Published Work

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21. Peng R, Xu Y, Tian S, Unver T, Liu Z, Zhou Z, Cai X, Wang K, Wei Y, Liu Y, Wang H, Hu G, Zhang Z, Grover CE, Hou Y, Wang Y, Li P, Wang T, Lu Q, Wang Y, Conover JL, Ghazal H, Wang Q, Zhang B, Van Montagu M, Van de Peer Y, Wendel JF, Liu F. 2022. Evolutionary divergence of duplicated genomes in newly described allotetraploid cottons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 119(39): e2208496119. DOI:

20. Forsythe ES*, Grover CE*, Miller ER, Conover JL, Arick II MA, Chavarro MCF, Leal-Bertioli SCM, Peterson DG, Sharbrough J, Wendel JF, Sloan DB. 2022. Organellar transcripts dominate the cellular mRNA pool across plants of varying ploidy levels. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 119(30): e2204187119. DOI:

19. Grover CE*, Forsythe ES*, Sharbrough J, Miller ER, Conover JL, DeTar RA, Chavarro C, Arick II MA, Peterson DG, Leal-Bertioli SCM, Sloan DB, Wendel JF. 2022. Variation in cytonuclear expression accommodation among allopolyploid plants. Genetics. iyac118. DOI:

18. Sharbrough J*, Conover JL*, Fernandes Gyorfy M, Grover CE, Miller ER, Wendel JF, Sloan DB. 2022. Global patterns of subgenome evolution in organelle-targeted genes of six allotetraploid angiosperms. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 39(4): msac074. DOI:

17. Karimi N, Grover CE, Gallagher JP, Conover JL, Miller ER, Wendel JF, Baum DA. 2022. Genetic diversity of Malagasy baobabs: implications for conservation. Adansonia. 44(6): 37-47. DOI:

16. Conover JL, Wendel JF. 2022. Deleterious mutations accumulate faster in allopolyploid than diploid cotton (Gossypium) and unequally between subgenomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 39(2): msac024. DOI:

15. Fernandes Gyorfy M, Miller ER, Conover JL, Grover CE, Wendel JF, Sloan DB, Sharbrough J. 2021. Nuclear-cytoplasmic balance: whole genome duplications induce elevated organellar genome copy number. The Plant Journal. 108: 219-230. DOI:

14. Conover JL, Sharbrough J, Wendel JF. 2021. pSONIC: Ploidy-aware Syntenic Orthologous Networks Identified via Collinearity. G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics. 11(8): jkab170. DOI:

13. Yuan D, Grover CE, Hu G, Pan M, Miller ER, Conover JL, Hunt SP, Udall JA, Wendel JF. 2021. Parallel and intertwining threads of domestication in allopolyploid cotton. Advanced Science. 8(10): 2003634. DOI:

12. Hu G, Grover CE, Jareczek J, Yuan D, Dong Y, Miller E, Conover JL, Wendel JF. 2021. Evolution and diversity of the cotton genome. In: Rahman M-U, Zafar Y, Zhang T, editors. Cotton Precision Breeding. Cham: Springer. p. 25-78

11. Grover CE, Yoo M-J, Lin M, Murphy MD, Harker DB, Byers RL, Lipka AE, Hu G, Yuan D, Conover JL, Udall JA, Paterson AH, Gore MA, Wendel JF. 2020. Genetic analysis of the transition from wild to domesticated cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics. 10(2):731–754. DOI:

10. Chen ZJ, Sreedasyam A, Ando A, Song Q, De Santiago LM, Hulse-Kemp AM, Ding M, Ye W, Kirkbride RC, Jenkins J, Plott C, Lovell J, Lin Y-M, Vaughn R, Liu B, Simpson S, Scheffler BE, Wen L, Saski CA, Grover CE, Hu G, Conover JL, Carlson JW, Shu S, Boston LB, Williams M, Peterson DG, McGee K, Jones DC, Wendel JF, Stelly DM, Grimwood J, Schmutz J. 2020. Genomic diversifications of five Gossypium allopolyploid species and their impact on cotton improvement. Nature Genetics. 52(5): 525–533. DOI:

9. Grover CE, Arick II MA, Thrash A, Conover JL, Sanders WS, Peterson DG, Frelichowski JE, Scheffler JA, Scheffler BE, Wendel JF. 2019. Insights into the evolution of the New World diploid cottons (Gossypium, subgenus Houzingenia) based on genome sequencing. Genome Biology and Evolution. 11(1): 53–71. DOI:

8. Li C, Sun X, Conover JL, Zhang Z, Wang J, Wang X, Deng X, Wang H, Liu B, Wendel JF, Gong L. 2019. Cytonuclear coevolution following homoploid hybrid speciation in Aegilops tauschii. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 36(2): 341–349. DOI:

7. Conover JL*, Karimi N*, Stenz N, Ané C, Grover CE, Skema C, Tate JA, Wolff K, Logan SA, Wendel JF, Baum DA. 2019. A Malvaceae mystery: A mallow maelstrom of genome multiplications and maybe misleading methods? Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 61(1): 12–31. DOI:

6. Bao Y*, Hu G*, Grover CE, Conover J, Yuan D, Wendel JF. 2019. Unraveling cis and trans regulatory evolution during cotton domestication. Nature Communications. 10(1): 5399. DOI:

5. Udall JA, Long E, Hanson C, Yuan D, Ramaraj T, Conover JL, Gong L, Arick II MA, Grover CE, Peterson DG, Wendel JF. 2019. De novo genome sequence assemblies of Gossypium raimondii and Gossypium turneri. G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics. 9(10): 3079–3085. DOI:

4. Udall JA, Long E, Ramaraj T, Conover JL, Yuan D, Grover CE, Gong L, Arick II MA, Masonbrink RE, Peterson DG, Wendel JF. 2019. The genome sequence of Gossypioides kirkii illustrates a descending dysploidy in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10: 1541. DOI:

3. Woodman S, Trousdale C, Conover J, Kim K. 2018. Yeast membrane lipid imbalance leads to trafficking defects toward the Golgi. Cell Biology International. 42(7): 890–902. DOI:

2. Grover CE, Arick II MA, Conover JL, Thrash A, Hu G, Sanders WS, Hsu C-Y, Naqvi RZ, Farooq M, Li X, Gong L, Mudge J, Ramaraj T, Udall JA, Peterson DG, Wendel JF. 2017. Comparative genomics of an unusual biogeographic disjunction in the cotton tribe (Gossypieae) yields insights into genome downsizing. Genome Biology and Evolution. 9(12): 3328–3344. DOI:

1. Sharbrough J, Conover JL, Tate JA, Wendel JF, Sloan DB. 2017. Cytonuclear responses to genome doubling. American Journal of Botany. 104: 1277-80. DOI: