Research Geneticist (Plants)
Maximilian (Max) Feldman Research Geneticist
B.S. (Biology) University of Arizona
Ph.D (Molecular Plant Sciences) Washington State University
Measurement, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Plant Pathology, Analytical Chemistry
Our job is to develop new more profitable and sustainable potato varieties. A majority of this work is focused on introgression of disease resistance and other beneficial alleles from wild or primitive germplasm and development of specialty potato clones.
I possess over 15 years of agricultural research experience primarily focused on using forward and reverse genetics to better understand the mechanisms behind plant traits in model systems (Arabidopsis thaliana, Setaria viridis).
We combine conventional, molecular, and computer vision measurements with modern genotyping techniques to perform linkage/association mapping within structured genetic populations. The goals of these efforts are to develop molecular markers which can utilized to identify and select for promising clones.
Parthiban, P.T., Darshi, B., Paul, R.E., Feldman, M.J., Baxter, I., Xi, D., Freyfogle, L., Leaky, A.D. 2021. Correlation and co-localization of QTL for stomatal density and canopy temperature under drought stress in Setaria. Journal of Experimental Botany. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erab166.
Rondon, S., Feldman, M.J., Thompson, A., Thompson, I., Oppedisano, T., Shrestha, G. 2021. Identifying resistance to the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say) in potato germplasm: review update. Frontiers in Agronomy. 3. Article 642189. https://doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2021.642189.
Qin, R., Moparthi, S., Feldman, M.J., Charlton, B.A., Sathuvalli, V. 2020. Effect of foliar application of 2,4-D and calcium on four red-skinned potato cultivars. Agronomy Journal. 113(1):88-89. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20444.
Huang, P., Jenkins, J., Grimwood, J., Barry, K., Healey, A., Mamidi, S., Avinash, S., Shu, S., Feldman, M.J., Wu, J., Yu, Y., Chen, C., Johnson, J., Rokhsar, D., Baxter, I., Schmutz, J., Brutnell, T., Kellogg, E. 2020. The Setaria viridis genome and diversity panel enables discovery of a novel domestication gene.. Nature Biotechnology. 38:1203-1210. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-020-0681-2.
Quick, R.A., Cimrhakl, L., Moitahedi, H., Sathuvalli, V., Feldman, M.J., Brown, C. 2020. Elimination of tobacco rattle virus from viruliferous paratrichodours allius in greenhouse pot experiments through cultivation of Castle Russet. Journal of Nematology. 52:1-10. https://doi.org/10.21307/jofnem-2020-011.
Ellsworth, P.Z., Feldman, M.J., Baxter, I.R., Cousins, A.B. 2020. A genetic link between leaf carbon istope composition and whole-plant water use efficiency in the C4 grass setaria. Plant Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14696.
Ellsworth, P.Z., Feldman, M.J., Baxter, I.R., Cousins, A.B. 2020. A genetic link between leaf carbon isotope composition and whole-plant water use efficiency in the C4 grass setaria. Plant Journal. 102(6):1234-1248. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14696.
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