• 568 Citations
19982018
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Research Interests

Uses phylogenomic, collections-based, and experimental field approaches to explore the evolution and genetic diversity of underutilized crops and their wild relatives, pollination, biogeography, and taxonomic revisionary work. Also interested in applying findings to conservation of plant genomic resources. 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Biology/Plant Resources, PhD, New York University (NYU) and the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), NY, NY

… → 2003

Biology, MS, New York University

… → 1998

Biology, BA, Truman State University

… → 1995

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Moraceae Agriculture & Biology
Artocarpus Agriculture & Biology
breadfruits Agriculture & Biology
Artocarpus altilis Agriculture & Biology
phylogeny Agriculture & Biology
pollination Agriculture & Biology
biogeography Agriculture & Biology
Phylogeny Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1998 2018

3 Citations (Scopus)

A flower in fruit’s clothing: Pollination of jackfruit (artocarpus heterophyllus, moraceae) by a new species of gall midge, clinodiplosis ultracrepidata sp. Nov. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)

Gardner, E. M., Gagné, R. J., Kendra, P. E., Montgomery, W. S., Raguso, R. A., McNeil, T. T. & Zerega, N. J. C., May 1 2018, In : International Journal of Plant Sciences. 179, 5, p. 350-367 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinodiplosis
Artocarpus heterophyllus
jackfruits
Moraceae
Cecidomyiidae
3 Citations (Scopus)

Allele phasing has minimal impact on phylogenetic reconstruction from targeted nuclear gene sequences in a case study of Artocarpus

Kates, H. R., Johnson, M. G., Gardner, E. M., Zerega, N. J. C. & Wickett, N. J., Mar 1 2018, In : American Journal of Botany. 105, 3, p. 404-416 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artocarpus
allele
Alleles
case studies
alleles

A transcriptome screen for positive selection in domesticated breadfruit and its wild relatives (Artocarpus spp.)

Laricchia, K. M., Johnson, M. G., Ragone, D., Williams, E. W., Zerega, N. J. C. & Wickett, N. J., May 1 2018, In : American Journal of Botany. 105, 5, p. 915-926 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artocarpus
breadfruits
wild relatives
Transcriptome
transcriptome
1 Citation (Scopus)

Grow us our daily bread: A review of breadfruit cultivation in traditional and contemporary systems

Lincoln, N. K., Ragone, D., Zerega, N. J. C., Roberts-Nkrumah, L. B., Merlin, M. & Jones, A. M. P., Jan 1 2018, Horticultural Reviews, Volume 46. wiley, p. 299-384 86 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Artocarpus
breadfruits
Bread
breads
Pacific Ocean Islands

Origin and diversity of an underutilized fruit tree crop, cempedak (Artocarpus integer, Moraceae)

Wang, M. M. H., Gardner, E. M., Chung, R. C. K., Chew, M. Y., Milan, A. R., Pereira, J. T. & Zerega, N. J. C., May 1 2018, In : American Journal of Botany. 105, 5, p. 898-914 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artocarpus integer
Artocarpus
Moraceae
Malaysia
fruit trees