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Kevin Dorn
Soil Management and Sugarbeet Research
Research Geneticist (Plants)

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Projects
Genomic Mining of Sugar Beet Crop Wild Relative Germplasm Resources for New Sources of Disease Resistance
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 444262
Evaluating and Incorporating Resistance to Important Diseases and Pests of Sugar Beet from Crop Wild Relatives
Grant (G)
  Accession Number: 441559
Genomics-assisted Disease Resistance Gene Mining of the Sugar Beet Wild Relative Beta corolliflora
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440547
Development of a Genomic Selection Model for Rhizoctonia Root and Crown Rot Resistance Across ARS Breeding Programs
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444849

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Beet crop wild relative germplasm mining uncovers new sources of disease resistance - (Abstract Only)
Dorn, K.M. 2024. Beet crop wild relative germplasm mining uncovers new sources of disease resistance. 79th IIRB Congress 'Innovation: our driver for a profitable and ecologically balanced sugar beet production'. Meeting Abstract.
A genomic retrospective of beet breeding progress - (Abstract Only)
Dorn, K.M. 2023. A genomic retrospective of beet breeding progress. Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress Asia. Meeting Abstract.
Registration of sugar beet genetic stocks FC308 (PI701378) and FC309 (PI700990) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Todd, O.E., Nielson, A.L., Fenwick, A.L., Hanson, L.E., Richardson, K.L., Dorn, K.M. 2024. Registration of sugar beet genetic stocks FC308 (PI701378) and FC309 (PI700990). Journal of Plant Registrations. https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20345.
Beet crop wild relative germplasm mining uncovers new sources of disease resistance - (Abstract Only)
Dorn, K.M. 2023. Beet crop wild relative germplasm mining uncovers new sources of disease resistance. International Plant and Animal Genome Conference Sugar Crops Workshop. Meeting Abstract.
USDA-ARS Plant Introduction lines evaluated for rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2022 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Strausbaugh, C.A., Majumdar, R. 2023. USDA-ARS Plant Introduction lines evaluated for rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2022. Plant Disease Management Reports. 17. eArticle V114.
Evaluation of USDA-ARS sugar beet germplasm for resistance to rhizomania and storage rot in Idaho, 2022 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Strausbaugh, C.A., Majumdar, R. 2023. Evaluation of USDA-ARS sugar beet germplasm for resistance to rhizomania and storage rot in Idaho, 2022. Plant Disease Management Reports. 17. Article eV153.
Evaluation of Beta PIs from the USDA-ARS, NPGS for Rhizoctonia crown and root rot resistance, 2022 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Metz, N.J., Fenwick, A.L., Todd, O.E., Kumar, A., Yeater, K.M., Nielson, A.L., Floyd, B.A., Sowder, B.M. 2023. Evaluation of Beta PIs from the USDA-ARS, NPGS for Rhizoctonia crown and root rot resistance, 2022. Plant Disease Management Reports. 17. Article eV103.
Genomic insights into the NPGS intermediate wheatgrass germplasm collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crain, J.L., Larson, S.R., Sthapit, S., Jensen, K.B., Poland, J.A., Dorn, K.M., Thomas, A., DeHaan, L. 2023. Genomic insights into the NPGS intermediate wheatgrass germplasm collection. Crop Science. 63(3):1381-1396. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20944.
Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS Plant Introduction lines, 2022 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Strausbaugh, C.A., Galewski, P.J. 2023. Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS Plant Introduction lines, 2022. Plant Disease Management Reports. 17. Article eV033.
Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS Fort Collins sugar beet pre-breeding germplasm, 2022 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evaluation of NPGS germplasm for resistance to sugar beet root maggot, 2022 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chu, C.N., Hellier, B.C., Dorn, K.M. 2023. Evaluation of NPGS germplasm for resistance to sugar beet root maggot, 2022. Arthropod Management Tests. 48(1). Article tsad002. https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsad002.
New QTL associated with Rhizoctonia solani Kühn resistance identified in two table beet x sugar beet F2:3 populations using a new table beet reference genome Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wigg, K., Brainard, S., Metz, N.J., Dorn, K.M., Goldman, I. 2023. New QTL associated with Rhizoctonia solani Kühn resistance identified in two table beet x sugar beet F2:3 populations using a new table beet reference genome. Crop Science. 63(2):535-555. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20865.
A contiguous de novo genome assembly of sugar beet EL10 (Beta vulgaris L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McGrath, J.M., Funk, A., Galewski, P., Ou, S., Townsend, B., Davenport, K., Daligault, H., Johnson, S., Lee, J., Hastie, A., Naegele, R.P., Dorn, K.M. 2022. A contiguous de novo genome assembly of sugar beet EL10 (Beta vulgaris L.). DNA Research. 30(1). Article edsac033. https://doi.org/10.1093/dnares/dsac033.
Evaluation of Rhizoctonia root and crown rot resistance in USDA-ARS Fort Collins germplasm releases, 2020 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Metz, N.J., Fenwick, A.L., Yeater, K.M., Nielson, A.L., Floyd, B.A., Sowder, B.M., Dorn, K.M. 2022. Evaluation of Rhizoctonia root and crown rot resistance in USDA-ARS Fort Collins germplasm releases, 2020. Plant Disease Management Reports. 16. Article eV173.
Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS NPGS Plant Introduction lines, 2021 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Strausbaugh, C.A., Galewski, P.J. 2022. Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS NPGS Plant Introduction lines, 2021. Plant Disease Management Reports. 16. Article eV166.
Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS pre-breeding germplasm, 2021 - (Abstract Only)
Dorn, K.M., Strausbaugh, C.A., Galewski, P.J. 2022. Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS pre-breeding germplasm, 2021. Plant Disease Management Reports. 16. Article eV165.
Evaluation of USDA-ARS Beta vulgaris pre-breeding germplasm for resistance to Rhizoctonia crown and root rot, 2021 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Fenwick, A.L., Metz, N.J., Yeater, K.M., Nielson, A.L., Floyd, B.A., Sowder, B.M. 2022. Evaluation of USDA-ARS Beta vulgaris pre-breeding germplasm for resistance to Rhizoctonia crown and root rot, 2021. Plant Disease Management Reports. 16. Article eV162.
Evaluation of Beta PIs from the USDA-ARS, NPGS for Rhizoctonia crown and root rot resistance, 2021 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Metz, N.J., Fenwick, A.L., Yeater, K.M., Nielson, A.L., Floyd, B.A., Sowder, B.M. 2022. Evaluation of Beta PIs from the USDA-ARS, NPGS for Rhizoctonia crown and root rot resistance, 2021. Plant Disease Management Reports. 16. Article eV161.
USDA-ARS Plant Introduction lines evaluated for Rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2021 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Strausbaugh, C.A. 2022. USDA-ARS plant introduction lines evaluated for rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2021. Plant Disease Management Reports. 16. Article eV126.
USDA-ARS pre-breeding germplasm evaluated for Rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2021 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Strausbaugh, C.A. 2022. USDA-ARS pre-breeding germplasm evaluated for Rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2021. Plant Disease Management Reports. 16. Article eV125.
Genetic architecture and QTL selection response for Kernza perennial grain domestication traits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crain, J., Larson, S.R., Dorn, K.M., DeHaan, L., Poland, J. 2022. Genetic architecture and QTL selection response for Kernza perennial grain domestication traits. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 135:2769-2784. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-022-04148-2.
Chromosome-level Thlaspi arvense genome provides new tools for translational research and for a newly domesticated cash cover crop of the cooler climates Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nunn, A., Rodriguez, I., Tandukar, Z., Frels, K., Contreras-Garrido, A., Carbonell-Bejerano, P., Zhang, P., Ramos, D., Jandrasits, K., Lanz, C., Brusa, A., Mirouze, M., Dorn, K.M., Jarvis, B., Sedbrook, J., Wyse, D., Otto, C., Langenberger, D., Weigel, D., Marks, M.D., Anderson, J., Becker, C., Chopra, R. 2022. Chromosome-level Thlaspi arvense genome provides new tools for translational research and for a newly domesticated cash cover crop of the cooler climates. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 20(5):944-963. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13775.
Evaluation of Beta vulgaris USDA-ARS germplasm releases for rhizoctonia crown and root rot resistance, 2020 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Fenwick, A.L., Yeater, K.M., Nielson, A.L., Floyd, B.A., Metz, N.J., Sowder, B.M. 2021. Evaluation of Beta vulgaris USDA-ARS germplasm releases for rhizoctonia crown and root rot resistance, 2020. Plant Disease Management Reports. 15. Article eV166.
USDA-ARS plant introduction lines evaluated for rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2020 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Strausbaugh, C.A. 2021. USDA-ARS plant introduction lines evaluated for rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2020. Plant Disease Management Reports. 15. Article eV165.
Ft. Collins sugar beet germplasm evaluated for rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2020 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Strausbaugh, C.A. 2021. Ft. Collins sugar beet germplasm evaluated for rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2020. Plant Disease Management Reports. 15. Article eV164.
Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS Ft. Collins germplasm, 2020 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Fenwick, A.L., Strausbaugh, C.A. 2021. Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS Ft. Collins germplasm, 2020. Plant Disease Management Reports. 15.
Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS plant introduction lines of sugar beet, 2020 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorn, K.M., Fenwick, A.L., Strausbaugh, C.A. 2021. Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS plant introduction lines of sugar beet, 2020. Plant Disease Management Reports. 15.
A needle in a seedstack: An improved method for detection of rare alleles in bulk seed testing through KASP Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brusa, A., Patterson, E., Gaines, T., Dorn, K.M., Westra, P., Kuepper, A., Sparks, C., Wyse, D. 2021. A needle in a seedstack: An improved method for detection of rare alleles in bulk seed testing through KASP. Pest Management Science. 77(5):2477-2484. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6278.
Nested association mapping reveals the genetic architecture of spike emergence and anthesis timing in intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Altendorf, K.R., Larson, S.R., Dehaan, L.R., Crain, J., Neyhart, J., Dorn, K.M., Anderson, J.A. 2021. Nested association mapping reveals the genetic architecture of spike emergence and anthesis timing in intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium). G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 11(3). Article jkab025. https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab025.
The Aegilops ventricosa 2NvS segment in bread wheat: Cytology, genomics and breeding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, L., Koo, D., Juliana, P., Rife, T., Singh, D., Da Silva, C., Lux, T., Dorn, K.M., Clinesmith, M., Silva, P., Wang, X., Spannagl, M., Monat, C., Friebe, B., Steuernagel, B., Muehlbauer, G., Pozniak, C., Singh, R., Stein, N., Mascher, M., Fritz, A., Poland, J., Walkowiak, S. 2020. The Aegilops ventricosa 2NvS segment in bread wheat: Cytology, genomics and breeding. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 134:529-542. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-020-03712-y.
Patterns of genetic variation in a prairie wildflower, silphium integrifolium, suggest a non-prairie origin and untapped variation available for improved breeding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raduski, A., Herman, A., Pogoda, C., Dorn, K.M., Van Tassel, D., Kane, N., Brandvain, Y. 2021. Patterns of genetic variation in a prairie wildflower, silphium integrifolium, suggest a non-prairie origin and untapped variation available for improved breeding. American Journal of Botany. 108(1):145-158. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1603.
Nucleic acid damage and DNA damage repair are affected by freezing stress in annual wheat (Triticum aestivum) and by both plant age and freezing in its perennial relative (Thinopyrum intermedium) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaikumar, N.S., Dorn, K.M., Baas, D., Wilke, B., Kapp, C., Snapp, S. 2020. Nucleic acid damage and DNA damage repair are affected by freezing stress in annual wheat (Triticum aestivum) and by both plant age and freezing in its perennial relative (Thinopyrum intermedium). American Journal of Botany. 107(12):1693-1709. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1584.
Sequenced-based paternity analysis to improve breeding and identify self-incompatibility loci in intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crain, J., Larson, S.R., Dorn, K.M., Kantarski, T., Dehaan, L., Poland, J. 2020. Sequenced-based paternity analysis to improve breeding and identify self-incompatibility loci in intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium). Theoretical and Applied Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-020-03666-1.
Transcriptional reprogramming and enhanced photosynthesis drive inducible salt tolerance in sugarcane mutant M4209 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Negi, P., Pandey, M., Dorn, K.M., Nikam, A., Devarmuth, R., Srivastava, A., Suprasanna, P. 2020. Transcriptional reprogramming and enhanced photosynthesis drive inducible salt tolerance in sugarcane mutant M4209. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71(19):6159-6173. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eraa339.
Ft. Collins sugar beet germplasm evaluated for rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2019 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strausbaugh, C.A., Dorn, K.M., Fenwick, A.L. 2020. Ft. Collins sugar beet germplasm evaluated for rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2019. Plant Disease Management Reports. 14:V138.
Evaluation of Beta PIs from the USDA-ARS, NPGS for Rhizoctonia crown and root rot resistance, 2018. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS Ft. Collins germplasm, 2019 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strausbaugh, C.A., Dorn, K.M., Fenwick, A.L. 2020. Beet curly top resistance in USDA-ARS Ft. Collins germplasm, 2019. Plant Disease Management Reports. 14:CF043.
A large-scale multi-faceted screen identifies crucial domestication traits needed to create a new ecofriendly cash cover crop Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chopra, R., Johnson, E., Emenecker, R., Cahoon, E., Lyons, J., Kliebenstein, D., Daniels, E., Dorn, K.M., Esfahanian, M., Folstad, N., Frels, K., McGinn, M., Ott, M., Gallaher, C., Altendorf, K., Berroyer, A., Ismail, B., Anderson, J., Wyse, D., Umaslov, T., Sedbrook, J., Marks, D.M. 2020. A large-scale multi-faceted screen identifies crucial domestication traits needed to create a new ecofriendly cash cover crop. Nature Food. https://doi.org//10.1038/s43016-019-0007-z.
Genetic diversity of field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) reveals untapped variability and paths toward selection for domestication Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Frels, K., Chopra, R., Dorn, K.M., Wyse, D., Marks, M., Anderson, J.A. 2019. Genetic diversity of field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) reveals untapped variability and paths toward selection for domestication. Agronomy Journal. 9(6):302. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9060302.