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Leigh K Hawkins
Corn Host Plant Resistance Research
Molecular Biologist

Phone: (662) 325-2707
Fax: (662) 325-8441
Room 325

DORMAN HALL - STONE BLVD.
MISSISSIPPI STATE , MS 39762


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
RNAi silencing of the 14 kDa trypsin inhibitor protein in maize and its effect on host resistance against Aspergillus flavus infection/aflatoxin production -
Chen, Z.Y., Warburton, M.L., Hawkins, L.K., Wei, Q., Brown, R.L., Bhatnagar, D., Raruang, Y. 2016. Production of the 14 kDa trypsin inhibitor protein is important for maize resistance against Aspergillus flavus infection/aflatoxin. World Mycotoxin Journal. 9(2):215-228.
Characterization of the chitinase gene family and the effect on A. flavus and aflatoxin resistance in maize. -
Hawkins, L.K., Mylroie, J.E., Oliveira, D., Smith, J.S., Ozkan, S., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P., Warburton, M.L. 2015. Characterization of the chitinase genes and their effect on A. flavus and aflatoxin accumulation resistance. PLoS One 10(6):e0126185. doi:10/1371/journal.pone.0126185.
Genome wide association mapping of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation resistance in maize -
Warburton, M.L., Tang, J.D., Windham, G.L., Hawkins, L.K., Murray, S., Xu, W., Boykin, D.L., Perkins, A., Williams, W.P. 2015. Genome wide association mapping of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation resistance in maize. Crop Science. 55:1-11, doi:10.2135/cropsci2014.6.0424.
Characterization of a maize association mapping panel for new sources of Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation resistance -
Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P., Windham, G.L., Murray, S., Xu, W., Hawkins, L.K., Franco, J. 2013. Phenotypic and genetic characterization of a maize association mapping panel developed for identification of new sources of resistance to Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation. Crop Science. 53:2374-2383.
A public platform for the verification of the phenotypic effect of candidate genes for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation and Aspergillus flavus infection in maize -
Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P., Hawkins, L., Bridges, S., Gresham, C., Harper, J., Ozkan, S., Mylroie, J.E., Shan, X. 2011. A public platform for the verification of the phenotypic effect of candidate genes for resistance to aflatoxin accumulation and Aspergillus flavus infection in maize. Toxins. 3:754-765.
Comparison of the side-needle and knife techniques for inducing Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin accumulation in corn hybrids -
Henry, W.B., Krakowsky, M.D., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P., Scully, B.T., Rowe, D.E., Hawkins, L.K. 2010. Comparison of the side-needle and knife techniques for inducing Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin accumulation in corn hybrids. Toxin Reviews. 29:123-129.
Integrated database for identifying candate genes for Aspergillus flavus resistance in maize -
Kelley, R.Y., Gresham, C., Harper, J., Bridges, S.M., Warburton, M.L., Hawkins, L.K., Pechanova, O., Peethambaran, B., Pechan, T., Luthe, D.S., Mylroie, J.E., Ankala, A., Ozkan, S., Henry, W.B., Williams, W.P. 2010. Integrated database for identifying candidate genes for Aspergillus flavus resistance in maize. BMC Bioinformatics. 11(6):S25.
Aflatoxin accumulation and kernel infection of maize hybrids inoculated with Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus -
Windham, G.L., Hawkins, L.K., Williams, W.P. 2010. Aflatoxin Accumulation and Kernel Infection of Maize Hybrids Inoculated with Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. World Mycotoxin Journal. 3(1):89-93.
Microarray-Based Mapping for the Detection of Molecular Markers in Response to Aspergillus flavus Infection in Susceptible and Resistant Maize Lines -
Kelley, R.Y., Ankala, A., Sakhanokho, H.F., Mylroie, J.E., Boykin, D.L., Bridges, S., Thanthiriwatte, C., Hawkins, L.K., Windham, G.L., Warburton, M.L., Williams, W.P. 2009. Microarray-Based Mapping for the Detection of Molecular Markers in Response to Aspergillus flavus Infection in Susceptible and Resistant Maize Lines. Aflatoxin Workshop.
Genomic profile of maize response to Aspergillus flavus infection -
Kelley, R.Y., Williams, W.P., Mylroie, J.E., Boykin, D.L., Hawkins, L.K., Windham, G.L., Brooks, T.D., Bridges, S.M., Scheffler, B.E., Wilkinson, J.R. 2009. Genomic Profile of Maize Response to Aspergillus flavus Infection. Toxin Reviews. 28:129-141.
Evaluation of maize inbred lines for resistance to Aspergillus and Fusarium ear rot and mycotoxin accumulation -
Henry, W.B., Williams, W.P., Windham, G.L., Hawkins, L.K. 2009. Evaluation of Maize Inbred Lines for Resistance to Aspergillus and Fusarium Ear Rot and Mycotoxin Accumulation. Agronomy Journal. 101:1219-1226.
Anti-fungal activity of maize silk proteins and role of chitinases in Aspergillus flavus resistance -
Petthambaran, B., Hawkins, L.K., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P., Luthe, D.S. 2009. Anti-fungal Activity of Maize Silk Proteins and Role of Chitinases in Aspergillus flavus Resistance. Journal of Toxicology Toxins Reviews. 29:27-39.
Effect of Aspergillus flavus inoculation methods and environmental conditions on aflatoxin accumulation in corn hybrids -
Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P., Hawkins, L.K., Brooks, T.D. 2009. Effect of Aspergillus flavus inoculation methods and environmental conditions on aflatoxin accumulation in corn hybrids. Toxin Reviews. 28:70-78.
Identifying maize germplasm with resistance to aflatoxin accumulation -
Williams, W.P., Krakowsky, M.D., Windham, G.L., Balint-Kurti, P.J., Hawkins, L.K., Henry, W.B. 2008. Identifying maize germplasm with resistance to aflatoxin accumulation. Toxin Reviews. 27:319-345.
IDENTIFICATION OF SELECT FUMONISIN FORMING FUSARIUM SPP. USING PCR APPLICATIONS OF THE POLYKETIDE SYNTASE GENE AND COMPARISON OF FUMONISIN PRODUCTION IN VITRO -
Baird, R., Abbas, H.K., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P., Baird, S., Ma, P., Kelley, R., Hawkins, L.K., Scruggs, M. 2008. Identification of select fumonisin forming Fusarium spp. using PCR applications of the polyketide syntase gene and its relationship to fumonisin production in vitro. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 9:554-570.
Occurrence of aflatoxin in three maize genotypes over five years in northern Mississippi -
Hawkins, L.K., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P. 2008. Occurrence of aflatoxin in three maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids over 5 years in Northern Mississippi. Mycopathologia. 165:165-171.
Effect of exogenous jasmonic acid application on Aspergillus flavus kernel infection and aflatoxin production in two maize hybrids (Zea mays L.) -
Hawkins, L.K., Luthe, D.S., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P. 2007. Effect of exogenous jasmonic acid application on Aspergillus flavus kernel infection and aflatoxin production in two maize hybrids (Zea mays L.) [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2006 Multicrop Aflatoxin/Fumonisin Elimination & Fungal Genomics Workshop, October 16-18, 2006, Ft. Worth, Texas. p. 98.
DIFFERENTIAL GENE EXPRESSION LEVELS OF ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS RESISTANCE IN TWO INBRED MAIZE LINES -
Kelley, R.Y., Boykin, D.L., Hawkins, L.K., Williams, W.P. 2005. Differential gene expression levels of Aspergillus flavus resistance in two inbred maize lines [abstract]. In: Procedings of the 2005 Multicrop Aflatoxin/Fumonisin Elimination & Fungal Genomics Workshop, October 23-27, 2005, Raleigh, North Carolina. p. 44.
EXAMINATION OF ERROR COMPONENTS ASSOCIATED WITH QUANTIFICATION OF AFLATOXIN IN GROUND CORN GRAIN WITH IN-HOUSE CD-ELISA -
Clements, M.J., Windham, G.L., Maragos, C.M., Williams, W.P., Brooks, T.D., Hawkins, L.K. 2005. Examination of error components associated with quantification of aflatoxin in ground corn grain with in-house CD-ELISA [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2005 Multicrop Aflatoxin/Fumonisin Elimination & Fungal Genomics Workshop, Raleigh, North Carolina. p. 130.
TECHNIQUES USED TO IDENTIFY AFLATOXIN RESISTANT CORN -
Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P., Buckley, P.M., Abbas, H.K., Hawkins, L.K. 2005. Techniques used to identify aflatoxin resistant corn. In: Abbas, Hamed K., editor. Aflatoxin and Food Safety. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 407-421.
EFFECT OF DIFFERENT POST-HARVESTING DRYING TEMPERATURES ON ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS SURVIVAL AND AFLATOXIN CONTENT IN FIVE MAIZE HYBRIDS -
Hawkins, L.K., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P. 2005. Effect of different post-harvesting drying temperatures on Aspergillus flavus survival and aflatoxin content in five maize hybrids. Journal of Food Protection. 68:1521-1524.
TAKING THE COB OUT: GENETIC AND PROTEOMIC APPROACHES FOR INVESTIGATING INDUCED AND CONSTITUTIVE RESISTANCE TO ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS DURING MAIZE (ZEA MAYS L.) EAR DEVELOPMENT -
Luthe, D.S., Pechanova, O., Peethambaran, B., Liu, G.Y., Magbanua, Z.V., Pechan, T., Bridges, S., Hawkins, L.K., Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P. 2005. Taking the cob out: genetic and proteomic approaches for investigating induced and constitutive resistance to Aspergillus flavus during maize (Zea mays L.) ear development [abstract]. Proceedings 2004 4th Annual Fungal Genomics, 5th Annual Multi-Crop Fumonisin Elimination and 17th Annual Multi-Crop Aflatoxin Elimination Workshops. p. 48.
INVESTIGATION OF GENE EFFECTS ON ALFATOXIN CONCENTRATION IN A SEGREGATION MAIZE POPULATION -
Gardner, H.D., Brooks, T.D., Williams, W.P., Windham, G.L., Hawkins, L.K., Luthe, D., Brown, R.L., Abbas, H.K. 2003. Investigation of gene effects on alfatoxin concentration in a segregation maize population [abstract]. 16th Annual Aflatoxin Elimination Workshop Proceedings. p. 68.
A COMPARISON OF INOCULATION TECHNIQUES FOR ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS ON CORN -
Windham, G.L., Williams, W.P., Buckley, P.M., Abbas, H.K., Hawkins, L.K. 2003. A comparison of inoculation techniques for Aspergillus flavus on corn [abstract]. Proceedings 2nd Fungal Genomics, 3rd Fumonisin Elimination and 15th Aflatoxin Elimination Workshop. p. 139.
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