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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Martha M Vaughan
Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology
Research Molecular Biologist
martha.vaughan@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (309) 681-6295
Fax: (309) 681-6672
Room 1127A
USDA, ARS, NCAUR, BFPM
1815 N. UNIVERSITY
PEORIA, IL, 61604

Projects
Novel Methods for Controlling Trichothecene Contamination of Grain and Improving the Climate Resilience of Food Safety and Security Programs
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430282

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Fusarium praegraminearum sp. nov. is a novel nivalenol mycotoxin-producing head blight pathogen from New Zealand - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (19-Aug-16)
Elevated [CO2] compromises both Type I and Type II wheat resistance to Fusarium head blight - (Abstract Only)
Vaughan, M.M., Cuperlovic-Culf, M., Vermillion, K., Teresi, J.M., McCormick, S.P. 2016. Elevated [CO2] compromises both Type I and Type II wheat resistance to Fusarium head blight. Meeting Abstract.
Interactive effects of elevated [CO2] and drought on the maize phytochemical defense response against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A., Dafoe, N.J., Christensen, S.A., McAuslane, H.J., Alborn, H.T., Allen, L.H., Teal, P.E.A. 2016. Interactive effects of elevated [CO2] and drought on the maize phytochemical defense response against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159270.
Stop and smell the fungi: Fungal volatile metabolites are overlooked signals involved in fungal interaction with plants - (Review Article)
Li, N., Alfiky, A., Vaughan, M.M., Kang, S. 2016. Stop and smell the fungi: Fungal volatile metabolites are overlooked signals involved in fungal interaction with plants. Fungal Biology Reviews. 30(3):134-144.
Climate change and corn susceptibility to mycotoxins - (Abstract Only) - (08-Jun-16)
Maize terpenoid phytoalexins function in resistance against both abiotic and biotic stress - (Abstract Only) - (19-May-16)
Climate change impacts on the ecology of Fusarium graminearum species complex and susceptibility of wheat to Fusarium head blight: a review - (Review Article) - (20-Mar-16)
Identification of several inducible defense-related genes in mechanically damaged soybean (glycine max l. merr) stems - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Feb-16)
Effect of soil biochar amendment on grain crop resistance to Fusarium mycotoxin contamination - (Abstract Only)
Vaughan, M.M., Vaughn, S.F., Jackson, M.A., Mccormick, S.P., Schisler, D.A. 2015. Effect of soil biochar amendment on grain crop resistance to Fusarium mycotoxin contamination. Meeting Abstract.
Addition of biochar to simulated golf greens promotes creeping bentgrass growth - (Abstract Only)
Vaughn, S.F., Dinelli, F.D., Tisserat, B., Joshee, N., Vaughan, M.M., Peterson, S.C. 2015. Addition of biochar to simulated golf greens promotes creeping bentgrass growth [abstract]. Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops.
Creeping bentgrass growth in sand-based root zones with or without biochar Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vaughn, S.F., Dinelli, F.D., Tisserat, B., Joshee, N., Vaughan, M.M., Peterson, S.C. 2015. Creeping bentgrass growth in sand-based root zones with or without biochar. Scientia Horticulturae. 197:592-596.
Climate change compromises the immune response of maize - (Abstract Only) - (14-May-15)
Mi-1-mediated nematode resistance in tomatoes is broken by short-term heat stress but recovers over time - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marques De Carvalho, L., Benda, N.D., Vaughan, M.M., Cabrera Cordon, A.R., Hung, K., Cox, T.R., Abdo, Z., Allen, L., Teal, P.E. 2015. Mi-1-mediated nematode resistance in tomatoes is broken by short-term heat stress but recovers over time. Journal of Nematology. 47(2):133-140.
Fusarium dactylidis sp. nov., a novel nivalenol toxin-producing species sister to F. pseudograminearum isolated from orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata) in Oregon and New Zealand Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aoki, T., Vaughan, M.M., McCormick, S.P., Busman, M., Ward, T.J., Kelly, A.C., O'Donnell, K., Johnston, P.R., Geiser, D.M. 2015. Fusarium dactylidis sp. nov., a novel nivalenol toxin-producing species sister to F. pseudograminearum isolated from orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata) in Oregon and New Zealand. Mycologia. 107(2):409-418.
Accumulation of terpenoid phytoalexins in maize roots is associated with drought tolerance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vaughan, M.M., Christensen, S., Schmelz, E.A., Huffaker, A., McAuslane, H.J., Alborn, H.T., Romero, M., Allen, L.H., Teal, P.E.A. 2015. Accumulation of terpenoid phytoalexins in maize roots is associated with drought tolerance. Plant, Cell and Environment. 38:2195–2207.
Effect of soil biochar amendment on wheat resistance to Fusarium head blight and mycotoxin contamination - (Abstract Only)
Vaughan, M.M., Vaughn, S.F., Kobori, N., Mascarin, G., Mccormick, S.P., Schisler, D.A., Wert, T.W. 2014. Effect of soil biochar amendment on wheat resistance to Fusarium head blight and mycotoxin contamination [abstract]. Midwest Biochar.
Effects of elevated CO2 on maize defense against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A., Dafoe, N.J., Christensen, S.A., Sims, J.W., Martins, V.F., Swerbilow, J.C., Romero, M.I., Alborn, H.T., Allen Jr, L.H., Teal, P.E. 2014. Effects of elevated CO2 on maize defense against mycotoxigenic Fusarium verticillioides. Plant Cell and Environment. doi: 10.1111/pce.12337.
Influence of volatile organic compounds on Fusarium graminearum mycotoxin production - (Abstract Only) - (22-Mar-14)
Solar ultraviolet radiation exclusion increases soybean internode lengths and plant height - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, L., Allen Jr, L.H., Vaughan, M.M., Hauser, B.A., Boote, K.J. 2014. Solar ultraviolet radiation exclusion increases soybean internode lengths and plant height. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 184:170-178.
Seed treatment with live or dead Fusarium verticillioides equivalently reduces the severity of subsequent stalk rot - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martins, V.F., Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A., Christensen, S.A., Sims, J.W., Benda, N.D., Swerbilow, J.C., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2013. Seed treatment with live or dead Fusarium verticillioides equivalently reduces the severity of subsequent stalk rot. Journal of Phytopathology. 1-4.
European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) induced defenses in maize enhance susceptibility in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dafoe, N.J., Thomas, J.D., Shirk, P.D., Legaspi, M.E., Vaughan, M.M., Huffaker, A., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2013. European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) induced defenses in maize enhance susceptibility in maize. PLoS One. 8(9):1-18.
Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense - (Abstract Only) - (01-Mar-13)
Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huffaker, A., Pearce, G., Veyrat, N., Erb, M., Turlings, T.C., Sartor, R., Shen, Z., Briggs, S.P., Vaughan, M.M., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2013. Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110(14):5707-5712.
Formation of the unusual semivolatile Diterpene Rhizathalene by the Arabidopsis Class I Terpene Synthase TPS08 in the root stele is involved in defense against belowground herbivory - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vaughan, M.M., Webster, F.X., Kiemle, D., Hong, Y.J., Tantillo, D.J., Wang, Q., Coates, R.M., Wray, A.T., Askew, W., O'Donnell, C., Tokuhisa, J.G., Tholl, D. 2012. Formation of the unusual semivolatile Diterpene Rhizathalene by the Arabidopsis Class I Terpene Synthase TPS08 in the root stele is involved in defense against belowground herbivory . The Plant Cell. 1-18.
Plant responses to hidden herbivores: European corn borer (ECB; Ostrinia nubilalis) attack on maize induces both defense and susceptibility - (Abstract Only) - (04-Jun-12)
Homologous RXLR effectors from Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis and Phytophthora sojae suppress immunity in distantly related plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, R.G., Casady, M.S., Fee, R.A., Vaughan, M.M., Deb, D., Fedkenheuer, K., Huffaker, A., Schmelz, E.A., Tyler, B.M., Mcdowell, J.M. 2012. Homologous RXLR effectors from Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis and Phytophthora sojae suppress immunity in distantly related plants. Plant Journal. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2012.05079.x.
Maize terpene volatiles serve as precursors to an array of defensive phytoalexins following insect and pathogen attack - (Abstract Only) - (14-Feb-12)
Effects of global climate change on maize volatile production - (Abstract Only) - (03-Feb-12)
Maize terpene volatiles serve as precursors to an array of defensive phytoalexins following insect and pathogen attack - (Abstract Only) - (03-Feb-12)
Endogenous signals regulating herbivore-associated volatile emissions - (Abstract Only) - (03-Feb-12)
Effects of global climate change on the allocation of defense metabolites - (Abstract Only) - (13-Nov-11)
Maize defense response against the european corn borer (Ostrinia nubilaslis): a losing battle? - (Abstract Only) - (07-Aug-11)
Kauralexins: newly discovered ent-kaurane-related diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize - (Abstract Only) - (07-Aug-11)
Rapidly induced chemical defenses in maize stems and their effects on short-term growth of Ostrinia nubilalis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dafoe, N.J., Huffaker, A., Vaughan, M.M., Duehl, A.J., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2011. Rapidly induced chemical defenses in maize stems and their effects on short-term growth of Ostrinia nubilalis. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37:984-991.
Novel acidic sesquiterpenoids constitute a dominant class of pathogen-induced phytoalexins in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huffaker, A., Kaplan, F., Vaughan, M.M., Dafoe, N.J., Ni, X., Rocca, J.R., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E., Schmelz, E.A. 2011. Novel acidic sesquiterpenoids constitute a dominant class of pathogen-induced phytoalexins in maize. Plant Physiology. 156:2082-2097.
Drought stress suppresses phytoalexin production against Fusarium verticilliodes - (Abstract Only) - (07-Jun-11)
Maize Kauralexins: inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins protect against fungal pathogens - (Abstract Only) - (23-Feb-11)
Identity, regulation, and activity of inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmelz, E.A., Kaplan, F., Huffaker, A., Dafoe, N.J., Vaughan, M.M., Ni, X., Rocca, J.R., Alborn, H.T., Teal, P.E. 2011. Identity, regulation, and activity of inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108(13):5455-5460.
An aeroponic culture system for the study of root herbivory on Arabidopsis thaliana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vaughan, M.M., Tholl, D., Tokuhisa, J.G. 2011. An aeroponic culture system for the study of root herbivory on Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Methods. 7(5):1-10.
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