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Jose L Panero

Associate Professor, Associate Director (Academic)
Department of Integrative Biology, Plant Resources Center


Phone: 512-232-1990

Office Location

Postal Address
205 W 24TH ST
AUSTIN, TX 78712

Research Summary:

As a plant systematist, Dr. Panero is interested in the distribution, diversity, and evolution of flowering plants. His research focuses on the elucidation of phylogenetic relationships among Neotropical members of the sunflower family (Asteraceae) using traditional and molecular techniques. Another important activity of the lab and the University of Texas Herbarium is the documentation of the floristic diversity of the southwestern USA and Mexico.



Jayasena, A.S., Fisher, M.F., Panero, J.L., Secco, D., Bernath-Levin, K., Berkovitz, O., Taylor,

            N.L., Schilling, E.E., Whelan, J., Mylne, J.S. Stepwise evolution of a buried inhibitor

            peptide over 45 million years. Mol. Biol. Evol.

Jara-Arancio, P., Vidal, P.M., Panero, J.L., Marticorena, A., Arancio, G., Arroyo, M.T.K., 2017,

            Phylogenetic reconstruction of the South American genus Leucheria Lag. (Asteraceae,

            Nassauvieae) based on nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequences. Plant Syst. Evol. 303, 221-232.


Panero, J.L., Crozier, B.S., 2016. Macroevolutionary dynamics in the early diversification of

            Asteraceae. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 99, 116-132.

Rivera, V.L., Ferreira, S.C., Panero, J.L., 2016. Trichogoniinae, a new subtribe of

            Eupatorieae (Asteraceae). Phytotaxa 260, 296-300.

Moraes, M.D. Panero, J.L., 2016. A phylogeny of Dimerostemma (Asteraceae, Heliantheae,

            Ecliptinae) based on the ITS and ETS. Phytotaxa 245, 289-296.

Panero, J.L. 2016. Phylogenetic uncertainty and fossil calibration of Asteraceae chronograms.

            Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 113 E411


Schilling, E.E., Scott, R.W., Panero, J.L., 2015. A revised infrageneric classification of Brickellia

            (Asteraceae, Eupatorieae). Phytotaxa 234, 151-158.

Rivera, V.L., Panero, J.L., Schilling, E.E., Crozier, B.S., D. Moraes, M. 2015. Origins and

            recent radiation of Brazilian Eupatorieae (Asteraceae) in the eastern Cerrado and Atlantic

            Forest. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 97, 90-100

Schilling, E.E., Panero, J.L., Crozier, B.S., Scott, R., Davila, P. 2015. Bricklebush

            (Brickellia) phylogeny reveals dimensions of the great Asteraceae radiation in Mexico.

            Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 85, 161-170.


Saldivia, P., Faundez, L., Marticorena, A., Panero, J.L., 2014. Kieslingia chilensis

            (Asteraceae: Astereae), a new genus and species from northern Chile. Phytotaxa 177, 280-


Panero, J.L., Freire, S.E., Ariza Espinar, L., Crozier, B.S., Barboza, G.E., Cantero, J.J., 2014.

            Resolution of deep nodes yields an improved backbone phylogeny and a new basal

            lineage to study early evolution of Asteraceae. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 80, 43-53.

Tippery, N.P., Schilling, E.E., Panero, J.L., Les, D.H., Williams, C.S., 2014.

            Independent origins of aquatic Eupatorieae (Asteraceae). Syst. Bot. 39, 1217-1225

Elliott, A.G., Delay, C., Liu, H., Phua, Z., Rosengren, K.J., Benfield, A.H., Panero, J.L.,

            Colgrave, M.L., Jayasena, A.S., Dunse, K.M., Anderson, M.A., Schilling, E.E., Ortiz-

            Barrientos, D., Craik, D.J., Mylne, J.S., 2014. Evolutionary origins of a bioactive peptide

            buried within preproalbumin. The Plant Cell. DOI:10.1105/tpc.114.123620.


Panero, J.L., Freire, S.E., 2013. Paquirea, a new Andean genus for Chucoa lanceolata

            (Asteraceae, Mutisioideae, Onoserideae). Phytoneuron 2013-11, 1-5.

Schilling, E. E., Panero, J.L., Crozier, B.S., Davila Aranda, P. 2013. Relationships of

            Asanthus (Asteraceae, Eupatorieae). Systematic Botany 38, 253-258.


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