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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Peter Balint-Kurti
Plant Science Research
Genetics

Phone: (919) 515-3516
Fax: (919) 856-4816
Room 3418

GARDNER HALL, NCSU
BOX 7616
RALEIGH , NC 27695

Projects
Genetic Analysis of Complex Traits in Maize
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424643
Genetic Resistance to Corn Nematodes
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429249

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
A genome-wide association study for partial resistance to maize common rust -
Olukolu, B., Tracy, W., Wisser, R., De Vries, B., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2016. A genome-wide association study for partial resistance to maize common rust. Phytopathology. 1036:745-751.
Maize homologs of CCoAOMT and HCT, two key enzymes in lignin biosynthesis, form complexes with the NLR Rp1 protein to modulate the defense response -
Wang, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2016. Maize homologs of CCoAOMT and HCT, two key enzymes in lignin biosynthesis, form complexes with the NLR Rp1 protein to modulate the defense response. Plant Physiology. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.00224.
Identification of alleles conferring resistance to gray leaf spot in maize derived from its wild progenitor species teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis) -
Lennon, J., Krakowsky, M.D., Goodman, M., Flint Garcia, S.A., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2016. Identification of alleles conferring resistance to gray leaf spot in maize derived from its wild progenitor species teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis). Crop Science. 56:209-218.
Host Resistance -
Expanding maize genetic resources with predomestication alleles: maize-teosinte introgression populations Reprint Icon -
Liu, Z., Cook, J., Melia-Hancock, S., Guill, K.E., Bottoms, C., Garcia, A., Ott, O., Nelson, R., Recker, J., Balint-Kurti, P.J., Larsson, S., Lepak, N.K., Buckler, E.S., Trimble, L., Tracy, W., McMullen, M.D., Flint-Garcia, S.A. 2016. Expanding maize genetic resources with predomestication alleles: maize-teosinte introgression populations. The Plant Genome. 9(1). doi:10.3835/plantgenome2015.07.0053.
Semi-automated confocal imaging of fungal pathogenesis on plants: microscopic analysis of macroscopic specimens -
Minker, K., Biedrzycki, M., Kolagunda, A., Rhein, S., Perina, F.J., Jacobs, S., Moore, M., Jamann, T.M., Nelson, R., Yang, Q., Balint Kurti, P.J., Kambhamettu, C., Wisser, R.J., Caplan, J.L. 2016. Semi-automated confocal imaging of fungal pathogenesis on plants: microscopic analysis of macroscopic specimens. Microscopy Research and Technique. DOI: 10.1002/jemt.22709.
Maize homologs of HCT, a key enzyme in lignin biosynthesis, bind the NLR Rp1 proteins to modulate the defense response -
Wang, G., He, Y., Strauch, R., Olukolu, B., Nielsen, D., Li, X., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2015. Maize homologs of HCT, a key enzyme in lignin biosynthesis, bind the NLR Rp1 proteins to modulate the defense response. Plant Physiology. 169:2230-2243.
The genetic basis of flecking and its relationship to disease resistance in the IBM maize mapping population -
Vontimitta, V., Olukolu, B.A., Penning, B., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2015. The genetic basis of flecking and its relationship to disease resistance in the IBM maize mapping population. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 128:2331-2339.
Molecular and functional analyses of a maize autoactive NB-LRR protein identify precise structural requirements for activity -
Wang, G., Ji, J., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J., El-Kasmi, F., Dangl, J. 2015. Molecular and functional analyses of a maize autoactive NB-LRR protein identify precise structural requirements for activity. PLoS Pathogens. 11(2): e1004674. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004674.
Cytoplasmic and nuclear localizations are important for the hypersensitive response conferred by maize autoactive Rp1-D21 protein -
Wang, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2015. Cytoplasmic and nuclear localizations are important for the hypersensitive response conferred by maize autoactive Rp1-D21 protein. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 28:1023-1031.
New insight into a complex plant-fungal pathogen interaction -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2015. New insight into a complex plant-fungal pathogen interaction. Nature Genetics. 47:101-103.
Registration of the Ki14 × B73 recombinant inbred mapping population of maize -
Pratt, R., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J., Coles, N., Zwonitzer, J., Casey, M., Mcmullen, M.D. 2015. Registration of the Ki14 × B73 recombinant inbred mapping population of maize. Journal of Plant Registrations. 9(2):262-265.
Limits on the reproducibility of marker associations with southern leaf blight resistance in the maize nested association mapping population -
Bian, Y., Yang, Q., Balint Kurti, P.J., Wisser, R., Holland, J.B. 2014. Limits on the reproducibility of marker associations with southern leaf blight resistance in the maize nested association mapping population. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 15:1068.
QTL mapping using high-throughput sequencing -
Jamann, T., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2015. QTL mapping using high-throughput sequencing. In: Alonso, J., Stepanova, A.N., editors. Methods in Molecular Biology: Plant Functional Genomics: Methods and Protocols. New York, NY: Springer. p. 257-285.
A genome-wide association study of the maize hypersensitive defense response identifies genes that cluster in related pathways -
Olukolu, B., Wang, G., Vontimitta, V., Venkata, B.P., Marla, S., Ji, J., Gachomo, E., Chu, K., Negeri, A., Benson, J., Nelson, R., Bradbury, P., Nielsen, D., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J., Johal, G. 2014. A genome-wide association study of the maize hypersensitive defense response identifies genes that cluster in related pathways. PLoS Genetics. 10(8): e1004562. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004562.
Nitrogen stress reduces fungal pathogen symptoms and dampens the correlation between disease and early-season bacterial epiphyte diversity in maize -
Manching, H.C., Balint Kurti, P.J., Stapleton, A.E. 2014. Nitrogen stress reduces fungal pathogen symptoms and dampens the correlation between disease and early-season bacterial epiphyte diversity in maize. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00403.
Evaluation of two southern leaf blight resistance QTL for their effect on yield and disease resistance in isogenic maize hybrids -
Santa-Cruz, J.H., Kump, K.L., Arellano, C., Goodman, M., Krakowsky, M.D., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2014. Evaluation of two southern leaf blight resistance QTL for their effect on yield and disease resistance in isogenic maize hybrids. Crop Science. 54(3):882-894.
The Genetic Basis of Disease Resistance in Maize -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Jamann, T., Nelson, R. 2013. The Genetic Basis of Disease Resistance in Maize. in Varshney, R., Tuberosa, R. (Ed.s) In Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Volume 1 - Biotic Stress, London, UK., John Wiley & Sons. p. 31-44.
Characterization of temperature and light effects on the defense response phenotypes associated with the maize Rp1-D21 gene -
Negeri, A., Benavente, L., Kibiti, C.M., Wang, G., Chaikam, V., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2013. Characterization of temperature and light effects on the defense response phenotypes associated with the maize Rp1-D21 gene. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 13:106.
A connected set of genes associated with programmed cell death implicated in controlling the hypersensitive response in maize -
Olukolu, B., Negeri, A., Dhawan, R., Venkata, B.P., Sharma, P., Garg, A., Gachomo, E., Marla, S., Chu, K., Hasan, A., Ji, J., Chintamanani, S., Green, J., Holland, J.B., Wisser, R., Shyu, C., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2013. A connected set of genes associated with programmed cell death implicated in controlling the hypersensitive response in maize. Genetics. 193:609-620.
PhenoPhyte: A flexible affordable method to quantify visual 2D phenotypes -
Green, J., Appel, H., Rehrig, E., Harnsomburana, J., Chang, J., Chintamanani, S., Balint Kurti, P.J., Shyu, C. 2012. PhenoPhyte: A flexible affordable method to quantify visual 2D phenotypes. Plant Methods. 8:45.
Multivariate mixed linear model analysis of longitudinal data: an information-rich statistical technique for analyzing disease resistance data Reprint Icon -
Veturi, Y., Kump, K., Walsh, E., Ott, O., Poland, J.A., Kolkman, J., Nelson, R., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B., Wisser, R. 2012. Multivariate mixed linear model analysis of longitudinal data: an information-rich statistical technique for analyzing disease resistance data. Phytopathology. 102(11):1017-1025.
Virus-induced gene silencing in diverse maize lines using the Brome Mosaic virus-based silencing vector -
Benavente, L., Ding, X., Redinbaugh, M.G., Nelson, R., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2012. Virus-induced gene silencing in diverse maize lines using the Brome Mosaic virus-based silencing vector. Maydica. 57(3/4):206-214.
Application of an antibiotic resets the maize leaf phyllosphere community and increases resistance to southern leaf blight -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Stapleton, A. 2011. Application of an antibiotic resets the maize leaf phyllosphere community and increases resistance to southern leaf blight. Acta Horticulturae. 905:57-62.
Use of Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) to identify novel genetic loci that modify the maize hypersensitive response -
Chaikam, V., Negeri, A., Dhawan, R., Puchaka, B., Chintamanani, S., Gachomo, E.W., Zillmer, A., Doran, T., Weil, C., Balint Kurti, P.J., Johal, G. 2011. Use of Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) to identify novel genetic loci that modify the maize hypersensitive response. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 123(6):985-997.
Analysis of quantitative disease resistance to southern leaf blight and of multiple disease resistance in maize, using near-isogenic lines -
Blecher, A., Zwonitzer, J., Santa Cruz, J., Krakowsky, M.D., Chung, C., Nelson, R., Arellano, C., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2011. Analysis of quantitative disease resistance to southern leaf blight and of multiple disease resistance in maize, using near-isogenic lines. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 124:433-445.
Targeted discovery of quantitative trait loci for resistance to northern leaf blight and other diseases of maize -
Chung, C., Poland, J.A., Kump, K., Benson, J., Longfellow, J.M., Walsh, E.K., Balint Kurti, P.J., Nelson, R.J. 2011. Targeted discovery of quantitative trait loci for resistance to northern leaf blight and other diseases of maize. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 123:307-326.
Multivariate analysis of maize disease resistances suggests a pleiotropic genetic basis and implicates a glutathione S-transferase gene -
Wisser, R., Kolkman, J., Patzoldt, M., Holland, J.B., Jianming, Y., Krakowsky, M.D., Nelson, R., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2011. Multivariate analysis of maize disease resistances suggests a pleiotropic genetic basis and implicates a glutathione S-transferase gene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108:7339-7344.
Mapping QTL controlling southern leaf blight resistance by combined analysis of three related recombinant inbred line populations -
Nageri, A., Coles, N., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2011. Mapping QTL controlling southern leaf blight resistance by combined analysis of three related recombinant inbred line populations. Crop Science. 51:1571-1579.
Genome-wide association study of quantitative resistance to southern leaf blight in the maize nested association mapping population -
Kump, K., Bradbury, P., Buckler IV, E.S., Belcher, A., Oropeza-Rosas, M., Wisser, R., Zwonitzer, J., Kresovich, S., McMullen, M.D., Ware, D., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2011. Genome-wide association study of quantitative resistance to southern leaf blight in the maize nested association mapping population. Nature Genetics. 43:163-168.
Use of Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) to identify useful alleles for crop improvement -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Johal, G. 2011. Use of Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) to identify useful alleles for crop improvement. Information Systems for Biotechnology News Report. 01-2011:1-3.
Joint Analysis of Near Isogenic and Recombinant Inbred Line Populations Yields Precise Positional Estimates for QTL -
Kump, K.L., Holland, J.B., Jung, M.T., Wolters, P., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2010. Joint Analysis of Near Isogenic and Recombinant Inbred Line Populations Yields Precise Positional Estimates for QTL. The Plant Genome. 3:142-153.
A novel genetic framework for studying response to artificial selection -
Wisser, R., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2011. A novel genetic framework for studying response to artificial selection. Plant Genetic Resources. 9:281-283.
The Wheat Puroindoline Genes Confer Fungal Resistance in Transgenic Corn -
Resistance loci affecting distinct stages of fungal pathogenesis in maize: use of introgression lines for QTL mapping and characterization -
Chung, C., Longfellow, J.M., Walsh, E.K., Kerdieh, Z., Van Esbroek, G., Balint Kurti, P.J., Nelson, R.J. 2010. Resistance loci affecting distinct stages of fungal pathogenesis in maize: use of introgression lines for QTL mapping and characterization. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 10:103.
Genetic Control of Photoperiod Sensitivity in Maize Revealed by Joint Multiple Population Analysis -
Coles, N.D., McMullen, M.D., Balint Kurti, P.J., Pratt, R.C., Holland, J.B. 2010. Genetic Control of Photoperiod Sensitivity in Maize. Genetics. 184:799-812.
Identification of a Maize Locus that Modulates the Hypersensitive Defense Response, Using Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) -
Chintamanani, S., Hulbert, S., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2010. Identification of a Maize Locus that Modulates the Hypersensitive Defense Response, Using Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC). Genetics. 184:813-825.
Maize Leaf Epiphytic Bacteria Diversity Patterns Are Genetically Correlated with Resistance to Fungal Pathogen Infection -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Simmons, S., Blum, J., Ballare, C., Stapleton, A. 2010. Maize Leaf Epiphytic Bacteria Diversity Patterns Are Genetically Correlated with Resistance to Fungal Pathogen Infection. Biology of Plant Microbe Interactions. 23: 473-484
Use of an advanced intercross line population for mapping of quantitative trait loci for northern leaf blight resistance in maize and for the investigation of multiple disease resistance -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Yang, J., Van Esbroek, G., Jung, J., Smith, M. 2010. Use of an advanced intercross line population for mapping of quantitative trait loci for northern leaf blight resistance in maize and for the investigation of multiple disease resistance. Crop Science. 50: 458-466
Mapping Disease Resistance QTL for Three Foliar Diseases of Maize in a RIL Population -
Zwonitzer, J., Coles, N., Krakowsky, M.D., Holland, J.B., McMullen, M.D., Pratt, R., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2010. Mapping Disease Resistance QTL for Three Foliar Diseases of Maize in a RIL Population. Journal of Phytopathology. 100:72-79.
Maize Disease Resistance -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Johal, G. 2009. Maize Disease Resistance. Handbook of Maize. 1 p.229-250.
Shades of gray: The world of quantitative disease resistance -
Poland, J., Balint Kurti, P.J., Wisser, R., Pratt, R., Nelson, R. 2009. Shades of gray: The world of quantitative disease resistance. Trends in Plant Science. 4:21-29.
Mining and harnessing natural variation - a little MAGIC -
Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J., Weil, C. 2008. Mining and harnessing natural variation - a little MAGIC. Crop Science. 48:2066-2073.
Use of backcross recurrent selection and QTL mapping to identify loci contributing to southern leaf blight resistance in a highly resistant maize line -
Zwonitzer, J.C., Bubeck, D.M., Bhattramakki, D., Goodman, M.M., Arellano, C., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2009. Use of backcross recurrent selection and QTL mapping to identify loci contributing to southern leaf blight resistance in a highly resistant maize line. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 118:911-925.
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.
Use of an Advanced Intercross Line Population for Precise Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Gray Leaf Spot Resistance in Maize -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Zwonitzer, J., Wisser, R. 2008. Use of an Advanced Intercross Line Population for Precise Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Gray Leaf Spot Resistance in Maize. Crop Science. 48:1696-1703.
Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci for Resistance to Southern Leaf Blight and Days to Anthesis in Two Maize Recombinant Inbred Line Populations -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Zwonitzer, J., Wisser, R., Pe, E., Pea, G., Lee, M., Cardinal, A. 2008. Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci for Resistance to Southern Leaf Blight and Days to Anthesis in Two Maize Recombinant Inbred Line Populations. Phytopathology. 98:315-320.
Disruption of a maize 9-lipoxygenase results in increased resistance to fungal pathogens and reduced levels of contamination with mycotoxin fumonisin -
Gao, X., Shim, W., Gobel, C., Kunze, S., Feussner, I., Meeley, R., Balint Kurti, P.J., Kolomiets, M. 2007. Disruption of a maize 9-lipoxygenase results in increased resistance to fungal pathogens and reduced levels of contamination with mycotoxin fumonisin. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 20:922-933.
Precise mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Resistance to Southern Leaf Blight, caused by Cochliobolus heterostrophus race O, using an Advanced Intercross Maize Population. -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Zwonitzer, J., Wisser, R., Oropeza-Rosas, M., Holland, J.B., Szalma, S., Carson, M.L. 2007. Precise mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Resistance to Southern Leaf Blight, caused by Cochliobolus heterostrophus race O, using an Advanced Intercross Maize Population. Genetics. 176:645-657.
MAPPING RESISTANCE TO SOUTHERN CORN RUST IN A SEMI-TROPICAL RECOMBINANT INBRED TOPCROSS POPULATION. -
Jines, M.P., Balint Kurti, P.J., Robertson-Hoyt, L.A., Molnar, T., Holland, J.B., Goodman, M.M. 2006. Mapping resistance to southern corn rust in a semi-tropical recombinant inbred topcross population.. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 114:659-667.
IDENTIFICATION OF QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI FOR RESISTANCE TO SOUTHERN LEAF BLIGHT AND DAYS TO ANTHESIS IN A MAIZE RECOMBINANT INBRED LINE POPULATION -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Krakowsky, M.D., Robertson, L., Jines, M., Molnar, T., Goodman, M., Holland, J.B. 2006. Identification of quantitative trait loci for resistance to southern leaf blight and days to anthesis in a maize recombinant inbred line population. Phytopathology. 96:1067-1071.
IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF MAIZE QTLS FOR RESISTANCE TO SOUTHERN LEAF BLIGHT AND GRAY LEAF SPOT RESISTANCE -
REGISTRATION OF 9 HIGH-YIELDING MAIZE GERMPLASMS ADAPTED FOR THE SOUTHERN US, DERIVED FROM TROPICAL BY TEMPERATE CROSSE. -
Carson, M.L., Balint Kurti, P.J., Blanco, M.H., Duvick, S.A., Millard, M., Hudyncia, J., Goodman, M. 2006. Registration of 9 high-yielding maize germplasms adapted for the southern US, derived from tropical by temperate crosse. Crop Science. 46:1825-1826.
QTL MAPPING FOR FUSARIUM EAR ROT AND FUMONISIN CONTAMINATION RESISTANCE IN TWO POPULATIONS OF MAIZE (ZEA MAYS) -
Robertson, L., Jines, M., Balint Kurti, P.J., Kleinschmidt, C., White, D., Payne, G., Maragos, C.M., Holland, J.B. 2006. Qtl mapping for fusarium ear rot and fumonisin contamination resistance in two populations of maize (zea mays). Crop Science 46:1734-1743.
IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF DISEASE RESISTANCE LOCI IN MAIZE -
ANALYSIS OF QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI FOR RESISTANCE TO SOUTHERN LEAF BLIGHT IN JUVENILE MAIZE. -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Carson, M.L. 2006. Analysis of quantitative trait loci for resistance to southern leaf blight in juvenile maize.. Phytopathology.
THE GENETIC ARCHITECTURE OF DISEASE RESISTANCE IN MAIZE: A SYSTHESIS OF PUBLISHED STUDIES -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Nelson, R., Wisser, R. 2006. The genetic architecture of disease resistance in maize: a systhesis of published studies. Phytopathology.
RELEASE OF 20 GEM BREEDING FAMILIES ADAPTED FOR THE SOUTHERN US -
Balint Kurti, P.J., Blanco, M.H., Duvick, S.A., Holland, J.B., Clements, M.J., Holley, R., Carson, M.L., Goodman, M.M. 2006. Release of 20 GEM breeding families adapted for the southern US. Crop Science. 46:996-998.
THE IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF MAIZE QTLS FOR SOUTHERN LEAF BLIGHT AND GRAY LEAF SPOT RESISTANCE -
TOWARDS A MOLECULAR UNDERSTANDING OF MYCOSPHAERELLA/BANANA INTERACTIONS -
Balint Kurti, P.J. 2004. Towards a molecular understanding of mycosphaerella/banana interactions. Book Chapter. p.147-160.
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