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Ebrahiem Babiker
Southern Horticultural Research
Research Geneticist (Plants)

Phone: (601) 403-8769
Fax: (601) 795-4965

810 HWY 26 WEST
POPLARVILLE, MS 394700287
Projects
Blueberry and Woody Ornamental Plant Improvement in the Southeast United States
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434163
Impact of Drought and High Soil pH on Blueberries rhizosphere Microbiome
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434978
Screening Blueberry for Higher pH Tolerance and Muscadine and Bunch Grapes for Resistance to Pierce’s Disease
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435345
Determining the Best Management Practices for Growing Small Fruits in Containers using High Tunnels and Alternative Media Substrates
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 435503
Karyotype Analysis of Vaccinium Species
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437110
Development of New Genomic Resources and Tools for Molecular Breeding in Muscadine Grape
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438652
Genomic Research on Ornamental Plants in the Southeastern U.S.
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430783

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Draft genome assembly of Passalora sequoiae a needle blight pathogen on leyland cypress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Genomic insight into the developmental history of southern highbush blueberry populations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nishiyama, S., Fujikawa, M., Yamane, H., Shirasawa, K., Babiker, E.M., Tao, R. 2020. Genomic insight into the developmental history of southern highbush blueberry populations. Heredity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41437-020-00362-0.
Draft genome sequences of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. fastidiosa strains OK3, VB11, and NOB1 isolated from bunch and muscadine grapes grown in southern Mississippi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mavrodi, O.V., Mavrodi, D.V., Stafine, E.T., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Babiker, E.M. 2020. Draft genome sequences of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. fastidiosa strains OK3, VB11, and NOB1 isolated from bunch and muscadine grapes grown in southern Mississippi. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9(25):1-2. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00562-20.
Comparative analysis of rhizosphere microbiomes of southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.), Darrow’s blueberry (V. darrowii Camp.), and rabbiteye blueberry (V. virgatum Aiton) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, J., Mavrodi, O., Hou, J., Blackman, C., Babiker, E.M., Mavrodi, D. 2020. Comparative analysis of rhizosphere microbiomes of southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.), Darrow’s blueberry (V. darrowii Camp.), and rabbiteye blueberry (V. virgatum Aiton). Frontiers in Microbiology. 11:370. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2020.00370/full.
Determination of nuclear DNA content, ploidy, and FISH location of ribosomal DNA in Hibiscus hamabo Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Islam-Faridi, N., Babiker, E.M., Nelson, C., Stringer, S.J., Adamczyk Jr, J.J. 2020. Determination of nuclear DNA content, ploidy, and FISH location of ribosomal DNA in Hibiscus hamabo. Scientia Horticulturae. 264:109167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2019.109167.
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.
Characterization and pathogenicity of stem blight complex isolates associated with stem blight disease on Vaccinium species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Babiker, E.M., Stringer, S.J., Sakhanokho, H.F., Smith, B.J., Polashock, J.J. 2019. Characterization and pathogenicity of stem blight complex isolates associated with stem blight disease on Vaccinium species. HortScience. 54:1199-1203. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI14033-19.
High-frequency somatic embryogenesis, nuclear DNA estimation of milkweed species (Asclepias latifolia, A. speciosa, and A. subverticillata), and genome size stability of regenerants. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakhanokho, H.F., Babiker, E.M., Smith, B.J., Drackett, P.R. 2019. High-frequency somatic embryogenesis, nuclear DNA estimation, and genome size stability of micropropagated milkweed (Asclepias spp.) plants. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture. 137:149-156.
‘Muffin Man’ an edible ornamental rabbiteye blueberry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Babiker, E.M., Stringer, S.J., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Sakhanokho, H.F., Draper, A. 2018. ‘Muffin Man’ an edible ornamental rabbiteye blueberry. HortScience. 53(10):1523-1524. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI13372-18.
Reaction of different vaccinium species to the blueberry leaf rust pathogen Thekopsora minima Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Babiker, E.M., Stringer, S.J., Smith, B.J., Sakhanokho, H.F. 2018. Reaction of different vaccinium species to the blueberry leaf rust pathogen Thekopsora minima. HortScience. 53(10):1447-1452. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI13319-18.
Breeding trait priorities of the blueberry industry in the United States and Canada Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gallardo, R.K., Zhang, Q., Klingthong, P., Dossett, M., Polashock, J.J., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Vorsa, N., Edger, P., Scherm, H., Ashrafi, H., Babiker, E.M., Finn, C.E., Iorizzo, M. 2018. Breeding trait priorities of the blueberry industry in the United States and Canada. HortScience. 53(7):1021-1028. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI12964-18.
Comparison of whole plant and detached leaf screening techniques for identifying anthracnose resistance in strawberry plants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller Butler, M.A., Smith, B.J., Babiker, E.M., Kreiser, B.R., Blythe, E.K. 2018. Comparison of whole plant and detached leaf screening techniques for identifying anthracnose resistance in strawberry plants. Plant Disease. 102(11):2112-2119. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-17-1138-RE.
Temperature-sensitive wheat stem rust resistance gene Sr15 is effective against Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici race TTKSK Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, L., Babiker, E.M., Nava, I.C., Nirmala, J., Bedo, Z., Lang, L., Chao, S., Gale, S.W., Jin, Y., Anderson, J.A., Bansal, U., Park, R.F., Rouse, M.N., Bonman, J.M., Bariana, H. 2018. Temperature-sensitive wheat stem rust resistance gene Sr15 is effective against Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici race TTKSK. Plant Pathology. http://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.12928.
Analysis and mapping of Rhizoctonia root rot resistance traits from the synthetic wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) line SYN-172 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mahoney, A., Babiker, E.M., Okubara, P.A., See, D.R., Paulitz, T.C., Hulbert, S.H. 2017. Analysis and mapping of Rhizoctonia root rot resistance traits from the synthetic wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) line SYN-172. Molecular Breeding. 37:130. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-017-0730-9.
Characterization and genome-wide association mapping of resistance to leaf rust, stem rust and stripe rust in a geographically diverse collection of spring wheat landraces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kankwatsa, P., Singh, D., Thomson, P., Newcomb, M., Babiker, E.M., Bonman, J.M., Park, R.F. 2017. Characterization and genome-wide association mapping of resistance to leaf rust, stem rust and stripe rust in a geographically diverse collection of spring wheat landraces. Molecular Breeding. 37(9):1-24. doi:10.1007/s1103201707078.
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.
Mapping Wheat Stem Rust Resistance Genes in 'Kingbird' - (Abstract Only)
Genetic loci conditioning adult plant resistance to the Ug99 race group and seedling resistance to races TRTTF and TTTTF of the stem rust pathogen in wheat landrace CItr 15026 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Babiker, E.M., Gordon, T.C., Chao, S., Rouse, M.N., Jin, Y., Bhavani, S., Wanyera, R., Newcomb, M., Bonman, J.M. 2017. Genetic loci conditioning adult plant resistance to the Ug99 race group and seedling resistance to races TRTTF and TTTTF of the stem rust pathogen in wheat landrace CItr 15026. Plant Disease. 101(3):496-501.
Molecular mapping of stem rust resistance loci effective against the Ug99 race group of the stem rust pathogen and identification of SNP marker linked to stem rust resistance gene Sr28 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Babiker, E.M., Gordon, T.C., Chao, S., Rouse, M.N., Acevedo, M., Wanyera, R., Brown Guedira, G.L., Bonman, J.M. 2017. Molecular mapping of stem rust resistance loci effective against the Ug99 race group of the stem rust pathogen and identification of SNP marker linked to stem rust resistance gene Sr28. Phytopathology. 107(2):208-215.
Genetic mapping of resistance to the Ug99 race group of Puccinia graminis f. sp tritici in a spring wheat landrace CItr 4311 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Babiker, E.M., Gordon, T.C., Chao, S., Rouse, M.N., Brown Guedira, G.L., Pretorius, Z.A., Wanyera, R., Newcomb, M., Bonman, J.M. 2016. Genetic mapping of resistance to the Ug99 race group of Puccinia graminis f. sp tritici in a spring wheat landrace CItr 4311. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 129(11):2161-2170.
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.
Characterizing and mapping resistance in synthetic-derived wheat to Rhizoctonia root rot in a green bridge environment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mahoney, A., Babiker, E.M., Paulitz, T.C., See, D.R., Okubara, P.A., Hulbert, S. 2016. Characterizing and mapping resistance in synthetic-derived wheat to Rhizoctonia root rot in a green bridge environment. Phytopathology. 106:1170-1176.
Markers linked to wheat stem rust resistance gene Sr11 effective to Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici race TKTTF - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nirmala, J.H., Chao, S., Olivera, P., Babiker, E.M., Abeyo, B., Tadesse, Z., Imtiaz, M., Talbert, L., Blake, N., Akhunov, E., Pumphrey, M.O., Jin, Y., Rouse, M.N. 2016. Markers linked to wheat stem rust resistance gene Sr11 effective to Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici race TKTTF. Phytopathology. 106(11):1352-1358.
Markers linked to wheat stem rust resistance gene Sr11 effective to Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici race TKTTF - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nirmala, J.H., Chao, S., Olivera, P., Babiker, E.M., Abeyo, B., Tadesse, Z., Imtiaz, M., Talbert, L., Blake, N., Akhunov, E., Pumphrey, M., Rouse, M.N., Jin, Y. 2017. Markers linked to wheat stem rust resistance gene Sr11 effective to Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici race TKTTF. Phytopathology. 106(11):1352-1358.
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.
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.
Rapid identification of resistance loci effective against Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici race TTKSK in 33 spring wheat landraces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Babiker, E.M., Bonman, J.M., Gordon, T.C., Chao, S., Rouse, M.N., Brown Guedira, G.L., Williamson, S., Pretorius, Z.A. 2016. Rapid identification of resistance loci effective against Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici race TTKSK in 33 spring wheat landraces. Plant Disease. 100(2):331-336.
Mapping resistance to the Ug99 race group of the stem rust pathogen in a spring wheat landrace - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Babiker, E.M., Bonman, J.M., Gordon, T.C., Chao, S., Newcomb, M.S., Rouse, M.N., Jin, Y., Wanyera, R., Acevedo, M., Brown Guedira, G.L., Williamson, S. 2015. Mapping resistance to the Ug99 race group of the stem rust pathogen in a spring wheat landrace. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 128:605-612. doi:10.1007/s00122-015-2456-6.
Quantitative trait loci from two genotypes of oat (Avena sativa L.) conditioning resistance to Puccinia coronata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Babiker, E.M., Gordon, T.C., Obert, D.E., Jackson, E.W., Harrison, S.A., Chao, S., Carson, M.L., Bonman, J.M. 2015. Quantitative trait loci from two genotypes of oat (Avena sativa L.) conditioning resistance to Puccinia coronata. Phytopathology. 105(2):239-245.