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Ashley Egan

Ashley Egan

Research Botanist & Assistant Curator

Phone: 202-633-0902
Fax: 202-786-2563
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Postal Address
(Mail and Packages):

Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Courier Address:
National Museum of Natural History
West Loading Dock
10th and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560-0166

Recent Publications - (All Publications)

Egan, Ashley N., Vatanparast, Mohammad and Cagle, William 2016. Parsing polyphyletic Pueraria: Delimiting distinct evolutionary lineages through phylogeny. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 104: 44-59. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.08.001

Vatanparast, Mohammad, Shetty, Prateek, Chopra, Ratan, Doyle, Jeff J., Sathyanarayana, N. and Egan, Ashley N. 2016. Transcriptome sequencing and marker development in winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus; Leguminosae). Scientific Reports, 6: 29070 doi:10.1038/srep29070

de Queiroz, Luciano Paganucci, Pastore, José Floriano B., Cardoso, Domingos, Snak, Cristiane, Lima, Ana Luísa de C., Gagnon, Edeline, Vatanparast, Mohammad, Holland, Ailsa E. and Egan, Ashley N. 2015. A multilocus phylogenetic analysis reveals the monophyly of a recircumscribed papilionoid legume tribe Diocleae with well-supported generic relationships. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 90: 1-19. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.04.016

Egan, Ashley N. 2015. Species delimitation and recognition in the Pediomelummegalanthum complex (Fabaceae) via multivariate morphometrics. PhytoKeys, 44: 65-87. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.44.8750

Egan, Ashley N. and Pan, Bo 2015. Pueraria stracheyi , a new synonym to Apios carnea (Fabaceae). Phytotaxa, 218(2): 147-155. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.218.2.4

Egan, Ashley N. and Pan, Bo 2015. Resolution of polyphyly in Pueraria (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae): The creation of two new genera, Haymondia and Toxicopueraria , the resurrection of Neustanthus, and a new combination in Teyleria. Phytotaxa, 218(3): 201-226. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.218.3.1

Lu, Yi-Jun, Chen, Chuan, Wang, Rui-Hong, Egan, Ashley N. and Fu, Cheng-Xin 2015. Effects of domestication on genetic diversity in Chimonanthus praecox: Evidence from chloroplast DNA and amplified fragment length polymorphism data. Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 53(3): 239-251. doi:10.1111/jse.12134

Wen, Jun, Egan, Ashley N., Dikow, Rebecca B. and Zimmer, Elizabeth A. 2015. Utility of transcriptome sequencing for phylogenetic inference and character evolution. In: Hörandl, E. and Appelhans, M. S., Next-generation sequencing in plant systematics. International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT), pp.51-91.

Sherman-Broyles, Sue, Bombarely, Aureliano, Powell, Adrian F., Doyle, Jane L., Egan, Ashley N., Coate, Jeremy E. and Doyle, Jeff J. 2014. The wild side of a major crop: Soybean’s perennial cousins from Down Under. American Journal of Botany, 101(10): 1651-1665. doi:10.3732/ajb.1400121

Borges, L., Bruneau, A., Cardoso, D., Crisp, M., Delgado-Salinas, A., Doyle, J. J., Egan, Ashley N., Herendeen, P. S., Hughes, C., Kenicer, G., Klitgaard, B., Koenen, E., Lavin, M., Lewis, G., Luckow, M., Mackinder, B., Malécot, V., Miller, J. T., Pennington, R. T., de Queiroz, L. P., Schrire, B., Simon, M. F., Steele, K., Torke, B., Wieringa, J. J., et al 2013. Towards a new classification system for legumes: Progress report from the 6th International Legume Conference. South African Journal of Botany, 89: 3-9. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.07.022

Bruneau, Anne, Doyle, Jeff J., Herendeen, Patrick, Hughes, Colin, Kenicer, Greg, Lewis, Gwilym, Mackinder, Barbara, Pennington, R. Toby, Sanderson, Michael J., Wojciechowski, Martin F., Boatwright, Stephen, Brown, Gillian, Cardoso, Domingos, Crisp, Michael, Egan, Ashley N., Fortunato, Renée H., Hawkins, Julie, Kajita, Tadashi, Klitgaard, Bente, Koenen, Erik, Lavin, Matt, Luckow, Melissa, Marazzi, Brigitte, McMahon, Michelle M., Miller, Joseph T., et al 2013. Legume phylogeny and classification in the 21st century: Progress, prospects and lessons for other species-rich clades. Taxon, 62(2): 217-248. doi:10.12705/622.8

Yahara, Tetsukazu, Javadi, Firouzeh, Onoda, Yusuke, de Queiroz, Luciano Paganucci, Faith, Daniel P., Prado, Darien E., Akasaka, Munemitsu, Kadoya, Taku, Ishihama, Fumiko, Davies, Stuart James, Slik, J. W. F., Yi, Tingshuang, Ma, Keping, Bin, Chen, Darnaedi, Dedy, Pennington, R. T., Tuda, Midori, Shimada, Masakazu, Ito, Motomi, Egan, Ashley N., Buerki, Sven, Raes, Niels, Kajita, Tadashi, Vatanparast, Mohammad, Mimura, Makiko, et al 2013. Global legume diversity assessment: Concepts, key indicators, and strategies. Taxon, 62(2): 249-266. doi:10.12705/622.12

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