Charles Delwiche
Contact Info
Phone: 301.405.8300
Fax: 301.314.9082
Charles Delwiche
Affiliate Professor
Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics

Graduate Program Affiliations

  • BISI-Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics (BEES)
  • BISI-Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, & Genomics (CBBG)
  • BISI-Molecular & Cellular Biology (MOCB)

Research Interests

We study early events in the evolution of plants, particularly the endosymbiotic origin of plastids (chloroplasts), and the origin of land plants (i.e., embryophytes) from green algae, using molecular systematic and genomic methods--an approach that is now sometimes called phylogenomics. We combine modern molecular methods, including gene and genome sequencing, computer analysis, and a variety of instrumental methods, with more classical methods and field work. By comparing the properties of living organisms we can gain insight into their common ancestors. In our work on the evolution of chloroplasts we have primarily concentrated on dinoflagellates, but have also worked on haptophytes and heterokonts. Our work on the origin of land plants primarily emphasizes the Charophyte Green Algae (also called Streptophytes).


Education

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1990. Plant molecular systematics and plastid evolution.


All Publications

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Latest Publications via PubMed

Ott BM,Litaker RW,Holland WC,Delwiche CF
PLoS One. 2022;17(2):e0264143. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0264143. Epub 2022 Feb 25
Delwiche CF
Curr Biol. 2021 Jul 12;31(13):R843-R845. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.05.059. Epub
Phipps S,Delwiche CF,Bisson MA
J Phycol. 2021 Jun;57(3):1004-1013. doi: 10.1111/jpy.13166. Epub 2021 May 21
Phipps S,Goodman CA,Delwiche CF,Bisson MA
J Phycol. 2021 Jun;57(3):1014-1025. doi: 10.1111/jpy.13160. Epub 2021 Apr 28
Tengs T,Delwiche CF,Monceyron Jonassen C
J Gen Virol. 2021 Mar;102(3):. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.001551. Epub 2021 Jan 11
Del Cortona A,Jackson CJ,Bucchini F,Van Bel M,D'hondt S,Škaloud P,Delwiche CF,Knoll AH,Raven JA,Verbruggen H,Vandepoele K,De Clerck O,Leliaert F
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Feb 4;117(5):2551-2559. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1910060117. Epub 2020 Jan 7
Nishiyama T,Sakayama H,de Vries J,Buschmann H,Saint-Marcoux D,Ullrich KK,Haas FB,Vanderstraeten L,Becker D,Lang D,Vosolsobě S,Rombauts S,Wilhelmsson PKI,Janitza P,Kern R,Heyl A,Rümpler F,Villalobos LIAC,Clay JM,Skokan R,Toyoda A,Suzuki Y,Kagoshima H,Schijlen E,Tajeshwar N,Catarino B,Hetherington AJ,Saltykova A,Bonnot C,Breuninger H,Symeonidi A,Radhakrishnan GV,Van Nieuwerburgh F,Deforce D,Chang C,Karol KG,Hedrich R,Ulvskov P,Glöckner G,Delwiche CF,Petrášek J,Van de Peer Y,Friml J,Beilby M,Dolan L,Kohara Y,Sugano S,Fujiyama A,Delaux PM,Quint M,Theißen G,Hagemann M,Harholt J,Dunand C,Zachgo S,Langdale J,Maumus F,Van Der Straeten D,Gould SB,Rensing SA
Cell. 2018 Jul 12;174(2):448-464.e24. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.06.033. Epub
Grattepanche JD,Walker LM,Ott BM,Paim Pinto DL,Delwiche CF,Lane CE,Katz LA
Bioessays. 2018 Apr;40(4):e1700198. doi: 10.1002/bies.201700198. Epub 2018 Mar 7
Delwiche CF,Goodman CA,Chang C
Cell. 2017 Oct 5;171(2):265-266. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.09.036. Epub
Janouškovec J,Gavelis GS,Burki F,Dinh D,Bachvaroff TR,Gornik SG,Bright KJ,Imanian B,Strom SL,Delwiche CF,Waller RF,Fensome RA,Leander BS,Rohwer FL,Saldarriaga JF
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jan 10;114(2):E171-E180. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1614842114. Epub 2016 Dec 27
Van de Poel B,Cooper ED,Van Der Straeten D,Chang C,Delwiche CF
Plant Physiol. 2016 Sep;172(1):533-45. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.00299. Epub 2016 Aug 3
Bentlage B,Rogers TS,Bachvaroff TR,Delwiche CF
J Eukaryot Microbiol. 2016 Jan-Feb;63(1):123-37. doi: 10.1111/jeu.12261. Epub 2015 Sep 12
Mendez GS,Delwiche CF,Apt KE,Lippmeier JC
J Eukaryot Microbiol. 2015 Sep-Oct;62(5):679-87. doi: 10.1111/jeu.12230. Epub 2015 Jun 8
Gibbons TR,Mount SM,Cooper ED,Delwiche CF
BMC Bioinformatics. 2015 Aug 28;16:274. doi: 10.1186/s12859-015-0690-1. Epub 2015 Aug 28
Gibbons TR,Mount SM,Cooper ED,Delwiche CF
BMC Bioinformatics. 2015 Jul 10;16:218. doi: 10.1186/s12859-015-0625-x. Epub 2015 Jul 10