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Recent Publications

Water Management and Conservation Research Unit

Elshikha, D.M., Hunsaker, D.J., Waller, P.M., Thorp, K.R., Dierig, D., Wang, G., Cruz, V.V., Katterman, M.E., Bronson, K., Wall, G.W., Thompson, A.L. 2022. Estimation of direct-seeded guayule cover, crop coefficient, and yield using UAS-based multispectral and RGB data. Agricultural Water Management 265.

Elshikha, D.M., Waller, P.M., Hunsaker, D.J., Dierig, D., Wang, S., Cruz, V.V., Thorp, K.R., Katterman, M.E., Bronson, K.F., Wall, G.W.2021. Growth, water use, and crop coefficients of direct-seeded guayule with furrow and subsurface drip irrigation in Arizona. Industrial Crops and Products 170. Article 113819.

Heyford, R.K., Serba, D.D., Xie, S., Ayyappan, V., Thimmapuram, J., Saha, M.C., Wu, C.H., Kalavacharla, V. 2022. Global analysis of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) transcriptomes in response to interactive effects of drought and heat stresses. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology 22.

Jacob, F., Vidal, T., Lesaignoux, A., Olioso, A., Weiss, M., Nerry, F., Jacquemoud, S., Gamet, P., Caillault, K., Labarre, L., French, A.N., Schmugge, T., Briottet, X., Lagouarde, J. 2021. A simulation-based error budget of the TES method for the design of the spectral configuration of the micro-bolometer based MISTIGRI thermal infrared sensor. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 60:1-19.

Melandri, G., Thorp, K.R., Broeckling, C., Thompson, A.L., Hinze, L.L., Pauli, D. 2021. Assessing drought and heat stress-induced changes in the cotton leaf metabolome and their relationship with hyperspectral reflectance. Frontiers in Plant Science 12.

Pugh, A.N., Thorp, K.R., Gonzalez, E.M., Elshikha, D.E., Pauli, D. 2021. Comparison of image georeferencing strategies for agricultural applications of small unoccupied aircraft systems. The Plant Phenome Journal 4(1).

Serba, D.D., Meng, X., Schnable, J., Bashir, E., Michaud, J., Vara Prasad, P., Perumal, R. 2021. Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals genetic mechanisms of sugarcane aphid resistance in grain sorghum. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22(13).

Srivastava, R.K., Yadav, O., Sivasakthi, K., Gupta, S., Serba, D.D., Choudhary, S., Govindaraj, M., Kholova, J., Tharanya, M., Tara Satyavathi, C., Singh, R.B., Bollam, S., Varshney, R.K., Gumma, M.K., Gupta, R. 2022. Breeding drought-tolerant pearl millet using conventional and genomics-assisted approaches: achievements and prospects. Frontiers in Plant Science 13.

Thorp, K.R., Drajat, D. 2021. Deep machine learning with Sentinel satellite data to map paddy rice production stages across West Java, Indonesia. Remote Sensing of Environment 265.

Thorp, K.R., Calleja, S., Pauli, D., Thompson, A.L., Elshikha, D. 2022. Agronomic outcomes of precision irrigation management technologies with varying complexity. Transactions of the ASABE

Wang, G., Elshikha, D.M., Katterman, M.E., Sullivan, T., Dittmar, S., Cruz, V.V., Hunsaker, D.J., Waller, P.M., Ray, D.T., Dierig, D.A. 2021. Irrigation effects on seasonal growth and rubber production of direct-seeded guayule. Industrial Crops and Products 177.


Plant Physiology and Genetics Research Unit

Chamarthi, S.K., Kaler, A.S., Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Fritschi, F.B., Gillman, J.D., Ray, J.D., Smith, J.R., Dhanapal, A.P., King, C.A., Purcell, L.C. 2021. Identification and Confirmation of Loci Associated with Canopy Wilting in Soybean using Genome Wide Association Mapping. Frontiers in Plant Science 12. Article 698116.

Kim, J.Y. 2021. Software design for image mapping and analytics for high throughput phenotyping. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture​

Luo, L.L., Fahlgren, N., Kutchan, T., Schachtman, D.P., Ge, Y., Gesch, R.W., George, S., Dyer, J.M., Abdel-Haleem, H.A. 2021. Discovering candidate genes related to flowering time in the spring panel of camelina sativa. Theoretical and Applied Genetics

Kimball, B.A., Ottman, M.J., Pinter jr., P.J., Wall, G.W., Leavitt, S.W., Cheng, L., Conley, M.M., LaMorete, R.L., Triggs, J.M., Gleadow, R. 2021 Data from the Arizona FACE (Free-Air CO2 Enrichment) experiments on sorghum at ample and limiting levels of water supply. Open Data Journal for Agriculture Research 7:1-10.

Thompson, A.L., Conley, M.M., Herritt, M.T., Thorp, K.R. 2022. Response of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) leaf chlorophyll content to high heat and low-soil water in the Arizona low desert. Photosynthetica 60(2):123-135.

Wechsung, F., Ritter, M., Wall, G.W. 2021. The upper homeostatic range for the temperature-yield response of irrigated US wheat down revised from a theoretical and experimental perspective. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 307. Article 108478.

Zhang, J., Mcdonald, S.C., Wu, C., Ingwers, M.W., Abdel-Haleem, H.A., Chen, P., Li, Z. 2022. Quantitative trait loci underlying flooding tolerance in soybean(Glycine max). Plant Breeding


Pest Management and Biocontrol Research Unit

Ching'Anda, C., Atehnkeng, J., Bandyopadhyay, R., Callicott, K.A., Orbach, M., Cotty, P.J., Mehl, H.L. 2022. Spatial and temporal population dynamics of Aspergillus flavus in commercial pistachio orchards in Arizona. Plant Health Progress

Ching'Anda, C., Atehnkeng, J., Bandyopadhyay, R., Callicott, K.A., Orbach, M.J., Cotty, P.J., Mehl, H.L. 2021. Temperature influences on interactions among aflatoxigenic species of Aspergillus section flavi during maize colonization. Frontiers in Fungal Biology 2. Article 720276.

Faske, T.R., Kandel, Y., Allen, T.W., Grabau, Z.J., Kemerait, R.C., Lawrence, G.W., Lawrence, K.S., Mehl, H.L., Overstreet, C., Thiessen, L.D., Wheeler, T. 2022. Meta-analysis of the field efficacy of seed- and soil-applied nematicides on Meloidogyne incognita and Rotylenchulus reniformis across the U. S. Cotton Belt. Plant Disease

Hagler, J.R., Hull, A.M., Casey, M.T., Machtley, S.A. 2021. Use of a fluorophore to tag arthropods for mark-release-recapture type research. Journal of Insect Science 21(6):1-10.

Heu, C.C., Gross, R.J., Le, K.P., Leroy, D.M., Fan, B., Hull, J.J., Brent, C.S., Fabrick, J.A. 2022. CRISPR-mediated knockout of cardinal and cinnabar eye pigmentation genes in the western tarnished plant bug. Scientific Reports 12:4917.

Hull, J.J., Brent, C.S., Choi, M.Y., Miko, Z., Fodor, J., Fonagy, A. 2021. Molecular and functional characterization of pyrokinin-like peptides in the western tarnished plant bug Lygus hesperus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Insects 12(10):914.

Jiang, F., Chang, G., Li, Z., Abouzaid, M., Du, X., Hull, J.J., Ma, W., Lin, Y. 2021. The hsp/co-chaperone network in environmental cold adaptation of Chilo suppressalis. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 187:780-788.

Kan, C., Mendoza-Herrera, A., Levy, J., Hull, J.J., Fabrick, J.A., Tamborindeguy, C. 2021. HPE1, an effector from zebra chip pathogen interacts with tomato proteins and perturbs ubiquitinated protein accumulation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22.

Kaur, N., Mehl, H.L. 2022. Distribution of G143A mutations conferring fungicide resistance in Virginia populations of Parastagonospora nodorum infecting wheat. Plant Health Progress 23(1):28-32.

Mao, C., Zhu, X., Wang, P., Huang, R., Zhoa, M., Hull, J.J., Lin, Y., Ma, W. 2021. Transgenic double-stranded RNA rice, a potential strategy for controlling striped stem borer (Chilo suppressalis). Pest Management Science 78:785-792.

Meissle, M., Naranjo, S.E., Romeis, J. 2022. Does Bt maize impact non-target arthropods: A global meta-analysis? Environmental Evidence

Meissle, M., Naranjo, S.E., Romeis, J. 2022. Database of non-target invertebrates recorded in field experiments of genetically engineered Bt maize and corresponding non-Bt maize. BMC Research Notes.

Muscato, A.J., Walsh, P., Pong, S., Pupo, A., Gross, R.J., Christie, A.E., Hull, J.J., Dickinson, P.S. 2021. Does differential receptor distribution underlie variable responses to a neuropeptide in the lobster cardiac system?. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22.

Oleisky, E.R., Stanhope, M.E., Hull, J.J., Dickinson, P.S. 2022. Isoforms of the neuropeptide myosuppressin differentially modulate the cardiac neuromuscular system of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Journal of Neurophysiology 127:702-713.

Oppert, B.S., Muszewska, A., Steczkiewicz, K., Šatovic-Vukšic, E., Plohl, M., Fabrick, J.A., Vinokurov, K.S., Koloniuk, I., Johnston, J., Smith, T.P., Guedes, R.C., Terra, W.R., Ferreira, C., Dias, R.O., Chaply, K.A., Elpidina, E.N., Tereshchenkova, V., Mitchell, M.F., Jenson, A.J., McKay, R., Shan, T., Cao, X., Xiong, C., Jiang, H., Morrison III, W.R., Koren, S., Schlipalius, D., Lorenzen, M.D., Bansal, R., Wang, Y., Perkin , L.C., Pochleau, M., Friesen, K.S., Olmstead, M.L., Scully, E.D., Campbell, J.F. 2022. The genome of Rhyzopertha dominica: Adaptation for success. Genes 13(3):446.

Schmidt, M., Mao, Y., Opoku, J., Mehl, H.L. 2021. Enzymatic degradation is an effective means to reduce aflatoxin contamination in maize. BioMed Central (BMC)Biotechnology 21. Article 70.

Schutze, I., Yamamoto, P., Malaquias, J., Herritt, M.T., Merten, P., Thompson, A.L., Naranjo, S.E. 2022. Correlation-based network analysis of the influence of Bemisia tabaci feeding on photosynthesis and foliar sugar and starch composition in soybean. Insects 13.

Schutze, I.X., Naranjo, S.E., Yamamoto, P.T. 2022. Impact of Bemisia tabaci MEAM1 (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on soybean yield and quality under field conditions. Journal of Economic Entomology

Singh, P., Mehl, H.L., Orbach, M.J., Callicott, K.A., Cotty, P.J. 2022. Genetic diversity of Aspergillus flavus associated with chili in Nigeria and identification of haplotypes with potential in aflatoxin mitigation. Plant Disease

Sisterson, M.S., Brent, C.S. 2022. Nutritional and physiological regulation of glassy-winged sharpshooter oogenesis. Journal of Economic Entomology 115(2): 526-538.

Wei, X., Aguilera, M., Langston, D.B., Mehl, H.L., Li, S. 2021. Identifying optimal wavelengths as disease signatures using hyperspectral sensor and machine learning. Remote Sensing 13.

Wei, X., Langston, D.B., Mehl, H.L. 2022. Comparison of current peanut fungicides against Athelia rolfsii through a laboratory bioassay of detached plant tissues. Plant Disease

Zuo, Y., Shi, Y., Zhang, F., Guan, F., Zhang, J., Feyereisen, R., Fabrick, J.A., Yang, Y., Wu, Y. 2021. Genome mapping coupled with CRISPR gene editing reveals a P450 gene confers avermectin resistance in the beet armyworm. PLoS Genetics 17(7).

Featured Accomplishment Publications

Tabashnik, B.E., Liesner, L.R., Ellsworth, P.C., Unnithan, G.C., Fab-rick, J.A., Naranjo, S.E., Li, X., Dennehy, T.J., Antilla, L., Staten, R.T., and Carrière, Y. 2021. Transgenic cotton and sterile insect releases synergize eradication of pink bollworm a century after it invaded the United States. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 118 (1): e2019115118. (PDF)

Fabrick, J.A., LeRoy, D.M., Unnithan, G.C. Yelich, A.J. Carrière, Y., Li, X., and Tabashnik, B.E. 2020. Shared and independent genetic basis of resistance to Bt toxin Cry2Ab in two strains of pink bollworm. Sci. Rep. 10: 7988. (PDF)

Mathew, L.G., Ponnuraj, J., Mallappa, B., Chowdary, L.R., Zhang, J., Tay, W.T., Walsh, T.K., Gordon, K.H.J., Heckel, D.G., Downes, S., Carrière, Y., Li, X., Tabashnik, B.E., Fabrick, J.A. 2018. ABC transporter mis-splicing associated with re-sistance to Bt toxin Cry2Ab in laboratory- and field-selected pink bollworm. Sci. Rep. 8: 3531. (PDF)

Fabrick, J.A., Unnithan, G.C., Yelich, A.J., DeGain, B., Mas-son, L., Zhang, J., Carrière, Y. and Tabashnik, B.E. 2015. Multi-toxin resistance enables pink bollworm survival on pyramided Bt cot-ton. Sci. Rep. 5: 16554. (PDF)