Anita S. Klein

Associate Professor
Faculty Fellow
Phone: (603) 862-2809
Office: Biological Sciences, Spaulding Hall Rm 238, Durham, NH 03824
Anita Klein

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 Kutzing. 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

Education

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

Courses Taught

  • BCHM 999: Doctoral Research
  • BIOL 544: Your Genes, Your Life
  • GEN 705: Population/Quant Genetics
  • GEN 999: Doctoral Research
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Biological Sciences
  • MCBS 999: Doctoral Thesis
  • PBIO 985: Advanced Topics
  • PBIO 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Brawley, S. H., Blouin, N. A., Ficko-Blean, E., Wheeler, G. L., Lohr, M., Goodson, H. V., . . . Prochnik, S. E. (2017). Insights into the red algae and eukaryotic evolution from the genome of Porphyra umbilicalis (Bangiophyceae, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(31), E6361-E6370. doi:10.1073/pnas.1703088114

Eriksen, R. L., Green, L. A., & Klein, A. S. (2016). Genetic variation within and among asexual populations of Porphyra umbilicalis Kutzing (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) in the Gulf of Maine, USA. Botanica Marina, 59(1), 1-12. doi:10.1515/bot-2015-0017

Benton, C. S., Mathieson, A. C., & Klein, A. S. (2015). Ecology of Codium fragile Subsp. Fragile Populations Within Salt Marsh Pannes in Southern Maine. Rhodora, 117(971), 297-316. doi:10.3119/14-14

Chan, C. X., Zauner, S., Wheeler, G., Grossman, A. R., Prochnik, S. E., Blouin, N. A., . . . Bhattacharya, D. (2012). Analysis of Porphyra Membrane Transporters Demonstrates Gene Transfer among Photosynthetic Eukaryotes and Numerous Sodium-Coupled Transport Systems. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 158(4), 2001-2012. doi:10.1104/pp.112.193896

Gantt, E., Berg, G. M., Bhattacharya, D., Blouin, N. A., Brodie, J. A., Chan, C. X., . . . Brawley, S. H. (2010). Porphyra: Complex Life Histories in a Harsh Environment: P. umbilicalis, an Intertidal Red Alga for Genomic Analysis. In RED ALGAE IN THE GENOMIC AGE (Vol. 13, pp. 129-+). doi:10.1007/978-90-481-3795-4_7

Wallace, A. L., Klein, A. S., & Mathieson, A. C. (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 ESTUARY. Journal of Phycology, 40(6), 1013-1027. doi:10.1111/j.1529-8817.2004.04085.x

Klein, A. S., Mathieson, A. C., Neefus, C. D., Cain, D. F., Taylor, H. A., Teasdale, B. W., . . . Wallace, A. L. (2003). Identification of north-western Atlantic Porphyra (Bangiaceae, Bangiales) based on sequence variation in nuclear SSU and plastid rbc L genes. Phycologia, 42(2), 109-122. doi:10.2216/i0031-8884-42-2-109.1

Germano, J., & Klein, A. S. (1999). Species-specific nuclear and chloroplast single nucleotide polymorphisms to distinguish Picea glauca, P. mariana and P. rubens. TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 99(1-2), 37-49. doi:10.1007/s001220051206

Smith, D. E., & Klein, A. S. (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(1), 17-26. doi:10.1006/mpev.1994.1003

Five major nuclear ribosomal repeats represent a large and variable fraction of the genomic DNA of Picea rubens and P. mariana. (1992). Molecular Biology and Evolution. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a040702

Most Cited Publications