Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Related Topics

Rebecca McGee
Grain Legume Genetics Physiology Research
Research Geneticist (Plants)
rebecca.mcgee@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (509) 335-0300
Fax: (509) 335-7692
JOHNSON HALL, WSU
PULLMAN, WA, 99164-6434

Projects
Genetic Improvement of Cool Season Food Legumes
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 423174
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally-adapted Varieties across America
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 431221
Evaluation of Abiotic Stress Tolerance of Faba Bean and Pea Germplasm Maintained at WRPIS
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 421517
Systematic Germplasm Enhancement of Cool Season Food Legumes
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 423477

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Development of SCAR markers linked to sin-2, the stringless pod locus in pea (Pisum sativum L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (30-Jun-16)
Genetic diversity of cultivated lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) and its relation to the world’s agro-ecological zones - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khazaei, H., Caron, C., Fedoruk, M., Diapari, M., Vandenberg, A., Coyne, C.J., Mcgee, R.J., Bett, K. 2016. Genetic diversity of cultivated lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) and its relation to the world’s agro-ecological zones. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01093.
Identification of quantitative trait loci controlling root and shoot traits associated to drought tolerance in a lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) recombinant inbred line population - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-May-16)
Genome wide association study using the ICARDA Lentil Reference set and agronomic data - (Abstract Only) - (05-Mar-16)
Genome-wide association mapping of partial resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches in pea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desgroux, A., L'Anthoene, V., Roux-Duparque, M., Riviere, J., Aubert, G., Tayeh, N., Moussart, A., Mangin, P., Vetel, P., Pirio, C., Mcgee, R.J., Coyne, C.J., Burstin, J., Baranger, A., Manzanares-Dauleux, M., Bourion, V., Pilet-Nayel, M. 2016. Genome-wide association mapping of partial resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches in pea. BMC Genomics. 17:124.
Adaptation of autumn-sown faba bean germplasm to southeastern Washington - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Landry, E.J., Coyne, C.J., Mcgee, R.J., Hu, J. 2016. Adaptation of autumn-sown faba bean germplasm to southeastern Washington. Agronomy Journal. 108:301–308.
A global survey of low-molecular weight carbohydrates in lentils - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (12-Aug-15)
A global survey of low-molecular weight carbohydrates in lentils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, C., Thavarajah, D., Fenlason, A., Thavarajah, P., Mcgee, R.J., Agrawal, S., Combs, G.F. 2015. A global survey of low-molecular weight carbohydrates in lentils. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 44:178-185.
Identification of QTL controlling high levels of partial resistance to Fusarium solani f. sp. pisi in pea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coyne, C.J., Pilet-Nayel, M., McGee, R.J., Porter, L., Smykal, P., Grunwald, N.J., Inglis, D. 2015. Identification of QTL controlling high levels of partial resistance to Fusarium solani f. sp. pisi in pea. Plant Breeding. 134:446-453.
Selenium fertilization on lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) grain yield, seed selenium concentration, and antioxidant activity. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ekanayake, L.J., Thavarajah, D., Vial, E., Mcgee, R.J., Thavarajah, P. 2015. Selenium fertilization on lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) grain yield, seed selenium concentration, and antioxidant activity.. Field Crops Research. 177:9-14.
Phenotyping nutritional and antinutritional traits - (Book / Chapter)
Thavarajah, D., Johnson, C.R., Mcgee, R.J., Thavarajah, P. 2015. Phenotyping nutritional and antinutritional traits. Phenomics of Crop Plants: Trends, Options, and Limitation. 223-233.
Genotyping by sequencing reveals the genetic diversity of the USDA pisum diversity collection - (Abstract Only)
Holdsworth, W., Ma, Y., Cheng, P., Mcgee, R.J., Coyne, C.J., Gore, M., Mazourek, M. 2015. Genotyping by sequencing reveals the genetic diversity of the USDA pisum diversity collection [Abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Paper14071.html.
Len Gen: The international lentil genome sequencing project - (Abstract Only)
Bett, K., Ramsay, L., Chan, C., Sharpe, A., Cook, D., Penmetsa, V., Chang, P., Coyne, C.J., McGee, R.J., Main, D., Vandenberg, B. 2015. Len Gen: The international lentil genome sequencing project. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Paper14074.html.
Pea (Pisum sativum L.) - (Book / Chapter)
Warkentin, T., Smykal, P., Coyne, C.J., Weeden, N., Domoney, C., Bing, D., Leonforte, T., Zong, X., Dixit, G., Boros, L., McPhee, K., McGee, R.J., Burstin, J., Ellis, N. 2014. Pea (Pisum sativum L.). In: A. De Ron (editor) Handbook of Plant Breeding: Grain Legumes. Springer Science and Business Media, New York.
Association mapping of agronomic and quality traits in USDA pea single-plant collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, P., Holdsworth, W., Ma, Y., Coyne, C.J., Mazourek, M., Grusak, M.A., Fuchs, S., Mcgee, R.J. 2015. Phylogenetic analysis and association mapping for agronomic and quality traits in the USDA pea single-plant collection. Molecular Breeding. 35:75. doi: 10.1007/s11032-015-0277-6.
Grain legume genetic resources for allele mining - (Abstract Only) - (05-Jun-14)
A validated source panel of SSR markers for effective discrimination of lentil species - (Abstract Only) - (02-Jun-14)
Target region amplification polymorphism (TRAP) for assessing genetic diversity and marker-trait associations in chickpea (Cicer arietinum l.) germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kumar, Y., Kwon, S.J., Coyne, C.J., Hu, J., Grusak, M.A., Kisha, T.J., Mcgee, R.J., Sarker, A. 2014. Target region amplification polymorphism (TRAP) for assessing genetic diversity and marker-trait associations in chickpea (Cicer arietinum l.) germplasm. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. DOI: 10.1007/s10722-014-0089-2.
Towards Managing Stemphylium Blight of Lentil in the Pacific Northwest - (Trade Journal)
Chen, W., Mcgee, R.J., Vandemark, G.J., Wunsch, M., Burrows, M.E. 2013. Towards Managing Stemphylium Blight of Lentil in the Pacific Northwest. Trade Journal Publication. 3:13-15.
Lentils (Lens culinaris L.), a rich source of folates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sen Gupta, D., Thavarajah, D., Knutson, P., Thavarajah, P., Mcgee, R.J., Coyne, C.J., Kumar, S. 2013. Lentils (Lens culinaris L.), a rich source of folates. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:7794-7799.
First report of dodder (Cuscuta pentagona) on chickpea (Cicer arietinum) in the United States - (Abstract Only)
Chen, W., Dugan, F.M., McGee, R.J. 2014. First report of dodder (Cuscuta pentagona) on chickpea (Cicer arietinum) in the United States [abstract]. Plant Disease. 98(1):165. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-13-0334-PDN.
User-friendly markers linked to Fusarium wilt race 1 resistance Fw gene for marker-assisted selection in pea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kwon, S.J., Smykal, P., Hu, J., Wang, M., Kim, S., McGee, R.J., McPhee, K., Coyne, C.J. 2013. User-friendly markers linked to Fusarium wilt race 1 resistance Fw gene for marker-assisted selection in pea. Plant Breeding. doi:10.111/pbr.12085.
Lentil genetic and genomic resources - (Book / Chapter)
Coyne, C.J., Mcgee, R.J. 2013. Lentil genetic and genomic resources. In:Elsevier Insights, London. p. 157-180.
QTL meta-analysis provides a comprehensive view of loci controlling partial resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches in four sources of resistance in pea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hamon, C., Coyne, C.J., Mcgee, R.J., Lesné, A., Esnault, R., Mangin, P., Hervé,, M., Le Goff, I., Deniot, G., Roux-Duparque, M., Morin, G., Mcphee, K. 2013. QTL meta-analysis provides a comprehensive view of loci controlling partial resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches in four sources of resistance in pea. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 13:45. doi:10.1186/1471-2229-13-45
Rhizoctonia root rot of lentil - (Popular Publication)
Chen, W., Paulitz, T.C., Mcgee, R.J. 2013. Rhizoctonia root rot of lentil. Pulse Pipeline. XII:2.
Field evaluation of fungicides in controlling chickpea Ascochyta blight in Washington, 2011 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, W., Mcgee, R.J., Vandemark, G.J. 2013. Field evaluation of fungicides in controlling chickpea Ascochyta blight in Washington, 2011. Plant Disease Management Reports. 7:FC064.
Screening for winter-hardiness in a cultivated chickpea/wild relative RIL population - (Abstract Only)
Mcgee, R.J., Piaskowski, J.L., Vandemark, G.J., Zhang, H., Abbo, S., Coyne, C.J. 2012. Screening for winter-hardiness in a cultivated chickpea/wild relative RIL population. Meeting Abstract. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH.
Genetic diversity, population structure and genome-wide marker-trait association analysis of the USDA pea (Pisum sativum L.) core collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kwon, S.J., Brown, A.F., Hu, J., Mcgee, R.J., Watt, C., Kisha, T.J., Timmerman-Vaughan, G., Grusak, M.A., Mcphee, K., Coyne, C.J. 2012. Genetic diversity, population structure and genome-wide marker-trait association analysis of the USDA pea (Pisum sativum L.) core collection. Genes and Genomics. 10.1007/s13258-011-0213-z.
SNP-based genotyping in lentil: linking sequence information with phenotypes - (Abstract Only)
Bett, K., Sharpe, A., Coyne, C.J., Mcgee, R.J., Ramsay, L.D., Clarke, W.E., Sanderson, L., Fedoruk, M., Vandenberg, B. 2012. SNP-based genotyping in lentil: linking sequence information with phenotypes. Meeting Abstract. Plant and Animal Genome XX, San Diego, CA January 14-18, 2012.
Registration of Pea Germplasm Partially Resistant to Aphanomyces Root Rot for Breeding Fresh or Freezer Pea and Dry Pea Types - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcgee, R.J., Coyne, C.J., Pilet Nayel, M., Moussart, A., Tivoli, B., Baranger, A., Hamon, C., Mcphee, K., Vandemark, G.J. 2012. Registration of Pea Germplasm Partially Resistant to Aphanomyces Root Rot for Breeding Fresh or Freezer Pea and Dry Pea Types. Journal of Plant Registrations. 6:203-207.
Progress report on enhancing faba bean germplasm for improved winter-hardiness at Pullman, Washington - (Abstract Only)
Hu, J., Mcgee, R.J., Landry, E.J., Mweng, J.E., Coyne, C.J. 2011. Progress report on enhancing faba bean germplasm for Improved winter-hardiness at Pullman, Washington. North American Pulse Improvement Association. Biennial Meeting, Nov 3-4, 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
Chapter 8. Genetic Adjustment to Changing Climates: Pea - (Book / Chapter) - (12-Apr-11)
Lentil germplasm, a basis for improvement - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (30-Mar-11)
Synteny analysis of loci controlling partial resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches between Pisum sativum and Medicago truncatula - (Abstract Only) - (03-Mar-11)
New consistent QTL in pea associated with partial resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches in multiple field and controlled environments from France and the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hamon, C., Baranger, A., Coyne, C.J., Mcgee, R.J., Le Goff, I., L Anthoene, V., Esnault, R., Riviere, J., Klein, A., Mangin, P., Mcphee, K.E., Roux-Duparque, M., Porter, L., Miteul, H., Lesne, A., Morin, G., Onfroy, C., Moussart, A., Tivoli, B., Delourme, R., Pilet Nayel, M. 2011. New consistent QTL in pea associated with partial resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches in multiple field and controlled environments from France and the United States. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 123:261-281.
A preliminary report on green peas in Alaska - (Proceedings)
Furman, B.J., Mcgee, R.J., Coyne, C.J. 2010. A preliminary report on green peas in Alaska. Pisum Genetics. 41:61-62
Genetic Diversity within the USDA Pisum sativum Collection for Seed Sugar Composition and Concentration - (Abstract Only)
Mcgee, R.J., Coyne, C.J., Mattinson, S.D., Fuchs, S., Fellman, J. 2010. Genetic Diversity within the USDA Pisum sativum Collection for Seed Sugar Composition and Concentration. Food Legume Research International Conference Proceedings. abstract.
Preliminary assessment of the genetic diversity of Pisum sativum USDA core seed collection for seed sugar composition and concentration - (Abstract Only)
Coyne, C.J., Mcgee, R.J., Mattinson, D.S., Fuch, S., Fellman, J.K. 2010. Preliminary assessment of the genetic diversity of Pisum sativum USDA core seed collection for seed sugar composition and concentration. Pisum Genetics 41:49-50.
ARS News Articles
Last Modified: 8/24/2016
Footer Content Back to Top of Page