Publications

SUBMITTED

1.Migicovsky, Z., Quigley, M.Y., Mullins, J., Ali, T., Swift, J.T., Agasaveeran, A.R., Dougherty, J.D., Grant, B.M., Korkmaz, I., Malpeddi, M.R., McNihol, E.L., Sharp, A.W., Harris, J.L., Hopkins, D.R., Jordan, L.M., Kwasniewski, M.T., Striegler, R.K., Dowtin, A., Stotts, S., Cousins, P., and Chitwood. D.H. X-ray imaging of 30 year old wine grape wood reveals cumulative impacts of rootstocks on scion secondary growth and harvest index. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.05.17.492371
2.Harris, Z.N., Pratt, J.E., Bhakta, N., Frawley, E., Klein, L.L., Migicovsky, Z., and Miller, A.J. Temporal and environmental variation are decoupled in the elemental composition of grafted grapevine leaves. Preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.02.28.482393v1
3.Yu, C.H.J., Migicovsky, Z., Song, J., and Rupasinghe, H.P.V. Polyphenols of apples contribute to in vitro anti-diabetic properties: assessment of Canada’s Apple Biodiversity Collection. 
4.Migicovsky, Z., Douglas, G.M., and Myles, S. Genotyping-by-Sequencing of Canada’s Apple Biodiversity Collection.

PUBLISHED/IN PRESS

43.Ulrich, J.C., Moreau, T., Luna-Perez, E., Beckett, K., Simon, L.K., Migicovsky, Z., Diederichsen, A., and Khoury, C.K. (In Press). An inventory of crop wild relatives and wild utilized plants in Canada. Crop Science.
42.Migicovsky, Z., Amyotte, B., Ulrich, J., Smith, T.W., Turner, N.J., Pico, J., Ciotir, C., Sharifi, M., Meldrum, G., Stormes, B., and Moreau, T. (In Press). Berries as a case study for crop wild relative conservation, use, and public engagement in Canada. Plants People Planet.
41.Migicovsky, Z., Swift, J.F., Helget, Z., Klein, L.L., Ly, A., Maimaitiyiming, M., Woodhouse, K., Fennell, A., Kwasniewski, M., and Miller, A.J., Cousins, P., and Chitwood, D.H. (In Press). Increases in vein length compensate for leaf area lost to lobing in grapevine. American Journal of Botany. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.03.15.484490
40.Li, M., Frank, M.H., and Migicovsky, Z. (In Press) ColourQuant: a high-throughput technique to extract and quantify colour phenotypes from plant images. High Throughput Plant Phenotyping: Methods and Protocols. Lorence A. and Medina-Jimenez, K. (eds). Molecular Biology Series, Springer, New York. Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.01652
39.Soomro, T., Watts, S., Migicovsky, Z., and Myles, S. (2022). Cider and dessert apples: what’s the difference? Plants People Planet. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10284
38.Davies, T., Watts, S., McClure, K., Migicovsky, Z., and Myles, S. (2022). Phenotypic divergence between the cultivated apple (Malus domestica) and its primary wild progenitor (Malus sieversii). PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250751
37.Wright, A.H., Ali, S., Migicovsky, Z., Douglas, G.M., Yurgel, S., Bundury-Blanchette, A., Franklin, J., Adams, S., and Walker, A.K. (2022). A characterization of a cool climate organic vineyard’s microbiome. Phytobiomes. https://doi.org/10.1094/PBIOMES-03-21-0019-R
36.Harris, Z.N., Awale, M., Bhakta, N., Chitwood, D.H., Fennell, A., Frawley, E., Klein, L.L., Kovas, L.G., Kwasniewski, M., Londo, J.P., Ma., Q., Migicovsky, Z., Swift, J.F., and Miller, A.J. (2021). Multi-dimensional leaf phenotypes reflect root system genotype in grafted grapevine over the growing season. GigaScience. https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giab087
35.Watts, S., McElroy, M., Migicovsky, Z., Maassen, H., van Velzen, R., and Myles, S. (2021). Cannabis labeling poorly captures genetic relatedness and is best explained by genetic variation in terpene synthase genes. Nature Plants. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-021-01003-y
34.LaPlante, E.R., Fleming, M.B., Migicovsky, Z., Weber, M.G. (2021). Genome-wide association study reveals genomic region associated with beneficial mite recruitment phenotypes in the domesticated grapevine (Vitis vinifera). Genes, 12(7). https://doi.org/10.3390/genes12071013
33.Byers, P.R.M., Evans, R.C., Migicovsky, Z., and Walker, A.K. (2021). Identifying the fungal symbionts of the endangered plant Crocanthemum canadense (Cistaceae) in Nova Scotia. Botany. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjb-2020-0187
32.Watts, S., Migicovsky, Z., McClure, K., Yu, H.J., Amyotte, B., Baker, T., Bowlby, D., Burgher-MacLellan, K., Butler, L., Donald, R., Fan, L., Fillmore, S., Flewelling, J., Gardner, K., Hodges, M., Hughes, T., Jagadeesan, V., Lewis, N., MacDonell, E., MacVicar, L., McElroy, M., Money, D., O’Hara, M., Ong, Q., Campbell Palmer, L., Sawler, J., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, M., Rupasinghe, H.P.V., DeLong, J.M., Forney, C.F., Song, J., and Myles, S. (2021). Quantifying apple diversity: a phenomic characterization of Canada’s Apple Biodiversity Collection. Plants People Planet. doi: 10.1002/ppp3.10211
31.Migicovsky, Z., Yeats, T.H., Watts, S., Song, J., Forney, C.F., Burgher-MacLellan, K., Somers, D.J., Gong, Y., Zhang, Z., Vrebalov, J., van Velzen, R., Giovannoni, J.G., Rose, J.K.C., and Myles, S. (2021). Apple ripening is controlled by a NAC transcription factor. Frontiers in Genetics. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2021.671300
30.Migicovsky, Z., Cousins, P., Jordan, L.M., Myles, S., Striegler, R.K., Verdegaal, P., and Chitwood, D.H. (2021). Grapevine rootstocks affect growth-related scion phenotypes. Plant Direct. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pld3.324
29.Chitwood, D.H, Mullins, J., Migicovsky, Z., Frank, M., VanBuren, R., Londo, J. (2021). Vein-to-blade ratio is an allometric indicator of leaf size and plasticity. American Journal of Botany. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1639
28.Migicovsky, Z., Gardner, K.M., Richards, C., Chao, C.T., Schwaninger, H.R., Fazio, G., Zhong, G.-Y., and Myles, S. (2021). Genomic consequences of apple improvement. Horticulture Research, 8:9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-020-00441-7
27.Maimaitiyiming, M., Maimaitijang, M., Sidike, P., Sagan, V., Migicovsky, Z., Chitwood, D.H., Cousins, P., Dokoozlian, N., Miller, A.J., and Kwasniewski, M. (2020). Modeling early indicators of grapevine physiology using hyperspectral imaging and partial least squares regression (PLSR). IGARSS 2020-2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. pp. 1117-1120.  https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS39084.2020.9323679
26.Bryson, A.E. Brown, M.W., Mullins, J., Dong, W., Bahmani, K., Bornowski, N. Chi, C., Engelgau, P., Gettings, B., Gomezcano, F., Gregory, L.M., Haber, A.C., Hoh, D., Jennings, E.E., Ji, Z., Kaur, P., Raju, S.K.K., Long, Y., Lotreck, S.G., Mathieu, D.T., Ranaweera, T., Ritter, E.J., Sadohara, R., Shrote, R.Z., Smith, K.E., Teresi, S.J., Venegas, J., Wang, H., Wilson, M.L., Tarrant, A.R., Frank., M.H., Migicovsky, Z., Kumar, J., VanBuren, R., Londo, J.P., and Chitwood, D.H. (2020). Composite modeling of leaf shape across shoots discriminates Vitis species better than individual leaves. Applications in Plant Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aps3.11404
25.d’Entremont, T.W., Migicovsky, Z., López-Guitérrez, J.C., and Walker, A.K. (2020). Saltmarsh rhizosphere fungi show shifts in community composition based on sediment properties and aboveground flora in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia. Environmental Microbiology Reports. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-2229.12904
24.Migicovsky, Z. (2020). (Commentary) Tasting improvement in fruit flavor using genomics. New Phytologist, 226:1539-1540. 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, 59:6. 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