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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IDENTIFICATION AND ENHANCEMENT OF SEED-BASED BIOCHEMICAL RESISTANCE IN CROPS TO AFLATOXIN PRODUCING PATHOGENS

Location: Food and Feed Safety Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Expression of chloroperoxidase from Pseudomonas pyrrocinia in tobacco plastids for fungal resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(19-Feb-14)
NsdC and NsdD affect Aspergillus flavus morphogenesis and aflatoxin production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cary, J.W., Harris Coward, P.Y., Ehrlich, K., Mack, B.M., Kale, S.P., Larey, C., Calvo, A.M. 2012. NsdC and NsdD affect Aspergillus flavus morphogenesis and aflatoxin production. Eukaryotic Cell. 11(9):1104-1111.
Enhanced salt stress tolerance of rice plants expressing a vacuolar H+-ATPase subunit c1 (SaVHAc1) gene from the halophyte grass Spartina alterniflora Löisel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baisakh, N., RamanaRao, M.V., Rajasekaran, K., Subudhi, P., Janda, J., Galbraith, D., Vernier, C., Pereira, A. 2012. Enhanced salt stress tolerance of rice plants expressing a vacuolar H+-ATPase subunit c1 (SaVHAc1) gene from the halophyte grass Spartina alterniflora Löisel. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 10:453-464.
Transcriptional profiles uncover Aspergillus flavus-induced resistance in maize kernels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, M., Brown, R.L., Chen, Z., Menkir, A., Yu, J., Bhatnagar, D. 2011. Transcriptional profiles uncover Aspergillus flavus-induced resistance in maize kernels. Toxins. 3(7):766-786.
Identification of resistance-associated proteins in closely-related maize lines varying in aflatoxin accumulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(01-Jun-11)
Role of nitric oxide and flavohemoglobin homolo genes in Aspergillus nidulans sexual development and mycotoxin production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baidyal, S., Cary, J.W., Grayburn, S., Calvo, A.M. 2011. Role of nitric oxide and flavohemoglobin homolo genes in Aspergillus nidulans sexual development and mycotoxin production. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77(15):5524-5528.
Selective principal component regression analysis of fluorescence hyperspectral image to assess aflatoxin contamination in corn - (Proceedings)
Yao, H., Hruska, Z., Kincaid, R., Ononye, A., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E. 2011. Selective principal component regression analysis of fluorescence hyperspectral image to assess aflatoxin contamination in corn. Proceedings of IEEE 3rd Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing Conference, June 6-9, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal. No. 94.
Expression patterns of cotton chloroplast genes during development: implications for development of plastid transformation vectors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chlan, C.A., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Cleveland, T.E. 2012. Expression patterns of cotton chloroplast genes during development: implications for development of plastid transformation vectors. Biologia Plantarum. 56(1):126-130.
Using hyperspectral data in precision farming applications - (Book / Chapter)
(18-Nov-10)
Discovery and Characterization of Proteins Associated with Aflatoxin-Resistance: Evaluating Their Potential as Breeding Markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown, R.L., Chen, Z.-Y, Warburton, M., Luo, M., Menkir, A., Fakhoury, A., Bhatnagar, D. 2010. Discovery and Characterization of Proteins Associated with Aflatoxin-Resistance: Evaluating Their Potential as Breeding Markers. Toxins. 2(4):919-933.
Role of the Osmotic Stress Regulatory Pathway in Morphogenesis and Secondary Metabolism in Filamentous Fungi - (Review Article)
Duran, R., Cary, J.W., Calvo, A.M. 2010. Role of the Osmotic Stress Regulatory Pathway in Morphogenesis and Secondary Metabolism in Filamentous Fungi. Toxins. 2(4):367-381.
Single Aflatoxin Contaminated Corn Kernel Analysis with Fluorescence Hyperspectral Image - (Proceedings)
Yao, H., Hruska, Z., Kincaid, R., Ononye, A., Brown, R.L., Cleveland, T.E. 2010. Single Aflatoxin Contaminated Corn Kernel Analysis with Fluorescence Hyperspectral Image. Proceedings of SPIE Conference "Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety. 7676:p.13.
Spectral Angle Mapper Classification of Fluorescence Hyperspectral Image for Aflatoxin Contaminated Corn - (Proceedings)
Yao, H., Hruska, Z., Kincaid, R., Ononye, A., Brown, R.L., Cleveland, T.E. 2010. Spectral Angle Mapper Classification of Fluorescence Hyperspectral Image for Aflatoxin Contaminated Corn. Proceedings of IEEE 2nd Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing Conference. p. 129.
Pr10 Expression in Maize and Its Effect on Host Resistance Against Aspergillus Flavus Infection and Aflatoxin Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Z., Brown, R.L., Damann, K.E., Cleveland, T.E. 2010. PR10 expression in maize and its effect on host resistance against Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin production. Molecular Plant Pathology. 11(1):69-81.
Correlation and Classification of Single Kernel Fluorescence Hyperspectral Data with Aflatoxin Concentration in Corn Kernels Inoculated with Aspergillus flavus Spores - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yao, H., Hruska, Z., Kincaid, R., Brown, R.L., Cleveland, T.E., Bhatnagar, D. 2010. Correlation and Classification of Single Kernel Fluorescence Hyperspectral Data with Aflatoxin Concentration in Corn Kernels Inoculated with Aspergillus flavus Spores. Journal of Food Additives & Contaminants. 27(5):701-709.
Expression and Functional Characterization of two Pathogenesis-Related Protein 10 Genes from Zea mays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xie, Y.-R., Chen, Z.-Y., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D. 2010. Expression and Functional Characterization of two Pathogenesis-Related Protein 10 Genes from Zea mays. Journal of Plant Physiology. 167(2):121-130.
Identification of Maize Breeding Markers through Investigations of Proteins Associated with Aflatoxin-Resistance - (Book / Chapter)
Brown, R.L., Chen, Z.-Y., Cleveland, T.E., Menkir, A., Fakhoury, A. 2009. Identification of Maize Breeding Markers through Investigations of Proteins Associated with Aflatoxin-Resistance. In Appell, M., Kendra, D.F., Trucksess, M.W. (ed.). Mycotoxin Prevention and Control in Agriculture, ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1031. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC. pp 157-165.
The role of veA on Aspergillus flavus infection of peanuts, corn and cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duran, R.M., Cary, J.W., Calvo, A.M. 2009. The role of veA on Aspergillus flavus infection of peanuts, corn and cotton. Open Mycology Journal. 3:27-36
Automatic Detection of Aflatoxin Contaminated Corn Kernels using Dual-Band Imagery - (Proceedings)
Ononye, A.E., Yao, H., Hruska, Z., Kincaid, R., Brown, R.L., Cleveland, T.E. 2009. Automatic Detection of Aflatoxin Contaminated Corn Kernels using Dual-Band Imagery. Proceedings of 2009 SPIE Conference, April 13-17, 2009, Orlando, Florida. 7315:73150R-1-11.
Transgenic approaches for pre-harvest control of mycotoxin contamination in crop plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cary, J.W., Rajasekaran, K., Yu, J., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E. 2009. Transgenic approaches for pre-harvest control of mycotoxin contamination in crop plants. World Mycotoxin Journal. 2(2):203-214.
Characterization of an Aspergillus flavus alkaline protease and its role in the infection of maize kernels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Z.-Y., Brown, R.L., Cary, J.W., Damann, K.E., Cleveland, T.E. 2009. Characterization of an Aspergillus flavus alkaline protease and its role in the infection of maize kernels. Journal of Toxicology Toxins Reviews. 28(2-3):187-197.
Characterization of the Aspergillus ochraceoroseus aflatoxin/sterigmatocystin biosynthetic gene cluster - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cary, J.W., Ehrlich, K., Beltz, S.B., Harris Coward, P.Y., Klich, M.A. 2009. Characterization of the Aspergillus ochraceoroseus aflatoxin/sterigmatocystin biosynthetic gene cluster. Mycologia. 101(3):352-362.
Transgenic Expression of Lytic Peptides in Food and Feed Crops to Control Phytopathogens and Preharvest Mycotoxin Contamination - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Jaynes, J.M., Cary, J.W. 2009. Transgenic Expression of Lytic Peptides in Food and Feed Crops to Control Phytopathogens and Preharvest Mycotoxin Contamination. Mycotoxin Prevention and Control in Agriculture. American Chemical Society Symposium Series. 1031(9):119-142.
Antifungal activity in transgenic peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) conferred by a nonheme chloroperoxidase gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niu, C., Akasaka-Kennedy, P., Faustinelli, P., Joshi, M., Rajasekaran, K., Yang, H., Chu, Y., Cary, J.W., Ozias-Akins, P. 2009. Antifungal activity in transgenic peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) conferred by a nonheme chloroperoxidase gene. Peanut Science. 36(2):126-132.
Regulation of Aspergillus flavus Aflatoxin Biosynthesis and Development - (Book / Chapter)
Cary, J.W., Szerszen, L., Calvo, A.M. 2009. Regulation of Aspergillus flavus Aflatoxin Biosynthesis and Development. Mycotoxin Prevention and Control in Agriculture. American Chemical Society Symposium Series. 1031(13):183-203.
Host Genes Involved in the Interaction between Aspergillus flavus and Maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, M., Brown, R.L., Chen, Z.-Y, Cleveland, T.E. 2009. Host Genes Involved in the Interaction between Aspergillus flavus and Maize. Toxin Reviews. 28(2):118-128.
Regulation of Aspergillus Mycotoxin Biosynthesis - (Review Article)
Cary, J.W., Calvo, A.M. 2008. Regulation of Aspergillus Mycotoxin Biosynthesis. Toxins Reviews. 27(3):347-370.
A maize trypsin inhibitor (ZmTIp) with limited activity against Aspergillus flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baker, R.L., Brown, R.L., Chen, Z.Y., Cleveland, T.E., Fakhoury, A.M. 2009. A maize trypsin inhibitor (ZmTIp) with limited activity against Aspergillus flavus. Journal of Food Protection. 72:185-188.
A maize lectin-like protein with antifungal activity against Aspergillus flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baker, R.L., Brown, R.L., Chen, Z.Y., Cleveland, T.E., Fakhoury, A.M. 2009. A maize lectin-like protein with antifungal activity against Aspergillus flavus. Journal of Food Protection. 72:120-127.
Registration of Six Tropical Maize Germplasm Lines with Resistance to Aflatoxin Contamination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Menkir, A., Brown, R.L., Bandyopadhyay, R., Cleveland, T.E. 2008. Registration of Six Tropical Maize Germplasm Lines with Resistance to Aflatoxin Contamination. Journal of Plant Registrations. 2:246-250
Antifungal traits of a 14 kDa maize kernel trypsin inhibitor protein in transgenic cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Chen, Z.-Y., Brown, R.L., Cleveland, T.E. 2008. Antifungal traits of a 14 kDa maize kernel trypsin inhibitor protein in transgenic cotton. Journal of Crop Improvement. 22(1):1-16.
Identifying Aflatoxin Resistance-Related Proteins/Genes Through Proteomics and RNAi Gene Silencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Z.-Y, Brown, R.L., Guo, B.Z., Menkir, A., Cleveland, T.E. 2009. Identifying Aflatoxin Resistance-Related Proteins/Genes Through Proteomics and RNAi Gene Silencing. Peanut Science. 36(1):35-41.
Effect of antimicrobial peptides (AMPS) on mycorrhizal associations - (Proceedings)
Stewart, J.MCD., Nader, C., Rajasekaran, K. 2008. Effect of antimicrobial peptides (AMPS) on mycorrhizal associations. Summaries of University of Arkansas Cotton Research. Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series. 562:163-166.
Application of biotechnology towards the enhancement of maize resistance to aflatoxin contamination by Aspergillus flavus - (Book / Chapter)
Brown, R.L., Chen, Z., Menkir, A., Cleveland, T.E., Bhatnagar, D. 2008. Application of biotechnology towards the enhancement of maize resistance to aflatoxin contamination by Aspergillus flavus. In: Thangadurai, D. (ed) Crop Improvement and Biotechnology, Bioscience Publications, India. p. 57-67.
Strategies for the prevention of preharvest aflatoxin contamination of maize - (Book / Chapter)
Brown, R.L., Chen, Z., Menkir, A., Cleveland, T.E., Bhatnagar, D. 2008. Strategies for the prevention of preharvest aflatoxin contamination of maize. In: Stevens, C. and Khan, V.A. (eds) Recent Advancement in Agriculture, Research Signpost, Kerala, India. p.131-150.
The Use of Neutron Tomography for the Structural Analysis of Corn Kernaels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cleveland IV, T.E., Hussey, D.S., Chen, Z.Y., Jacobson, D.L., Brown, R.L., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Cleveland, T.E., Arif, M. 2008. The Use of Neutron Tomography for the Structural Analysis of Corn Kernels. Journal of Cereal Science. 48:517-525.
Analysis of aflatoxin regulatory factors in serial transfer-induced non-aflatoxigenic Aspergillus parasiticus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kale, S.P., Cary, J.W., Hollis, N., Wilkinson, J.R., Bhatnagar, D., Yu, J., Cleveland, T.E., Bennett, J.W. 2007. Analysis of aflatoxin regulatory factors in serial transfer-induced non-aflatoxigenic Aspergillus parasiticus. Journal of Food Additives & Contaminants. 24(10):1061-1069.
Elucidation of veA Dependent Genes Associated with Aflatoxin and Sclerotial Production in Aspergillus flavus by Functional Genomics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cary, J.W., OBrian, G.R., Nielsen, D.M., Nierman, W., Harris-Coward, P.Y., Yu, J., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E., Payne, G.A., Calvo, A.M. 2007. Elucidation of veA-dependent genes associated with aflatoxin and sclerotial production in Aspergillus flavus by functional genomics. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 76:1107-1118.
Development of a GFP-Expressing Aspergillus flavus Strain to Study Fungal Invasion, Colonization, and Resistance in Cottonseed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W., Cotty, P.J., Cleveland, T.E. 2008. Development of a GFP-Expressing Aspergillus flavus Strain to Study Fungal Invasion, Colonization, and Resistance in Cottonseed. Mycopathologia. 165:89-97.
Identification of Maize Kernel Endosperm Proteins Associated with Resistance to Aflatoxin Contamination by Aspergillus Flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Z.-Y, Brown, R.L., Damann, K.E., Cleveland, T.E. 2007. Identification of maize kernel endosperm proteins associated with resistance to aflatoxin contamination by Aspergillus flavus. Phytopathology. 97(9):1094-1103.
Cloning and Characterization of the Aspergillus ochraceoroseus Aflatoxin Biosynthetic Gene Cluster - (Abstract Only)
(01-Mar-07)
Pre-Harvest Strategies for Prevention of Mycotoxin Contamination - (Abstract Only)
Brown, R.L. 2006. Pre-Harvest Strategies for Prevention of Mycotoxin Contamination. World Mycotoxin Forum, the Third Conference, Book of Abstracts. p. 65.
Production of Cyclopiazonic Acid, Aflatrem and Aflatoxin by Aspergillus Flavus Is Regulated by Vea, a Gene Necessary for Sclerotial Formation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duran, R.M., Cary, J.W., Calvo, A.M. 2007. Production of cyclopiazonic acid, aflatrem and aflatoxin by Aspergillus flavus is regulated by veA, a gene necessary for sclerotial formation. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 73(5):1158-1168.
Disease Resistance in Transgenic Cottons - (Proceedings)
Rajasekaran, K., Ulloa, M., Hutmacher, R., Cary, J.W., Cleveland, T.E. 2006. Disease resistance in transgenic cottons. In: Proceedings of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 4-6, 2006, San Antonio, Texas. p. 895-903.
Biotechnology Symposium - In Memoriam, the Late Dr. Allan Zipf - (Proceedings)
Rajasekaran, K., Saha, S. (eds.) 2004. Biotechnology Symposium - In Memoriam, the Late Dr. Allan Zipf. 23 p.
Progress in Elucidating the Molecular Basis of the Host Plant-Aspergillus flavus Interaction: A Basis for Devising Strategies to Reduce Aflatoxin Contamination in Crops - (Book / Chapter)
Cleveland, T.E., Yu, J., Bhatnagar, D., Chen, Z.-Y., Brown, R.L., Chang, P.-K., Cary, J.W. 2005. Progress in Elucidating the Molecular Basis of the Host Plant-Aspergillus flavus Interaction: A Basis for Devising Strategies to Reduce Aflatoxin Contamination in Crops. In: Abbas, H.K., editor. Aflatoxin and Food Safety. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis. p. 167-193.
Crop Biotechnology - (Book / Chapter)
Rajasekaran, K., Jacks, T.J., Finley, J.W., editors. 2002. Crop Biotechnology. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society Symposium Series. 272 p.
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