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James R Todd
Sugarcane Research
Research Geneticist (Plants)

Phone: (985) 853-3186
Fax: (985) 868-8369

5883 USDA ROAD
HOUMA, LA 70360
Projects
Genetic Improvement of Sugarcane for Adaptation to Temperate Climates
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434376
Assessing the Resistance Response of Basic Germplasm and Accessions to Sorghum Mosaic Virus and Identification of Genetic Markers for Resistance
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434996
Improving Sugarcane Production Efficiency (ASCL)
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 438359

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Registration of ‘Ho 05-961’ sugarcane - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
An enriched sugarcane diversity panel for utilization in genetic improvement of sugarcane - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Genetic variation within and among lowland switchgrass cultivars as revealed with AFLP polymorphisms Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Makaju, S.O., Wu, Y., Anderson, M.P., Kakani, V.G., Smith, M., Todd, J.R., Adhikari, L. 2020. Genetic variation within and among lowland switchgrass cultivars as revealed with AFLP polymorphisms. Global Journal of Agricultural and Allied Sciences. 2(1):11-17. https://doi.org/10.35251/gjaas.2020.002.
Fidelity of sugarcane crosses assessed with SSR markers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Todd, J.R., Pan, Y.-B., Boykin, D.L. 2020. Fidelity of sugarcane crosses assessed with SSR markers. Agronomy. 10(3):1-18. http://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10030386.
Genome-wide association study of multiple yield components in a diversity panel of polyploid sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, X., Luo, Z., Todd, J.R., Sood, S.G., Wang, J. 2020. Genome-wide association study of multiple yield components in a diversity panel of polyploid sugarcane (Saccharum spp.). Genetics. Plant Genome 13(1). https://doi.org/10.1002/tpg2.20006.
Genomic selection: A new marker-assisted breeding tool to facilitate Louisiana sugarcane variety development ()
Baisakh, N., Kimbeng, C., Pontiff, M., Hoy, J., Gravois, K., Hale, A.L., Todd, J.R. 2020. Genomic selection: A new marker-assisted breeding tool to facilitate Louisiana sugarcane variety development. Sugar Bulletin. 98(4):23-25.
Evaluation of susceptibility to mosaic in Louisiana's sugarcane breeding program - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rice, J.L., Hoy, J.W., Hale, A.L., Todd, J.R., Grisham, M.P., Kimbeng, C.A., Pontif, M.J. 2019. Evaluation of susceptibility to mosaic in Louisiana's sugarcane breeding program. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 39:1-11.
Sugarcane cultivar response to glyphosate and trinexapac-ethyl ripeners in Louisiana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spaunhorst, D.J., Todd, J.R., Hale, A.L. 2019. Sugarcane cultivar response to glyphosate and trinexapac-ethyl ripeners in Louisiana. PLoS One. 14(6):e0218656. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218656.
Notice of release of sugarcane variety Ho 12-615 ()
Todd, J.R., Hale, A.L., Dufrene Jr, E.O., White, W.H., Tew, T.L., Grisham, M.P., Kimbeng, C., Duet Jr, M.J., Verdun, D.L., Waguespack, H., Pan, Y.-B., Gravois, K.A. 2019. Notice of release of sugarcane variety Ho 12-615. Sugar Bulletin. 97(8):17-18.
Prediction of sugarcane yield by machine learning - (Abstract Only)
Todd, J.R., Dufrene Jr, E.O., Pontiff, M. 2019. Prediction of sugarcane yield by machine learning [abstract]. Journal American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 39:43.
Confirmation of herbicide resistance mutations Trp574Leu, G210, and EPSPS gene amplification and control of multiple herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) with chlorimuron-ethyl, fomesafen, and glyphosate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spaunhorst, D.J., Nie, H., Todd, J.R., Young, J.M., Young, B.G., Johnson, W.G. 2019. Confirmation of herbicide resistance mutations Trp574Leu, G210, and EPSPS gene amplification and control of multiple herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) with chlorimuron-ethyl, fomesafen, and glyphosate. PLoS One. 14(3):e0214458.
Registration of ‘HoCP 11-537’ sugarcane Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Todd, J.R., Hale, A.L., Pan, Y.-B., Milligan, S.B., Dufrene Jr, E.O., Duet Jr, M.J., Verdun, D.L., Landry, C.J., Grisham, M.P., Comstock, J.C., Collins, K., Gravois, K., Bischoff, K.P., Pontif, M.J., Jackson, W.R., Waguespack, H.L., Scott, A.W., Hernandez, E., Klostermann, M., Nuessly, G., White, W.H., Richard, R.T. 2019. Registration of ‘HoCP 11-537’ sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations. 13:187-192. https://doi.org/10.3198/jpr2018.10.0066crc.
Identifying loci controlling fiber composition in polyploid sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) through genome-wide association study Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, X., Todd, J.R., Arundale, R., Binder, J., Luo, Z., Islam, M.S., Sood, S.G., Wang, J. 2019. Identifying loci controlling fiber composition in polyploid sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) through genome-wide association study. Industrial Crops and Products. 130:598-605. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2019.01.023.
Identifying loci controlling fiber composition in polyploid sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) through genome wide association study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, X., Todd, J.R., Arunadale, R., Binder, J., Luo, Z., Islam, M.S., Sood, S.G., Wang, J. 2019. Identifying loci controlling fiber composition in polyploid sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) through genome wide association study. Industrial Crops and Products. 130:598-605.
Registration of ‘HoCP 09-804’ sugarcane Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Todd, J.R., Dufrene Jr, E.O., Pan, Y.-B., Tew, T.L., White, W.H., Hale, A.L., Duet Jr, M.J., Verdun, D.L., Grisham, M.P., Petrie, E.C., Gravois, K., Waguespack, H., Abbott, T.E. 2019. Registration of ‘HoCP 09-804’ sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations. 13:161–169. https://doi.org/10.3198/jpr2017.08.0052crc.
Genome-wide association studies identify resistance loci to orange rust and yellow leaf virus diseases in a diversity panel of polyploid sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, X., Sood, S.G., Luo, Z., Todd, J.R., Wang, J. 2019. Genome-wide association studies identify resistance loci to orange rust and yellow leaf virus diseases in a diversity panel of polyploid sugarcane (Saccharum spp.). Phytopathology. 109(4):623-631. https://doi.org/10.1094/Phyto-08-18-0282-R.
Target enrichment sequencing of 307 germplasm accessions identified ancestry of ancient and modern hybrids and signatures of adaptation and selection in sugarcane (Saccharum spp.), a “sweet” crop with “bitter” genomes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, X., Song, J., Todd, J.R., Peng, Z., Paudel, D., Luo, Z., Ma, X., You, Q., Hanson, E., Zhao, Z., Zhang, J., Ming, R., Wang, J. 2018. Target enrichment sequencing of 307 germplasm accessions identified ancestry of ancient and modern hybrids and signatures of adaptation and selection in sugarcane (Saccharum spp.), a “sweet” crop with “bitter” genomes. Plant Biotechnology. 17(2):488-498. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.12992.
Minimizing the influence of genotype by environment interaction on selection decisions in a sugarcane variety trial - (Abstract Only)
Kimbeng, C., Todd, J.R., Pontif, M., Sexton, D., Dufrene Jr, E.O. 2018. Minimizing the influence of genotype by environment interaction on selection decisions in a sugarcane variety trial [abstract]. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 38:58.
Registration of ‘HoCP 04-838’ sugarcane Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Todd, J.R., White, W.H., Dufrene Jr, E.O., Tew, T.L., Pan, Y.-B., Duet Jr, M.J., Verdun, D.L., Hale, A.L., Dalley, C.D., Grisham, M.P., Gravois, K.A., Jackson, W.R., Miller, J.D. 2018. Registration of ‘HoCP 04-838’ sugarcane. Journal of Plant Registrations. 12:324–332. https://doi.org/10.3198/jpr2017.10.0069crc.
History and progress in Texas: Sugarcane variety development since 2011 - (Abstract Only)
Comstock, J.C., Scott Jr., A.W., Hernandez, E., Davidson, R.W., Grisham, M.P., Dufrene Jr, E.O., Hale, A.L., Todd, J.R., Nuessly, G., Kimbeng, C., Gravois, K., Pontif, M., Waguespack, H.L., Shine Jr, J.M., Prado, J.A. 2018. History and progress in Texas: Sugarcane variety development since 2011 [abstract]. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 38:57-58.
Advances in the basic breeding program - (Abstract Only)
Hale, A.L., White Jr, P.M., Todd, J.R., Dufrene Jr, E.O., Viator, R.P. 2018. Advances in the basic breeding program [abstract]. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 38:57.
2017 Louisiana variety development program infield trials ()
2017 Louisiana “Ho” nursery variety trials ()
New sugarcane hybrids in Saccharum spontaneum cytoplasm developed through a combination of conventional and molecular breeding approaches - (Abstract Only)
Pan, Y., Burner, D.M., Todd, J.R. 2018. New sugarcane hybrids in Saccharum spontaneum cytoplasm developed through a combination of conventional and molecular breeding approaches [abstract]. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 38:56.
Family selection with vegetation indices derived from UAS acquired aerial imagery - (Abstract Only)
Todd, J.R., Johnson, R.M. 2018. Family selection with vegetation indices derived from UAS acquired aerial imagery [abstract]. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 38:66.
Analysis of genotype by environment interaction in Louisiana sugarcane research plots by GGE biplots Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Todd, J.R., Pan, Y.-B, Kimbeng, C., Dufrene Jr, E.O., Waguespack, H., Pontif, M. 2017. Analysis of genotype by environment interaction in Louisiana sugarcane research plots by GGE biplots. Sugar Tech. 20(4):407-419. https://doi:10.1007/s12355-017-056-z.
Ensuring and exploiting the genetic diversity of sugarcane ()
Effect of growing media and fertilization on sugarcane flowering under artificial photoperiod Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hale, A.L., White Jr, P.M., Webber III, C.L., Todd, J.R. 2017. Effect of growing media and fertilization on sugarcane flowering under artificial photoperiod. PLoS One. 12(8):1-10. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0181639.
Distribution and frequency of Bru1, a major brown rust resistance gene, in the sugarcane world collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parco, A.S., Hale, A.L., Avellaneda, M.C., Hoy, J.W., Kimbeng, C.S., Pontiff, M.J., Mccord, P.H., Ayala Silva, T., Todd, J.R., Baisakh, N. 2017. Distribution and frequency of Bru1, a major brown rust resistance gene, in the sugarcane world collection. Plant Breeding. 136:637-651. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbr.12508.
Length and nucleotide sequence polymorphism at the trnL and trnF non-coding regions of chloroplast genomes among Saccharum and Erianthus species - (Abstract Only)
Pan, Y., Todd, J.R., Scheffler, B.E., Hale, A.L., Lomax, L.E., Simpson, S.A., Liu, F., Grisham, M.P. 2017. Length and nucleotide sequence polymorphism at the trnL and trnF non-coding regions of chloroplast genomes among Saccharum and Erianthus species [abstract]. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 37:32.
GGE analysis of ratooning ability in Louisiana sugarcane breeding - (Abstract Only)
Todd, J.R., Kimbeng, C., Hale, A.L., Gravois, K., Dufrene Jr, E.O. 2017. GGE analysis of ratooning ability in Louisiana sugarcane breeding [abstract]. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 37:29-30.
2016 Louisiana variety development program infield trials ()
Dufrene Jr, E.O., Duet Jr, M.J., Adams, F.J., Lovell Jr, L., Todd, J.R., Pontiff, M.J., Hawkins, G.L. 2017. 2016 Louisiana variety development program infield trials. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin. p. 80-89.
2016 Louisiana “Ho” nursery variety trials ()
Dufrene Jr, E.O., Duet Jr, M.J., Adams, F.J., Lovell Jr, L., Todd, J.R. 2017. 2016 Louisiana “Ho” nursery variety trials. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin. p. 65-79.
Fiber composition of a diversity panel of the world collection of sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) and related grasses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Todd, J.R., Sandhu, H., Binder, J., Arundale, R., Gordon, V.S., Song, J., Glaz, B., Wang, J. 2017. Fiber composition of a diversity panel of the world collection of sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) and related grasses. Bragantia. 77(1):48-61. http://doi.org/10.1590/1678-4499.2016525.
Phenotypic evaluation of a diversity panel selected from the world collection of sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) and related grasses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Todd, J.R., Sandhu, H., Hale, A.L., Glaz, B., Wang, J. 2017. Phenotypic evaluation of a diversity panel selected from the world collection of sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) and related grasses. Maydica. 62(2):M19.
Dry mass yield and fiber composition of a diversity panel of the world collection of sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) and related grasses - (Abstract Only)
Todd, J.R., Sandhu, H., Wang, J., Gordon, V.S., Glaz, B.S. 2016. Dry mass yield and fiber composition of a diversity panel of the world collection of sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) and related grasses [abstract]. HortScience. 51(9):S70.
Notice of release of sugarcane variety HoCP 09-804 ()
Todd, J.R. 2016. Notice of release of sugarcane variety HoCP 09-804. Sugar Bulletin. 94(10):17-19.
Natural allelic variations in highly polyploidy Saccharum complex Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Song, J., Yang, X., Resende, M., Neves, L.G., Todd, J.R., Zhang, J., Comstock, J.C., Wang, J. 2016. Natural allelic variations in highly polyploidy Saccharum complex. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:804. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00804.
2015 Louisiana “Ho” nursery variety trials ()
Dufrene Jr, E.O., Duet Jr, M.J., Adams, F.J., White, W.H., Todd, J.R. 2016. 2015 Louisiana “Ho” nursery variety trials. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin. p. 66-81.
Historical use of cultivars as parents in Florida and Louisiana sugarcane breeding programs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Todd, J.R., Glaz, B.S., Burner, D.M., Kimbeng, C. 2015. Historical use of cultivars as parents in Florida and Louisiana sugarcane breeding programs. International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN). Article ID 257417. 2015:1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/257417.
Genotypes Using Best Linear Unbiased Predictors. Journal of American Society of Sugar Cane Technologist - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tahir, M., Khalil, I., Mccord, P.H., Todd, J.R. 2014. Genotypes Using Best Linear Unbiased Predictors. Journal of American Society of Sugar Cane Technologist. American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 34: 44-56.2014.
Promoting utilization of Saccharum spp. genetic resources though genetic diversity analysis and core collection construction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nayak, S.N., Song, J., Villa, A., Pathak, B., Ayala Silva, T., Yang, X., Todd, J.R., Glynn, N.C., Kuhn, D.N., Glaz, B.S., Gilbert, R., Comstock, J.C., Wang, J. 2014. Promoting utilization of Saccharum spp. genetic resources though genetic diversity analysis and core collection construction. PLoS One. 9(10):e110856. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110856.
Evaluating sugarcane families by the DTOPSIS method - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhao, P., Todd, J.R., Xia, H., Zhao, J., Liu, J., Yang, K., Hou, C., Zan, F., Yao, L., Wu, C., Chen, X. 2014. Evaluating sugarcane families by the method of Dynamic Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (DTOPSIS) Bragantia. 73(3)229-236.
Stability of genotypes and sources of variability in the Canal Point sugarcane cultivar selection program - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tahir, M., Khalil, I.H., Mccord, P.H., Glaz, B.S., Todd, J.R. 2014. Stability of genotypes and sources of variability in the Canal Point sugarcane cultivar selection program. Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists. 34 pgs. 1-20.
Phenotypic Characterization of the Miami World Collection of Sugarcane and Related Grasses for Selecting a Representative Core - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Todd, J.R., Wang, J., Glaz, B.S., Sood, S.G., Ayala Silva, T., Nayak, S.N., Glynn, N.C., Gutierrez, O.A., Kuhn, D.N., Tahir, M., Comstock, J.C. 2014. Phenotypic Characterization of the Miami World Collection of Sugarcane and Related Grasses for Selecting a Representative Core. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 61:1581-1596.
Phenotyping of Association Mapping Panel of Sugarcane and Related Grasses - (Abstract Only)
Todd, J.R., Glaz, B.S., Wang, J., Sood, S.G., Comstock, J.C. 2014. Phenotyping of Association Mapping Panel of Sugarcane and Related Grasses. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. p. 184.
Genetic Diversity and Genome Complexity of Sugarcane - (Abstract Only)
Wang, J., Song, J., Todd, J.R., Spurthi, N., Zhang, J., Villa, A., Glaz, B. 2014. Genetic Diversity and Genome Complexity of Sugarcane. Plant and Animal Genome. p. W089.
SUGARCANE GENOTYPE SELECTION ON A SAND SOIL WITH AND WITHOUT ADDED MILL MUD Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Todd, J.R., Glaz, B.S., Irey, M.S., Zhao, D., Hu, C., El-Hout, N. 2014. SUGARCANE GENOTYPE SELECTION ON A SAND SOIL WITH AND WITHOUT ADDED MILL MUD. Agronomy Journal. 106(1):315-323.
Core Selection from the Miami World Collection of Sugarcane and Related Grasses using Phenotypic Markers - (Abstract Only)
Todd, J.R., Ayala Silva, T., Glaz, B.S., Wang, J., Sood, S.G., Nayak, S.N., Glynn, N.C., Gutierrez, O.A., Kuhn, D.N., Comstock, J.C. 2013. Core Selection from the Miami World Collection of Sugarcane and Related Grasses using Phenotypic Markers. Sugar Journal. p. 3.
Exploring Broad Genetic Resources Available to Sugarcane - (Abstract Only)
Wang, J.P., Ayala-Silva, T., Nayak, S.N., Todd, J.R., Villa, A., Glynn, N.C., Yang, X., Glaz, B.S., Comstock, J.C., Kuhn, D.N., Gutierrez, O.A., Gilbert, R. 2012. Exploring Broad Genetic Resources Available to Sugarcane. Symposium on New Paradigms in Sugarcane Research, October 15-17, 2012, Coimbatore, India. p.172. Ed. by R. Viswanathan et al.
Phenotypic evaluation of the World Collection of Sugarcane and Related Grasses - (Abstract Only)
Todd, J.R., Glynn, N.C., Ayala Silva, T., Glaz, B.S., Wang, J., Sood, S.G., Nayak, S.N., Gutierrez, O.A., Kuhn, D.N., Comstock, J.C. 2013. Phenotypic evaluation of the World Collection of Sugarcane and Related Grasses. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P. 7.