Grace Wyngaard


Year Started at JMU: 1988
Contact Info

Research Description
  • Role of transposable elements in genome reorganization of copepods
  • Molecular systematics and cryptic speciation in Cyclops (Crustacea: Copepoda)
  • Molecular systematics of marine and freshwater cyclopoid copepods
  • Quantitative behavior of DNA during development in Mesocyclops edax (Crustacea: Copepoda)
  • Evolution of genome size
  • Organisms (BIO 114)
  • Biometrics (BIO 454/554)
  • Marine and Freshwater Invertebrates (BIO 409)
  • Scientific Perspectives (GSCI 104)

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  • PhD, University of Maryland  
  • MS, University of South Florida 
  • BS, University of Rhode Island
Select Publications
  • Hołyńska, M. and G.A. Wyngaard. 2019. Towards a phylogeny of Cyclops (Copepoda): (in)congruences among morphology, molecules and zoogeography. Zoologica Scripta, in press
  • Clower, M.K., A. S. Holub, R. T. Smith, and G. A. Wyngaard. 2016. Embryonic development and a quantitative model of programmed DNA elimination in Mesocyclops edax (Copepoda, Cyclopoida). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 36(5): 661– 674. DOI: 10.1163/1937240X-00002473
  • Sun, C., G.A. Wyngaard, D.B. Walton, H.A. Wichman and R. Lockridge Mueller. 2014. Billions of basepairs of recently expanded, repetitive sequences are eliminated from the somatic genome during copepod development. BMC Genomics 15:186.

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