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Professor Emeritus, Sponsored Program Affiliate
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
  • PhD, University of Maryland  
  • MS, University of South Florida 
  • BS, University of Rhode Island
Select Publications
  • Wyngaard, G.A., R. Skern-Mauritzen, K. Malde, R. Prendergast*, and S. Perruzi. 2022. The salmon louse genome may be much larger than sequencing suggests. Scientific Reports, doi:
  • Drotos*, H.I.K., Zagoskin, M.V., Kess, J.T., Gregory, T.R. and G. A. Wyngaard. 2022. Throwing away DNA: Programmed downsizing in somatic nuclei. Trends in Genetics, doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2022.02.003 
  • Schutt*, E., Hołyńska, M. & Wyngaard G.A.  2021. Genome size in cyclopoid copepods (Arthropoda: Crustacea): Chromatin diminution as a hypothesized mechanism of evolutionary constraint.  Journal of Crustacean Biology, DOI: 10.1093/jcbiol/ruab043 

*indicates student co-author

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