Qualifications & Appointments
BSc, Biological Sciences,
A global overview of Habenariinae (Orchidoideae, Orchidaceae) using molecular phylogenetics.
Reconstructing a global pespective of the phylogenetic relationships amongst the genera included in Habenariinae, mostly using molecular techniques. Aiming for a better understanding of the relationships between the subtribes in Orchideae. Expanding the molecular phylogeny of the former Diseae started by Douzery et al. (1999). Adding material to the DNA databank and managing two DNA bank staff.
Selected Recent Publications
- Williams, N. H., Chase, M. W., Fulcher, T.K., & Whitten, W. M. (2001). Molecular systematics of the Oncidiinae based on evidence from four DNA sequence regions: expanded circumscriptions of Cyrtochilum, Erycina, Otoglossum, and Trichocentrum and a new genus (Orchidaceae). Lindleyana 16 (2): 113-139.
- Fulcher, T.K. & Chase, M.W. (2005). Plastid matK and Nuclear Ribosomal (ITS) Analyses of Orchideae (Orchidaceae) with an emphasis on Diseae and Habenariinae. Submitted
Selected Earlier Publications
- Lane, A.N. & Fulcher, T.K. (1995). 1H NMR Relaxation and NOEs in Nucleic Acids. J. Magn. Reson. Ser B 107: 35-42.
- Fulcher, T.K., Beatty, J.T., & Jones, M.R (1998). Demonstration of the key role played by the PufX protein in the functional and structural organisation of native and hybrid bacterial photosynthetic core complexes. J. Bact. 130: 642-646.