Gregory Anderson

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Office: TLS 381
Voice: (860) 486-4555
Fax: (860) 486-6364

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Mailing address:
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269-3043, U.S.A.

Research interests:

Systematics and evolution of vascular plants, especially tropical Solanaceae; pollination and reproductive biology; evolution of domesticated plants; ethnobotany.

Selected publications:

  • Bernardello, G., Anderson, G.J., Stuessy, T.F., and Crawford, D.J. 2007. The angiosperm flora of the Archipelago Juan Fernandez (Chile): Origin and dispersal. Canadian Journal of Botany
  • 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., Prohens, J., Nunez, F., and Martine, C. 2006. Solanum catilliflorum and S. perlongistylum, New Endemic Peruvian Species of Solanum, Section Basartrum, are Close Relatives of the Domesticated Pepino, S. muricatum. Novon 16 (2): 161-167.
  • Coe, Felix and Anderson, G. J. 2005. Snakebite ethnopharmacopoeia of eastern Nicaragua. Journal of Enthnopharmacology 96: 303-323.
  • 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.
  • Neal, Paul R., and Anderson, Gregory J. 2004. Does the 'Old Bag' make a Good 'Wind Bag'?: Comparison of Four Fabrics Commonly Used as Exclusion Bags in Studies of Pollination and Reproductive Biology. Annals of Botany 93: 603-607.
  • Prohens, J., Anderson, G. J., Rodriguez-Burruezo, A., Heiser, C. B., and Nunez, F. 2004. Descriptors for pepino (Solanum muricatum) and wild relatives (Solanum section Basarthrum). International Plant Genetic Resources Institute
  • 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.
  • Coe, F. and Anderson, G. J. 1999. Ethnobotany of the Sumu (Ulwa) of southeastern Nicaragua and comparisons with Miskitu plant lore. Economic Botany 53: 363-386.
  • Stuessy, T. F., Swenson, U., Crawford, D. J., Anderson, G. J., and Silva O., M. 1998. Plant conservation in the Juan Fernandez archipelago, Chile. Aliso 16: 89-102.
  • Bates, D. M., Anderson, G. J. and Lee, R. 1997. Forensic Botany: Trichrome Evidence. Journal of Forensic Sciences 42: 380-386.
  • Coe, F. G. and Anderson, G. J. 1997. Ethnobotany of the Miskitu of eastern Nicaragua. Journal of Ethnobiology 17: 171-214.
  • Anderson, G. J., Jansen, R. K. and Kim, Y. 1996. The origin and relationships of the "Pepino", Solanum muracatum (Solanaceae): DNA restriction fragment evidence. Economic Botany 50: 369-380.
  • Coe, F.G. and Anderson, G.J. 1996. Ethnobotany of the Garífuna of Eastern Nicaragua. Economic Botany 50: 71-107.
  • Anderson, G. J. 1995. Reproductive biology and systematics. Pages 263-272 in Hoch, P. C. and Stephenson, A. G. Experimental and molecular approaches to plant biosystematics. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
  • Anderson, G.J., Bernardello, G., Opel, M., Santos, Guerra A., and Anderson, M. Reproductive biology of the dioecious Canary Islands endemic Withania aristata (Solanaceae). American Journal of Botany
  • Chiarini, F., Bernardello, G., Anderson, G.J. and Santos, Guerra A. The karyotypes of Solanum vespertilio and S. lidii, the two endemic Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum species (Solanaceae) of the Canary Islands (Spain). Caryologia