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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: USING GENETIC DIVERSITY OF IMPROVE QUANTITATIVE DISEASE RESISTANCE AND AGRONOMIC TRAITS OF CORN Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Breeding and genetic diversity - (Book / Chapter)
Goodman, M.M., Holland, J.B., Sanchez-Gonzalez, J. 2014. Breeding and genetic diversity. In: R. Wusirika, M. Bohn, J. Lai, and C. Cole (Eds.). Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Maize. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. p. 14–50
Host Resistance - (Book / Chapter)
(01-Jan-14)
Breeding Plants: Modern - (Book / Chapter)
Holland, J.B. 2014. Breeding Plants: Modern. In: Neal Van Alfen, editor-in-chief. Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Vol. 2, San Diego: Elsevier; 2014. pp p. 187-200.
The Genetic Basis of Disease Resistance in Maize - (Book / Chapter)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Jamann, T., Nelson, R. 2013. The Genetic Basis of Disease Resistance in Maize. in Varshney, R., Tuberosa, R. (Ed.s) In Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Volume 1 - Biotic Stress, London, UK., John Wiley & Sons. p. 31-44.
Characterization of temperature and light effects on the defense response phenotypes associated with the maize Rp1-D21 gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Negeri, A., Benavente, L., Kibiti, C.M., Wang, G., Chaikam, V., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2013. Characterization of temperature and light effects on the defense response phenotypes associated with the maize Rp1-D21 gene. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 13:106.
A connected set of genes associated with programmed cell death implicated in controlling the hypersensitive response in maize caused by a maize auto-active resistance gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olukolu, B., Negeri, A., Dhawan, R., Venkata, B.P., Sharma, P., Garg, A., Gachomo, E., Marla, S., Chu, K., Hasan, A., Ji, J., Chintamanani, S., Green, J., Holland, J.B., Wisser, R., Shyu, C., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2013. A connected set of genes associated with programmed cell death implicated in controlling the hypersensitive response in maize caused by a maize auto-active resistance gene. Genetics. 193:609-620.
PhenoPhyte: A flexible affordable method to quantify visual 2D phenotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Green, J., Appel, H., Rehrig, E., Harnsomburana, J., Chang, J., Chintamanani, S., Balint Kurti, P.J., Shyu, C. 2012. PhenoPhyte: A flexible affordable method to quantify visual 2D phenotypes. Plant Physiology. 8:45.
Quantitative trait loci affecting oil content, oil composition, and other agronomically important traits in Oat (Avena sativa L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hizbai, B., Gardner, K., Wight, C., Danda, R., Molnar, S., Johnson, D., Fregeau-Reid, J., Yan, W., Rossnagel, B., Holland, J.B., Tinker, N. 2012. Quantitative trait loci affecting oil content, oil composition, and other agronomically important traits in Oat (Avena sativa L.). The Plant Genome. 5:164-175.
Virus-induced gene silencing in diverse maize lines using the Brome Mosaic virus-based silencing vector - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benavente, L., Ding, X., Redinbaugh, M.G., Nelson, R., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2012. Virus-induced gene silencing in diverse maize lines using the Brome Mosaic virus-based silencing vector. Maydica. 57(3/4):206-214.
Mining natural variation for maize improvement: Selection on phenotypes and genes - (Book / Chapter)
Sood, S., Flint Garcia, S.A., Willcox, M., Holland, J.B. 2014. Mining natural variation for maize improvement: Selection on phenotypes and genes. In: R. Tuberosa et al. (eds.), Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources. p. 615 – 649.
Diallel analysis of resistance to fusarium ear rot and fumonisin contamination in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hung, H.Y., Holland, J.B. 2012. Diallel analysis of resistance to fusarium ear rot and fumonisin contamination in maize. Crop Science. 52:2173-2181.
ZmCCT and the genetic basis of day-length adaptation underlying the postdomestication spread of maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hung, H., Shannon, L.M., Tian, F., Bradbury, P., Chen, C., Flint Garcia, S.A., McMullen, M.D., Ware, D., Buckler IV, E.S., Doebley, J.F., Holland, J.B. 2012. ZmCCT and the genetic basis of day-length adaptation underlying the postdomestication spread of maize. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109:E1913–E1921.
Genomic localization of the maize cross-incompatibility gene, Gametophyte factor 1 (ga1) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bloom, J.C., Holland, J.B. 2012. Genomic localization of the maize cross-incompatibility gene, Gametophyte factor 1 (ga1). Maydica. 56:1782.
Application of an antibiotic resets the maize leaf phyllosphere community and increases resistance to southern leaf blight - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Stapleton, A. 2011. Application of an antibiotic resets the maize leaf phyllosphere community and increases resistance to southern leaf blight. Acta Horticulturae. 905:57-62.
The relationship between parental genetic or phenotypic divergence and progeny variation in the maize nested association mapping population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hung, H., Browne, C.J., Guill, K.E., Coles, N., Eller, M., Garcia, A., Lepak, N.K., Melia-Hancock, S., Oropeza-Rosas, M., Salvo, S., Upadyayula, N., Buckler IV, E.S., Flint Garcia, S.A., Mcmullen, M.D., Rocheford, T., Holland, J.B. 2012. The relationship between parental genetic or phenotypic divergence and progeny variation in the maize nested association mapping population. Heredity. 108:490-499.
QTL controlling masculinization of ear tips in a maize (Zea mays L.) intraspecific cross - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holland, J.B., Coles, N.D. 2011. QTL controlling masculinization of ear tips in a maize (Zea mays L.) intraspecific cross. Genes, Genomes, and Genomics. 1:337-341.
Three New Teosintes (Zea spp., Poaceae) From Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanchez-Gonzales, J.J., De La Cruz, L., Vidal, V.A., Parra, R.J., Taba, S., Santacruz, F., Sood, S., Holland, J.B., Ruiz, J.A., Carvajal, S., Aragon, F., Chavez, V.H., Morales, M.M., Barba, R. 2011. Three New Teosintes (Zea spp., Poaceae) From Mexico. American Journal of Botany. 98:1537-1548.
Use of Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) to identify novel genetic loci that modify the maize hypersensitive response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chaikam, V., Negeri, A., Dhawan, R., Puchaka, B., Chintamanani, S., Gachomo, E.W., Zillmer, A., Doran, T., Weil, C., Balint Kurti, P.J., Johal, G. 2011. Use of Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) to identify novel genetic loci that modify the maize hypersensitive response. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 123(6):985-997.
Analysis of quantitative disease resistance to southern leaf blight and of multiple disease resistance in maize, using near-isogenic lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blecher, A., Zwonitzer, J., Santa Cruz, J., Krakowsky, M.D., Chung, C., Nelson, R., Arellano, C., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2011. Analysis of quantitative disease resistance to southern leaf blight and of multiple disease resistance in maize, using near-isogenic lines. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 124:433-445.
Targeted discovery of quantitative trait loci for resistance to northern leaf blight and other diseases of maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chung, C., Poland, J.A., Kump, K., Benson, J., Longfellow, J.M., Walsh, E.K., Balint Kurti, P.J., Nelson, R.J. 2011. Targeted discovery of quantitative trait loci for resistance to northern leaf blight and other diseases of maize. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 123:307-326.
Seed dormancy in Mexican teosinte - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Avendano-Lopez, A., Sanchez-Gonzales, J., Ruiz-Corral, J., De La Cruz-Larios, L., Santacruz-Rubalcava, F., Sanchez Hernandez, C., Holland, J.B. 2011. Seed dormancy in Mexican teosinte. Crop Science. 51:2056-2066.
Multivariate analysis of maize disease resistances suggests a pleiotropic genetic basis and implicates a glutathione S-transferase gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wisser, R., Kolkman, J., Patzoldt, M., Holland, J.B., Jianming, Y., Krakowsky, M.D., Nelson, R., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2011. Multivariate analysis of maize disease resistances suggests a pleiotropic genetic basis and implicates a glutathione S-transferase gene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108:7339-7344.
Comparison of Conventional, Modified Single Seed Descent, and Doubled Haploid Breeding Methods for Maize Inbred Line Development Using GEM Breeding Crosses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jumbo, M., Weldekidan, T., Holland, J.B., Hawk, J. 2011. Comparison of Conventional, Modified Single Seed Descent, and Doubled Haploid Breeding Methods for Maize Inbred Line Development Using GEM Breeding Crosses. Crop Science. 51:1534-1543.
Mapping QTL controlling southern leaf blight resistance by combined analysis of three related recombinant inbred line populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nageri, A., Coles, N., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2011. Mapping QTL controlling southern leaf blight resistance by combined analysis of three related recombinant inbred line populations. Crop Science. 51:1571-1579.
Functional Allelic Variation at Key Photoperiod Response QTL in Maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coles, N., Zila, C., Holland, J.B. 2011. Functional Allelic Variation at Key Photoperiod Response QTL in Maize. Crop Science. 51:1036-1049.
Genome-wide association study of quantitative resistance to southern leaf blight in the maize nested association mapping population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kump, K., Bradbury, P., Buckler IV, E.S., Belcher, A., Oropeza-Rosas, M., Wisser, R., Zwonitzer, J., Kresovich, S., McMullen, M.D., Ware, D., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2011. Genome-wide association study of quantitative resistance to southern leaf blight in the maize nested association mapping population. Nature Genetics. 43:163-168.
Use of Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) to identify useful alleles for crop improvement - (Trade Journal)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Johal, G. 2011. Use of Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) to identify useful alleles for crop improvement. Information Systems for Biotechnology News Report. 01-2011:1-3.
Joint Analysis of Near Isogenic and Recombinant Inbred Line Populations Yields Precise Positional Estimates for QTL - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kump, K.L., Holland, J.B., Jung, M.T., Wolters, P., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2010. Joint Analysis of Near Isogenic and Recombinant Inbred Line Populations Yields Precise Positional Estimates for QTL. The Plant Genome. 3:142-153.
A novel genetic framework for studying response to artificial selection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wisser, R., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2011. A novel genetic framework for studying response to artificial selection. Plant Genetic Resources. 9:281-283.
The Wheat Puroindoline Genes Confer Fungal Resistance in Transgenic Corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(09-Aug-10)
Resistance loci affecting distinct stages of fungal pathogenesis in maize: use of introgression lines for QTL mapping and characterization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chung, C., Longfellow, J.M., Walsh, E.K., Kerdieh, Z., Van Esbroek, G., Balint Kurti, P.J., Nelson, R.J. 2010. Resistance loci affecting distinct stages of fungal pathogenesis in maize: use of introgression lines for QTL mapping and characterization. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 10:103.
Increased Food and Ecosystem Security via Perennial Grains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Glover, J.D., Reganold, J.P., Bell, L.W., Borevitz, J., Brummer, E.C., Buckler IV, E.S., Cox, C.M., Cox, T., Crews, T.E., Culman, S.W., Dehann, L.R., Eriksson, D., Gill, B., Holland, J.B., Hu, F.Y., Hulke, B.S., Ibrahim, A., Jackson, W., Jones, S., Murray, S., Paterson, A.H., Ploschuk, E., Sacks, E.J., Snapp, S., Tao, D.Y., Van Tassel, D., Wade, L., Wyse, D., Xu, Y. 2010. Increasing Food and Ecosystem Security through Perennial Grain Breeding. Science. 328:1638-1639
Selection for Reduced Fusarium Ear Rot and Fumonisin Content in Advanced Backcross Maize Lines and Their Topcross Hybrids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eller, M.S., Payne, G.A., Holland, J.B. 2010. Selection for Reduced Fusarium Ear Rot and Fumonisin Content in Advanced Backcross Maize Lines and Their Topcross Hybrids. Crop Science. 50:2249-2260.
Identification of a Maize Locus that Modulates the Hypersensitive Defense Response, Using Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chintamanani, S., Hulbert, S., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2010. Identification of a Maize Locus that Modulates the Hypersensitive Defense Response, Using Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC). Genetics. 184:813-825.
Genetic Control of Photoperiod Sensitivity in Maize Revealed by Joint Multiple Population Analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coles, N.D., McMullen, M.D., Balint Kurti, P.J., Pratt, R.C., Holland, J.B. 2010. Genetic Control of Photoperiod Sensitivity in Maize. Genetics. 184:799-812.
Use of an advanced intercross line population for mapping of quantitative trait loci for northern leaf blight resistance in maize and for the investigation of multiple disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Yang, J., Van Esbroek, G., Jung, J., Smith, M. 2010. Use of an advanced intercross line population for mapping of quantitative trait loci for northern leaf blight resistance in maize and for the investigation of multiple disease resistance. Crop Science. 50: 458-466
Mapping Disease Resistance QTL for Three Foliar Diseases of Maize in a RIL Population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zwonitzer, J., Coles, N., Krakowsky, M.D., Holland, J.B., McMullen, M.D., Pratt, R., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2010. Mapping Disease Resistance QTL for Three Foliar Diseases of Maize in a RIL Population. Journal of Phytopathology. 100:72-79.
Direct Mapping Of Density Response in Recombinant Inbred Lines of Maize (Zea mays L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gonzalo, M., Holland, J.B., Vyn, T., Mcintyre, L. 2010. Direct Mapping Of Density Response in Recombinant Inbred Lines of Maize (Zea mays L.). Heredity. 104:583-599
Grain Yield and Fusarium Ear Rot of Maize Hybrids Developed From Lines With Varying Levels of Resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eller, M.S., Robertson-Hoyt, L., Payne, G., Holland, J.B. 2009. Grain Yield and Fusarium Ear Rot of Maize Hybrids Developed From Lines With Varying Levels of Resistance. Maydica. 53:231-237.
Dedication: Major M. Goodman, Maize Breeder and Geneticist - (Review Article)
Holland, J.B., Nelson, P. 2010. Dedication: Major M. Goodman, Maize Breeder and Geneticist. Plant Breeding Reviews. 33:1-29
Shades of gray: The world of quantitative disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Poland, J., Balint Kurti, P.J., Wisser, R., Pratt, R., Nelson, R. 2009. Shades of gray: The world of quantitative disease resistance. Trends in Plant Science. 4:21-29.
Use of backcross recurrent selection and QTL mapping to identify loci contributing to southern leaf blight resistance in a highly resistant maize line - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zwonitzer, J.C., Bubeck, D.M., Bhattramakki, D., Goodman, M.M., Arellano, C., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2009. Use of backcross recurrent selection and QTL mapping to identify loci contributing to southern leaf blight resistance in a highly resistant maize line. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 118:911-925.
Mining and harnessing natural variation - a little MAGIC - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J., Weil, C. 2008. Mining and harnessing natural variation - a little MAGIC. Crop Science. 48:2066-2073.
Breeding for Improved Resistance to Fumonisin Contamination in Maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eller, M.S., Payne, G., Holland, J.B. 2008. Breeding for Improved Resistance to Fumonisin Contamination in Maize. Toxin Review. 27:371-389.
Harnessing quantitative genetics and genomics for understanding and improving complex traits in crops - (Proceedings)
Holland, J.B., Cardinal, A.J. 2008. Harnessing quantitative genetics and genomics for understanding and improving complex traits in crops. Drought Frontier Project Planning Workshop. p:123-136.
A Comparison of Leaf Appearance Rates among Teosinte, Maize Landraces and Modern Maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Esbroeck, G., Ruiz, J., Sanchez, J., Holland, J.B. 2008. A COMPARISON OF LEAF APPEARANCE RATES AMONG TEOSINTE, MAIZE LANDRACES AND MODERN MAIZE. Maydica. 53:117-153.
Molecular Characterization of Maize Inbreds with Expired U.S. Plant Variety Protection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, P., Coles, N., Holland, J.B., Bubeck, D., Smith, S., Goodman, M. 2008. Molecular Characterization of Maize Inbreds with Expired U.S. Plant Variety Protection. Crop Science. 48:1673-1685.
Comparison of Conventional, Modified Single Seed Descent, and Double Haploid Breeding Methods for Maize Inbred Line Development Using GEM Breeding Crosses - (Proceedings)
Hawk, J., Jumbo, M., Weldekidan, T., Holland, J.B. 2008. Comparison of Conventional, Modified Single Seed Descent, and Double Haploid Breeding Methods for Maize Inbred Line Development Using GEM Breeding Crosses. Illinois Corn Breeders School Proceedings. 44: 16-25.
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