Publications

You can see an up-to-date list of my publications on Google Scholar. 

Submitted/In Review

Chitwood, D.H., Mullins, J., Migicovsky, Z., Frank, M., VanBuren, R., Londo, J.P. Vein-to-blade ratio is an allometric indicator of climate-induced changes in grapevine leaf size and shape. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.20.106906

Byers, P.R.M., Evans, R.C., Migicovsky, Z., and Walker, A.K. Identifying the fungal symbionts of the endangered plant Crocanthemum canadense (Cistaceae) in Nova Scotia.

d’Entremont, T.W., Migicovsky, Z., López-Guitérrez, J.C., and Walker, A.K. Saltmarsh rhizosphere fungi show shifts in community composition based on sediment properties and aboveground flora in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.

Maimaitiyiming, M., Maimaitijang, M., Sidike, P., Sagan, V., Migicovsky, Z., Chitwood, D.H., Cousins, P., Dokoozlian, N., Miller, A.J., and Kwasniewski, M. Modeling early indicators of grapevine physiology using hyperspectral imaging and partial least squares regression (PLSR).

Migicovsky, Z., Gardner, K.M., Richards, C., Chao, C.T., Schwaninger, H.R., Fazio, G., Zhong, G.-Y., and Myles, S. Genomic consequences of apple improvement.

Migicovsky, Z., Cousins, P., Jordan, L.M., Myles, S., Striegler, R.K., Verdegaal, P., and Chitwood, D.H. Rootstock choice can dramatically affect grapevine growth. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.1101/864850

Yeats, T.H., Migicovsky, Z., Watts, S., Song, J., Forney, C.F., Burgher-MacLellan, K., Somers, D.J., Vrebalov, J., Giovannoni, J., Rose, J.K.C., and Myles, S.  Allelic diversity of NAC18.1 is a major determinant of fruit firmness and harvest date in apple (Malus domestica). Preprint: https://doi.org/10.1101/708040

Li, M., Frank, M.H., and Migicovsky, Z. ColourQuant: a high-throughput technique to extract and quantify colour phenotypes from plant images. Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.01652

Published/In Press

24. Migicovsky, Z. (2020). (Commentary) Tasting improvement in fruit flavor using genomics. New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16591
23. Migicovsky, Z., Warschefsky, E., Klein, L.L., Miller, A.J. (2019). Using living germplasm collections to characterize, improve, and conserve woody perennials. Crop Science. https://doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2019.05.0353
22. McClure, K.A., Gong, Y., Song, J., Vingqst-Tymchuk, M., Campbell Palmer, L., Fan, L., Burger-MacLellan, K., Zhang, Z., Celton, J.-M., Forney, C.F., Migicovsky, Z., and Myles, S. (2019). Genome-wide association studies in apple reveal loci of large effect controlling apple polyphenols. Horticulture Research, 6:107. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-019-0190-y
21. Larsen, B., Migicovsky, Z., Jeppesen, A.A., Gardner, K., Toldam-Anderson, T.B., Myles, S., Ørgaard, M., Petersen, M.A., and Pedersen, C. (2019). Genome-wide association studies in apple reveal loci for aroma volatiles, sugar composition and harvest date. The Plant Genome, 12:170104. https://doi.org/10.3835/plantgenome2018.12.0104
20. Schier, H.E., Eliot, K., Herron, S.A., Landfried, L.K., Migicovsky, Z., Rubin, M.J., and Miller, A.J. (2019). Comparative analysis of perennial and annual Phaseolus seed nutrient concentrations. Sustainability, 11(10):2787. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11102787
19. Migicovsky, Z., Harris, Z.N., Klein, L.L., Li, M., McDermaid, A., Chitwood, D.H., Fennell, A., Kovacs, L.G., Kwasniewski, M., Londo, J.P., Ma, Q., and Miller, A.J. (2019). Rootstock effects on scion phenotypes in a ‘Chambourcin’ experimental vineyard. Horticulture Research, 6:64. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-019-0146-2
18. Peace, C.P., Bianco, L., Troggio, M., van de Weg, E., Cornille, A., Durel, C.E., Myles, S., Migicovsky, Z., Schaffer, R., Costes, E., Fazio, G., Yamane, H., van Nocker, S., Gottschalk, C., Costa, F., Changé, D., Zhang, X., Patocchi, A., Gardiner, S., Hardner, C., Kumar, S., Laurens, F., Bucher, E., Main, D., Jung, S., and Vanderzande, S. (2019). Apple whole genome sequences: recent advances and new prospects. Horticulture Research, 6:59. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-019-0141-7
17. Larsen, B., Gardner, K., Pedersen, C., Ørgaard, M., Migicovsky, Z., Myles, S., Toldam-Andersen, T.B. (2018). Population structure, relatedness and ploidy levels in an apple gene bank revealed through genotyping-by-sequencing. PloS ONE, 13:8.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201889
16. Li, M., An, H., Angelovici, R., Bagaza, C., Batushansky, A., Clark, L., Coneva, V., Donoghue, M., Edwards, E., Fajardo, D., Fang, H., Frank, M., Gallaher, T., Gebken, S., Hill, T., Jansky, S., Kaur, B., Klahs, P., Klein, L.L., Kuraparthy, V., Londo, J., Migicovsky, Z., Miller, A., Mohn, R., Myles, S., Otoni, W., Pires, J.C., Riffer, E., Schmerler, S., Spriggs, E., Topp, C., Van Deynze, A., Zhang, K., Zhu, L., Zink, B.M., and Chitwood, D.H. (2018). Topological data analysis as a morphometric method: using persistent homology to demarcate a leaf morphospace. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9:553. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00553
15. McElroy, M.S., Navarro, A.J.R., Mustiga, G., Stack, C., Gezan, S., Penha, G., Sarabia, W., Saquicela, D., Sotomayor, I., Douglas, G. M., Migicovsky, Z., Amores, F., Tarqui, O., Myles, S., Motamayor, J.C. (2018). Prediction of Cacao (Theobroma cacao) Resistance to Moniliophthora spp. Diseases via Genome-Wide Association Analysis and Genomic Selection. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9:343. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00343
14. Migicovsky, Z., Li, M., Chitwood, D.H., and Myles, S. (2018). Morphometrics reveals complex and heritable apple leaf shapes. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8:2185. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.02185
13. Migicovsky, Z., Sawler, J., Gardner, K.M., Aradhya, M.K., Prins, B.H., Schwaninger, H.R., Bustamante, C.D., Buckler, E.S., Zhong, G.-Y., Brown, P.J., and Myles, S. (2017). Patterns of genomic and phenomic diversity in wine and table grapes. Horticulture Research, 4:17035. https://doi.org/10.1038/hortres.2017.35
12. Money, D., Migicovsky, Z., Gardner, K., and Myles, S. (2017). LinkImputeR: user-guided genotype calling and imputation for non-model organisms. BMC Genomics, 18:523. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-3873-5
11. Migicovsky, Z., and Myles, S. Exploiting wild relatives for genomics-assisted breeding of perennial crops. (2017). Frontiers in Plant Science, 8:460. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00460
10. Migicovsky, Z., Sawler, J., Money, D., Eibach, R., Miller, A.J., Luby, J.J., Jamieson, A.R., Velasco, D., von Kintzel, S., Warner, J., Wührer, W., Brown, P.J., and Myles, S. (2016). Genomic ancestry estimation quantifies use of wild species in grape breeding. BMC Genomics, 17:478. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-016-2834-8
9. Migicovsky, Z., Gardner, K.M., Money, D., Sawler, J., Bloom, J.S., Moffett, P., Chao, C.T., Schwaninger, H., Fazio, G., Zhong, G.-Y., and Myles, S. (2016). Genome to phenome mapping in apple using historical data. The Plant Genome, 9:2. https://doi.org/10.3835/plantgenome2015.11.0113

–      Selected as a Research Highlight by The Plant Genome: https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/story/2016/jun/mon/genome-to-phenome-mapping-in-apple-using-historical-data

8. Money, D., Gardner, K., Migicovsky, Z, Schwaninger, H., Zhong, G-Y., and Myles, S. (2015). LinkImpute: fast and accurate genotype imputation for non-model organisms. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 5(11):2383-90. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.115.021667
7. Migicovsky, Z., and Kovalchuk, I. (2015). Transgenerational inheritance of epigenetic response to cold in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2014.09.001
6. Migicovsky, Z., and Kovalchuk, I. (2014). Transgenerational changes in plant physiology and in transposon expression in response to UV-C stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signaling & Behaviour, 9(11):e976490. https://doi.org/10.4161/15592324.2014.976490
5. Migicovsky, Z., Yao, Y. and Kovalchuk, I. (2014). Transgenerational phenotypic and epigenetic changes in response to heat stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signaling & Behaviour, 9(1):e27971. https://doi.org/10.4161/psb.27971
4. Migicovsky, Z. and Kovalchuk, I. (2013). Changes to DNA methylation and homologous recombination frequency in the progeny of stressed plants. Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 91(1):1-5. https://doi.org/10.1139/bcb-2012-0046
3. Migicovsky, Z., and Kovalchuk, I. (2012). Epigenetic modifications during angiosperm gametogenesis. Frontiers in Plant Science, 3:20. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2012.00020
2. Reza Rahavi, M., Migicovsky, Z., Titov, V., and Kovalchuk, I. (2011). Transgenerational adaptation to heavy metal salts in Arabidopsis. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2:91. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2011.00091
1. Migicovsky, Z. and Kovalchuk, I. (2011). Epigenetic memory in mammals. Frontiers in Genetics, 2:28. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2011.00028