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  • Whole-Genome Resequencing of Seven Eggplant (Solanum melongena) and One Wild Relative (S. incanum) Accessions Provides New Insights and Breeding Tools for Eggplant Enhancement 

    Gramazio, Pietro; Yan, Haidong; Hasing, Tomas; Vilanova, Santiago; Prohens, Jaime; Bombarely, Aureliano (2019-10-08)
    Whole-genome resequencing provides information of great relevance for crop genetics, evolution, and breeding. Here, we present the first whole-genome resequencing study using seven eggplant (Solanum melongena) and one wild ...
  • The transcriptional network of WRKY53 in cereals links oxidative responses to biotic and abiotic stress inputs 

    Van Eck, L.; Davidson, R. M.; Wu, S.; Zhao, B. Y.; Botha, A. M.; Leach, J. E.; Lapitan, N. L. V. (Springer, 2014-01-01)
    The transcription factor WRKY53 is expressed during biotic and abiotic stress responses in cereals, but little is currently known about its regulation, structure and downstream targets. We sequenced the wheat ortholog ...
  • Genomic features of bacterial adaptation to plants 

    Levy, Asaf; Gonzalez, Isai Salas; Mittelviefhaus, Maximilian; Clingenpeel, Scott; Paredes, Sur Herrera; Miao, Jiamin; Wang, Kunru; Devescovi, Giulia; Stillman, Kyra; Monteiro, Freddy; Alvarez, Bryan Rangel; Lundberg, Alvarez Derek S.; Lu, Tse-Yuan; Lebeis, Sarah; Jin, Zhao; McDonald, Meredith; Klein, Andrew P.; Feltcher, Meghan E.; Rio, Tijana Glavina; Grant, Sarah R.; Doty, Sharon L.; Ley, Ruth E.; Zhao, Bingyu; Venturi, Vittorio; Pelletier, Dale A.; Vorholt, Julia A.; Tringe, Susannah G.; Woyke, Tanja; Dangl, Jeffery L. (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-01-01)
    Plants intimately associate with diverse bacteria. Plant-associated bacteria have ostensibly evolved genes that enable them to adapt to plant environments. However, the identities of such genes are mostly unknown, and their ...
  • Quantitative characterization of hemozoin in Plasmodium berghei and vivax 

    Pisciotta, John M.; Scholl, Peter F.; Shuman, Joel L.; Shualev, Vladimir; Sullivan, David J. (Elsevier, 2017-04-01)
    The incidence and global distribution of chloroquine resistant (CR) Plasmodium vivax infection has increased since emerging in 1989. The mechanism of resistance in CR P. vivax has not been defined. The resistance likely ...
  • Retrospective View of North American Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Breeding in the 20th and 21st Centuries 

    Hirsch, Candice N.; Hirsch, Cory D.; Felcher, Kimberly; Coombs, Joseph; Zarka, Dan; Van Deynze, Allen; De Jong, Walter; Veilleux, Richard E.; Jansky, Shelley; Bethke, Paul; Douches, David S.; Buell, C. Robin (Genetics Society of America, 2013-06-01)
    Cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), a vegetatively propagated autotetraploid, has been bred for distinct market classes, including fresh market, pigmented, and processing varieties. Breeding efforts have relied on ...
  • Sequence Diversity in Coding Regions of Candidate Genes in the Glycoalkaloid Biosynthetic Pathway of Wild Potato Species 

    Manrique-Carpintero, Norma C.; Tokuhisa, James G.; Ginzberg, Idit; Holliday, Jason A.; Veilleux, Richard E. (Genetics Society of America, 2013-09-01)
    Natural variation in five candidate genes of the steroidal glycoalkaloid (SGA) metabolic pathway and whole-genome single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping were studied in six wild [Solanum chacoense (chc 80-1), S. ...
  • Construction of Reference Chromosome-Scale Pseudomolecules for Potato: Integrating the Potato Genome with Genetic and Physical Maps 

    Sharma, Sanjeev Kumar; Bolser, Daniel; de Boer, Jan; Sonderkaer, Mads; Amoros, Walter; Carboni, Martin Federico; D'Ambrosio, Juan Martin; de la Cruz, German; Di Genova, Alex; Douches, David S.; Eguiluz, Maria; Guo, Xiao; Guzman, Frank; Hackett, Christine A.; Hamilton, John P.; Li, Guangcun; Li, Ying; Lozano, Roberto; Maass, Alejandro; Marshall, David; Martinez, Diana; McLean, Karen; Mejia, Nilo; Milne, Linda; Munive, Susan; Nagy, Istvan; Ponce, Olga; Ramirez, Manuel; Simon, Reinhard; Thomson, Susan J.; Torres, Yerisf; Waugh, Robbie; Zhang, Zhonghua; Huang, Sanwen; Visser, Richard G. F.; Bachem, Christian W. B.; Sagredo, Boris; Feingold, Sergio E.; Orjeda, Gisella; Veilleux, Richard E.; Bonierbale, Merideth; Jacobs, Jeanne M. E.; Milbourne, Dan; Martin, David Michael Alan; Bryan, Glenn J. (Genetics Society of America, 2013-11)
    The genome of potato, a major global food crop, was recently sequenced. The work presented here details the integration of the potato reference genome (DM) with a new sequence-tagged site marker-based linkage map and other ...
  • Global ecological predictors of the soil priming effect 

    Bastida, Felipe; Bastidal, Felipe; Garcia, Carlos; Fierer, Noah; Eldridge, David J.; Bowker, Matthew A.; Abades, Sebastian; Alfaro, Fernando D.; Berhe, Asmeret Asefaw; Cutler, Nick A.; Gallardo, Antonio; Garcia-Velazquez, Laura; Hart, Stephen C.; Hayese, Patrick E.; Hernandez, Teresa; Hseu, Zeng-Yei; Jehmlich, Nico; Kirchmair, Martin; Lambers, Hans; Neuhauser, Sigrid; Pena-Ramirez, Victor M.; Perez, Cecilia A.; Reed, Sasha C.; Santos, Fernanda; Siebe, Christina; Sullivan, Benjamin W.; Trivedi, Pankaj; Vera, Alfonso; Williams, Mark A.; Moreno, Jose Luis; Delgado-Baquerizo, Manuel (Springer Nature, 2019-08-02)
    Identifying the global drivers of soil priming is essential to understanding C cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. We conducted a survey of soils across 86 globally-distributed locations, spanning a wide range of climates, ...
  • Drought-induced soil microbial amino acid and polysaccharide change and their implications for C-N cycles in a climate change world 

    Kakumanu, Madhavi L.; Ma, Li; Williams, Mark A. (Springer Nature, 2019-07-29)
    High microbial carbon (MBC) demand, a proxy for energy demand (cost), during soil microbial response to stressors such as drought are a major gap in understanding global biogeochemical cycling of carbon (C) and nitrogen ...
  • A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production 

    Dainese, Matteo; Martin, Emily A.; Aizen, Marcelo A.; Albrecht, Matthias; Bartomeus, Ignasi; Bommarco, Riccardo; Carvalheiro, Luisa G.; Chaplin-Kramer, Rebecca; Gagic, Vesna; Garibaldi, Lucas A.; Ghazoul, Jaboury; Grab, Heather; Jonsson, Mattias; Karp, Daniel S.; Kennedy, Christina M.; Kleijn, David; Kremen, Claire; Landis, Douglas A.; Letourneau, Deborah K.; Marini, Lorenzo; Poveda, Katja; Rader, Romina; Smith, Henrik G.; Tscharntke, Teja; Andersson, Georg K. S.; Badenhausser, Isabelle; Baensch, Svenja; Bezerra, Antonio Diego M.; Bianchi, Felix J. J. A.; Boreux, Virginie; Bretagnolle, Vincent; Caballero-Lopez, Berta; Cavigliasso, Pablo; Cetkovic, Aleksandar; Chacoff, Natacha P.; Classen, Alice; Cusser, Sarah; da Silva e Silva, Felipe D.; de Groot, G. Arjen; Dudenhoeffer, Jan H.; Ekroos, Johan; Fijen, Thijs; Franck, Pierre; Freitas, Breno M.; Garratt, Michael P. D.; Gratton, Claudio; Hipolito, Juliana; Holzschuh, Andrea; Hunt, Lauren; Iverson, Aaron L.; Jha, Shalene; Keasar, Tamar; Kim, Tania N.; Kishinevsky, Miriam; Klatt, Bjorn K.; Klein, Alexandra-Maria; Krewenka, Kristin M.; Krishnan, Smitha; Larsen, Ashley E.; Lavigne, Claire; Liere, Heidi; Maas, Bea; Mallinger, Rachel E.; Martinez Pachon, Eliana; Martinez-Salinas, Alejandra; Meehan, Timothy D.; Mitchell, Matthew G. E.; Molina, Gonzalo A. R.; Nesper, Maike; Nilsson, Lovisa; O'Rourke, Megan E.; Peters, Marcell K.; Plecas, Milan; Potts, Simon G.; Ramos, Davi de L.; Rosenheim, Jay A.; Rundlof, Maj; Rusch, Adrien; Saez, Agustin; Scheper, Jeroen; Schleuning, Matthias; Schmack, Julia M.; Sciligo, Amber R.; Seymour, Colleen; Stanley, Dara A.; Stewart, Rebecca; Stout, Jane C.; Sutter, Louis; Takada, Mayura B.; Taki, Hisatomo; Tamburini, Giovanni; Tschumi, Matthias; Viana, Blandina F.; Westphal, Catrin; Willcox, Bryony K.; Wratten, Stephen D.; Yoshioka, Akira; Zaragoza-Trello, Carlos; Zhang, Wei; Zou, Yi; Steffan-Dewenter, Ingolf (AAAS, 2019-10)
    Human land use threatens global biodiversity and compromises multiple ecosystem functions critical to food production. Whether crop yield-related ecosystem services can be maintained by a few dominant species or rely on ...
  • Development of Efficient Plant Regeneration and Transformation System for Impatiens Using Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Multiple Bud Cultures as Explants 

    Dan, Yinghui; Baxter, Aaron; Zhang, Song; Pantazis, Christopher J.; Veilleux, Richard E. (BMC, 2010-08-09)
    Background: Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana) is a top selling floriculture crop. The potential for genetic transformation of Impatiens to introduce novel flower colors or virus resistance has been limited by its general ...
  • Extensive phenotypic diversity in the cultivated Florist’s Gloxinia, Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern, is derived from the domestication of a single founder population 

    Hasing, Tomas; Rinaldi, Elijah; Manrique, Silvia; Colombo, Lucia; Haak, David C.; Zaitlin, David; Bombarely, Aureliano (Wiley, 2019-08-19)
    Domesticated plants are essential for agriculture and human societies. Hence, understanding the processes of domestication will be crucial as we strive for more efficient crops and improvements to plants that benefit ...
  • Cetylpyridinium chloride direct spray treatments reduce Salmonella on cantaloupe rough surfaces 

    Saucedo-Alderete, Raul O.; Eifert, Joseph D.; Boyer, Renee R.; Williams, Robert C.; Welbaum, Gregory E. (2018-08)
    Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) solutions (0, 0.5, or 1.0%) were applied to cantaloupe (Athena and Hale's Best Jumbo cultivars) rind plugs, either before or after inoculation with a broth culture of Salmonella Michigan ...
  • Foliar application of Fe resonates to the belowground rhizosphere microbiome in Andean landrace potatoes 

    Xiao, Hua; Rodrigues, Richard R.; Bonierbale, Merideth; Veilleux, Richard E.; Williams, Mark (2018-10)
    Iron (Fe) is a crucial nutrient for plant growth (e.g. chlorophyll production), and though it is one of the most abundant elements in soil, very low bioavailability can limit plant growth. Studies indicate that many soil ...
  • Low Tunnels Reduce Irrigation Water Needs and Increase Growth, Yield, and Water-use Efficiency in Brussels Sprouts Production 

    Acharya, Tej P.; Welbaum, Gregory E.; Arancibia, Ramon A. (2019-03)
    Farmers use low tunnels (LTs) covered with spunbonded fabric to protect warm-season vegetable crops against cold temperatures and extend the growing season. Cool season vegetable crops may also benefit from LTs by enhancing ...
  • Inhibiting foodborne pathogens Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Listeria monocytogenes using extracts from traditional medicine: Chinese gallnut, pomegranate peel, Baikal skullcap root and forsythia fruit 

    Wu, Jian; Goodrich, Katheryn M.; Eifert, Joseph D.; Jahncke, Michael L.; O’Keefe, Sean F.; Welbaum, Gregory E.; Neilson, Andrew P. (De Gruyter, 2018-06-21)
    Foodborne illnesses have been a heavy burden in the United States and globally. Many medicinal herbs have been cultivated in the US and many of which contain antimicrobial compounds with the potential to be used for food ...
  • COREMIC: a web-tool to search for a niche associated CORE MICrobiome 

    Rodrigues, Richard R.; Rodgers, Nyle C.; Wu, Xiaowei; Williams, Mark A. (PeerJ, 2018-02-15)
    Microbial diversity on earth is extraordinary, and soils alone harbor thousands of species per, gram of soil. Understanding how this diversity is sorted and selected into habitat niches is a major focus of ecology and ...
  • Genomics-based diversity analysis of Vanilla species using a Vanilla planifolia draft genome and Genotyping-By-Sequencing 

    Hu, Ying; Resende, Marcio F. R., Jr.; Bombarely, Aureliano; Brym, Maria; Bassil, Elias; Chambers, Alan H. (Springer Nature, 2019-03-04)
    Demand for all-natural vanilla flavor is increasing, but its botanical source, Vanilla planifolia, faces critical challenges arising from a narrow germplasm base and supply limitations. Genomics tools are the key to ...
  • Elucidation and analyses of the regulatory networks of upland and lowland ecotypes of switchgrass in response to drought and salt stresses 

    Zuo, Chunman; Tang, Yuhong; Fu, Hao; Liu, Yiming; Zhang, Xunzhong; Zhao, Bingyu; Xu, Ying (PLOS, 2018-09-24)
    Switchgrass is an important bioenergy crop typically grown in marginal lands, where the plants must often deal with abiotic stresses such as drought and salt. Alamo is known to be more tolerant to both stress types than ...
  • Antioxidant metabolism variation associated with alkali-salt tolerance in thirty switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) lines 

    Hu, Guofu; Liu, Yiming; Duo, Tianqi; Zhao, Bingyu; Cui, Guowen; Ji, Jing; Kuang, Xiao; Ervin, Erik H.; Zhang, Xunzhong (PLOS, 2018-06-25)
    Soil salinization is a major factor limiting crop growth and development in many areas. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is an important warm-season grass species used for biofuel production. The objective of this study ...

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