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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CONSERVATION, CHARACTERIZATION, AND GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF SUBTROPICAL AND TROPICAL ORNAMENTAL GERMPLASM

Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

A comparison of the morphological and physiochemical characteristics of ten carambola cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gordon, G., Ayala Silva, T., Reed, S.T. 2013. A comparison of the morphological and physiochemical characteristics of ten carambola cultivars. HortTechnology. 97(3-4):169-177.
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.
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)
A molecular phylogeny of Zamia L.: a multi-gene approach using single-copy nuclear genes - (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)
Hard Incongruence Between ITS and Plastid Phylogenetic Trees in Amaryllidaceae Tribe Hippeastreae (Asparagales) - (Abstract Only)
(15-Jun-12)
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.
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.
The effects of composted insect rearing waste on radish, squash and green bean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reed, S.T., Epsky, N.D., Heath, R.R., Joseph, R. 2012. The effects of composted insect rearing waste on radish, squash and green bean. Compost Science and Utilization. 20(2):87-91.
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).
Chlorophyll a + b content and chlorophyll fluorescence in avocado - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reed, S.T., Schnell Ii, R.J., Moore, J.M., Dunn, C.B. 2012. Chlorophyll a + b content and chlorophyll fluorescence in avocado. Journal of Agricultural Science. 4(4):29-36.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nitrogen Fertilization Effects on Recovery of Bush Beans from Flooding     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Reed, S.T., Gordon, G.G. 2008. Nitrogen Fertilization Effects on Recovery of Bush Beans from Flooding. International Journal of Vegetable Science. 14(3):256-272. 2008.
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