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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Deanna Funnell-Harris

Research Plant Pathologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Response of fusarium thapsinum to sorghum brown midrib lines and to phenolic metabolites - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (03-Apr-14)
Response of near isogenic sorghum lines, differing at the P locus for plant color, to grain mold and head smut fungi - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Prom, L.K., Sattler, S.E. 2013. Response of near isogenic sorghum lines, differing at the P locus for plant color, to grain mold and head smut fungi. Corn and Sorghum Improvement Conference Proceedings. Pages 10-11.
Response of near isogenic sorghum lines, differing at the P locus for plant color, to grain mold and head smut fungi - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Prom, L.K., Sattler, S.E. 2013. Response of near isogenic sorghum lines, differing at the P locus for plant color, to grain mold and head smut fungi. Phytopathology 103 (Suppl. 3):S3.3.
Response of near isogenic sorghum lines, differing at the P locus for plant color, to grain mold and head smut fungi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Prom, L.K., Sattler, S.E., Pedersen, J.F. 2013. Response of near isogenic sorghum lines, differing at the P locus for plant color, to grain mold and head smut fungi. Annals of Applied Biology. 163:91-101.
Modifying lignin to improve bioenergy feedstocks: strengthening the barrier against pathogens? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sattler, S.E., Funnell-Harris, D.L. 2013. Modifying lignin to improve bioenergy feedstocks: strengthening the barrier against pathogens? Frontiers in Plant Science. 4: 70. DOI 10.3389/fpls.2013.00070
Characterization of fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. associated with roots and soil of two sorghum genotypes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Pedersen, J.F. 2013. Characterization of fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. associated with roots and soil of two sorghum genotypes. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 136 (3): 469-481.
Registration of N614, A3N615, N616, and N617 Shattercane Genetic Stocks with cytoplasmic or nuclear male-sterility and juicy or dry midribs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sattler, S.E., Toy, J.J., Aketch Okeno, J., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F. 2013. Registration of N614, A3N615, N616, and N617 Shattercane Genetic Stocks with cytoplasmic or nuclear male-sterility and juicy or dry midribs. Journal of Plant Registrations. 7: 245-249. DOI 10.3198/jpr201209.0033crgs
Isolation and characterization of the grain mold fungi, Cochliobolus and Alternaria spp., from sorghum using semi-selective media and DNA sequence analyses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Prom, L.K., Pedersen, J.F. 2013. Isolation and characterization of the grain mold fungi, Cochliobolus and Alternaria spp., from sorghum using semi-selective media and DNA sequence analyses. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 59(2): 87-96.
Response of sorghum modified for bioenergy to grain and stalk fungal pathogens - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Prom, L.K., Dowd, P.F., Pedersen, J.F. 2012. Response of sorghum modified for bioenergy to grain and stalk fungal pathogens. American Phytopathological Society. Available: http://www.apsnet.org/meetings/Documents/2012_Meeting_Abstracts/aps12abS76.htm.
The role of phenylpropanoid pathway metabolites in resistance of sorghum to pathogens - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Prom, L.K., Pedersen, J.F. 2011. The role of phenylpropanoid pathway metabolites in resistance of sorghum to pathogens. Meeting Abstract. Presentation.
Lignin modification to improve sorghum for cellulosic and thermal bioenergy - (Abstract Only)
Sattler, S.E., Clemente, T.E., Pedersen, J.F., Funnell-Harris, D.L. 2011. Lignin modification to improve sorghum for cellulosic and thermal bioenergy. Plant Biology Annual Meeting. http://abstracts.aspb.org/pb2011/public/P01/P01016.html.
Grain from sorghum plants impaired in lignin biosynthesis have reduced colonization by some Fusarium species - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., French, R.C., Sattler, S.E., Pedersen, J.F. 2011. Grain from sorghum plants impaired in lignin biosynthesis have reduced colonization by some Fusarium species. Fungal Genetics Conference/Asilomar. Abstract presented at 26th Fungal Genetics Conference at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA, March 15-20, 2011.
Presence of Fusarium spp. in air and soil associated with sorghum fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F. 2011. Presence of Fusarium spp. in air and soil associated with sorghum fields. Plant Disease 95: 648-656.
Soil and Rhizosphere Populations of Fusarium and Fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. Associated with Field-Grown Plants are Affected by Sorghum Genotype - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E. 2010. Soil and Rhizosphere Populations of Fusarium and Fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. Associated with Field-Grown Plants are Affected by Sorghum Genotype. Meeting Abstract presented at APS North Central Division 2010 Annual Meeting, June 6-8, 2010, Rapid City, SD. Pg. 9.
Soil and Root Populations of Fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. Associated with Seedlings and Field-grown Plants are Affected by Sorghum Genotype Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E. 2010. Soil and Root Populations of Fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. Associated with Seedlings and Field-grown Plants are Affected by Sorghum Genotype. Plant and Soil Journal. Volume 335: 439-455.
Soil and Rhizosphere Populations of Fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. Associated with Field-grown Plants are Affected by Sorghum Genotype - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E. 2010. Soil and Rhizosphere Populations of Fluorescent Pseudomonas spp. Associated with Field-grown Plants are Affected by Sorghum Genotype. Phytopathology 100: S37-S38
Alteration in Lignin Biosynthesis Restricts Growth of Fusarium Species in Brown Midrib Sorghum - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E. 2010. Alteration in Lignin Biosynthesis Restricts Growth of Fusarium Species in Brown Midrib Sorghum. Phytopathology 100:S37
Alteration in Lignin Biosynthesis Restricts Growth of Fusarium Species in Brown Midrib Sorghum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E. 2010. Alteration in Lignin Biosynthesis Restricts Growth of Fusarium Species in Brown Midrib Sorghum. Phytopathology 100:671-681.
Efficacy of Singular and Stacked Brown Midrib 6 and 12 in Modification of Lignocellulose and Grain Chemistry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sattler, S.E., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F. 2010. Efficacy of Singular and Stacked Brown Midrib 6 and 12 in Modification of Lignocellulose and Grain Chemistry. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58:3611-3616.
Brown Midrib Mutations and Their Importance to the Utilization of Grasses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sattler, S.E., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F. 2010. Brown Midrib Mutations and Their Importance to the Utilization of Grasses. Plant Science. 178:229-238
Global Expression in Sorghum Brown Midrib Mutants to Improve Biomass for Biofuels - (Abstract Only)
Sattler, S.E., Kim, R.W., Mudge, J., Farmer, A.D., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F. 2010. Global Expression in Sorghum Brown Midrib Mutants to Improve Biomass for Biofuels. Meeting Abstract. Plant & Animal Genome Conference XVIII, San Diego, CA Jan. 9-14, 2010.
Increasing Biomass Conversion Efficiencies to Ethanol by Engineering Energy Crops - (Proceedings)
Dien, B.S., Sarath, G., Pedersen, J.F., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Cotta, M.A. 2009. Increasing Biomass Conversion Efficiencies to Ethanol by Engineering Energy Crops. Proceedings of the United States-Japan Natural Resources Food and Agriculture Panel. p. 37-40.
Brown Midrib (Low Lignin) Sorghum Mutations Result in Restricted Growth of Fusarium and Alternaria spp - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E. 2011. Brown Midrib (Low Lignin) Sorghum Mutations Result in Restricted Growth of Fusarium and Alternaria spp. Meeting Abstract. Oral presentation to be given at Great Plains Sorghum Conference, Amarillo, TX, Aug. 11-12, 2009.
Sorghum Brown Midrib Mutants, Tools to Improve Biomass for Biofuels - (Abstract Only)
Sattler, S.E., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F. 2009. Sorghum Brown Midrib Mutants, Tools to Improve Biomass for Biofuels. Meeting Abstract. Oral presentation to be given at Great Plains Sorghum Conference, Amarillo, TX, Aug. 11-12, 2009.
Low Lignin (Brown Mid-rib) Sorghum Genotypes Restrict Growth of Fusarium Spp. as Compared with Near-Isogenic Wild-Type Sorghum - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E. 2009. Low Lignin (Brown Mid-rib) Sorghum Genotypes Restrict Growth of Fusarium Spp. as Compared with Near-Isogenic Wild-Type Sorghum. Proceedings 2009 APS North Central Division, "Meeting the Challenges of Global Food & Energy Production" pg. 20.
Improved Sugar Conversion and Ethanol Yield for Forage Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) Lines with Reduced Lignin Contents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dien, B.S., Sarath, G., Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E., Chen, H., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2009. Improved Sugar Conversion and Ethanol Yield for Forage Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) Lines with Reduced Lignin Contents. BioEnergy Research. 2(3):153-164.
A Nonsense Mutation in a Cinnamyl Alcohol Dehydrogenase Gene is Responsible for the Sorghum Brown Midrib-6 Phenotype Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sattler, S.E., Saathoff, A.J., Haas, E.J., Palmer, N.A., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sarath, G., Pedersen, J.F. 2009. A nonsense mutation in a cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase gene is responsible for the sorghum brown midrib-6 phenotype. Plant Physiology 150 (2):584-95.
The sorghum brown midrib mutants, tools to improve biomass for feed and bio-fuels - (Abstract Only)
Sattler, S.E., Saathoff, A.J., Haas, E.J., Palmer, N.A., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sarath, G., Pedersen, J.F. 2009. The sorghum brown midrib mutants, tools to improve biomass for feed and bio-fuels. PAG XVII. Abstract W467.
Fusarium spp. Associated with Field-Grown Grain of Near-Isogenic Low Lignin and Wild-Type Sorghum - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F. 2009. Fusarium spp. Associated with Field-Grown Grain of Near-Isogenic Low Lignin and Wild-Type Sorghum. Fungal Genetics Reports. 56 (Supp):238.
Genetic background impacts soluble and cell wall-bound aromatics in brown midrib mutants of sorghum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palmer, N.A., Sattler, S.E., Saathoff, A.J., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F., Sarath, G. 2008. Genetic background impacts soluble and cell wall-bound aromatics in brown midrib mutants of sorghum. Planta 229 (1): 115-127
Registration of BN611, A/BN612, RN613 Sorghum Genetic Stocks with Stacked bmr-6 and bmr-12 Genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pedersen, J.F., Toy, J.J., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Oliver, A.L. 2008. Registration of BN611, A/BN612, RN613 Sorghum Genetic Stocks with Stacked bmr-6 and bmr-12 Genes. Journal of Plant Registrations 2:258-262.
Inoculation Strategies to Assess Biological Interactions Between Fusarium and Alternaria Species Infecting Sorghum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F. 2008. Inoculation strategies to assess biological interactions between fusarium and alternaria species infecting sorghum. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 30: 404-413.
Effect of sorghum seedlings of different genotypes, and previous crop, on soil microorganism populations - (Abstract Only)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F., Marx, D.B. 2008. Effect of sorghum seedlings of different genotypes, and previous crop, on soil microorganism populations. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. Phytopathology 98: S56.
Evaluating low lignin mutants of forage sorghum for increased conversion efficiency to sugars and ethanol - (Abstract Only)
Dien, B.S., Sarath, G., Pedersen, J.F., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Nichols, N.N. 2008. Evaluating low lignin mutants of forage sorghum for increased conversion efficiency to sugars and ethanol. Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. p. 267.
Effect of sorghum seedlings and previous crop, on soil fluorescent pseudomonas spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F., Marx, D.B. 2008. Effect of sorghum seedlings and previous crop, on soil fluorescent pseudomonas spp.. Plant and Soil Journal 311:173-187.
Opportunities and roadblocks in utilizing forages and small grains for liquid fuels - (Review Article)
Sarath, G., Mitchell, R., Sattler, S.E., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Pedersen, J.F., Graybosch, R.A., Vogel, K.P. 2008. Opportunities and roadblocks in utilizing forages and small grains for liquid fuels. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 35: 343-354.
Comparison of inoculation strategies to assess biological interactions between sorghum lines and fungi - (Abstract Only)
Funnell, D., Pedersen, J.F. 2007. Comparison of inoculation strategies to assess biological interactions between sorghum lines and fungi. American Phytopathology Society 97:S37-S38.
Occurrence of the Waxy Alleles Wxa and Wxb in Waxy Sorghum Plant Introductions and Their Effect on Grain Thermal Properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pedersen, J.F., Graybosch, R.A., Funnell, D. 2007. Occurrence of the waxy alleles wxa and wxb in waxy sorghum plant introductions and their effect on grain thermal properties. Crop Science 47:1927-1933.
Release of Three Sorghum Genetic Stocks with Stacked Brown Midrib Genes Bmr-6 and Bmr-12 - (Germplasm Release)
Pedersen, J.F., Funnell, D., Toy, J.J., Oliver, A.L., Grant, R.J. 2007. Release of three sorghum genetic stocks with stacked brown midrib genes bmr-6 and bmr-12. Germplasm Release.
Colonization by Fusarium and Alternaria Spp. of Sorghum Grain of Near Isogenic Lines Varying in Plant Color and Pericarp Color. - (Abstract Only)
Funnell, D., Pedersen, J.F. 2006. Colonization by Fusarium and Alternaria spp. of sorghum grain of near isogenic lines varying in plant color and pericarp color. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 96:S37
Potential Increased Resistance to Fusarium Species in Sorghum Lines Genetically Modified for Reduced Lignin Content - (Abstract Only)
Funnell, D., Pedersen, J.F. 2006. Potential increased resistance to Fusarium species in sorghum lines genetically modified for reduced lignin content. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 96:S37.
Association of Plant Color and Pericarp Color with Colonization of Grain by Members of Fusarium and Alternaria in Near Isogenic Sorghum Lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell, D., Pedersen, J.F. 2006. Association of plant color and pericarp color with colonization of grain by members of Fusarium and Alternaria in near isogenic sorghum lines. Plant Disease. 90:411-418.
Reaction of Sorghum Lines Genetically Modified for Reduced Lignin Content to Infection by Fusarium and Alternaria Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell, D., Pedersen, J.F. 2006. Reaction of sorghum lines genetically modified for reduced lignin content to infection by Fusarium and Alternaria species. Plant Disease. 90:331-338.
Registration of Seven Forage Sorghum Genetic Stocks Near-Isogenic for the Brown Midrib Genes Bmr-6 and Bmr-12 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pedersen, J.F., Funnell, D., Toy, J.J., Oliver, A.L., Grant, R.J. 2006. Registration of seven forage sorghum genetic stocks near-isogenic for the brown midrib genes bmr-6 and bmr-12. Crop Science 46:490-491
Registration of 'atlas Bmr-12' Forage Sorghum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pedersen, J.F., Funnell, D., Toy, J.J., Oliver, A.L., Grant, R.J. 2006. Registration of 'atlas bmr-12' forage sorghum. Crop Science 46:478
Registration of Twelve Grain Sorghum Genetic Stocks Near-Isogenic for the Brown Midrib Genes Bmr-6 and Bmr-12 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pedersen, J.F., Funnell, D., Toy, J.J., Oliver, A.L., Grant, R.J. 2006. Registration of twelve grain sorghum genetic stocks near-isogenic for the brown midrib genes bmr-6 and bmr-12. Crop Science 46:491-492.
Evidence for Increased Resistance to Fusarium Moniliforme Sensu Lato in Sorghum Genetically Modified for Reduced Lignin Content - (Abstract Only)
Funnell, D., Pedersen, J.F. 2005. Evidence for increased resistance to Fusarium moniliforme sensu lato in sorghum genetically modified for reduced lignin content. Phytopathology. 95:S32
Impact of Reduced Lignin on Plant Fitness - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pedersen, J.F., Vogel, K.P., Funnell, D. 2005. Impact of reduced lignin on plant fitness. Crop Sci. 45:812-819.
Expression of the Tobacco Beta-1,3 Glucanase Gene Pr-2d During Induction of Sar with Peronospora Tabacina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Funnell, D., Lawrence, C., Pedersen, J.F., Schardl, C. 2005. Expression of the tobacco beta-1,3 glucanase gene Pr-2d during induction of SAR with Peronospora tabacina. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. Vol 65/6 pp 285-296.
Necrotic Lesion Resistance Induced by Peronospora Tabacina on Leaves of Nicotiana Obtusifolia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heist, E.P., Zaitlin, D., Funnell, D., Nesmith, W., Schardl, C. 2004. Necrotic lesion resistance induced by Peronospora tabacina on leaves of Nicotiana obtusifolia. Phytopathology 94:1178-1188.
Effects of Sorghum Cultivars with Different Levels of Sorgoleone, and Wheat Rotation, on Soil Microorganism Communities - (Abstract Only)
Funnell, D., Pedersen, J.F. 2004. Effects of sorghum cultivars with different levels of sorgoleone, and wheat rotation, on soil microorganism communities. American Phytopathological Society Abstracts. 94:S32.
Association of Pericarp Color and Grain Hardness with Fungal Colonization and Susceptibility to Grain Mold - (Abstract Only)
Funnell, D., Pedersen, J.F. 2004. Association of pericarp color and grain hardness with fungal colonization and susceptibility to grain mold. American Phytopathological Society Abstracts. 94:S32.
Plant Genotype Specific Selection of Rhizosphere-Inhabiting 2,4-Dapg-Producing Fluorescent Pseudomonas Spp. from Resident Soil Populations. - (Proceedings)
Mazzola, M., Funnell, D., Raaijmakers, J. 2004. Plant genotype specific selection of rhizosphere-inhabiting 2,4-dapg-producing fluorescent pseudomonas spp. from resident soil populations. Proceedings, Rhizosphere 2004: Perspectives and Challenges. p. 180.
Significance of Host Genotype in Exploitation of Resident Disease Suppressive Soil Microbial Communities - (Proceedings)
Mazzola, M., Gu, Y.H., Funnell, D., Cohen, M.F., Raaijmakers, J.M. 2004. Significance of host genotype in exploitation of resident disease suppressive soil microbial communities. Phytopathology. 94:S125.
Wheat Cultivar-Specific Selecton of 2,4-Diacetylphloroglucinol-Producing Fluorescent Pseudomonas Species from Resident Soil Populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mazzola, M., Funnell, D., Raaijmakers, J.M. 2004. Wheat cultivar-specific selecton of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol-producing fluorescent pseudomonas species from resident soil populations. Microbial Ecology. 48:338-348. DOI:10.1007/S00248-003-1062y.
Rapid Iodine Staining Techniques for Identifying the Waxy Phenotype in Sorghum Grain and Waxy Genotype in Sorghum Pollen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pedersen, J.F., Bean, S., Funnell, D., Graybosch, R.A. 2004. Rapid iodine staining techniques for identifying the waxy phenotype in sorghum grain and waxy genotype in sorghum pollen. Crop Sci.44:765-767.
Does Reduced Lignin Impact Plant Fitness - (Abstract Only)
PEDERSEN, J.F., VOGEL, K.P., FUNNELL, D. DOES REDUCED LIGNIN IMPACT PLANT FITNESS. AGRONOMY ABSTRACTS. 2003.
A Technique to Reduce the Risk of Gene Flow Through Sorghum Pollen - (Abstract Only)
PEDERSEN, J.F., MARX, D.B., FUNNELL, D. A TECHNIQUE TO REDUCE THE RISK OF GENE FLOW THROUGH SORGHUM POLLEN. AGRONOMY ABSTRACTS. 2002. Crop Sci. V. 43. p. 1506-1509.
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