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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ENHANCEMENT OF SORGHUM FOR BIOENERGY, FEED, AND FOOD VALUE

Location: Grain, Forage & Bioenergy Research

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

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.
Evaluation of public sweet sorghum A-lines for use in hybrid production     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E., Anderson, W.F. 2012. Evaluation of public sweet sorghum A-lines for use in hybrid production. BioEnergy Research. 6: 91-102. DOI:10.1007/s12155-012-9231-1
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.
Identification and characterization of 4 missense mutations in brown midrib 12 (Bmr12); the caffeic O-methyltranferase (COMT) of sorghum     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sattler, S.E., Palmer, N.A., Saballos, A., Greene, A.M., Xin, Z., Sarath, G., Vermerris, W., Pedersen, J.F. 2012. Identification and characterization of 4 missense mutations in brown midrib 12 (Bmr12); the caffeic O-methyltranferase (COMT) of sorghum. BioEnergy Research. 5: 855-865. DOI 10.1007/s12155-012-9197.
Biological conversion assay for determining plant feedstock quality     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, S.J., Warnick, T.A., Pattathill, S., Alveo-Maurosa, J.G., Serapiglia, M.J., Young, N.F., Schnell, D.J., Smart, L.B., Hahn, M.G., Pedersen, J.F., Mccormick Ford, H., Brown, V. 2012. Biological conversion assay for determining plant feedstock quality. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 5:5.
Sorghum Brown midrib 2 (Bmr2) gene encodes the major 4-coumarate Coenzyme A ligase involved in lignin synthesis     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saballos, A., Sattler, S.E., Sanchez, E., Foster, T., Xin, Z., Kang, C., Pedersen, J.F., Vermerris, W. 2012. Sorghum Brown midrib 2 (Bmr2) gene encodes the major 4-coumarate Coenzyme A ligase involved in lignin synthesis. Plant Journal. 70:818-830.
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.
Genetic variation among sorghum and Brachypodium distachyon accessions for biological conversion efficiency - (Abstract Only)
Lee, S.J., Warnick, T.A., Young, N.F., Pedersen, J.F., Leschine, S.B., Hazen, S.P. 2011. Genetic variation among sorghum and Brachypodium distachyon accessions for biological conversion efficiency. Meeting Abstract presented at 2011 Genomic Sciences Contractor - Grantee Meeting/USDA-DOE Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy Awardees, Crystal City, MD, April 10-13. Published online at https://www.orau.gov/gtl2011/abstracts/hazen_samuel02.pdf
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.
Genetic dissection of bioenergy traits in sorghum - (Abstract Only)
Vermerris, W., Saballos, A., Felderoff, T., Mitchell, S., Rooney, W., Murray, S., Kresovich, S., Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E., Xin, Z. 2011. Genetic dissection of bioenergy traits in sorghum. Meeting Abstract presented at Genomic Science Contractor-Grantee Workshop/USDA-DOE Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy Awardee Meeting, April 10-13, 2011. Published online at https://www.orau.gov/gtl2011/abstracts/vermerris_wilfred.pdf.
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.
Environment and hybrid influences on rapid visco analysis starch properties of food-grade grain sorghum     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Griess, J., Mason, S., Jackson, D., Galusha, T., Pedersen, J.F., Yaseen, M. 2011. Environment and hybrid influences on rapid visco analysis starch properties of food-grade grain sorghum. Crop Science. 51(4):1757-1766.
Comparison of the Use of Gas Chromotography, Spectrophotometry, and Near Infrared Spectropscopy to Quantify Prussic Acid Potential in Forages - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goff, B., Moore, K., Fales, S., Nikolau, B., Pedersen, J.F. 2011. Comparison of the Use of Gas Chromotography, Spectrophotometry, and Near Infrared Spectropscopy to Quantify Prussic Acid Potential in Forages. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 1523-1526.
Global Expression in Sorghum Brown Midrib (bmr) 6 and 12 Mutants; a Tool to Improve Biomass for Biofuels - (Abstract Only)
Sattler, S.E. 2011. Global Expression in Sorghum Brown Midrib (bmr) 6 and 12 Mutants; a Tool to Improve Biomass for Biofuels. Meeting Abstract. Published Online and paper presented at ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Nov. 1-3, 2010.
Principal component analysis and biochemical characterization of protein and starch reveal primary targets for improving sorghum grain     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, J.H., Marx, D.B., Wilson, J.D., Lemaux, P.G., Buchanan, B.B., Pedersen, J.F. 2010. Principal component analysis and biochemical characterization of protein and starch reveal primary targets for improving sorghum grain. Plant Science. Volume 179 (2010) 598-611.
Growth and fitness components of wild X cultivated Sorghum bicolor (Poaceae) hybrids in Nebraska - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sahoo, L., Schmidt, J.J., Pedersen, J.F., Lee, D.L., Lindquist, J.L. 2010. Growth and fitness components of wild X cultivated Sorghum bicolor (Poaceae) hybrids in Nebraska. American Journal of Botany. 97(10): 1610-1617.
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.
Development of a High Throughput Translational Bioassay for Plant Biofuel Properties - (Abstract Only)
Lee, S., Warnick, T., Young, N., Pedersen, J.F., Leschine, S., Hazen, S. 2010. Development of a High Throughput Translational Bioassay for Plant Biofuel Properties. Abstract #P01049 presented at Plant Biology Annual Meeting in Montreal, July 31-August 4, 2010.
Gene Flow from Cultivated Sorghum to Weedy Relatives - (Proceedings)
Pedersen, J.F., Schmidt, J.J., Lindquist, J.L., Bernards, M.L. 2010. Gene Flow from Cultivated Sorghum to Weedy Relatives. Meeting Proceedings presented at 2010 Australian Summer Grains Conference, Gold Coast, QLD June 21-24.
Genetic Dissection of Bioenergy Traits in Sorghum - (Abstract Only)
Vermerris, W., Saballos, A., Kresovich, S., Murray, S., Rooney, W., Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E., Xin, Z. 2010. Genetic Dissection of Bioenergy Traits in Sorghum. Abstract presented at 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals in Clearwater, FL, April 19-22, 2010. URL: www.http://sim.confex.com/sim/32nd/webprogrampreliminary/Paper15145.html
Gene Flow from Cultivated Sorghum to Weedy Relatives - (Abstract Only)
Pedersen, J.F., Schmidt, J.J., Lindquist, J.L., Bernards, M.L. 2010. Gene Flow from Cultivated Sorghum to Weedy Relatives. Meeting Abstract presented at the 2010 Australian Summer Grains Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, June 21-24.
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.
Heterosis in Sweet Sorghum and Selection of a New Sweet Sorghum Hybrid for Use in Syrup     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Preiffer, T.W., Bitzer, M.J., Toy, J.J., Pedersen, J.F. 2010. Heterosis in Sweet Sorghum and Selection of a New Sweet Sorghum Hybrid for Use in Syrup. Crop Science. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2009.09.0475.
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
Environment and Hybrid Influences on Food-Grade Sorghum Grain Yield and Hardness     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Griess, J., Mason, S., Jackson, D., Galusha, T., Yaseen, M., Pedersen, J.F. 2010. Environment and Hybrid Influences on Food-Grade Sorghum Grain Yield and Hardness. Crop Science. 50: 1480-1489.
Genetic Dissection of Bioenergy Traits in Sorghum - (Abstract Only)
Vermerris, W., Saballos, A., Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E., Kresovich, S., Murray, S., Rooney, W., Xin, Z. 2010. Genetic Dissection of Bioenergy Traits in Sorghum. PAGXVIII Abst. P364
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.
Forage Quality and Grazing Performance of Beef Cattle Grazing Brown Mid-rib Grain Sorghum Residue - (Abstract Only)
Watson, A.K., Geis, J.R., Griffin, W.A., Erickson, G.E., Klopfenstein, T.J., Mitchell, R., Pedersen, J.F. 2010. Forage Quality and Grazing Performance of Beef Cattle Grazing Brown Mid-rib Grain Sorghum Residue. Abstract. Midwest Animal Science Meeting, March 15-17, 2010, Des Mones, IA.
Rate of in situ Shattercane x Sorghum Hybridization - (Abstract Only)
Schmidt, J., Lindquist, J., Bernards, M., Pedersen, J.F. 2010. Rate of in situ Shattercane x Sorghum Hybridization. Abstract. Weed Science Society of America, Feb. 7-11, 2010, Denver, CO.
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.
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.
Two Distinct Waxy Alleles Impact the Granule-Bound Starch Synthase in Sorghum     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sattler, Scott E., Jaswinder Singh, Eric J. Haas, Lining Guo, Gautam Sarath, and Jeffrey F. Pedersen Two distinct waxy alleles impact the granule-bound starch synthase in sorghum. Molecular Breeding 24:349-359
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.
Feeding Brown Midrib Forage Sorghum Silage and Corn Gluten Feed to Lactating Dairy Cows - (Abstract Only)
Heine, C.S., Kononoff, P.J., Pedersen, J.F., Geis, A.G., Gehman, A.M. 2009. FEEDING BROWN MIDRIB FORAGE SORGHUM SILAGE AND CORN GLUTEN FEED TO LACTATING DAIRY COWS. American Dairy Science Association Abstracts.
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.
Toward Nutritional Enhancement of Sorghum for Africa - (Abstract Only)
Lemaux, P.G., Kaur, R., Wong, J., Gurel, S., Gurel, E., Singh, J., Pedersen, J.F., Buchanan, B.B. 2008. Toward Nutritional Enhancement of Sorghum for Africa. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, October 5-9, 2008, Houston, TX. Agronomy Abstract 570-4.
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.
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