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Clarice J. Coyne
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     59 Johnson Hall, WSU
     Pullman, WA 99164-6402




  Ph. D. Horticulture
Department of Horticulture
Oregon State University, Corvalis, OR.
  M.S. Horticulture
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
  B.S. Plant Science
University of California


Professional Experience

1998 - Present Cool Season Food Legume Curator
USDA-ARS Western Regional Plant Introduction Station
Pullman, WA

Cool Season Food Legume Curator for Pisum, Lens, Cicer, Lupinus, Lathyrus, Vicia, and Trigonella collections, with responsibilities for acquiring, preserving, evaluating, documenting, improving, and distributing crop germplasm. Current research involves: mapping and characterization of plant disease resistance genes in pea and chickpea; genomic approaches to plant germplasm characterization.

1995 - Present Adjunct Scientist
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
1999 - Present Graduate School Faculty
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
2000 - Present Adjunct Scientist
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
1995 - 1999 Post-Doctoral Research Geneticist
USDA-ARS Grain Legume Genetics and Physiology Research Unit
Pullman, WA


Selected Publications

McPhee K.E., D.A. Inglis, B. Gundersen and C.J. Coyne. 2010. Mapping a resistance gene for Fusarium wilt Race 2 on LG IV of Pea (Pisum sativum L.). Plant Breeding (accepted with revisions).

Timmerman-Vaughan, G., Larsen, R., Murray, S., McPhee, K., Coyne, C. 2009. Evidence that Pea enation mosaic virus is seed-borne but not seed transmitted. Phytopathology 99:1281-1288.

Sm?kal P., Coyne C.J., Ford R., Redden R., Flavell A.J., Ta?ran B., Vandenberg G., Burstin J., Duc G., Ambrose M., Ellis T.H.N. 2009. Effort Towards a World Pea (Pisum sativum L.) Germplasm Core Collection: The case for common markers and data compatibility. Pisum Genetics 40:11-14.

Robertson N.L. and C.J. Coyne. 2009. Evaluation of USDA Lupinus sp. collection for seed-borne potyviruses. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization 7:227-229.

Robertson N.L. and C.J. Coyne, 2009. First Report of Bean yellow mosaic virus from Diseased Lupinus luteus in Eastern Washington. Plant Disease 93:319.

Furman B.J., C. Coyne, B. Redden, S.K. Sharma and M. Vishnyakova. 2009. Chapter 6. Genetic Resources: Collection, Characterization, Conservation and Documentation, pg 64-75. In: W. Erskine, F. Muehlbauer, A. Sarker and B. Sharma, Editors. The Lentil: Botany, Production and Uses. CABI, Oxfordshire, UK.

Ambrose, M.J. and C.J. Coyne. 2009. Formal collaboration between John Innes Pisum Collection and USDA-ARS Collection over Pisum genetic stocks. Pisum Genetics 40:27.

Coyne C.J., L.D. Porter, D.A. Inglis, N.J. Gr?nwald, K.E. McPhee and F.J. Muehlbauer. 2008. Registration of W6 26740, W6 26743 and W6 26745 pea germplasm resistant to Fusarium root rot. J. of Crop Registrations 2:137-139.

Coyne C.J., M.T. McClendon, J. Walling, G.M. Timmerman-Vaughan, S. Murray, K. Meksem, D.A Lightfoot, J. L. Shultz, K.E., Keller R.R Martin., Inglis D.A., P.N. Rajesh, K.E. McPhee, N.F. Weeden, M.A. Grusak, C.-M. Li and E.W. Storlie. 2007. Construction and characterization of a bacterial artificial chromosome library for pea (Pisum sativum L.). Genome 50:871-875.

Coyne C.J., Watt C.A., Storlie E.W., Pilet-Nayel M.-L. 2007. Conversion of dominant markers linked to tolerance to Aphanomyces euteiches in pea to SCARs. Proceedings of Third International Aphanomyces Workshop on Legumes. 07-09 November, Rennes, Brittany, France, p. 40-42.

Redden R.J., B.J. Furman, H.D. Upadhyaya, R.P.S. Pundir, C.L.L. Gowda, C.J. Coyne and D. Enneking. 2007. Biodiversity Management in Chickpea, p. 355-368. In: R. Redden, W. Chen, B. Sharma, Y. Yadav (eds.). Chickpea Breeding and Management. CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK.

Redden B., N. Maxted, B. Furman, C. Coyne. 2007. Lens Biodiversity, p. 11-22. In: S.S. Yadav, D. McNeil, P.C. Stevenson (eds). Lentil: An Ancient Crop for Modern Times. Springer, New York.

Varshney R.K., C.J. Coyne, P. Swamy, D. Hoisington. 2007. Molecular identification of genetically distinct accessions in the USDA chickpea core collection. Pisum Genetics 39:32-33.

Mallikarjuna N., S. McGrew, S. Rynearson, PN Rajesh, C. Coyne, and FJ Muehlbauer. 2007. Pollen as a means of international transfer of germplasm. eJournal J. SAT Agric. Res. 3(1): 

Furman, B.J., Ambrose, M., Coyne, C.J. and Redden, B. 2006. Formation of PeaGRIC: An international consortium to co-ordinate and utilize the genetic diversity and agro ecological distribution of major collections of Pisum. Pisum Genetics 38: 32-34.

Upadhyaya HD, Coyne CJ, Singh S, Gowda CLL, Lalitha Nanumasa, and Muehlauer FJ. 2006. Identification of Large-Seeded High Yielding Diverse Kabuli Accessions in Newly Assembled Chickpea Germplasm. International Chickpea and Pigeonpea Newsletter 13:2-5.

Mimura M., C.J. Coyne, M.W. Bambuck and T.A. Lumpkin. 2007. SSR diversity of vegetable soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Crop Evolution and Genetic Resources 54:497-508.

Infantino A., M. Kharrat, L. Riccioni, C.J. Coyne, K.E. McPhee, N.J. Gr?nwald. 2006. Screening techniques and sources of resistance to root diseases in legumes. Euphytica 147:201-221.

Muehlbauer F.J., S. Cho, A. Sarker, KE McPhee, CJ. Coyne, P.N. Rajesh and R. Ford. 2006. Application of biotechnology in breeding lentil for resistance to biotic and abiotic stress. Euphytica 147:149-165.v

Coyne C.J., Brown A.F., Timmerman-Vaughan G.M., McPhee K.E., Grusak, M.A. 2005. Refined USDA-ARS pea core collection based on 26 quantitative traits. Pisum Genetics 37:3-6.

Loridon K., K.E. McPhee, J. Morin, P. Dubreuil, M.L. Pilet-Nayel, G. Aubert, C. Rameau, A. Baranger, C.J. Coyne, I. Lejeune-H?nault, J. Burstin. 2005. Microsatellite marker polymorphism and mapping in pea (Pisum sativum L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 111:1022-1031.

Coyne C.J., Razai L., Baik B.-K., Grusak M.A. 2005. Variation for pea seed protein concentration in USDA Pisum core collection. Pisum Genetics 37:7-11.

Coyne C.J., T. Vincent-Sharp, M.J. Cashman, C.A. Watt, W. Chen, F.J. Muehlbauer, N. Mallikarjuna. 2005. A method for germinating perennial Cicer species. International Chickpea and Pigeonpea Newsletter 12:28-29.

Okubara P.A., Keller K.E., McClendon M.T., McPhee K.E., Inglis D.A., and Coyne C.J. 2005. Y15_999Fw, a dominant SCAR marker linked to the Fusarium wilt race 1 (Fw) resistance gene in pea. Pisum Genetics 37: 32-35.

Mallikarjuna N., D. Jadhav, H. Clarke, C.J. Coyne and F.J. Muehlbauer. 2005. Induction of androgenesis as a consequence of wide crossing in chickpea. International Chickpea and Pigeonpea Newsletter 12:12-15.

Pilet-Nayel M.L., F.J. Muehlbauer, J.M. Kraft, R.J. McGee, A. Baranger and C.J. Coyne. 2005. Consistent QTLs in pea for partial resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches isolates from the United States and France. Phytopathology 95:1287-1293.

C. J. Coyne, M. Baum, P. M. Gaur, G. M. Timmerman-Vaughan, P. C. Sharma, F. J. Muehlbauer, K. E. McPhee, Weidong Chen, M-L Pilet-Nayel, A. F. Brown, R. J. McGee, S. M. Udupa, A. Hamwieh And W. Choumane. 2005. Application of molecular markers in cool season food legumes breeding. In: M. C. Kharkwal (ed.) Food Legumes for Nutritional Security and Sustainable Agriculture, Vol. 1: 258-276. ISGPB, New Delhi, India

Chen W., C. J. Coyne, T. L. Peever and F. J. Muehlbauer. 2004. Characterization of chickpea differentials for virulence assay of Ascochyta blight and identification of chickpea accessions resistant to Ascochyta rabiei. Plant Pathology 53: 759-769.

Rajesh P.N., C.J. Coyne, K. Meksem, K.D. Sharma, V. Gupta, and F.J. Muehlbauer. 2003. Construction of a HindIII bacterial artificial chromosome library and its use in identification of clones associated with disease resistance in chickpea. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 108:663-669.

Gr?nwald, N. J. and Coyne, C. (editors.) 2003. Proceedings of the Second International Aphanomyces Workshop. United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service, Pasco, WA. 112pp.

Okubara, P.A. Inglis, D.A. Muehlbauer, F.J. Coyne, C.J. 2002. A novel RAPD marker linked to the Fusarium wilt race 5 resistance gene (Fwf) in Pisum sativum. Pisum Genetics 34:6-8.

Rajesh P.N., K. Meksem, C.J. Coyne, D. Lightfoot, and F.J. Muehlbauer. 2002. Bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library construction in chickpea. International Chickpea Newsletter 9:29-30.

Pilet-Nayel, M.L., F.J. Muehlbauer, R.J. McGee, J.M. Kraft, A. Baranger, and C.J. Coyne. 2002. Quantitative trait loci for partial resistance to Aphanomyces root rot in pea. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 106:28-39.

McClendon, MT, DA Inglis, KE McPhee. and C.J. Coyne. 2002. DNA markers for Fusarium wilt race 1 resistance gene in pea. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 127:602-607.

Anderson, J.A., R.W. Stack, S. Liu, B.L. Waldron, A.D. Fjeld, C. Coyne, B. Moreno-Sevilla, J. Mitchell-Fetch, Q.J. Song, P.B. Cregan, and R.C. Frohberg. 2001. DNA markers for Fusarium head blight resistance QTL in two wheat populations. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 120:1164-1168.

Whitehead, S.J., Summerfield, R.J., Muehlbauer, F.J. Coyne, C.J. and Wheeler, T.R. 2000. The consequences of crop improvement on the accumulation and partitioning of biomass and nitrogen in lentil. Crop Science 40:110-120.

Coyne C.J., Meksem K., Lightfoot D.A., Keller K.E., Martin R.R., McClendon M.T., Inglis D.A., Storlie E.W. and McPhee K.E. 2000. Construction of a bacterial artificial chromosome library for pea (Pisum sativum L.). Pisum Genetics 32:23-26.

Coyne, C.J., D.A. Inglis, S.J. Whitehead and F.J. Muehlbauer. 2000. Chromosomal location of Fwf in pea. Pisum Genetics 32:20-22.

Coyne, C.J., Pilet, M-L, Deniot G., Baranger, A., Prioul, and McClendon, M.T. 2000. Selected AFLP primer pairs for fine mapping in pea. Pisum Genetics 32:27-30.

Coyne, C.J., S.A. Mehlenbacher, K.B. Johnson, D.C. Smith, and J.N. Pinkerton. 2000. Comparison of two methods to evaluate quantitative resistance to eastern filbert blight in European hazelnut. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci.125:603-608.

Coyne, C.J., S.A. Mehlenbacher, and D.C. Smith. 1998. Sources of resistance to eastern filbert blight in hazelnut. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 123:253-257.

Coyne, C.J., S.A. Mehlenbacher, RO. Hampton, J.N. Pinkerton, and K.B. Johnson. 1996. Use of ELISA to rapidly screen hazelnut for resistance to eastern filbert blight. Plant Disease 80:1327-1330.