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Wade P Heller (PhD)
Sustainable Biofuels and Co-products Research
Lead Scientist

Phone: (215) 233-6690
Fax: (215) 233-6581

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Projects
Production, Utilization, and Importance of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Sustainable Agriculture
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 441390
Utilization of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Inoculum in Sustainable Crop Production
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440442
Impact of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Inoculation on the Phytonutrient Content of Potatoes
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440472
Exploring the Link Between Soil and Human Health: Protein, Protein Quality, and the Nutraceutical Amino Acid Ergothioneine
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 441258

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Selection of arbuscular mycorrhizal species to improve nutrient quality of black turtle beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mycorrhizal Fungi: The colonizers, mediators, and protectors of the ecosystem - (Review Article)
Zinati, G., Heller, W., Carrara, J.E., Kalra, A. 2023. Mycorrhizal Fungi: The colonizers, mediators, and protectors of the ecosystem. Review Article. https://rodaleinstitute.org
Arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculation increases yield and nutritional quality of yellow and purple fleshed potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carrara, J.E., Reddivar, L., Lehotay, S.J., Zanati, G., Heller, W. 2023. Arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculation increases yield and nutritional quality of yellow and purple fleshed potatoes (Solanum tuberosum). American Journal of Potato Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12230-023-09910-w.
Linking soil health to human health: Arbuscular mycorrhizae play a key role in plant uptake of the antioxidant ergothioneine from soils Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carrara, J.E., Lehotay, S.J., Lightfield, A.R., Sun, D., Richie Jr., J.P., Smith, A.H., Heller, W. 2023. Linking soil health to human health: Arbuscular mycorrhizae play a key role in plant uptake of the antioxidant ergothioneine from soils. Plants, People, Planet. 5:449-458. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10365.
Impact of AMF inoculation on nutrient uptake and growth of sweet corn (Zea mays) and butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata) seedlings Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carrara, J.E., Heller, W. 2023. Impact of AMF inoculation on nutrient uptake and growth of sweet corn (Zea mays) and butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata) seedlings. Frontiers in Agronomy. 4:1040054. https://doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2022.1040054.
Multiplex qPCR assays to distinguish individual species of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Impacts of organic and conventional management on vegetative nutritional level over two years period - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mukherjee, A., Omondi, E., Hepperly, P.R., Seidel, R., Smith, A., Heller, W. 2020. Impacts of organic and conventional management on vegetative nutritional level over two years period. Sustainability: The Journal of Record. 12(21):8965. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/21/8965.
Molecular characterization of interspecific competition of Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) and Fopius arisanus (Sonan) parasitizing the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, G., Fu, L., Lin, H., Sim, S.B., Jang, E.B., Heller, W., Geib, S.M. 2018. Molecular characterization of interspecific competition of Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) and Fopius arisanus (Sonan) parasitizing the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel). Biological Control. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.11.012.
A qPCR-based method for detecting parasitism of Fopius arisanus (Sonan) in oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, G., Jang, E.B., Heller, W., Chang, C.L., Chen, J., Geib, S.M. 2015. A qPCR-based method for detecting parasitism of Fopius arisanus (Sonan) in oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel). Pest Management Science. doi: 10.1002/ps.3976.
Identification of members of the Dimocarpus longan Flowering Locus T gene family with divergent functions in flowering - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heller, W.P., Z. Ying, T.L. Davenport, L.M. Keith, T.K. Matsumoto. 2014. Identification of members of the Dimocarpus longan Flowering Locus T gene family with divergent functions in flowering. Tropical Plant Biology. 7(1):19-29.
Detection of plant-parasitic nematode DNA in the gut of predatory and omnivorous nematodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabos, R.Y.M., K.H. Wang, B.S. Sipes, W.P. Heller, T.K. Matsumoto. 2013. Detection of plant-parasitic nematode DNA in the gut of predatory and omnivorous nematodes. Nematropica. 43:44-48.