• 701 Citations

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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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Research Output

Draft genomes of two artocarpus plants, jackfruit (A. heterophyllus) and breadfruit (A. altilis)

Sahu, S. K., Liu, M., Yssel, A., Kariba, R., Muthemba, S., Jiang, S., Song, B., Hendre, P. S., Muchugi, A., Jamnadass, R., Kao, S. M., Featherston, J., Zerega, N. J. C., Xu, X., Yang, H., Van Deynze, A., Van de Peer, Y., Liu, X. & Liu, H., Jan 2020, In : Genes. 11, 1, 27.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Delimitation of the new tribe parartocarpeae (Moraceae) is supported by a 333-gene phylogeny and resolves tribal level moraceae taxonomy

    Zerega, N. J. C. & Gardner, E. M., Jan 23 2019, In : Phytotaxa. 388, 4, p. 253-265 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations

    Genetic Diversity of Bangladeshi Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) over Time and Across Seedling Sources

    Witherup, C., Zuberi, M. I., Hossain, S. & Zerega, N. J. C., Jun 15 2019, In : Economic Botany. 73, 2, p. 233-248 16 p.

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  • 1 Scopus citations

    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.

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  • 9 Scopus citations

    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 2018, In : American Journal of Botany. 105, 3, p. 404-416 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 10 Scopus citations