Greg Anderson

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Office: TLS 379
Voice: (860) 486-4555
Fax: (860) 486-6364
Mailing address: 75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043, Storrs, CT 06269-3043, U.S.A.


Research interests

Systematics, biosystematics, and evolution of vascular plants. Pollination and Reproductive Biology. Tropical Solanaceae. Economic Botany, Island Botany, Conservation Botany.

Selected publications

Anderson, Gregory J. and Gabriel Bernardello. 2017. Reproductive Biology. Chapter 13. In: Evolution of the Vascular Flora of the Robinson Crusoe Islands. T. Stuessy and D. Crawford eds. In Press. 28 ms pp.

Gabriel Bernardello and Gregory J. Anderson. 2017. Plant Origins and Dispersal. Chapter 17. In: Evolution of the Vascular Flora of the Robinson Crusoe Islands. T. Stuessy and D. Crawford eds. In Press. 22 ms pp.

Crawford, Daniel J., Tod F. Stuessy, Koki Takayame, Patricio Lopez-Seulveda, Gregory

J. Anderson & Gabriel Bernardello. 2017. Speciation. Chapter 16. In: Evolution of the Vascular Flora of the Robinson Crusoe Islands. T. Stuessy and D. Crawford eds. In Press. 62 ms pp.

Eric J. Tepe, Gregory J. Anderson, David M. Spooner, and Lynn Bohs. 2016. Relationships among wild relatives of the tomato, potato, and pepino. Taxon 65(2): 262-276.

Francisco Javier Herraiz; José Blanca; Peio Ziarsolo; Pietro Gramazio; Mariola Plazas; Gregory Joseph Anderson; Jaime Prohens; Santiago Vilanova. 2016. The first de novo transcriptome assembly of pepino (Solanum muricatum) and its wild relative S. caripense: Comprehensive analysis and comparison with closely related potato and tomato genomes. BMC Genomics. 17:321 (17 pages).

Blanca, Jose M., Prohens, Jaime, Anderson, Gregory J., Zuriaga, Elena, Canizares, Joaquin, and Nuez, Fernando 2007. AFLP and DNA Sequence variation in an Andean Domesticate, Pepino (Solanum muricatum, Solanaceae): Implications for Evolution and Domestication. American Journal of Botany 94(7): 1219-1229.

Prohens, Jaime, Anderson, Gregory J., Herraiz, F. Javier, Bernardello, Gabriel, Santos-Guerra, Arnoldo, Crawford, Daniel, Nuez, Fernando 2007. Genetic diversity and conservation of two endangered eggplant relatives (Solanum vespertilio Aiton and Solanum lidii Sunding) endemic to the Canary Islands. Genet Resour Crop Evol 54: 451-464.

Anderson, G. J., Mona K. J. Anderson, and Nikisha Patel. 2015. The ecology, evolution and biogeography of dioecy in the genus Solanum: With paradigms from the strong dioecy in Solanum polygamum to the unsuspected and cryptic dioecy in Solanum conocarpum. American Journal of Botany. 102 (3): 471-486.

Taylor, David W. & Gregory J. Anderson. 2014. Key plants preserve elements of culture: a study over distance and time of fresh crops in Puerto Rican markets in Hartford, CT —”A Moveable Feast”. American Journal of Botany. 101(4): 624-636. Includes cover photo.

Anderson, Gregory J., Gabriel Bernardello and Arnoldo Santos. 2014. Reproductive Biology of Solanum vespertilio (Solanaceae), A Zygomorphic, Heterantherous, Enantiostylous and Andromonoecious Rare Canary Islands Endemic. Plant Systematics and Evolution: 301: 1191-1206. DOI: 10.1007/s00606-014-1143-4.

Crawford, Daniel, G.J. Anderson, G. Bernardello and A. Santos-Guerra. 2013. The Reproductive Biology of Island Plants: the Juan Fernandez and Canary Islands. In: Caujape -Castells, J., G. Niet & J.M. Palacios Fernandez. (eds.). Proceedings of the Amurga International Conferences on Island Biodiversity 2011: Present and Emerging Knowledge on the Evolution, Diversity and Conservation of the Canarian Flora.; Fundacion Canaria Amurga

Coe, Felix G. Dimpi M. Parikh, Caley A. Johnson and Gregory J. Anderson. 2012. The good and the bad: Alkaloid screening and brine shrimp bioassays of aqueous extracts of 31 medicinal plants of eastern Nicaragua. Pharmaceutical Biology 20(3): 384-392. Maspalomas; Jardin Botanico Canario “Viera Y Clavijo”, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.

Pickersgill, Barbara and Gregory J. Anderson. 2011. Charles Bixler Heiser, Jr. – A Biographical Memoir. 22 pages. National Academy of Sciences.

Coe, Felix and Anderson, G. J. 2005. Snakebite ethnopharmacopoeia of eastern Nicaragua. Journal of Enthnopharmacology 96: 303-323.

Neal, P.R. and G. J. Anderson. 2005. Are ‘Mating Systems’ ‘Breeding Systems’ of Inconsistent and Confusing Terminology in Plant Reproductive Biology?: Or Is It the Other Way Around? Plant Systematics and Evolution 250(3/4): 173-185.

Bernardello, Gabriel, Aguilar, Ramiro, and Anderson, Gregory J. 2004. The reproductive biology of Sophora fernandeziana (Leguminosae), a vunerable endemic species from Isla Robinson Crusoe. American Journal of Botany 91: 198-206.

Anderson, G. J., Bernardello, G., Lopez, P., Crawford, D. J. and Stuessy, T. 2000. Reproductive biology of Wahlenbergia (Campanulaceae) endemic to Robinson Crusoe Island (Chile). Plant Systematics and Evolution 223: 109-123.

Bates, D. M., Anderson, G. J. and Lee, R. 1997. Forensic Botany: Trichrome Evidence. Journal of Forensic Sciences 42: 380-386.

Photo of Greg Anderson on Yunke in the Juan Fernandez islands, Chile
On Yunke, Juan Fernandez islands, Chile