha, E., Jones, C., Blackwell, A. E. Cheng, G. Waters, E. R. Samsel, K. A. Siddique, M. Pett, V. Wysocki, V. Vierling, E. 2013. An unusual dimeric small heat shock protein provides insight into the mechanism of this class of chaperones Journal of Molecular Biology 425: 1683-96.
  • Lee JH, Silhavy JL, Lee JE, Al-Gazali L, Thomas S, Davis EE, Bielas SL, Hill KJ, Iannicelli M, Brancati F, Gabriel SB, Russ C, Logan CV, Sharif SM, Bennett CP, Abe M, Hildebrandt F, Diplas BH, Attie-Bitach T, Katsanis N, Rajab A, Koul R, Sztriha L, Waters ER, Ferro-Novick S, Woods CG, Johnson CA, Valente EM, Zaki MS, Gleeson JG (2012) Evolutionarily assembled cis-regulatory module at a human ciliopathy locus. Science 335: 966-969
  • Yang, L., Takuno, S., Waters, E. R., Gaut, B.S. 2011 Lowly expressed genes in Arabidopsis thaliana bear the signature of possible pseudogenization by promoter degredation. Mol. Biol. Evol. 28: 1193-1203.
  • Rensing SA, Lang D, Zimmer AD, Terry A, Salamov A, Shapiro H, Nishiyama T, Perroud PF, Lindquist EA, Kamisugi Y, Tanahashi T, Sakakibara K, Fujita T, Oishi K, Shin-I T, Kuroki Y, Toyoda A, Suzuki Y, Hashimoto S, Yamaguchi K, Sugano S, Kohara Y, Fujiyama A, Anterola A, Aoki S, Ashton N, Barbazuk WB, Barker E, Bennetzen JL, Blankenship R, Cho SH, Dutcher SK, Estelle M, Fawcett JA, Gundlach H, Hanada K, Heyl A, Hicks KA, Hughes J, Lohr M, Mayer K, Melkozernov A, Murata T, Nelson DR, Pils B, Prigge M, Reiss B, Renner T*, Rombauts S, Rushton PJ, Sanderfoot A, Schween G, Shiu SH, Stueber K, Theodoulou FL, Tu H, Van de Peer Y, Verrier PJ, Waters E, Wood A, Yang L, Cove D, Cuming AC, Hasebe M, Lucas S, Mishler BD, Reski R, Grigoriev IV, Quatrano RS, Boore JL. 2008 The Physcomitrella genome reveals evolutionary insights into the conquest of land by plants. Science. 2008 319(5859): 64-9.
  • Waters, E.R., Nguyen S*, Eskandar, R*, Behan, J* and Sanders-Reed S.* 2008 The recent evolution of a pseudogene: diversity and divergence of a mitochondrial-localized small heat shock protein in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genome 51:177-86.
  • Aevermann B.D*. and Waters E.R. 2008 The duplication and retention of the small heat shock protein gene family in Caenorhabditis elegans and Caenorhabditis briggsae. 133:307-319. Genetica.
  • Waters E.R., Aevermann, B.D.*, Sanders-Reed, Z.* 2008 Comparative analysis of the small heat shock proteins in three angiosperm genomes identifies new subfamilies and reveals diverse evolutionary patterns. 13:127-142. Cell Stress & Chaperones
  • Waters E.R and Rioflorido I.* 2007 Evolutionary analysis of the small heat shock proteins in five complete algal genomes. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 65:162-174
  • Renner, T.* and Waters E.R. 2007 Comparative genomic analysis of the HSP70s in five diverse algal species. Cell Stress & Chaperones. 12:172-185.
  • Starrett J.* and Waters E.R. 2007 Positive natural selection has driven the evolution of the Hsp70s in Diguetia spiders. Biology Letters 3:439-444.
  • Lee U., Rioflorido I. *, Hong S.W., Larkindale J., Waters E., Vierling E. 2007 The Arabidopsis ClpB/Hsp100 family of proteins: Chaperones for stress and chloroplast development. The Plant Journal 49:115-127.
  • Waters, E.R. 2006 The origin of land plants: Evolutionary. Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science (Invited Review). 1:1, 1-4 (DOI:10/E-EPCS-120010469). Taylor and Francis, New York.
  • Waters, E.R. Molecular Adaptation and The Origin of Land Plants. 2003 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 29: 456-463.
  • Waters, E.R. M. Hohn, I. Ahel, M. D. Adams, M. Barnstead, K. Y. Beeson, L. Bibbs, R. Bolanos, M. Keller, K. Kretz, X. Lin, E. Mathur, J. Ni, M. Podar, T. Richardson, G. G. Sutton, D. Söll, K. Stetter, J. Short, and M. Noordewier. 2003. The genome of Nanoarchaeum equitans: Insights into early archaeal evolution and derived parasitism. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA.100:12984-12988. This paper was chosen as an Editor’s Choice in Science Oct 31 2003 302:747.
  • McDade, L.A., Masta, S. E., Moody, M.L. and E. Waters. 2000. Phylogenetic Relationships among Acanthaceae: Evidence from Two Genomes. Systematic Botany. 25:06-121
  • Waters, E. R. and E. Vierling 1999 Chloroplast small heat shock proteins: Evidence for atypical evolution of an organelle-localized protein. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96:14394-14399
  • Basha, E. M., E. R. Waters and E. Vierling. 1999. Triticum aestivum cDNAs homologous to nuclear-encoded mitochondrion-localized small heat shock proteins. Plant Science 141:93-103.
  • Waters, E. R. and E. Vierling. 1999. The diversification of plant cytosolic small heat shock proteins preceded the divergence of Mosses. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 16:127-139.
  • Waters, E. R. and B. A. Schaal. 1996. Heat shock induces a loss of rDNA repeats in Brassica nigra. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93:1449-1452.
  • Waters, E. R., G. J. Lee and E. Vierling. 1996. Evolution, structure and function of the small heat shock proteins in plants. Journal of Experimental Botany 47: 325-338.
  • Waters, E. R. and E. Vierling. 1996. Molecular Adaptation: A phylogenetic approach to the evolution of the small heat shock proteins in plants. Proceeding of the US-Japan Binational Workshop in Molecular Evolution, Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics. pp. 229-236.
  • Waters, E. R. and B. A. Schaal. 1996. Gene conversion has not occurred in the Brassica triangle. Genome 39:150-154.
  • Waters, E. R. 1995. The molecular evolution of the small heat shock proteins in plants. Genetics 141:785-795.
  • Waters, E. R. 1995. An evaluation of the usefulness of the small heat shock genes for phylogenetic analysis in plants. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 82: 278-295.
  • Waters, E. R. and B. A. Schaal. 1991. No variation is detected in the chloroplast genome of Pinus torreyana. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 21:1832-1835.
  • Waters, E. R. and U. Blum. 1987. Effects of single and multiple exposures of ferulic acid Journal of Botany 74:1635-1645.

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