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Kathy Lynn Esvelt Klos
Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research
Research Geneticist (Plants)

Phone: (208) 397-4162 ext. 123
Fax: (208) 397-4165

1691 S 2700 W
ABERDEEN, ID 83210
Projects
Improvement of Barley and Oat for Enhanced Productivity, Quality, and Stress Resistance
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434280
Collaborative Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Oversight between the University of Idaho and ARS Aberdeen Location
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 433461
Genetically Stable Meristem Transformation of Elite Barley Cultivars
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431938
Genetically Engineering Barley for Fusarium Head Blight Resistance
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435419
Integrated Management Tools to Reduce FHB Impact in the Intermountain West and the PNW
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435429
Screening Barley Germplasm to Discover Genes Conferring Durable Resistance to Barley Stripe Rust
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 436911
Identifying Crown Rust Resistance in the National Small Grains Collection and Crossing it Into Elite Oat Lines
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 436925
Screening Barley Germplasm to Discover Genes Conferring Durable Resistance to Barley Stripe Rust
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 436926
Comparative Evaluation of Avena Genome Structure
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438003
Spring Malting Barley Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight and Spot Form Net Blotch
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438530

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Quantitative trait loci for field resistance to barley stripe rust derived from malting line 95SR316A Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esvelt Klos, K.L., Hayes, P., Del Blanco, I., Chen, X., Filichkin, T., Helgerson, L., Fisk, S., Bregitzer, P.P. 2020. Quantitative trait loci for field resistance to barley stripe rust derived from malting line 95SR316A. Crop Science. 60(4):184-1853. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20154.
Evaluation of agronomic performance and exploratory genome-wide association study of a diverse oat panel for forage use in Taiwan Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, C., Liang, W., Esvelt Klos, K.L., Chen, C., Huang, Y. 2020. Evaluation of agronomic performance and exploratory genome-wide association study of a diverse oat panel for forage use in Taiwan. Grassland Science. Available: https://doi.org/10.1111/grs.12276.
Mapping of the stem rust resistance gene Pg13 in cultivated oat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kebede, A.Z., Yimer, B.A., Bekele, W., Gordon, T.C., Bonman, J.M., Babiker, E.M., Jin, Y., Gale, S.W., Wight, C.P., Tinker, N., Menzies, J., Beattie, A., Mitchell-Fetch, J., Fetch, T., Esvelt Klos, K.L., McCartney, C. 2019. Mapping of the stem rust resistance gene Pg13 in cultivated oat. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 133:259-270. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-019-03455-5.
Evaluating selection of a quantitative trait: snow mold tolerance in winter wheat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kruse, E.B., Esvelt Klos, K.L., Marshall, J.M., Murray, T.D., Ward, B.P., Carter, A.H. 2019. Evaluating selection of a quantitative trait: snow mold tolerance in winter wheat. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. 2(1):1-8. https://doi.org/10.2134/age2019.07.0059.
Deletion of the benzoxazinoid detoxification gene NAT1 in Fusarium graminearum reduces deoxynivalenol in spring wheat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baldwin, T.T., Arcibal, S., Bregitzer, P.P., Marshall, J., Esvelt Klos, K.L. 2019. Deletion of the benzoxazinoid detoxification gene NAT1 in Fusarium graminearum reduces deoxynivalenol in spring wheat. PLoS One. 14(7):1-14. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214230.
Development and validation of a quantitative PCR assay method of assessing relative resistance of oat (Avena sativa) to crown rust (Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yimer, B.A., Gordon, T.C., Bonman, J.M., Esvelt Klos, K.L. 2019. Development and validation of a quantitative PCR assay method of assessing relative resistance of oat (Avena sativa) to crown rust (Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae). Plant Pathology. 68:669-677. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.12988.
Mapping of crown rust resistance gene Pc53 in oat (Avena sativa) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yimer, B.A., Bonman, J.M., Esvelt Klos, K.L. 2018. Mapping of crown rust resistance gene Pc53 in oat (Avena sativa). PLoS One. 13:e0209105. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0209105.
Evaluation of grain ß-glucan content in barley accessions from the USDA National Small Grains Collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bonman, J.M., Bockelman, H.E., Hijmans, R.J., Hu, G., Esvelt Klos, K.L., Gironella, A.N. 2018. Evaluation of grain ß-glucan content in barley accessions from the USDA National Small Grains Collection. Crop Science. 59(2):659-666. https://doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2018.10.0606.
New sources of adult plant and seedling resistance to Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae identified among Avena sativa accessions of the national small grains collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yimer, B., Gordon, T.C., Harrison, S., Kianian, S., Bockelman, H.E., Bonman, J.M., Esvelt Klos, K.L. 2018. New sources of adult plant and seedling resistance to Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae identified among Avena sativa accessions of the national small grains collection. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-18-0566-RE.
In silico selection of expression reference genes with demonstrated stability in barley among a diverse set of tissues and cultivars Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gines, M.C., Baldwin, T.T., Rashid, A., Bregitzer, P.P., Jellen, E., Maughan, J., Esvelt Klos, K.L. 2018. In silico selection of expression reference genes with demonstrated stability in barley among a diverse set of tissues and cultivars. Crop Science. 58(1):332-341. https://doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2017.07.0443.
Genetic variation and associations involving Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol accumulation in cultivated oat (Avena sativa L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bjornstad, A., He, X., Tekle, S., Esvelt Klos, K.L., Huang, Y., Tinker, N.A., Dong, Y., Skinnes, H. 2017. Genetic variation and associations involving Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol accumulation in cultivated oat (Avena sativa L.). Plant Breeding. 136:620-636. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbr.12502.
Genome-wide association mapping of crown rust resistance in oat elite germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esvelt Klos, K.L., Yimer, B.A., Babiker, E.M., Beattie, A.D., Bonman, J.M., Carson, M.L., Chong, J., Harrison, S.A., Ibrahim, A.H., Kolb, F.L., McCartney, C.A., McMullen, M., Mitchell Fetch, J., Mohammadi, M., Murphy, J.P., Tinker, N.A. 2017. Genome-wide association mapping of crown rust resistance in oat elite germplasm. The Plant Genome. doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2016.10.0107.
A high-throughput RNA extraction for sprouted single-seed malting barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) rich in polysaccharides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rashid, A., Baldwin, T.T., Gines, M., Bregitzer, P.P., Esvelt Klos, K.L. 2016. A high-throughput RNA extraction for sprouted single-seed malting barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) rich in polysaccharides. Plants. 6(1):1. doi: 10.3390/plants6010001.
Population structure and genotype-phenotype associations in a collection of oat landraces and historic cultivars. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Winkler, L., Bonman, J.M., Chao, S., Yimer, B.A., Bockelman, H.E., Esvelt Klos, K.L. 2016. Population structure and genotype-phenotype associations in a collection of oat landraces and historic cultivars. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01077.
Population genetics related to adaptation in elite oat germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esvelt Klos, K.L., Huang, Y., Babiker, E.M., Beattie, A., Bekele, W.A., Bjornstad, A., Bonman, J.M., Carson, M.L., Chao, S., Gnanesh, B.N., Harrison, S.A., Howarth, C.J., Hu, G., Ibrahim, A., Islamovic, E., Jackson, E.W., Jannink, J., Kolb, F.L., Mcmullen, M.S., Fetch, J.M., Murphy, J., Obert, D.E., Ohm, H.W., Rines, H.W., Rossnagel, B., Schuleter, J.A., Wight, C.P., Yan, W., Tinker, N.A. 2016. Population genetics related to adaptation in elite oat germplasm. The Plant Genome. 9(2):1-12. doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103.
Extraction of high-quality RNA from germinating barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) seeds containing high levels of starch. - (Abstract Only)
Rashid, A., Gines, M., Baldwin, T.T., Esvelt Klos, K.L., Bregitzer, P.P. 2016. Extraction of high-quality RNA from germinating barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) seeds containing high levels of starch.. Proceedings International Barley Genetics Symposium. p.155.
Barley stripe rust resistance QTL: Development and validation of SNP markers for resistance to Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Esvelt Klos, K.L., Gordon, T.C., Bregitzer, P.P., Hayes, P., Chen, X., Bonman, J.M. 2016. Barley stripe rust resistance QTL: Development and validation of SNP markers for resistance to Puccinia striiformis f. sp. hordei. Phytopathology. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-09-15-0225-R.
A consensus map in cultivated hexaploid oat reveals conserved grass synteny with substantial sub-genome rearrangement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chaffin, A.S., Huang, Y., Smith, S., Bekele, W.A., Babiker, E.M., Gnanesh, B.N., Foresman, B.J., Blanchard, S.G., Jay, J.J., Reid, R.W., Wight, C.P., Chao, S., Oliver, R., Islamovic, E., Kolb, F.L., McCartney, C., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Beattie, A.D., Bjornstad, A., Bonman, J.M., Langdon, T., Howarth, C.J., Brouwer, C.R., Jellen, E.N., Esvelt Klos, K.L., Poland, J., Hsieh, T., Brown, R., Jackson, E., Schlueter, J.A., Tinker, N.A. 2016. A consensus map in cultivated hexaploid oat reveals conserved grass synteny with substantial sub-genome rearrangement. The Plant Genome. 9(2). doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102.
Candidate qRT-PCR reference genes for barley that demonstrate better stability than traditional housekeeping genes - (Abstract Only)
Gines, M.C., Baldwin, T.T., Rashid, A., Esvelt Klos, K.L., Bregitzer, P.P., Jellen, E., Maughan, J. 2016. Candidate qRT-PCR reference genes for barley that demonstrate better stability than traditional housekeeping genes. Proceedings International Barley Genetics Symposium. p.63.
Genetic diversity among wheat accessions from the USDA National Small Grains Collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bonman, J.M., Babiker, E.M., Cuesta-Marcos, A., Esvelt Klos, K.L., Brown Guedira, G.L., Chao, S., See, D.R., Chen, J., Akhunov, E., Zhang, J., Bockelman, H.E., Gordon, T.C. 2015. Genetic diversity among wheat accessions from the USDA National Small Grains Collection. Crop Science. 55(3):1243-1253.
Genetic diversity for Russian wheat aphid resistance as determined by genome-wide association mapping and inheritance in progeny - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dahleen, L.S., Bregitzer, P.P., Mornhinweg, D.W., Esvelt Klos, K.L. 2015. Genetic diversity for Russian wheat aphid resistance as determined by genome-wide association mapping and inheritance in progeny. Crop Science. 55(5):1925-1933.
Quantitative trait loci of barley malting quality trait components in the Stellar/01Ab8219 mapping population Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Islamovic, E., Obert, D., Budde, A.D., Schmitt, M., Brunick II, R., Kilian, A., Chao, S., Lazo, G.R., Marshall, J., Jellen, E., Maughan, P., Hu, G., Esvelt Klos, K.L., Brown, R., Jackson, E. 2014. Quantitative trait loci of barley malting quality trait components in the Stellar/01Ab8219 mapping population. Molecular Breeding. DOI: 10.1007/s11032-014-0017-3.
Identifying the loci that influence quantitative trait variation in oats: Lessons from human population-based GWAS Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Esvelt Klos, K.L. 2014. Identifying the loci that influence quantitative trait variation in oats: Lessons from human population-based GWAS. Plant and Animal Genome VX Conference Abstracts. PAGXXII, Jan 11-15, 2014.