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Dr. Donovan Bailey, New Mexico State University
As an evolutionary biologist focused on plant systems I am actively engaged in researching the evolutionary relationships among taxa, patterns of speciation and diversification, and the development of informative classifications. Over the last ten years these interests have focused increasingly on homoploid and polyploid plant hybridization as important forms of plant-plant and plant-human evolutionary interactions in both wild and semi-domesticated plant species.
A) Legume systematics, polyploidy, hybridization, and crop origins. NSF EF-0542228, PI D. Bailey, March 2006-2009.
B) A model system revisited: phylogenetic relationships and species limits among diploid taxa of Boechera (Brassicaceae). NSF DEB0817033, Lead PI D. Bailey with Co-PIs Michael Windham (Duke), Loreen Alphin (BYU), and Ihsan Al-Shehbaz (Mo. Bot. Garden). August 2008-2012
C) Advances in phylogenetic theory and the development of new tools for the study of genetic divergence in plant systems.
Dr. Colin Hughes, University of Zurich
Taxonomy - Monograph
Systematics – see literature resources
James Brewbaker and Travis Idol, University of Hawaii
Leucaena breeding program
University of Hawaii Plantation populations of Leucaena
Max Shelton, University of Queensland, Australia
Tropical legume agroforestry with emphasis on Leucaena
Masakazu Fukuta, University of Ryukyus, Japan
Mimosinse degradation and sysnthesis pathways and enzymes
Dulal Borthakur, University of Hawaii
Mimosine biosynthesis and degradation Transformation protocols for Leucaena leucocephala