Positions

Overview

  • My research activities have ranged from the biochemical to the genetic level and included soybean, maize genetics, conifer evolution and population genetics, and the population genetics and genomics of macroalgae. Most recently I have been a member the NSF Research Coordination Network for the annotation and application of the genome sequence of Porphyra umbilicalis Kűtzing. With my former student Dr. Renee Eriksen and my current student Yuanyu (Helen) Cao, I am annotating genes for stress metabolism, nitrogen assimilation intermediary metabolism and carbohydrate synthesis. I am applying molecular tools and genetic selection to develop Porphyra cultivars with enhanced nutrient uptake and thermal tolerance Porphyra for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture. I have collaborated with several UNH Colleagues including Art Mathieson, Chris Neefus, Bob Eckert, Dave Burdick, Linn Bogle, Gregg Moore, Fred Short
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Organism-environment interactions and differential gene expression patterns among open-coastal and estuarine populations of Porphyra umbilicalis Kützing (Rhodophyta) in the Northwest AtlanticFisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  21:1-28. 2018
    2017 Insights into the red algae and eukaryotic evolution from the genome of Porphyra umbilicalis (Bangiophyceae, Rhodophyta).Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  114:E6361-E6370. 2017
    2016 Genetic variation within and among asexual populations of Porphyra umbilicalis Kutzing (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) in the Gulf of Maine, USABotanica Marina.  59:1-12. 2016
    2015 ECOLOGY OF CODIUM FRAGILE SUBSP FRAGILE POPULATIONS WITHIN SALT MARSH PANNES IN SOUTHERN MAINERhodora.  117:297-316. 2015
    2012 Analysis of Porphyra membrane transporters demonstrates gene transfer among photosynthetic eukaryotes and numerous sodium-coupled transport systems.Plant Physiology.  158:2001-2012. 2012
    2010 Genetic variation and biogeographical boundaries within the red alga Porphyra umbilicalis (Bangiales, Rhodophyta)Botanica Marina.  53:417-431. 2010
    2009 Distribution and evolution of variable group-I introns in the small ribosomal subunit of North Atlantic Porphyra (Bangiales, Rhodophyta)European Journal of Phycology.  44:171-182. 2009
    2006 Distribution, morphology, and genetic affinities of dwarf embedded Fucus populations from the Northwest Atlantic OceanBotanica Marina.  49:283-303. 2006
    2006 A reply to Engel et al.Molecular Ecology.  15:1185-1187. 2006
    2005 Molecular ecological studies of New England species of Porphyra (Rhodophyta, Bangiales)Nova Hedwigia.  80:1-24. 2005
    2004 Determining the affinities of salt marsh fucoids using microsatellite markers: Evidence of hybridization and introgression between two species of fucus (Phaeophyta) in a Maine estuaryJournal of Phycology.  40:1013-1027. 2004
    2003 Identification of north-western Atlantic Porphyra (Bangiaceae, Bangiales) based on sequence variation in nuclear SSU and plastid rbcL genesPhycologia.  42:109-122. 2003
    1999 Phylogenetic relationships of the Hamamelidaceae inferred from sequences of internal transcribed spacers (ITS) of nuclear ribosomal DNA.American Journal of Botany.  86:1027-1037. 1999
    1999 Species-specific nuclear and chloroplast single nucleotide polymorphisms to distinguish Picea glauca, P-mariana and P-rubensTheoretical And Applied Genetics.  99:37-49. 1999
    1999 Phylogenetic relationships in the Hamamelidaceae: evidence from the nucleotide sequences of the plastid gene matKPlant Systematics and Evolution.  218:205-219. 1999
    1997 Endophytic fungal DNA, the source of contamination in spruce needle DNAMolecular Ecology.  6:983-987. 1997
    1997 Interspecific relationships and genetic divergence of the disjunct genus Liquidambar (Hamamelidaceae) inferred from DNA sequences of plastid gene matKRhodora.  99:229-240. 1997
    1997 Phylogenetic relationships in the Corylopsis complex (Hamamelidaceae): Evidence from sequences of the internal transcribed spacers of nuclear ribosomal DNA and morphologyRhodora.  99:302-318. 1997
    1996 Hybridization between Picea rubens and Picea mariana: Differences observed between montane and coastal island populationsCanadian Journal of Forest Research.  26:444-452. 1996
    1996 Using nuclear and organelle DNA markers to discriminate among Picea rubens, Picea mariana, and their hybridsCanadian Journal of Forest Research.  26:433-443. 1996
    1994 Phylogenetic inferences on the relationship of North American and European Picea species based on nuclear ribosomal 18S sequences and the internal transcribed spacer 1 region.Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.  3:17-26. 1994
    1992 RESTRICTION FRAGMENT VARIATION IN THE NUCLEAR RIBOSOMAL DNA REPEAT UNIT WITHIN AND BETWEEN PICEA-RUBENS AND PICEA-MARIANACanadian Journal of Forest Research.  22:255-263. 1992
    1992 Five major nuclear ribosomal repeats represent a large and variable fraction of the genomic DNA of Picea rubens and P. mariana.Molecular Biology and Evolution.  9:125-137. 1992
    1990 Excision and transposition of two Ds transposons from the bronze mutable 4 derivative 6856 allele of Zea mays L.Molecular Genetics and Genomics Molecular and General Genetics.  221:475-485. 1990
    1990 THE SHRUNKEN BRONZE-MUTABLE 4 ALLELIC FAMILY - CHARACTERIZATION OF A CHANGED STATE, SH BZ-M4 DERIVATIVE 6843B, OF THE ORIGINAL BZ-M4 MUTATIONMaydica.  35:339-351. 1990
    1988 The mutation bronze-mutable 4 derivative 6856 in maize is caused by the insertion of a novel 6.7-kilobase pair transposon in the untranslated leader region of the bronze-1 gene.Genetics.  120:779-790. 1988
    1987 EXPRESSION OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL MUTANT BZ-M4-DERIVATIVE-6856 IN MAIZE SEEDLINGSPhytochemistry.  26:3159-3162. 1987
    1984 CHARACTERIZATION OF AN <em>Spm</em>-CONTROLLED BRONZE-MUTABLE ALLELE IN MAIZEGenetics.  106:769. 1984
    1983 Biochemical consequences of the insertion of a suppressor-mutator (<em>Spm</em>) receptor at the bronze-1 locus in maizeProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  80:7591. 1983
    1983 The allelic state at intensifier influences the accumulation of UDP glucose: flavonoid 3-O-glucosyltransferase in maize.Phytochemistry.  22:2634-2635. 1983
    1981 Cellulose and 1,3 glucan synthesis during the early stages of wall regeneration in soybean protoplasts.Planta.  152:105-114. 1981
    A pilot study of genetic structure of Porphyra umbilicalis Kützing in the Gulf of Maine using SNP markers from RNA-SeqJournal of Applied Phycology

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2010 Porphyra: Complex Life Histories in a Harsh Environment: P. umbilicalis, an Intertidal Red Alga for Genomic Analysis.  129-+. 2010

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2012 COMPARISONS OF OPEN-COASTAL AND ESTUARINE POPULATIONS OF PORPHYRA UMBILICALIS (RHODOPHYTA)Journal of Phycology. S40-S41. 2012
    1997 Domestication of porphyra for northeast AmericaPhycologia. 128-129. 1997
    1989 STRUCTURES OF THE NUCLEAR RIBOSOMAL REPEAT UNIT DISTINGUISH 3 SPECIES OF SPRUCEGenetics. S30-S30. 1989

    Teaching Activities

  • Doctoral Thesis Taught course 2018
  • Your Genes, Your Life Taught course 2018
  • Your Genes, Your Life Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Your Genes, Your Life Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Population/Quant Genetics Taught course 2016
  • Population/Quant Genetics Taught course 2016
  • Advanced Topics Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Biological Sciences Taught course 2016
  • Adv Top/Popul & Ecol Genetics Taught course 2015
  • Population/Quant Genetics Taught course 2015
  • Population/Quant Genetics Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Biological Sciences Taught course 2015
  • Your Genes, Your Life Taught course 2014
  • Your Genes, Your Life Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Biology, University of Rochester
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, Michigan State University
  • Full Name

  • Anita Klein
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Department of Biological Sciences

    38 Academic Way, room 238 Spaulding Life Sciences

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States