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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

MICHAEL H. BLANCO

Geneticist Plants


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Germplasm Enhancement of Maize - Strategies & Synergy with Maize Curation - (Abstract Only)
Blanco, M.H., Gardner, C.A. 2014. Germplasm Enhancement of Maize - Strategies & Synergy with Maize Curation. In: Proceedings of the Illinois Corn Breeders School, March 3, 2014, Urbana, Illinois. p. 1-23.
Extensive genetic diversity and low linkage disequilibrium within the COMT locus in maize exotic populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Blanco, M.H., Ji, Q., Frei, U., Lubberstedt, T. 2014. Extensive genetic diversity and low linkage disequilibrium within the COMT locus in maize exotic populations. Plant Science. 221-222:69-80.
Evaluation of fall armyworm resistance in maize germplasm lines using visual leaf injury rating and predator survey - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (27-Nov-13)
Field evaluation of maize germplasm lines for both whorl- and ear-feeding insect resistance - (Abstract Only) - (27-May-13)
Characterization of normal and waxy corn starch for bioethanol production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yangcheng, H., Jiang, H., Blanco, M.H., Jane, J. 2013. Characterization of normal and waxy corn starch for bioethanol production. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:379-386.
Extensive genetic diversity and low linkage disequilibrium within the COMT locus in Germplasm Enhancement of Maize populations - (Abstract Only)
Chen, Y., Blanco, M.H., Ji, Q., Frei, U., Lubberstedt, T. 2013. Extensive genetic diversity and low linkage equilibrium within the COMT locus in Germplasm Enhancement of Maize populations. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. p. P0167.
Diallel analysis of diverse maize germplasm lines for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Henry, W.B., Windham, G.L., Rowe, D.E., Blanco, M.H., Murray, S.C., Williams, W.P. 2013. Diallel analysis of diverse maize germplasm lines for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation. Crop Science. 53:394-402.
Evaluation of corn germplasm lines for fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) resistance using whorl damage rating and predator survey - (Abstract Only) - (15-Jul-12)
Evaluation of corn germplasm lines for multiple ear-colonizing insect and disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ni, X., Xu, W., Blanco, M.H., Wilson, J.P. 2012. Evaluation of corn germplasm lines for multiple ear-colonizing insect and disease resistance. Journal of Economic Entomology. 105:1457-1464.
Evaluation of maize germplasm for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Henry, W.B., Windham, G.L., Blanco, M.H. 2012. Evaluation of maize germplasm for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation. Agronomy. 2:28-39.
Dry matter and relative sugar yield from enzymatic hydrolysis of maize whole plants and cobs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scott, M.P., Bymes, K., Blanco, M.H. 2012. Dry matter and relative sugar yield from enzymatic hydrolysis of maize whole plants and cobs. Plant Breeding. 131(2):286-292.
Chromosome doubling of haploid maize seedlings by various in vitro treatments - (Abstract Only)
Vanous, A., Smelser, A.D., Blanco, M.H., Lubberstedt, T., Frei, U., Gardner, C.A. 2011. Chromosome doubling of haploid maize seedlings by various in vitro treatments [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Abstract No. 320-10.
Maize Haploid Induction and Doubling II – Experience with Exotic and Elite Maize Populations - (Abstract Only)
Smelser, A.D., Brenner, E., Vanous, A., Blanco, M.H., Lubberstedt, T., Frei, U., Gardner, C.A. 2011. Maize Haploid Induction and Doubling II – Experience with Exotic and Elite Maize Populations [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Abstract No. 320-7.
Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of isogenic doubled haploid exotic introgression lines in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brenner, E., Blanco, M.H., Gardner, C.A., Lubberstedt, T. 2012. Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of isogenic doubled haploid exotic introgression lines in maize. Molecular Breeding. 30:1001-1016. Available: http://www.springerlink.com/content/g6l3662104697881/?MUD=MP.
Gem – Meeting the Challenge of Maize Diversification by Capturing Useful Alleles and Traits from Exotic Germplasm - (Abstract Only)
Gardner, C.A., Blanco, M.H., Krakowsky, M.D., Goodman, M., Marshall, D.S., Smelser, A.D., Engstrom, F., Shen, N. 2011. GEM – Meeting the Challenge of Maize Diversification by Capturing Useful Alleles and Traits from Exotic Germplasm [abstract]. Maize Genetics Conference Abstracts. Abstract P221.
Breeding Specialty Starch Maize Using Exotic Genetic Resources for Gene Discovery of Novel Alleles and Modifiers with Materials Generated from the USDA-ARS GEM Project - (Abstract Only)
Karn, A., Buckner, B., Janick-Buckner, D., Campbell, M., Blanco, M.H., Scott, M.P., Moran Lauter, A. 2011. Breeding Specialty Starch Maize Using Exotic Genetic Resources for Gene Discovery of Novel Alleles and Modifiers with Materials Generated from the USDA-ARS GEM Project [abstract]. Maize Genetics Conference Abstracts. Abstract P204.
The Doubled Haploid Facility at Iowa State University - (Abstract Only)
Lubberstedt, T., Frei, U.K., Bovenmeyer, E., Vanous, A., Smelser, A.D., Gardner, C.A., Blanco, M.H. 2011. The Doubled Haploid Facility at Iowa State University [abstract]. Maize Genetics Conference Abstracts. Abstract P268.
Germplasm Enhancement of Maize: Allelic Diversity and Double Haploid Update - (Abstract Only)
Blanco, M.H., Gardner, C.A., Smelser, A.D. 2012. Germplasm Enhancement of Maize: Allelic Diversity and Double Haploid Update. In: Proceedings of the 65th Northeastern and Southern Corn Improvement Conference, February 17-18, 2011, Newark, Delware. p. 7.
Fall armyworm resistance and natural enemy attraction in elite GEM inbred lines - (Abstract Only)
Ni, X., Xu, W., Blanco, M.H., Ruberson, J.R., Cottrell, T.E., Wilson, J.P., Williams, W.P. 2010. Fall armyworm resistance and natural enemy attraction in elite GEM inbred lines. Entomological Society of America Abstract no. 0934 http://esa.confex.com/esa/2010/webprogram/Paper51168.html.
Maize Haploid Induction and Doubling – Recent Experience with Exotic and Elite Maize Populations - (Abstract Only)
Smelser, A.D., Brenner, E., Vanous, A., Blanco, M.H., Lubberstedt, T., Frei, U., Gardner, C.A. 2010. Maize Haploid Induction and Doubling – Recent Experience with Exotic and Elite Maize Populations [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Abstract 288.
Effect of Planting Date on Cornstarch Stuctures and Properties - (Abstract Only)
Medic, J., Abendroth, L., Elmore, R., Blanco, M.H., Jane, J. 2010. Effect of Planting Date on Cornstarch Stuctures and Properties [abstract]. In: Cereal Foods World. American Association of Cereal Chemists Meetings. 55:A59.
Resistant-starch Formation in High-amylose Maize Starch During Kernel Development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, H., Lio, J., Blanco, M.H., Campbell, M., Jane, J. 2010. Resistant-starch Formation in High-amylose Maize Starch During Kernel Development. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 58:8043-8047.
Formation of Elongated Starch Granules in High-amylose Maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, H., Horner, H.T., Pepper, T.M., Blanco, M.H., Campbell, M., Jane, J. 2010. Formation of Elongated Starch Granules in High-amylose Maize. Carbohydrate Polymers. 80(2):534-539.
Characterization of Corn Grains for Ethanol Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Srichuwong, S., Gutsea, J., Blanco, M.H., Duvick, S.A., Gardner, C.A., Jane, J. 2010. Characterization of Corn Grains for Ethanol Production. Journal of ASTM International. 7(2):1-10.
Characterization of Maize Amylose-extender (ae) Mutant Starches. Part II: Structures and Properties of Starch Residues Remaining After Enzymatic Hydrolyis at Boiling-water Temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, H., Campbell, M., Blanco, M.H., Jane, J. 2010. Characterization of Maize Amylose-extender (ae) Mutant Starches. Part II: Structures and Properties of Starch Residues Remaining After Enzymatic Hydrolyis at Boiling-water Temperature. Carbohydrate Polymers. 80(1):1-12.
Maize Photoperiod Control: Part II - (Abstract Only)
Gardner, C.A., Moore, T.D., Engstrom, F., Lively, M.S., Smelser, A.D., Millard, M.J., Blanco, M.H. 2009. Maize Photoperiod Control: Part II [abstract]. 2009 International Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. Paper No. 55225.
Evaluation of elite corn inbred lines and hybrids for multiple ear-colonizing insect resistance - (Proceedings)
Ni, X., Xu, W., Blanco, M.H., Wilson, J.P., Buntin, G. 2009. Evaluation of elite corn inbred lines and hybrids for multiple ear-colonizing insect resistance. In: Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Entomology, October 18-22, 2009, Beijing, China. p. 324-325.
Evaluation of Exotic Temperate Accessions and Release of Introgressed Germplasm from the GEM Project - (Abstract Only)
Blanco, M.H., Salhuana, W., Pollak, L.M., Gardner, C.A. 2009. Evaluation of Exotic Temperate Accessions and Release of Introgressed Germplasm from the GEM Project [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Meetings. Paper No. 194-3.
Evaluation of elite GEM inbred lines for multiple ear and kernel pest resistance - (Abstract Only) - (02-Mar-09)
Evaluation of the Methionine Content of Maize (Zea mays L.) Germplasm in the Germplasm Enhancement of Maize Program - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Scott, M.P., Blanco, M.H. 2009. Evaluation of the Methionine Content of Maize (Zea mays L.) Germplasm in the Germplasm Enhancement of Maize Program. Plant Genetic Resources. 7:237-243.
Effects of Kernel Composition and Starch Structure on Ethanol Yield Produced from Dry-Grind Corn Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Srichuwong, S., Gutesa, J., Blanco, M.H., Duvick, S.A., Jane, J. 2008. Effects of Kernel Composition and Starch Structure on Ethanol Yield Produced from Dry-Grind Corn [abstract]. In: Cereal Foods World Supplement. American Association of Cereal Chemists International Annual Meeting, September 21-24, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii. 53(4):A80.
Germplasm Enhancement of Maize (GEM) Project Overview - (Abstract Only)
Blanco, M.H. 2008. Germplasm Enhancement of Maize (GEM) Project Overview [abstract]. In: 48th Annual Corn Dry Milling Conference Proceedings, May 29-30, 2008, Peoria, Illinois. p. 17-18.
Characterization of enzyme-resistant starch in maize amylose-extender mutant starches - (Abstract Only)
Jiang, H., Li, L., Campbell, M., Blanco, M.H., Jay-Lin, J. 2008. Characterization of enzyme-resistant starch in maize amylose-extender mutant starches [abstract]. In: 6th Corn Utilization and Technology Conference Proceedings, June 2-4, 2008, Kansas City, Missouri. p. 33.
Characterization of Maize Amylose-Extender (ae) Mutant Starches. Part I: Relationship Between Resistant Starch Contents and Molecular Structures Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, L., Jiang, H., Campbell, M., Blanco, M.H., Jane, J. 2008. Characterization of Maize Amylose-Extender (ae) Mutant Starches. Part I: Relationship Between Resistant Starch Contents and Molecular Structures. Carbohydrate Polymers. 74(3):396-404.
The Importance of the Germplasm Enhancement of Maize Project (GEM) for US Seed Companies - (Proceedings)
Trevisan, W., Blanco, M.H. 2008. The Importance of the Germplasm Enhancement of Maize Project (GEM) for US Seed Companies. In: 44th Annual Illinois Corn Breeders School Proceedings, March 3-4, 2008, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. p 9-15.
Maize Allelic Diversity Project - (Abstract Only)
Krakowsky, M.D., Holley, R., Deutsch, J., Rice, J., Blanco, M.H., Goodman, M. 2008. Maize allelic diversity project. Maize Genetics Conference Abstracts. 50th Maize Genetics Conference. Feb 27 - Mar 2, 2008.
Reducing photoperiod response of tropical maize germplasm for use in Midwestern maize introgression - (Abstract Only)
Gardner, C.A., Blanco, M.H., Engstrom, F., Smelser, A.D. 2007. Reducing photoperiod response of tropical maize germplasm for use in Midwestern maize introgression [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting. Nov. 4-8, 2007, New Orleans, LA. 279-7. CD-ROM.
Registration of Maize Germplasm Line Gems-0067 - (Germplasm Release)
Campbell, M., Jane, J., Pollak, L.M., Blanco, M.H., O'Brien, A. 2007. Registration of maize germplasm line GEMS-0067. Journal of Plant Registrations. 1:60-61.
Maize Races and Traits Identified from the Gem Project - (Abstract Only)
Blanco, M.H., Gardner, C.A., Salhuana, W., Shen, N. 2006. Maize races and traits identified from the GEM project [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, November 12-16, 2006, Indianapolis, Indiana. Abstract number 162-11.
Physicochemical Properties of Pericarp and Endosperm Starches During Maize Development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, L., Blanco, M.H., Jane, J. 2007. Physicochemical properties of pericarp and endosperm starches during maize development. Carbohydrate Polymers. 67:630-639.
Development of maize starch granules - (Abstract Only)
Li, L., Blanco, M.H., Jay-Lin, J. 2006. Development of maize starch granules [abstract]. Meeting Abstract.
Registration of 9 High-Yielding Maize Germplasms Adapted for the Southern Us, Derived from Tropical by Temperate Crosse. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carson, M.L., Balint Kurti, P.J., Blanco, M.H., Duvick, S.A., Millard, M., Hudyncia, J., Goodman, M. 2006. Registration of 9 high-yielding maize germplasms adapted for the southern US, derived from tropical by temperate crosse. Crop Science. 46:1825-1826.
Release of 20 Gem Breeding Families Adapted for the Southern Us - (Germplasm Release)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Blanco, M.H., Duvick, S.A., Holland, J.B., Clements, M.J., Holley, R., Carson, M.L., Goodman, M.M. 2006. Release of 20 GEM breeding families adapted for the southern US. Crop Science. 46:996-998.
Developments of Starch Granules in Maize Kernels - (Abstract Only)
Li, L., Atichokudomchai, N., Blanco, M.H., Jane, J. 2005. Development of starch granules in maize kernels [abstract]. International Starch Convention, June 21-23, 2005. Institute of Biochemical Physics RAS, Moscow, Russia. 2005 CDROM.
Germplasm Enhancement of Maize Project (Gem) - (Proceedings)
Blanco, M.H., Gardner, C.A., Salhuana, W., Shen, N. 2005. Germplasm Enhancement of Maize project (GEM). Proceedings 41st Annual Illinois Corn Breeding School. p. 22-41.
Assessing Germplasm Enhancement of Maize (Gem) Project Germplasm As a Source of Resistance to Aflatoxin Accumulation in Grain - (Abstract Only)
Clements, M.J., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P., Maragos, C.M., Blanco, M.H., Goodman, M.M. 2004. Assessing germplasm enhancement of maize (GEM) project germplasm as a source of resistance to aflatoxin accumulation in grain [abstract]. Proceedings of the 4th Fungal Genomics, 5th Fumonisin Elimination and 17th Aflatoxin Elimination Workshop. p. 2004.
Identification of Useful Tropical X Temperate Gem Germplasm for Corn Production in Semi-Arid Regions - (Abstract Only)
Xu, W., Blanco, M.H. 2004. Identification of useful tropical x temperate gem germplasm for corn production in semi-arid regions. American Society of Agronomy.
Physicochemical Properties of Maize Starch During Endosperm Development - (Abstract Only)
Li, L., Blanco, M.H., Jane, J. 2004. Physicochemical properties of maize starch during endosperm development. American Association of Cereal Chemists Meetings, San Diego, CA. September 12-16, 2004. Abstract 138.
Physicochemical Properties of Maize Starch During Endosperm Development - (Abstract Only)
Li, L., Blanco, M.H., Jay-Lin, J. 2004. Physicochemical properties of maize starch during endosperm development. Corn Utilization Conference Proceedings. P. 39.
Mining Genes from Tropical Maize Germplasm to Improve Drought Tolerance and Corn Earworm Resistance - (Abstract Only)
XU, W., BLANCO, M.H. 2003. MINING GENES FROM TROPICAL MAIZE GERMPLASM TO IMPROVE DROUGHT TOLERANCE AND CORN EARWORM RESISTANCE [abstract]. p. 74-75.
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