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Alan W Meerow
Subtropical Horticulture Research
Research Geneticist (Plants)

Phone: (786) 573-7075
Fax: (786) 573-7100
13601 OLD CUTLER ROAD
MIAMI, FL, 33158-0000

Projects
Genetic Characterization, Genetic Improvement, and Best Horticultural Management Practices for Subtropical/Tropical Ornamental Germplasm
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424999
PHYLOGEOGRAPHY AND CONSERVATION GENETICS OF THE CARIBBEAN ZAMIA CLADE: AN INTEGRATED SYSTEMATIC APPROACH
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 421089

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
When species trees collide: phylogeny and historical biogeography of the cocosoid palms (Arecaceae, Arecoideae, Cocoseae) inferred from sequences of six WRKY gene family loci - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Sep-14)
Exploration of reticulate evolution in Amaryllidaceae tribe Hippeastreae (Asparagales) using sequence capture and NGS of low-copy nuclear markers - (Abstract Only) - (31-Jul-14)
The Florida Series of Hybrid Amaryllis: Five New Hippeastrum Cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jul-14)
Conserved genetic regions across angiosperms as tools to develop single-copy nuclear markers in gymnosperms: an example using cycads - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salas-Leiva, D., Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J., Calonje, M., Griffith, P.M., Stevenson, D.W., Nakamura, K. 2014. Conserved genetic regions across angiosperms as tools to develop single-copy nuclear markers in gymnosperms: an example using cycads. Molecular Ecology Resources. 14:831-845.
Phylogeography and conservation genetics of the Caribbean Zamia clade: an integrated systematic approach with SSRs and single copy nuclear genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (18-Nov-13)
Nutrient uptake of ornamental plants exposed to arsenic in hydroponic solution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reed, S.T., Ayala Silva, T., Dunn, C.B., Gord0n, G., Meerow, A.W. 2013. Nutrient uptake of ornamental plants exposed to arsenic in hydroponic solution. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol 5 No.12;2013 ISSN 1916-9752 E-ISSN 1916-9760.
Screening ornamentals for their potential as As Accumulator Plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reed, S.T., Ayala Silva, T., Dunn, C.B., Gordon, G. 2013. Screening ornamentals for their potential as As Accumulator Plants. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences. doi:10.5539/jas.v5n10p20 http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jas.v5n10p20.
Phylogeny of the cycads based on multiple single copy nuclear genes: congruence of concatenation and species tree inference methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salas-Leiva, D., Meerow, A.W., Calonje, M., Griffith, P., Francisco-Ortega, J., Nakamura, K., Lewis, C.E., Namoff, S. 2013. Phylogeny of the cycads based on multiple single copy nuclear genes: congruence of concatenation and species tree inference methods. Annals Of Botany. Annals of Botany (2013): doi: 10.1093/aob/mct192..
Testing deep reticulate evolution in Amaryllidaceae Tribe Hippeastreae (Asparagales) with ITS and chloroplast sequence data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, N., Meerow, A.W., Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S. 2014. Testing deep reticulate evolution in Amaryllidaceae Tribe Hippeastreae (Asparagales) with ITS and chloroplast sequence data. Systematic Botany. 39:75-89.
Analysis of sesquiterpene distributions in leaves, branches, and trunks of avocado (Persea americana Mill.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Schnell, E.Q., Schnell, R.J., Heath, R., Meerow, A.W., Kendra, P.E. 2013. Analysis of sesquiterpene distributions in leaves, branches, and trunks of avocado (Persea americana Mill.). American Journal of Plant Sciences. Am. J. Plant Sci. 4 (4): 922-931.
The corona of the daffodil Narcissus bulbocodium is distinct from the orthodox floral whorls. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Waters, M.T., Tiley, A.M., Kramer, E.M., Meerow, A.W., Langdale, J.A., Scotland, R.A. 2013. The corona of the daffodil Narcissus bulbocodium is distinct from the orthodox floral whorls.. Plant Journal. doi: 10.1111/tpj.12150.
The coontie’s new clothes: asymmetric genetic diversification within Zamia (Cycadales: Zamiaceae) on Puerto Rico, and an hypothesis of multiple introductions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J., Calonje, M., Ayala Silva, T., Griffith, P., Stevenson, D., Nakamura, K. 2012. The coontie’s new clothes: asymmetric genetic diversification within Zamia (Cycadales: Zamiaceae) on Puerto Rico, and an hypothesis of multiple introductions. American Journal of Botany. 99:1828-1839.
Can phylogeny predict chemical diversity and potential medicinal activity of plants? A case study of Amaryllidaceae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ronsted, N., Symonds, M.R., Birkholm, T., Christensen, S., Meerow, A.W., Molander, M., Molgaard, P., Petersen, G., Rasmussen, N., Van Staden, J., Stafford, G.I., Jager, A.K. 2012. Can phylogeny predict chemical diversity and potential medicinal activity of plants? A case study of Amaryllidaceae. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 1471-2148/12/182.
Cycad biodiversity in the Bahama Archipelago and conservation genetics of the Critically Endangered Zamia lucayana (Zamiaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calonje, M., Meerow, A.W., Knowles, L., Knowles, D., Griffith, P., Nakamura, K., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2013. Cycad biodiversity in the Bahama Archipelago and conservation genetics of the Critically Endangered Zamia lucayana (Zamiaceae). Oryx, The International Journal of Conservation. Oryx 47:190-198.
Comparative patterns of genetic variation among populations of the Zamia pumila L. complex across three islands of the Greater Antilles - (Abstract Only) - (15-Jun-12)
Phylogenetic analysis of six WRKY transcription factor loci across the spiny cocosoid palm subtribes Bactridinae and Elaeidinae (Areceaceae, Cocoseae),and comparison of several gene tree/species tree reconciliation approaches - (Abstract Only) - (15-Jun-12)
A molecular phylogeny of Zamia L.: a multi-gene approach using single-copy nuclear genes - (Abstract Only) - (15-Jun-12)
Hard Incongruence Between ITS and Plastid Phylogenetic Trees in Amaryllidaceae Tribe Hippeastreae (Asparagales) - (Abstract Only) - (15-Jun-12)
Molecular Systematics of Threatened Seed Plant Species Endemic in the Caribbean Islands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oleas, N., Jestrow, B., Calonje, M., Peguero, B., Jiménez, F., Rodríguez-Peña, R., Oviedo, R., Santiago-Valentín, E., Meerow, A.W., Abdo, M., Maunder, M., Griffith, P., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2013. Molecular Systematics of Threatened Seed Plant Species Endemic in the Caribbean Islands. Botanical Review. DOI: doi:10.1007/s12229-013-9130-y.
A Floral Transcriptome for Hippeastrum (Amaryllidaceae) - (Abstract Only) - (30-May-12)
Genetic diversity and conservation of Ipomoea microdactyla (Convolvulaceae) – An endemic vine from the Bahamas, Cuba, and Southeastern Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geiger, J., Meerow, A.W., Lewis, C., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2012. Genetic diversity and conservation of Ipomoea microdactyla (Convolvulaceae) – An endemic vine from the Bahamas, Cuba, and Southeastern Florida. Plant Species Biology. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-1984.2012.00381.x.
Genetic diversity, population structure, conservation and utilization of Theobroma cacao L., genetic resources in the Dominican Republic Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boza, E.J., Irish, B.M., Meerow, A.W., Rodriguez, O.A., Ventura-Lopez, M., Gomez, J.A., Moore, J.M., Zhang, D., Motamayor, J.C., Schnell Ii, R.J. 2012. Genetic diversity, population structure, conservation and utilization of Theobroma cacao L., genetic resources in the Dominican Republic. Tree Genetics and Genomes. Available:http://www.bionity.com/en/publications/424313/genetic-diversity-conservation-and-utilization-of-theobroma-cacao-l-genetic-resources-in-the-dominican-republic.html.
What is the Conservation Value of a Plant in a Botanic Garden? Using Indicators to Improve Management of Ex Situ Collections - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cibrian-Jaramillo, A., Hird, A., Oleas, N., Ma, H., Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J., Griffith, P.M. 2013. What is the Conservation Value of a Plant in a Botanic Garden? Using Indicators to Improve Management of Ex Situ Collections. Botanical Review. DOI 10.1007/s12229-013-9120-0.
Race, Interracial Admixture and Genetic Differentiation of Avocado (Persea americana Mill) - (Abstract Only)
Boza, E.J., Tondo, C.L., Kuhn, D.N., Meerow, A.W., Moore, M.J., Campbell, R., Ledesma, N., Gutierrez, O.A., Schnell, R.J. 2012. Race, Interracial Admixture and Genetic Differentiation of Avocado (Persea americana Mill). Meeting Abstract. Supplement of HortScience Volume 47(9) September 2012.
From East Gondwana to Central America: Historical biogeography of the Alstroemeriaceae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chacon, J., De Assis, M.C., Meerow, A.W., Renner, S.S. 2012. From East Gondwana to Central America: Historical biogeography of the Alstroemeriaceae. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02749.x.
Evidence of bottleneck and isolation by distance in an endangered species from the Tropical Andean hotspot Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oleas, N.H., Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2012. Evidence of bottleneck and isolation by distance in an endangered species from the Tropical Andean hotspot. Journal of Heredity. 103(4):557–569.
Molecular markers and conservation of plant species in Latin America: the case of Phaedranassa viridflora (Amaryllidaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oleas, N.H., Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2013. Molecular markers and conservation of plant species in Latin America: the case of Phaedranassa viridflora (Amaryllidaceae). Botanical Review. DOI: DOI 10.1007/s12229-013-9125-8 (web: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12229-013-9125-8).
Molecular Characterization and Genetic Structure in Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) Using Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) Markers - (Abstract Only)
Boza, E.J., Tondo, C.L., Kuhn, D.N., Meerow, A.W., Moore, J.M., Campbell, R.J., Ledesma, N., Gutierrez, O.A., Schnell, R.J. 2012. Molecular Characterization and Genetic Structure in Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) Using Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) Markers. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference, January 14-18, 2012, San Diego, CA.
Optimization of a SNP assay for Genotyping Theobroma cacao under field conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Livingstone, D., Freeman, B.L., Motamayor, J.C., Schnell Ii, R.J., Royaert, S.E., Takrama, J., Meerow, A.W., Kuhn, D.N. 2011. Optimization of a SNP assay for Genotyping Theobroma cacao under field conditions. Molecular Breeding. DOI 10.1007/s11032-011-9596-4.
The genetic mosiac of iris series Hexagonae in Florida: inferences on the Holocene history of the Louisiana irises and anthropogenic effects on their distribution. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Gideon, M., Kuhn, D.N., Mopper, S., Nakamura, K. 2011. The genetic mosiac of iris series Hexagonae in Florida: inferences on the Holocene history of the Louisiana irises and anthropogenic effects on their distribution. International Journal of Plant Science. 172(8):1026-1052.
Expanded nrDNA ITS/5.8S phylogeny for Amaryllidaceae tribe Hippeastreae (Asparagales) - (Abstract Only) - (14-Apr-11)
Evolutionary history of Arecaccea tribe Cocoseae inferred from seven WRKY transcription factors - (Abstract Only) - (13-Apr-11)
Comparative patterns of genetic variation among populations of the Zamia pumila L. complex across three islands of the Greater Antilles - (Abstract Only) - (13-Apr-11)
Chapter II. Taxonomy and Phylogeny - (Book / Chapter)
Meerow, A.W. 2012. Chapter II. Taxonomy and Phylogeny. Book Chapter. (2):17-55.
Coconut, date and oil palm genomics - (Book / Chapter)
Meerow, A.W., Krueger, R., Singh, R., Ti, L.L., Ithnin, M., Li, L.O. 2012. Coconut, date and oil palm genomics. In: Schnell, R.J, Priyadarsham, P.M., editors. Genomics of Tree Crops. New York, NY: Springer. p. 299-351.
Molecular fingerprinting of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) genetic resources in the Dominican Republic - (Abstract Only)
2011. Molecular fingerprinting of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) genetic resources in the Dominican Republic. Meeting Abstract. XIX Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference, January 11-15, 2011, San Diego, CA..
Field Notes: Tunera diffusa 'Luisa' - (Trade Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Ayala Silva, T., Irish, B.M. 2011. Field Notes: Tunera diffusa 'Luisa'. American Nurseryman. P.38.
'Luisa' Turnera Holds Great Potential - (Trade Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Ayala Silva, T., Irish, B.M. 2011. 'Luisa' Turnera Holds Great Potential. Greenhouse Grower Magazine. http://www.greenhousegrower.com/magazine/?storyid=4203.
Sweet drinks are made of this: Conservation genetics of an endemic palm species from the Dominican Republic - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Namoff, S., Veloz, A., Jimenez, F., Rodriguez-Pena, R.A., Peguero, B., Lewis, C., Moynihan, J., Abdo, M., Maunder, M., Meerow, A.W., Von Wettberg, E., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2010. Sweet drinks are made of this: Conservation genetics of an endemic palm species from the Dominican Republic. Journal of Heredity. 102:1-10.
Turnera diffusa 'Luisa', a drought tolerant small shrub for warm climates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Ayala Silva, T., Irish, B.M. 2010. Turnera diffusa 'Luisa', a drought tolerant small shrub for warm climates. HortScience. 45(12):1895-1896.
Phylogenetic selection of target species in Amaryllidaceae tribe Haemantheae for acetylcholinesterase inhibition and affinity to the serotonin reuptake transport protein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bay-Smidt, M.B., Jager, A.K., Krydsfeldt, K., Meerow, A.W., Stafford, G.I., Van Staden, Ronsted, N. 2010. Phylogenetic selection of target species in Amaryllidaceae tribe Haemantheae for acetylcholinesterase inhibition and affinity to the serotonin reuptake transport protein. South African Journal of Botany. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2010.07.016.
A comparison of the morphological and physiochemical characteristics of 14 carambola cultivars - (Abstract Only)
Ayala Silva, T., Gordon, G.G., Schnell Ii, R.J., Meerow, A.W., Moore, J.M., Winterstein, M.C. 2011. A comparison of the morphological and physiochemical characteristics of 14 carambola cultivars. Florida State Horticulture Society and Citrus Industry. 1.
Salinity tolerance and genetic variability in freshwater and brackish Iris hexagona colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pathikonda, S., Meerow, A.W., He, J., Mopper, S. 2010. Salinity tolerance and genetic variability in freshwater and brackish Iris hexagona colonies. American Journal of Botany. 97(9):1438-1443.
Evaluating Theobroma grandiflorum for comparative genomic studies with Theobroma cacao Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuhn, D.N., Figueira, A., Lopes, U., Motamayor, J., Meerow, A.W., Cariaga, K.A., Freeman, B.L., Livingstone, D., Schnell Ii, R.J. 2010. Evaluating Theobroma grandiflorum for comparative genomic studies with Theobroma cacao. Tree Genetics and Genomes. DOI 10.1007/s11295-010-0291-0
New combinations in Habranthus (Amaryllidaceae) in Mexico and Southwestern U.S.A. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flagg, R.O., Smith, G.L., Meerow, A.W. 2010. New combinations in Habranthus (Amaryllidaceae) in Mexico and Southwestern U.S.A. Novon. 20:33-34
The typification of Zamia erosa and the priority of that name over Z. amblyphyllidia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calonje, M., Meerow, A.W., Stevenson, D.W. 2010. The typification of Zamia erosa and the priority of that name over Z. amblyphyllidia. Taxon. 59(2) April 2010:637-642.
Tilting at windmills: 20 years of Hippeastrum breeding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W. 2010. Tilting at windmills: 20 years of Hippeastrum breeding. Israel Journal of Plants Sciences. 57:303-31.
Floral and macroecological evolution within Cyrtanthus (Amaryllidaceae) inferences from combined analyses of plastid ndhF and nrDNA ITS sequences - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Snijman, D.A., Meerow, A.W. 2010. Floral and macroecological evolution within Cyrtanthus (Amaryllidaceae) inferences from combined analyses of plastid ndhF and nrDNA ITS sequences. South African Journal of Botany. 76:217-238.
Development of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism markers in Theobroma cacao and comparison to Simple Sequence Repeat markers for genotyping of Cameroon clones. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Livingstone, D., Motamayor, J.C., Schnell Ii, R.J., Cariaga, K.A., Freeman, B.L., Meerow, A.W., Brown, J.S., Kuhn, D.N. 2011. Development of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism markers in Theobroma cacao and comparison to Simple Sequence Repeat markers for genotyping of Cameroon clones. Molecular Breeding. DOI 10.1007/s1 1032-010-9416-2
Phylogenetic analysis of seven WRKY genes across the palm subtribe Attaleinae (Areceaceae) identifies Syagrus as sister to the coconut - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Borrone, J.W., Couvreur, T.L., Mauro-Herrera, M., Hahn, W.J., Kuhn, D.N., Nakamura, K., Schnell Ii, R.J. 2009. Phylogenetic analysis of seven WRKY genes across the palm subtribe Attaleinae (Areceaceae) identifies Syagrus as sister to the coconut. PLoS One. DOI http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0007353
Population genetics of Zamia in Puerto Rico, a preliminary study with ten SSR loci - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J., Ayala Silva, T., Stevenson, D.W., Nakamura, K. 2012. Population genetics of Zamia in Puerto Rico, a preliminary study with ten SSR loci . Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 106 : 204 – 223.
Ambiguous genetic relationships among coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) cultivars: the effects of outcrossing, sample source and size, and method of analysis. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mauro-Herrera, M., Meerow, A.W., Perera, L., Russell, J., Schnell Ii, R.J. 2009. Ambiguous genetic relationships among coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) cultivars: the effects of outcrossing, sample source and size, and method of analysis.. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 57:203-217.
USDA-ARS Strategies to Address the Imminent Threat of Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt Disease to Avocados in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Kendra, P.E., Montgomery, W.S., Schnell, E.Q., Niogret, J., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Schnell Ii, R.J., Ayala Silva, T., Meerow, A.W., Winterstein, M.C. 2009. USDA-ARS strategies to address the imminent threat of redbay ambrosia beetle and laurel wilt disease to avocados in Florida. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Convergence or reticulation? Mosaic evolution in the canalized American Amaryllidaceae - (Proceedings) - (14-Jan-09)
Convergence or reticulation? Mosaic evolution in the canalized American Amaryllidaceae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W. 2010. Convergence or reticulation? Mosaic evolution in the canalized American Amaryllidaceae, in Seberg, O., Petersen, G., Barfod, A.S. and Davis, J.I. (eds.) Diversity, phylogeny and evolution in the monocotyledons, pp. 145-168. Aarhus University Press, Aarhus.
Eight microsatellite loci in Phaedranassa schizantha Baker (Amaryllidaceae) and cross-amplification in other Phaedranassa species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oleas, N.H., Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2009. Eight microsatellite loci in Phaedranassa schizantha Baker (Amaryllidaceae) and cross-amplification in other Phaedranassa species. Conservation Genetics. DOI 10.1007/s10592-009-9846-8.
A Study on the Morphological and PhysicoChemical Characteristics of Five Cooking Bananas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ayala Silva, T., Schnell Ii, R.J., Meerow, A.W., Brown, J.S., Gordon, G.G. 2009. A Study on the Morphological and PhysicoChemical Characteristics of Five Cooking Bananas. Journal of Agronomy. P.1-6.
The Tropical and Subtropical Germplasm Repositories of The National Germplasm System - (Abstract Only)
Ayala Silva, T., Schnell Ii, R.J., Meerow, A.W., Goenaga, R.J., Irish, B.M. 2008. The Tropical and Subtropical Germplasm Repositories of The National Germplasm System. Hortscience Proceedings.
Sscp Markers Provide a Useful Alternative to Microsatellites in Genotyping and Estimating Genetic Diversity in Populations and Germplasm Collections of Plant Specialty Crops. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuhn, D. N., J. C. Motamayor, A. W. Meerow, J. W. Borrone and R. J. Schnell. SSCP markers provide a useful alternative to microsatellites in genotyping and estimating genetic diversity in populations and germplasm collections of plant specialty crops. Electrophoresis29: 4096–4108 . 2008.
'Miami Sunrise', 'Miami Sunset', and Tangelo', three new cultivars of Tecoma guarume. - (Trade Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Ayala Silva, T. 2008. 'Miami Sunrise', 'Miami Sunset', and Tangelo', three new cultivars of Tecoma guarume. Ornamental Outlook.43:546–548.
Gene banks offer breeders access to germplasm: Germplasm collections help to preserve genetic diversity - (Trade Journal)
Robbins, J., Widrlechner, M.P., Olsen, R.T., Reed, S.M., Meerow, A.W., Hummer, K.E., Bretting, P.K., Allenstein, P., Krautmann, M. 2008. Gene banks offer breeders access to germplasm: Germplasm collections help to preserve genetic diversity. Nursery Management and Production. 24(5):53-58.
Update on an undescribed Baradinae weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) that feeds on Amaryllidaceae - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Weissling, T.J., Meerow, A.W. 2008. Update on an undescribed Baradinae weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) that feeds on Amaryllidaceae. Entomological Society of America Regional Meeting Proceedings.
Plant Conservation in the Caribbean Island Biodiversity Hotspot - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maunder, M., Levia, A., Santiago-Valentín, E., Stevenson, D.W., Acevedo-Rodríguez, P., Meerow, A.W., Mejía, M., Clubbe, C., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2008. Plant Conservation in the Caribbean Island Biodiversity Hotspot. Botanical Review. 74:197-207.
Life History and Damage of a new Baradinae Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Amaryllis. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epsky, N.D., Weissling, T.J., Meerow, A.W., Heath, R.R. 2008. Life History and Damage of a new Baradinae Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Amaryllis. Florida Entomologist. 91(2):214-219.
Sscp Markers Provide a Useful Alternative to Microsatellites in Genotyping and Estimating Genetic Diversity in Populations and Germplasm Collections of Specialty Crops - (Abstract Only)
Kuhn, D.N., Meerow, A.W., Borrone, J.W., Motamayor, J.C., Schnell Ii, R.J. 2008. Sscp markers provide a useful alternative to microsatellites in genotyping and estimating genetic diversity in populations and germplasm collections of specialty crops. Plant and Animal Genome Conference.
Phenotypic characterization of fifteen commercial and Rootstock Avocado varieties. - (Proceedings)
Ayala Silva, T., Schnell Ii, R.J., Meerow, A.W., Winterstein, M.C. 2007. Phenotypic characterization of fifteen commercial and Rootstock Avocado varieties. Meeting Proceedings.
Three cultivars of Tecoma guarume Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Ayala Silva, T. 2008. Three cultivars of Tecoma guarume. HortScience. 43:286-583. Available: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/full/43/2/546?ijkey=RERwgwgjhNLghug&keytype=ref
A compendium of ornamental germplasm cultivar releases from the National Germplasm Repository in Miami, Florida. - (Proceedings)
Ayala Silva, T., Meerow, A.W. 2008. A compendium of ornamental germplasm cultivar releases from the National Germplasm Repository in Miami, Florida.. Interamerican Society of Tropical Horticulture Proceedings.
Superconservation proposal to conserve Amaryllidaceae( 1805)over Alliaceae(1797) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Reveal, J.L., Snijman, D.A., Dutilh, J.H. Superconservation proposal to conserve Amaryllidaceae( 1805)over Alliaceae(1797). Taxon 56: 1299-1300. 2007.
The potential of the WRKY gene family for phylogenetic reconstruction: an example from the Malvaceae. - (Abstract Only)
Borrone, J.W., Meerow, A.W., Kuhn, D.N., Whitlock, B.A., Schnell Ii, R.J. 2007. The potential of the WRKY gene family for phylogenetic reconstruction: an example from the Malvaceae.. Annals Of Botany.
Usefulness of WRKY gene-derived markers for assessing genetic diversity of Florida coconut cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mauro Herrera, M., Meerow, A.W., Borrone, J.W., Kuhn, D.N., Schnell Ii, R.J. 2007. Usefulness of WRKY gene-derived markers for assessing genetic diversity of Florida coconut cultivars. Scientia Horticultureae. 115:19-26.
Genetic structure and gene flow among South Florida populations of Iris hexagona Walt. (Iridaceae) assessed with 19 microsatellite DNA loci - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Gideon, M., Kuhn, D.N., Motamayor, J., Nakamura, K. 2007. Genetic structure and gene flow among South Florida populations of Iris hexagona Walt. (Iridaceae) assessed with 19 microsatellite DNA loci. International Journal of Plant Science. 168:1291-1309.
The potential of the WRKY gene family for phylogenetic reconstruction: an example from the Malvaceae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Borrone, J.W., Meerow, A.W., Kuhn, D.N., Whitlock, B.A., Schnell Ii, R.J. 2007. The potential of the WRKY gene family for phylogenetic reconstruction: an example from the Malvaceae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 44:1141-1154.
Plant Exploration in tropical forests of Puerto Rico to collect ornamental germplasm. - (Proceedings)
Ayala Silva, T., Meerow, A.W., Goenaga, R.J., Irish, B.M. 2007. Plant Exploration in tropical forests of Puerto Rico to collect ornamental germplasm.. Proc. Florida State Hort. Soc. 120:4-7.
Performance of five cooking banana accessions at the National Germplasm Repository under limestone soil conditions. - (Proceedings)
Ayala Silva, T., Schnell Ii, R.J., Meerow, A.W., Gordon, G.G. 2007. Performance of five cooking banana accessions at the National Germplasm Repository under limestone soil conditions. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 120:1-3
Genetic structure and gene flow among South Florida populations of Iris hexagona Walt.(Iridaceae)assessed with 19 microssatellite DNA loc. - (Abstract Only)
Meerow, A.W., Gideon, M., Kuhn, D.N., Motomayor, J.C., Nakamura, K. 2007. Genetic structure and gene flow among South Florida populations of Iris hexagona Walt.(Iridaceae)assessed with 19 microssatellite DNA loc.. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting.
Seed plant genera endemic to the Caribbean Island biodiversity hotspot: A review and a molecular phylogentic perspective - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Francisco-Ortega, J., Santiago-Valentin, E., Acevedo-Rodriguez, P., Lewis, C., Pipoly Iii, J., Meerow, A.W., Maunder, M. 2007. Seed plant genera endemic to the Caribbean Island biodiversity hotspot: A review and a molecular phylogentic perspective. Botanical Review. 73:183-234.
Ten microsatellite loci from Zamia integrifolia (Zamiaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Nakamura, K. 2007. Ten microsatellite loci from Zamia integrifolia (Zamiaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes. 7(5):824-826.
Biology and damage of an undescribed baridine weevil on amryllis - (Other)
Epsky, N.D., Walker, A., Weissling, T., Meerow, A.W. 2006. Biology and damage of an undescribed baridine weevil on amryllis. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Evaluation of flower color using a colorimeter and the Royal Horticultural Society charts - (Proceedings)
Ayala Silva, T., Meerow, A.W. 2007. Evaluation of flower color using a colorimeter and the Royal Horticultural Society charts. Interamerican Society of Tropical Horticulture Proceedings.
Isolation, Characterization and Cross-Species Amplification of Microsatellite Loci in the Cycad Genus Dioon (Zamiaceae). Potential Utilization in Population Genetics Studies of Dioon Edule - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moynihan, J., Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2006. Isolation, characterization and cross-species amplification of microsatellite loci in the cycad genus dioon (zamiaceae). potential utilization in population genetics studies of dioon edule. Molecular Ecology Notes. 7:72-74.
Biology and Damage of An Undescribed Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Amaryllis - (Abstract Only)
Epsky, N.D., Walker, A., Weissling, T., Meerow, A.W. 2006. Biology and damage of an undescribed weevil (coleoptera: curculionidae) on amaryllis. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.
Ten Informative Markers Developed from Wrky Loci in Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mauro Herrera, M., Meerow, A.W., Borrone, J.W., Kuhn, D.N., Schnell Ii, R.J. 2006. Ten informative markers developed from wrky loci in coconut (cocos nucifera). Molecular Ecology Notes. 6:904-906.
Identification of Cacao Tir-Nbs-Lrr Resistance Gene Analogs and Their Use As Genetic Markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuhn, D.N., Narasimhan, G., Nakamura, K., Brown, J.S., Schnell II, R.J., Meerow, A.W. 2006. Identification of cacao tir-nbs-lrr resistance gene analogs and their use as genetic markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science.131(6):806-813.
Wrky and Resistance Gene Homologue Sequences As Genetic Markers in Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Using Sscp - (Abstract Only)
Mauro Herrera, M., Meerow, A.W., Borrone, J.W., Kuhn, D.N., Schnell Ii, R.J. WRKY and resistance gene homologue sequences as genetic markers in coconut (cocos nucifera) using SSCP. Plant and Animal Genome Conference.
Unlocking the coontie conundrum: the potential of microsatellite DNA studies in the Caribbean Zamia pumila complex (Zamiaceae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Stevenson, D., Moynihan, J., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2007. Unlocking the coontie conundrum: the potential of microsatellite DNA studies in the Caribbean Zamia pumila complex (Zamiaceae). Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden. 98:484-518.
Building a Better Coconut - (Trade Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Ayala-Silva, T. 2006. Building a Better Coconut. Ornamental Outlook. 15(2):22,24
Mango Genetic Diversity Analysis and Pedigree Inferences for Florida Cultivars Using Microsatellite Markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schnell II, R.J., Brown, J.S., Olano, C.T., Meerow, A.W., Campbell, R.J., Kuhn, D.N. 2006. Mango genetic diversity analysis and pedigree inferences for florida cultivars using microsatellite markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 131(2):214-224.
Phylogenetic Relationships and Biogeography Within the Eurasian Clade of Amaryllidaceae Based on Plastid Ndhf and Nrdna Its Sequences: Lineage Sorting in a Reticulate Area - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J., Kuhn, D.N., Schnell II, R.J. 2006. Phylogenetic relationships and biogeography within the Eurasian clade of Amaryllidaceae based on plastid ndhF and nrDNA its sequences: lineage sorting in a reticulate area. Systematic Botany. 31(1):42-60
Microsatellite DNA Studies in the Caribbean Zamia Pumila Complex (Zamiaceae) - (Abstract Only)
Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J., Stevenson, D.W. 2005. Microsatellite dna studies in the caribbean zamia pumila complex (zamiaceae). Meeting Abstract.
Determination of Color and Fruit Traits of Half-Sib Families of Mango (Mangifera Indica L.) - (Trade Journal)
Ayala-Silva, T., Schnell II, R.J., Meerow, A.W., Winterstein, M.C., Cervantes-Martinez, C., Brown, J.S. 2005. Determination of color and fruit traits of half-sib families of mango (Mangifera indica L.). Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 118:253-257.
Genetic Structure of Phaedranassa Tungurague Ravenna (Amaryllidaceae), An Endangered Species of Ecuador - (Abstract Only)
Oleas, N., Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J., Kuhn, D. 2005. Genetic structure of phaedranassa tungurague ravenna (amaryllidaceae), an endangered species of ecuador. Meeting Abstract.
Polygala Myrtifolia 'chapman Field', An Outstanding New Subtropical Flowering Shrub - (Trade Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Ayala-Silva, T. 2005. Polygala myrtifolia 'Chapman Field', an outstanding new subtropical flowering shrub. Ornamental Outlook.
Sixteen Microsatellite Loci from Halesia Tetraptera (Styracaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Roh, M.S., Schnell II, R.J. 2006. Sixteen microsatellite loci from Halesia tetraptera (Styracaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes. 5:777-779
Isolation and Characterization of Eight Microsatellite Loci from Phaedranassa Tunguraguae (Amaryllidaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oleas, N.H., Meerow, A.W., Francisco-Ortega, J. 2006. Isolation and characterization of eight microsatellite loci from Phaedranassa tunguraguae (Amaryllidaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes. 5:791-793
Repeated Evolution of Net Venation and Fleshy Fruits among Monocots in Shaded Habitats Confirms a Priori Predictions: Evidence from An Ndhf Phylogeny - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Givnish, T.J., Pires, J.C., Graham, S.W., McPherson, M.A., Prince, L.M., Patterson, T.B., Rai, H.S., Roalson, E.H., Evans, T.M., Hahn, W.J., Millam, K.C., Meerow, A.W., Molvray, M., Kores, P.J., O'Brien, H.E., Hall, J.C., Kress, W.J., Sytsma, K.J. 2005. Repeated evolution of net venation and fleshy fruits among monocots in shaded habitats confirms a priori predictions: evidence from an ndhf phylogeny. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 272(1571):1481-1490.
Isolation and Characterization of 15 Microsatellite Loci from Mango (Mangifera India L.) and Cross-Species Amplification in Closely Related Taxa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schnell II, R.J., Olano, C.T., Quintanilla, W.E., Meerow, A.W. Isolation and characterization of 15 microsatellite loci from mango (Mangifera India L.) and cross-species amplification in closely related taxa. Molecular Ecology Notes. 5:625-627.
Potential phylogenetic utility of WRKY gene family members - (Abstract Only)
Borrone, J.W., Meerow, A.W., Kuhn, D.N., Schnell Ii, R.J. 2006. Potential phylogenetic utility of WRKY gene family members. Plant and Animal Genome VX Conference Abstracts.
Ten Microsatellite Loci Isolated from Iris Hexagona - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Gideon, M., Kuhn, D.N., Schnell II, R.J. 2005. Ten microsatellite loci isolated from Iris hexagona. Molecular Ecology Notes. 5:410-412.
Polygala Myrtifolia 'chapman Field', An Ever-Blooming Subtropical Flowering Shrub - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Ayala Silva, T. 2005. Polygala myrtifolia 'chapman field', an ever-blooming subtropical flowering shrub. Hortscience. 40(3):864-865
Single strand conformation polymorphism analysis of candidate genes for reliable identification of alleles by capillary array electrophoresis. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuhn, D.N., Borrone, J.W., Meerow, A.W., Motamayor, J., Brown, J.S., Schnell Ii, R.J. 2005. Single strand conformation polymorthism analysis of candidate genes for reliable identification of alleles by capillary array electrophoresis. Electrophoresis. 26:112-125.
Current Status of the Subtropical and Tropical Germplasm Repositories of the National Plant Germplasm System - (Proceedings)
Ayala Silva, T., Schnell II, R.J., Meerow, A.W., Goenaga, R.J., Zee, F.T. 2004. Current Status of the Subtropical and Tropical Germplasm Repositories of the National Plant Germplasm System. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 117:182-187.
Retrospective Determination of the Parental Population of Superior Theobroma Cacao L. Seedlings and Association of Microsatellite Alleles with Productivity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schnell II, R.J., Olano, C.T., Brown, J.S., Meerow, A.W., Meneres, T., Nagai, C., Motamayor, J.C. 2005. Retrospective determination of the parental population of superior Theobroma cacao L. seedlings and association of microsatellite alleles with productivity. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 130(2):181-190.
Single Strand Conformation Polymorphism Analysis of Candidate Genes for Reliable Identification of Alleles by Capillary Array Electrophoresis. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuhn, D.N., Borrone, J., Meerow, A.W., Motamayor, J., Brown, J.S., Schnell II, R.J. 2005. Single strand conformation polymorphism analysis of candidate genes for reliable identification of alleles by capillary array electrophoresis. Electrophoresis. 26:112-125.
Already in Our Own Backyard: Four Cultivars of Iochroma - (Trade Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Schoellhorn, R.J., Kartuz, M. 2004. Already in our own backyard: four cultivars of Iochroma. Greenhouse Grower Magazine.
The never ending story: multigene approaches to the phylogeny of Amaryllidaceae, and assessing its familial limits. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Snijman, D.A. 2006. The never ending story: multigene approaches to the phylogeny of Amaryllidaceae, and assessing its familial limits. Aliso 22:353-364.
Relationships of monocots based on the highly informative cpDNA gene ndhF: evidence for widespread concerted convergence. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Givnish, T.J., Pires, J.C., Graham, S.W., Mcpherson, M.A., Prince, L.M., Patterson, T.B., Rai, H.S., Roalson, E.H., Evans, T.M., Hahn, W.J., Millam, K.C., Meerow, A.W., Molvray, M., Kores, P.J., O'Brien, H.E., Hall, J.C., Kress, W.J., Sytsma, K.J. 2006. Relationships of monocots based on the highly informative cpDNA gene ndhF: evidence for widespread concerted convergence. Aliso 22: 27-50.
Pucara (Amaryllidaceae) Reduced to Synonymy with Stenomesson on the Basis of Nuclear and Plastid DNA Spacer Sequences, and a New Related Species of Stenomesson - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Van Der Werff, H. 2004. Pucara (Amaryllidaceae) reduced to synonymy with Stenomesson on the basis of nuclear and plastid DNA spacer sequences, and a new related species of Stenomesson. Systematic Botany.
Molecular Genetic Characterization of New Floricultural Germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W. 2005. Molecular genetic characterization of new floricultural germplasm. Acta Horticulturae. 683:43-55.
Effects of Light Duration on Flower Development in Blood Lily - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vendrame, W.A., Garofalo, J.F., Meerow, A.W. 2004. Effects of light duration on flower development in Blood Lily. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 117:341-345.
Generic Relationships among the Baccate-Fruited Amaryllidaceae (Tribe Haemantheae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Clayton, J.R. 2004. Generic relationships among the baccate-fruited Amaryllidaceae (tribe Haemantheae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 244: 141-155.
Microsatellite DNA Variation in Iris Hexagona Walter - (Abstract Only)
Meerow, A.W., Gideon, M., Clayton, J.R. 2003. Microsatellite DNA variation in Iris hexagona walter. Botanical Society of America Proceedings.
Xxvi International Horticultural Congress: Plant Genetic Resources, the Fabric of Horticulture's Future. - (Proceedings)
FOorsline, P.L., Fideghelli, C., Knuepffer, H., Meerow, A.W., Nienhuis, J., Stoner, A.K., Thorn, E., Tombolato, A.F., Williams, D. XXVI International Horticultural Congress: Plant Genetic Resources, The Fabric of Horticulture's Future. International Horticultural Congress. 2003. Acta Horticulture. 623-355.
Four Cultivars of Iochroma Cyaneum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Schoellhorn, R.J., Kartuz, M. 2004. Four cultivars of Iochroma. HortScience. 39(1):194-197.
Last Time Around: Multigene Approaches to the Phylogeny of Amaryllidaceae, and Assessing Its Familial Limits - (Abstract Only)
Meerow, A.W., Snijman, D.A. 2003. Last time around: Multigene approaches to the phylogeny of Amaryllidaceae, and assessing its familial limits. The Third International Conference on the Comparative Biology of the Monocotyledons.
Phylogeny of Neotropical Homalomena Schott (Araceae) Based on Plastid Trnl-F and Nrdna Its Sequences. - (Abstract Only)
Meerow, A.W., Croat, T.B. 2003. Phylogeny of neotropical Homalomena schott (Araceae) based on plastid trnL-F and nRDNA ITS sequences. Third International Conference on the Comparative Biology of the Monocotyledons.
Micorsatellite DNA Variation in Iris Hexagona Walter. - (Abstract Only)
Meerow, A.W., Gideon, M., Clayton, J.R. 2003. Micorsatellite DNA variation in Iris hexagona walter. Annual meeting of the Botanical Society of America.
Phylogeny and Biogeography of Crinium L. (Amaryllidaceae) Inferred from Plastid and Nuclear Non-Coding DNA Sequences - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Lehmiller, D.J., Clayton, J.R. 2003. Phylogeny and biogeography of Crinium l. (Amaryllidaceae) inferred from plastid and nuclear non-coding dna sequences. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 141:349-363.
Resistance Gene Homologues in Theobroma Cacao As Useful Genetic Markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kuhn, D.N., Heath, M.A., Winterstein, M.C., Wisser, R.W., Meerow, A.W., Brown, J.S., Lopes, U., Schnell II, R.J. 2003. Resistance gene homologues in Theobroma cacao as useful genetic markers. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 107:191-202.
Two New White-Flowered Griffinia Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pruess, K.D., Meerow, A.W. 2003. Two new white-flowered Griffinia species. Herbertia Journal of the International Bulb Society.
A Closer Look at Griffinia Espiritensis Rav. (Amaryllidaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Preuss, K.D., Meerow, A.W. 2003. A closer look at Griffinia espiritensis rav. (Amaryllidaceae). Herbertia Journal of the International Bulb Society.
Analysis of Genetic Diversity and Population Structure Within Florida Coconut (Cocos Nucifera L.) Germplasm Using Microsatellite Dna, with Special Emphasis on the Fiji Dwarf Cultivar - (Proceedings)
Meerow, A.W., Wisser, R.J., Brown, J.S., Kuhn, D.N., Schnell II, R.J., Broschat, T.K. 2002. Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure within Florida coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) germplasm using microsatellite DNA, with special emphasis on the Fiji Dwarf cultivar. Horticultural International Congress Proceedings.
Analysis of Genetic Diversity and Population Structure Within Florida Coconut (Cocos Nucifera L.) Germplasm Using Micorsatellite Dna, with Special Emphasis on the Fiji Dwarf Cultivar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meerow, A.W., Wisser, R.J., Brown, J.S., Kuhn, D.N., Schnell II, R.J., Broschat, T.K. 2002. Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure within Florida coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) germplasm using micorsatellite DNA, with special emphasis on the Fiji Dwarf cultivar. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 106:715-726.
Phylogeny of the Tribe Hymenocallideae (Amaryllidaceae) Based on Morphology and Molecular Characters. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Apr-02)
Phlogeny of Amaryllidaceae Tribe Amaryllideae Based on Nrdna Its Sequences - (Abstract Only) - (15-Mar-00)
Phylogeny of the American Amaryllidaceae Based on Nrdna Its Sequences. - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (18-Feb-00)
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