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Melanie L Harrison
Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit
Supervisory Agronomist

Phone: (770) 228-7254
Fax: (770) 229-3323

1109 EXPERIMENT ST.
GRIFFIN, GA 302231797
Projects
Conservation, Characterization, Evaluation, and Distribution of Grain, Oilseed, Vegetable, Subtropical and Tropical Legume, and Warm Season Grass Genetic Resources and Associated Information
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434296

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Development of root phenotyping platforms for identification of root architecture mutations in EMS-induced and Low-path-sequenced Sorghum mutant population Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tishchenko, V., Wang, M.L., Xin, Z., Harrison, M.L. 2020. Development of root phenotyping platforms for identification of root architecture mutations in EMS-induced and Low-path-sequenced Sorghum mutant population. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 11:838-850. https://doi.org/10.4236/ajps.2020.116060.
Sterilization procedures and Plant Preservative Mixture on in vitro establishment of Miscanthus sinensis Anderson Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Da Silva Ledo, A., Do Amaral, A., Jenderek, M.M., Harrison, M.L., Manter, D.K. 2020. Sterilization procedures and Plant Preservative Mixture on in vitro establishment of Miscanthus sinensis Anderson. Plant Cell Culture & Micropropagation. 15(2):27-32. https://doi.org//10.46526/pccm.2019.v15i2.139.
Native grass species for forage and turf Reprint Icon ()
Harrison, M.L., Bradley, V.L., Casler, M.D. 2019. Native grass species for forage and turf. In: Greene, S.L., Williams, K.A., Khoury, C.K., Kantar, M.B., Marek, L.F., editors. North American Crop Wild Relatives. New York, NY: Springer, Cham. Volume 2, p. 579-605.
Ploidy level and genetic diversity in the Genus Paspalum, group disticha Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eudy, D., Bahri, B.A., Harrison, M.L., Raymer, P., Devos, K.M. 2017. Ploidy level and genetic diversity in the Genus Paspalum, group disticha. Crop Science. 57:3319-3332. https://doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2017.04.0241.
Exploring bamboo leaf nutrient value in the US NPGS germplasm collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, M.L., Irish, B.M., Tonnis, B.D., Pinnow, D.L., Davis, J., Hotchkiss, M.W., Harrison, M.L. 2017. Exploring bamboo leaf nutrient value in the US NPGS germplasm collection. Austin Food Sciences. 2(1):1030.
Total leaf crude protein, amino acid composition and elemental content in the USDA-ARS bamboo germplasm collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, M.L., Harrison, M.L., Tonnis, B.D., Pinnow, D.L., Davis, J., Irish, B.M. 2017. Total leaf crude protein, amino acid composition and elemental content in the USDA-ARS bamboo germplasm collection. Plant Genetic Resources. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1479262117000053.
Pests in ornamental grasses - (Proceedings)
Harrison, M.L., Robacker, C., Hawkins, S. 2016. Pests in ornamental grasses. UGA Turfgrass and Landscape Research Field Day. p. 42.
Cultivar development in Little Bluestem - (Proceedings)
Harrison, M.L., Robacker, C. 2016. Cultivar development in Little Bluestem. UGA Turfgrass and Landscape Research Field Day. p.30-31.
Little Bluestem 'Hit Parade' series adds pop of color to native landscapes - (Abstract Only)
Harrison, M.L., Robacker, C. 2016. Little Bluestem 'Hit Parade' series adds pop of color to native landscapes. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Poster #1522.
'Seasons in the Sun’, a colorful new little Bluestem for landscapes - (Abstract Only)
Robacker, C., Harrison, M.L. 2016. 'Seasons in the Sun’, a colorful new little Bluestem for landscapes[abstract]. Proceedings American Society of Horticultural Sciences. Paper No. 149.
The USDA Pearl Millet Germplasm Collection - (Abstract Only)
Harrison, M.L., Spinks, M. 2015. The USDA Pearl Millet Germplasm Collection.[abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 901.
Switchgrass germplasm resources Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Casler, M.D., Vogel, K.P., Harrison, M.L. 2015. Switchgrass germplasm resources. Crop Science. 55:2463-2478.
Warm-season Grass Conservation - (Proceedings)
Harrison, M.L. 2015. Warm-season Grass Conservation. Southern Pasture and Forage Crop Improvement Conference Proceedings. March 31-April 1, 2015, Apalachicola, FL. p. 14-16.
Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for a little bluestem collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Harrison, M.L., Wadl, P.A., Rinehart, T.A. 2015. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for a little bluestem collection. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 140(1):78-87.
The USDA acquires new switchgrass germplasm - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Dunn, M.L., Pederson, G.A. 2013. The USDA acquires new switchgrass germplasm. [abstract] ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 613.
Antibiosis among selected paspalum taxa to the fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Braman, K., Raymer, P.L., Harrison Dunn, M.L., Nair, S. 2014. Antibiosis among selected paspalum taxa to the fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 49(1):11-20.
Native Warm Season Grasses in the National Plant Germplasm System - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Dunn, M.L. 2012. Native Warm Season Grasses in the National Plant Germplasm System [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 112-9.
The USDA warm season grass collection: opportunities for ornamental breeding - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Dunn, M.L. 2012. The USDA warm season grass collection: opportunities for ornamental breeding [abstract]. HortScience 47(9):S341.
Molecular survey of turfgrass species for mutations conferring resistance to ACCase inhibiting herbicides - (Abstract Only)
Tate, T., Harrison Dunn, M.L., Raymer, P. 2011. Molecular survey of turfgrass species for mutations conferring resistance to ACCase inhibiting herbicides.[abstract] ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 101-15.
Germination of Southern Ecotypes of Switchgrass Germplasm - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Dunn, M.L., Pinnow, D.L. 2011. Germination of Southern Ecotypes of Switchgrass Germplasm. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. San Antonio, TX (Oct. 16-19, 2011).
Bamboo: An Underutilized Resource with Extensive Application Possibilities. - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Dunn, M.L., Hotchkiss, M.W. 2010. Bamboo: An Underutilized Resource with Extensive Application Possibilities. American Bamboo Society Annual Conference.
Curation of the U.S. Collection of Warm Season Grass Germplasm - (Proceedings)
Harrison Dunn, M.L. 2010. Curation of the U.S. Collection of Warm Season Grass Germplasm. International Symposium on Forage, Turfgrass and Biofuel Germplasm Research. Oct. 2010.
Expansion of the USDA Switchgrass Germplasm Collection - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Dunn, M.L., Pederson, G.A. 2010. Expansion of the USDA Switchgrass Germplasm Collection. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
Influence of Palea and Lemma Removal on Seed Viability in Long Term Storage of Paspalum spp. - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Dunn, M.L., Pinnow, D.L. 2009. Influence of Palea and Lemma Removal on Seed Viability in Long Term Storage of Paspalum spp.. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
Conservation, Distribution, Utilization, and Security Backup of Forage Legume and Grass Genetic Resources - (Proceedings)
Pederson, G.A., Harrison Dunn, M.L., Morris, J.B. 2009. Conservation, Distribution, Utilization, and Security Backup of Forage Legume and Grass Genetic Resources. Southern Pasture and Forage Crop Improvement Conference Proceedings.
Bamboo: An Underutilized Resource with Extensive Application Possibilities - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Dunn, M.L., Hotchkiss, M.W. 2008. Bamboo: An Underutilized Resource with Extensive Application Possibilities. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CD-ROM.
Population Structure and Diversity in Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana) Germplasm. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dida, M., Wanyera, N., Harrison Dunn, M.L., Bennetzen, J., Devos, K. 2008. Population Structure and Diversity in Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana) Germplasm.. Tropical Plant Biology 1: 131-141.
In Vitro Maintenance of Bermudagrass Germplasm - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Dunn, M.L., Pederson, G.A. 2007. In Vitro Maintenance of Bermudagrass Germplasm. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CD-ROM.
NATIVE GRASS GERMPLASM - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Dunn, M.L. 2006. Native grass germplasm. Eastern Native Grass Symposium.
Utilizing the National Plant Germplasm System as a Rangeland Resource - (Abstract Only)
Pederson, G.A., Harrison Dunn, M.L. 2006. Utilizing the National Plant Germplasm System as a Rangeland Resource. 60th Annual Meeting and Trade Show hosted by Society for Range Management, Feb 9-16, 20007, Reno/Sparks, Nevada. 2007 CDROM.
AN EXTEND LINKAGE MAP FOR WATERMELON - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Reddy, O.K., Harrison Dunn, M.L. 2006. An extend linkage map for watermelon based on SRAP, AFLP, SSR, ISSR and RAPD markers. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 131:393-402.
DO NOT BE BAMBOOZLED BY BAMBOO: A MOLECULAR STUDY OF THE USDA TEMPERATE BAMBOO COLLECTION - (Abstract Only)
Barkley, N.L., Newman, M.L. aka Harrison Dunn, M.L., Wang, M.L., Hotchkiss, M.W., Pederson, G.A. 2005. Do not be bamboozled by bamboo: a molecular study of the usda temperate bamboo collection. In: American Bamboo Society National Meeting Abstract.
CYNODON DACTYLON: A VERY DYNAMIC SPECIES WITH EXTENSIVE VARIATION. II GENETIC VARIATION - (Abstract Only)
Wang, M.L., Harrison Dunn, M.L., Chen, Z., Barkley, N.L., Dean, R., Pederson, G.A. 2005. Cynodon dactylon: a very dynamic species with extensive variation. II genetic variation. In: Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 6-10, 2005, Salt Lake City, UT. 2005 CDROM.
OVERVIEW OF THE WARM-SEASON GRASS COLLECTION - (Proceedings)
Newman, M.L. aka Harrison Dunn, M.L., 2005. Overview of the warm-season grass collection. In: Proceedings of the 60th Southern Pasture and Forage Crop Improvement Conference, May 11-13, 2005, Philadelphia, MS. 2005 CDROM.
CYNODON DACTYLON (L): A VERY DYNAMIC SPECIES WITH EXTENSIVE VARIATION. I. GERMPLASM DIVERSITY - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Dunn, M.L.(aka Newman, M.), Wang, M.L. 2005. Cynodon dactylon (l): a very dynamic species with extensive variation. i. germplasm diversity. In: Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 6-10, 2005, Salt Lake City, UT. 2005 CDROM.
FORAGE GENETIC RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH UTILIZATION - (Proceedings)
Pederson, G.A., Newman, M.L, aka Harrison Dunn, M.L., Morris, J.B. 2005. Forage genetic resources for research utilization. American Forage and Grassland Conference Proceedings 2005 [CD ROM] Vol. 14
ASSESSMENT OF THE GENETIC DIVERSITY AND PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS OF A TEMPERATE BAMBOO COLLECTION BY USING TRANSFERRED EST-SSR MARKERS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barkley, N.L., Newman, M.L. aka Harrison Dunn, M.L., Wang, M.L., Hotchkiss, M.W., Pederson, G.A. 2005. Assessment of the genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of a temperate bamboo collection by using transferred est-ssr markers. Genome. 48:731-737
MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF GENETIC DIVERSITY IN THE USDA SEASHORE PASPALUM GERMPLASM COLLECTION - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Z., Kim, W., Newman, M.L., aka Harrison Dunn, M.L., Wang, M.L., Raymer, P. 2005. Molecular characterization of genetic diversity in the usda seashore paspalum germplasm collection. International Turfgrass Science Journal. 10:543-549.
TRANSFER OF SIMPLE SEQUENCE REPEAT (SSR) MARKERS FROM MAJOR CEREAL CROPS TO MINOR GRASS SPECIES FOR GERMPLASM CHARACTERIZATION AND EVALUATION - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, M.L., Barkley, N.L., Yu, J., Dean, R., Newman, M.L. aka Harrison Dunn, M.L., Sorrells, M., Pederson, G.A. 2005. Transfer of simple sequence repeat (ssr) markers from major cereal crops to minor grass species for germplasm characterization and evaluation. Plant Genetic Resources. 3(1):45-57.
GENETIC DIVERSITY AND GENE FLOW AMONG SEASHORE PASPALUM POPULATION REVEALED BY AFLP AND SSRS - (Abstract Only)
Chen, Z., Newman, M.L. aka Harrison Dunn, M.L., Kim, W., Wang, M.L., Raymer, P. 2004. Genetic diversity and gene flow among seashore paspalum population revealed by aflp and ssrs. CSSA 49th Annual Meeting, Oct 31-Nov 4, 2004, Seattle, WA. p.323.
DEVELOPMENT OF A FULL SET OF MOLECULAR GENETIC MARKERS FOR ASSESSMENT OF GERMPLASM GENETIC DIVERSITY AND PROTECTION OF CULTIVAR PATENT RIGHT OF TURFGRASS - (Abstract Only)
Wang, M.L., Chen, Z., Barkley, N.L., Newman, M.L. aka Harrison Dunn, M.L., Kim, W., Raymer, P., Pederson, G.A. 2004. Development of a full set of molecular genetic markers for assessment of germplasm genetic diversity and protection of cultivar patent right of turfgrass. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Madison, WI. CDROM.
CHARACTERIZATION OF SEASHORE PASPALUM (PASPALUM VAGINATUM SWARTZ) GERMPLASM TRANSFERRED SSRS FROM WHEAT, MAIZE AND SORGHUM - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, M.L., Chen, Z., Barkley, N.L., Harrison Dunn, M.L., Kim, W., Raymer, P., Pederson, G.A. 2006. Characterization of seashore paspalum (paspalum vaginatum swartz) germplasm transferred SSRS from wheat, maize and sorghum. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 53:779-791
THE STATUS OF NATIVE GRASS MATERIAL HELD IN THE USDA WARM-SEASON GRASS GERMPLASM COLLECTION - (Abstract Only)
Newman, M.L. aka Harrison Dunn, M.L. The status of native grass material held in the usda warm-season grass germplasm collection. 4th Eastern Native Grass Symposium, Oct 3-6, 2004.
EVALUATION OF THE USDA FINGER MILLET COLLECTION - (Abstract Only)
Newman, M.L. aka Harrison Dunn, M.L., Dean, R., Wang, M.L., Barkley, N.L. 2004. Evaluation of the usda finger millet collection. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Madison, WI. CDROM.
MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF GENETIC DIVERSITY IN THE USDA SEASHORE PASPALUM GERMPLASM COLLECTION - (Abstract Only)
Chen, Z., Kim, W., Newman, M.L. aka Harrison Dunn, M.L., Wang, M.L., Raymer, P. 2004. Molecular characterization of genetic diversity in the usda seashore paspalum germplasm collection. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Madison, WI. CDROM
SIMPLE SEQUENCE REPEAT MARKERS FOR BOTANICAL VARIETIES OF CULTIVATED PEANUT (ARACHIS HYPOGAEA L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, G., Meng, R., Gao, H., Guo, B., Gao, G., Newman, M., Pittman, R. N., Prakash, C. S. 2005. Simple sequence repeat markers for botanical varieties of cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Euphytica. 142:131-136.
TRANSFER OF SSR MARKERS ACROSS THE LEGUME FAMILY FOR GERMPLASM CHARACTERIZATION AND EVALUATION - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, M.L., Gillaspie Jr, A.G., Newman, M.L. (aka), Harrison Dunn, M.L., Dean, R., Pittman, R.N., Morris, J.B., Pederson, G.A. 2004. Transfer of ssr markers across the legume family for germplasm characterization and evaluation; Plant genetic resources 2(2); p.107-119, DOI:10.1079/pgr 200441
ISSR AND AFLP MARKERS SUFFICIENTLY DIFFERENTIATED AMONG AMERICAN WATERMELON CULTIVARS WITH LIMITED GENETIC DIVERSITY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Newman, M.L., Reddy, O., Zhang, X. 2004. ISSR and AFLP markers sufficiently differentiated among American watermelon cultivars with limited genetic diversity. Journal American Society Horticultural Science 129:553-558.
MASSIVE PREFERENTIAL SEGREGATIONS AND NONRANDOM ASSORTMENT OF LINKAGE-GROUPS PRODUCE QUASI-LINKAGE IN AN F2 MAPPING POPULATION OF WATERMELON - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Newman, M.L., Zhang, X., Xu, Y., Wehner, T. 2003. Massive preferential segregations and nonrandom assortment of linkage-groups produce quasi-linkage in an F2 mapping population of watermelon. [abstract]Hortscience. 181:782
PREFERENTIAL SEGREGATION OF LINKAGE-GROUPS PRODUCED QUASI-LINKAGE IN F2 MAPPING POPULATION OF WATERMELON - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Newman, M.L., Zhang, X. 2004. Preferential segregation of linkage-groups produced quasi-linkage in F2 mapping population of watermelon. [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XII Proceedings. p.755.
SHUFFLING DNA MARKERS WITHIN THE LEGUME FAMILY FOR GERMPLASM CHARACTERIZATION AND EVALUATION - (Abstract Only)
Wang, M.L., Gillaspie Jr, A.G., Newman, M.L. aka Harrison Dunn, M.L., Dean, R., Pittman, R.N., Morris, J.B., Pederson, G.A. 2004. Shuffling dna markers within the legume family for germplasm characterization and evaluation. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. Plant and Animal Genome XII, Jan 10-14, 2004, P-530, P. 203
MICROSATELLITES AS DNA MARKERS IN CULTIVATED PEANUT (ARACHIS HYPOGAEA L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, G., Meng, R., Newman, M.L. aka Harrison Dunn, M.L., Gao, G., Pittman, R.N., Prakash, C.S. 2003. Microsatellites as dna markers in cultivated peanut (arachis hypogaea l.). Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. Biomed Central Plant Biology (BMC) 2003; 3:3
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