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Book Chapter
R. D. Firn and C. G. Jones, “The evolution of plant biochemistry and the implications for physiology”, in A. R. Hemsley and I. Poole (eds.). Evolution of Plant Physiology, 2004, p. 67-83.
C. G. Jones and R. D. Firn, “On the evolution of plant secondary chemical diversity”, in W. G. Chaloner, J. L. Harper, and J. H. Lawton (eds.). The Evolutionary Interaction of Animals and Plants, 1991, p. 97-104.
Journal Article
R. D. Firn and C. G. Jones, “Avenues of discovery in bioprospecting”, Nature, vol. 393, p. 617, 1998.
R. D. Firn and C. G. Jones, “A Darwinian view of metabolism: Molecular properties determine fitness”, J. Exp. Bot., vol. 60, p. 719-726, 2009.
R. D. Firn and C. G. Jones, “Do we need a new hypothesis to explain plant VOC emissions?”, Trends Plant Sci., vol. 11, p. 112-113, 2006.
C. G. Jones and R. D. Firn, “On the evolution of plant secondary chemical diversity”, Phil. Trans. Royal Society, London, UK., vol. B. 333, p. 273-280, 1991.
R. D. Firn and C. G. Jones, “The evolution of secondary metabolism - a unifying model”, Mol. Microbiol., vol. 37, p. 989-994, 2000.
R. D. Firn and C. G. Jones, “An explanation of secondary product "redundancy"”, Recent Adv. Phytochem, vol. 30, p. 295-312, 1996.
R. D. Firn and C. G. Jones, “Natural products - A simple model to explain chemical diversity”, Royal Soc. Chem. Natural Products Reports, vol. 20, p. 382-391, 2003.
R. D. Firn and C. G. Jones, “Plants may talk, but can they hear?”, Trends Ecol. Evol., vol. 10, p. 371, 1995.
R. D. Firn and C. G. Jones, “Response to Pichersky, Sharkey and Gershenzon: Correcting a misconception about the Screening Hypothesis”, Trends Plant Sci., vol. 11, p. 422, 2006.
R. D. Firn and C. G. Jones, “Secondary metabolism and the risks of genetically modified organisms”, Nature, vol. 400, p. 13-14, 1999.

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