• 596 Citations
19982019
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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
jackfruits Agriculture & Biology
Artocarpus heterophyllus Agriculture & Biology
phylogenetics Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1998 2019

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
new tribe
Moraceae
phylogeny
taxonomy
phylogenetics

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

Witherup, C., Zuberi, M. I., Hossain, S. & Zerega, N. J. C., Jan 1 2019, In : Economic Botany.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artocarpus heterophyllus
jackfruits
genetic variation
seedlings
crops
4 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