2009 Annual Report
Animal Waste Management Research Unit, Service: D Aquatic Animal Health Research Unit, Service: D, B Biological Control of Pests Research Unit, Service: D Catfish Genetics Research Unit, Service: D,B,G, Commodity Utilization Research Unit, Service: D Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center, Service: D Corn Host Plant Resistance Research, Service: D,B Cotton Structure and Quality Research Unit, Service: D Crop Genetics and Production Research Unit, Service: D, G, B, M Crop Improvement and Protection Research Unit, Service: D Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center Service: D Endemic Poultry Viral Disease Research Unit, Service: D,B Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit, Service: M, G Genetics and Precision Agriculture Research, Service: D, B Natural Products Utilization Research Unit, Service: D Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement, Service: D Southern Horticultural Laboratory, Service: G,M,B Southern Insect Management Research Unit, Service: D,G,B Southern Weed Science Research Unit, Service: D Soybean Genomics and Improvement, Service: D, B Subtropical Horticulture Research Station, Service: B,G,M Sugarcane Field Station, Service: D,G,M Sugarcane Research Unit, Service: G
This project has a component of rice research which has been supported through various Specific Cooperative Agreements (6402-21310-002-07, Establishment of Marker Assisted Rice Breeding Programs in Mississippi and Missouri; 6402-21310-002-03, Mining Novel Blast Resistance Genes for Use in U.S. Breeding; 6402-21310-002-05, The Mississippi Rice Variety Acceleration Breeding Project). This research has revolved around mapping blast resistance, sheath blight resistance, and milling quality. In addition there has been a component for the integration of DNA markers into the Mississippi rice breeding program. In the past year this work was extremely important as it helped show that specific fields for Foundation seed production were not contaminated with “red rice”. A new component of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) discovery was incorporated into two of the SCAs.
There is also a component in this project for biophotonics research which is handled through a Specific Cooperative Agreement with Mississippi State University (6402-21210-003-01S Biophotonics – The Application of Novel Imaging Methodologies to Livestock Production Research).
Arias, R.S., Ballard, L.L., Scheffler, B.E. 2009. UPIC: How Many SSR Markers to Run. Bioinformation 3(8):352-360, http://www.bioinformation.net/003/007800032009.htm
Wang, X., Wadl, P.A., Rinehart, T.A., Scheffler, B.E., Windham, M.T., Spiers, J.M., Johnson, D.H., Trigiano, R.N. 2008. A linkage map for flowering dogwood (cornus florida l.) based on microsatellite markers. Euphytica. 165:165-175.
Lee, J., Campbell, K., Scheffler, B.E., Feng, J., Naiman, D.Q., Garrett, W.M., Thibivilliers, S., Stacey, G., Tucker, M.L., Pastor Corrales, M.A., Cooper, B. 2008. Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Bean Plants Infected by a Virulent and Avirulent Obligate Rust Fungus. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 8:19-31.
Gutierrez, O.A., Stelly, D.M., Saha, S., Jenkins, J.N., McCarty Jr., J.C., Raska, D.A., Scheffler, B.E. 2009. Integrative placement and orientation of non-redundant SSR loci in cotton linkage groups by deficiency analysis. Molecular Breeding. 23:693-707.
Abdurakhmonov, I.Y., Saha, S., Jenkins, J.N., Buriev, Z.T., Shermatov, S.E., Scheffler, B.E., Pepper, A.E., Yu, J., Kohel, R.J., Abdukarimov, A. 2009. Linkage disequilibrium based association mapping of fiber quality traits in G. hirsutum L. variety germplasm. Genetica. 136:401-417.
Tucker, M.L., Puthoff, D.P., Neelam, A., Ehrenfried, M.L., Scheffler, B.E., Ballard, L.L., Campbell, K.B., Cooper, B. 2008. Analysis of expressed sequence tags from Uromyces appendiculatus hyphae and haustoria and their comparison to sequences from other rust fungi. Phytopathology. 98:1126-1135.
Dong, W., Wang, L., Thornton, C., Scheffler, B.E., Willett, K.L. 2008. Benzo(A)pyrene Decreases Brain and Ovarian Aromatase mRNA Expression. Aquatic Toxicology.
Ryan, P.L., Christiansen, D.L., Hopper, R.M., Bagnell, C.A., Vaala, W.E., Leblanc, M.M. 2009. Evaluation of Relaxin Blood Profiles of Horses as A Means of Assessing Placental Function in High-Risk Pregnancies And Responsiveness to Therapeutic Strategies. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1160:169-178.
Bowers, S., Gandy, S., Anderson, B., Ryan, P., Willard, S. 2009. Assessment Of Pregnancy in the Late Gestation Mare Using Digital Infrared Thermography. Theriogenology. 72(3):372-377.
Jung, S.Y., Willard, S.T. 2009. The Effect of Culture Methods and Serum Supplementation on Developmental Competence of Bovine Embryos Cultured In Vitro. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. 8(1):67-74.
Jung, S.Y., Bowers, S.D., Willard, S.T. 2009. Simulated Microgravity Influences Bovine Oocyte In Vitro Fertilization and Preimplantation Embryo Development. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 8(9):1807-1814.
Moulton, K., Ryan, P., Christiansen, D., Hopper, R., Klauser, C., Bennett, W., Rodts-Palenik, S., Willard, S. Hormonal Profiles of Late Gestation Ewes Following Intra-Uterine Inoculation With and Without Lux-Modified Escherichia Coli. Journal of Reproduction and Development 55(1):55-62.
Moulton, K., Ryan, P., Lay Jr, D.C., Willard, S. 2009. Postmortem Photonic Imaging of Lux-Modified Salmonella Typhimuium Within the Gastrointestinal Tract of Swine Following Oral Inoculation In Vivo. Journal of Animal Science 87:2239-2244.