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Ashley Egan

Ashley Egan

Research Botanist & Assistant Curator

Phone: 202-633-0902
Fax: 202-786-2563
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Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012

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

Recent Publications - (All Publications)

Vatanparast, Mohammad, Powell, Adrian, Doyle, Jeff J. and Egan, Ashley N. 2018. Targeting legume loci: A comparison of three methods for target enrichment bait design in Leguminosae phylogenomics. Applications in Plant Sciences, 6(3) doi:10.1002/aps3.1036

Azani, Nasim, Babineau, Marielle, Bailey, C. D., Banks, Hannah, Barbosa, ArianeR, Pinto, Rafael Barbosa, Boatwright, JamesS, Borges, LeonardoM, Brown, GillianK, Bruneau, Anne, Candido, Elisa, Cardoso, Domingos, Chung, Kuo-Fang, Clark, RuthP, Conceição, Adilva deS, Crisp, Michael, Cubas, Paloma, Delgado-Salinas, Alfonso, Dexter, KyleG, Doyle, JeffJ, Duminil, Jé, Egan, Ashley N., Estrella, De La, Falcão, MarcusJ, Filatov, DmitryA, et al 2017. A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny - The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). Taxon, 66(1): 44-77. doi:10.12705/661.3

Lepcha, Patrush, Egan, Ashley N., Doyle, Jeff J. and Sathyanarayana, N. 2017. A Review on Current Status and Future Prospects of Winged Bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) in Tropical Agriculture. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 72(3): 225-235. doi:10.1007/s11130-017-0627-0

Sathyanarayana, N., Pittala, Ranjith Kumar, Tripathi, Pankaj Kumar, Chopra, Ratan, Singh, Heikham Russiachand, Belamkar, Vikas, Bhardwaj, Pardeep Kumar, Doyle, Jeff J. and Egan, Ashley N. 2017. Transcriptomic resources for the medicinal legume Mucuna pruriens: de novo transcriptome assembly, annotation, identification and validation of EST-SSR markers. BMC Genomics, 18(1): 409 doi:10.1186/s12864-017-3780-9

Egan, Ashley N. and Puttock, Christopher F. 2016. Toxicopueraria peduncularis (Fabaceae), a new genus and species record for Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 44(1): 15-21. doi:10.20531/tfb.2016.44.1.04

Egan, Ashley N., Puttock, Christopher F. and US National Herbarium (US), Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History 2016. The genus Haymondia A.N.Egan & B.Pan bis (Fabaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 44(1): 26-31. doi:10.20531/tfb.2016.44.1.06

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. [Dataset:] Transcriptome sequencing and marker development in winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus; Leguminosae). Washington, DC: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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. 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

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

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 Anne 2015. Utility of transcriptome sequencing for phylogenetic inference and character evolution. In: Hörandl, E. and Appelhans, M. S. (eds.), 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

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