Dr Richard J Gornall

Senior Lecturer

Director of the Botanic Garden

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Adrian Building, Room 324

Tel: 3394 (internal)

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3394 - Herbarium office

Tel: +44 (0)116 271 2933 - Botanic Garden

Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2791

Email: rjg@leicester.ac.uk

Personal details

Websites

Teaching

  • BS-1070 Adaptation & Diversity
  • BS-2078 Field Guide to Evolution
  • BS-3073 Molecular Ecology & Evolution

Publications

Taxonomic study of the Saxifragaceae sensu lato

A taxonomic study of the Saxifragaceae sensu lato, using morphological, anatomical and chemical data, and including a formal revision of the tropical SE Asiatic genus Quintinia, cytological and isozyme studies of Parnassia populations in the British Isles and, in collaboration with Professor SR Jensen (University of Copenhagen) and Professor BA Bohm (University of British Columbia), a study of the iridoid and flavonoid chemistries of southern hemisphere members of the family).

Al-Shammary KIA, Gornall RJ. 1994. Trichome anatomy of the Saxifragaceae s.l. from the southern hemisphere. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 114: 99-131.

Culham A, Gornall RJ. 1994. The taxonomic significance of napthoquinones in the Droseraceae. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 22: 507-515.

Fairbairn R, Gornall RJ. 1994. Saxifraga x novacastelensis R Fairbairn and Gornall, hybrida nova; Saxifraga x rayei R Fairbairn and Gornall, hybrida nova. Saxifrage Magazine 2: 75-79.

Gornall RJ. 1994. Some aspects of hybridisation in the genus Saxifraga. Saxifrage Magazine 2: 17-22.

Gornall RJ. 1995. Saxifraga. In: Cullen J et al, ed. The European Garden Flora. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 251-280.

Gornall RJ, Al-Shammary KIA. Bauera. In: Cutler DF, Gregory M, ed. Anatomy of the dicotyledons. Oxford: Oxford University Press, in press.

Gornall RJ, Al-Shammary KIA. Escalloniaceae s.l. In: Cutler DF, Gregory M, ed. Anatomy of the dicotyledons. Oxford: Oxford University Press, in press.

Soltis DE, Kuzoff RK, Conti E, Gornall RJ, Ferguson K. 1996. matK and rbcL gene sequence data indicate that Saxifraga (Saxifragaceae) is polyphyletic. American Journal of Botany 83: 371-382.

Wentworth JE, Gornall RJ. 1996. Cytogenetic evidence for autopolyploidy in Parnassia palustris. New Phytologist 134: in press.

Phytogeographic study of the Coriariaceae

A phytogeographical study of the Coriariaceae, using morphological and cpDNA evidence to reconstruct a phylogeny.

Thompson PN, Gornall RJ. 1995. Breeding systems in Coriaria (Coriariaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 117: 293-304.

Cytological catalogue of the British and Irish flora

A database containing details of chromosome counts made on indigenous material of vascular plant species native to the flora of the British Isles. Data include chromosome number, meiotic behaviour, population localities and full literature reference. Project conducted in collaboration with Dr JP Bailey.

Wentworth JE, Bailey JP, Gornall RJ. 1991. Contributions to a cytological catalogue of the British and Irish flora, 1. Watsonia 18: 415-417.

Hollingsworth PM, Gornall RJ, Bailey JP. 1992. Contributions to a cytological catalogue of the British and Irish flora, 2. Watsonia 19: 134-137.

Al-Bermani A-KKA, Al-Shammary KIA, Bailey JP, Gornall RJ. 1993. Contributions to a cytological catalogue of the British and Irish flora, 3. Watsonia 19: 269-271.

Dempsey RE, Gornall RJ, Bailey JP. 1994. Contributions to a cytological catalogue of the British and Irish flora, 4. Watsonia 20: 63-66.

Other publications

Demars BOL, Gornall RJ (2003) Identification of British species of Callitriche by means of isozymes, Watsonia 24 389-399

Gornall RJ (2002) Saxifragaceae In Preston CD, Pearman DA, Dines TD (eds) New atlas of the British and Irish flora pp 313-321 Oxford University Press

King RA, Gornall RJ, Preston CD, Croft JM (2002) Population differentiation of Potamogeton pectinatus in the Baltic Sea with reference to waterfowl dispersal. Molecular Ecology 11 1947-1956

King RA, Gornall RJ, Preston CD and Croft JM. 2001. Molecular confirmation of Potamogeton x bottnicus (P pectinatus x P vaginatus, Potamogetonaceae) in Britain. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 135: 67-70.

Pan J-T, Gornall RJ and Ohba H. 2001. Saxifraga. In: Wu Z-Y and Raven PH, ed. Flora of China, pp. 280-344. Beijing: Science Press.

Gornall RJ, Ohba H and Pan J-T 2000. New taxa, names and combinations in Saxifraga (Saxifragaceae) for the Flora of China. Novon 10: 375-377.

Gornall RJ. 1999. Population genetic structure in agamospermous plants. In: Hollingsworth PM, Bateman RM and Gornall RJ, ed. Molecular systematics and plant evolution, pp. 118-138. London: Taylor & Francis.

Hollingsworth PM, Bateman RM and Gornall RJ, eds. 1999. Molecular systematics and plant evolution. London, Taylor & Francis, pp. xvi + 485.

Preston CD, Hollingsworth PM and Gornall RJ. 1999. The distribution and habitat of Potamogeton x suecicus K Richt. (P filiformis Pers. x P pectinatus L). in the British Isles. Watsonia 22: 329-342.

Gornall RJ. 1998. i) Saxifragaceae. ii) Francoaceae. In: Cutler DF and Gregory M, ed. Anatomy of the dicotyledons, 2nd ed., pp. 192-200; 243-244. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Research

  • taxonomic and evolutionary studies in flowering plants
  • special interest in the Saxifragaceae
  • population genetics and molecular ecology of aquatic plants

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Department of Genetics
University of Leicester

Adrian Building
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3374
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378
E Mail: genetics@le.ac.uk

Head of Department
Professor Alison Goodall

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