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Michael Hardigan
Horticultural Crops Production and Genetic Improvement Research Unit
Research Geneticist (Plants)

Phone: (541) 738-4037
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Projects
Genetic Improvement of Blackberry, Red and Black Raspberry, and Blueberry
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 444118
Impact of Primocane Management and Plant Spacing on Planting Performance and Economic Returns of 'Columbia Star' Blackberry
Grant (G)
  Accession Number: 444958
Advancement of Strawberries for Indoor Environments: Mapping Chemical Compositions, Genetics, and Growing Conditions for Premium Flavor
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 443386
Small Fruit Breeding in the Pacific Northwest
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437058
Testing and Evaluation of Berry Crops for Commercial Production in the Pacific Northwest
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 439055
Quality Evaluation of Berry Selections and Varieties
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 443239

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Calcium accumulation in developing fruits of raspberry and blackberry Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Dias Da Silva, A., Orr, S.T., Kraft, M., Hardigan, M.A., Maupin, B., Pio, R., Bryla, D.R., DeVetter, L.W. 2024. Calcium accumulation in developing fruits of raspberry and blackberry. Acta Horticulturae. 1388:339-345. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2024.1388.49.
Caneberry breeding program synopsis for Breeding Insight website - (Other)
Hardigan, M.A., Lee, J. 2024. Caneberry breeding program synopsis for Breeding Insight website. Breeding Insight website. https://breedinginsight.org/blackberryandraspberry/.
Wide Hybrids Uncover Useful Heterosis, Good Inbreeding, and Outbreeding Depression in Strawberry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feldmann, M.J., Pincot, D.D., Hardigan, M.A., Seymour, D.K., Famula, R., López, C.M., Bjornson, M., Jimenez, N.P., Petrasch, S., Blanco-Ulate, B., Cole, G.S., Knapp, S.J. 2024. Wide Hybrids Uncover Useful Heterosis, Good Inbreeding, and Outbreeding Depression in Strawberry. Genetics.
A black raspberry fingerprinting set identifies seedlings in two families - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
A medium-density genotyping platform for cultivated strawberry using DArTag technology Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hardigan, M.A., Feldmann, M.J., Carling, J., Zhu, A., Kilian, A., Famula, R.F., Cole, G.S., Knapp, S.J. 2023. A medium-density genotyping platform for cultivated strawberry using DArTag technology. The Plant Genome. 16:e20399. https://doi.org/10.1002/tpg2.20399.
Development of KASP fingerprinting panel for clonal identification in red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Clare, S.J., King, R., Hardigan, M.A., Dossett, M., Montanari, S., Chagne, D., Ochsenfeld, C., Britton, C., Rapp, R., Bassil, N.V. 2023. Development of KASP fingerprinting panel for clonal identification in red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.). Plant Breeding. http://doi.org/10.1111/pbr.13141.
A black raspberry fingerprinting set identifies seedlings in two populations - (Abstract Only)
Bassil, N.V., King, R., Peterson, M.E., Dossett, M., Hardigan, M.A. 2023. A black raspberry fingerprinting set identifies seedlings in two populations. Meeting Abstract.
Marker Assisted Selection and Genomic Prediction in Blueberries through the Breeding Insight Initiative - (Abstract Only)
Novel Fusarium wilt resistance genes uncovered in natural and cultivated strawberry populations are found on three non-homoeologous chromosomes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pincot, D.D., Feldmann, M.J., Hardigan, M.A., Vachev, M.V., Henry, P.M., Gordon, T.R., Bjornson, M., Rodriguez, A., Cobo, N., Famula, R., Cole, G.S., Coaker, G.L., Knapp, S.J. 2022. Novel Fusarium wilt resistance genes uncovered in natural and cultivated strawberry populations are found on three non-homoeologous chromosomes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 135:2121-2145. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-022-04102-2.
There and back again; historical perspective and future directions for Vaccinium breeding and research studies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Edger, P.P., Iorizzo, M., Bassil, N.V., Benevenuto, J., Ferrao, L.F., Giongo, L., Hummer, K.E., Lawas, L.F., Leisner, C.P., Li, C., Munoz, P., Ashrafi, H., Atucha, A., Babiker, E.M., Canales, E., Chagne, D., DeVetter, L., Ehlenfeldt, M.K., Espley, R.V., Gallardo, K., Gunther, C.S., Hardigan, M.A., Hulse-Kemp, A.M., Jacobs, M.L., Lila, M., Luby, C.H., Main, D., Mengist, M.F., Owens, G.L., Perkins-Veazie, P., Polashock, J.J., Pottorff, M., Rowland, L.J., Sims, C.A., Song, G., Spencer, J., Vorsa, N., Yocca, A.E., Zalapa, J.E. 2022. There and back again; historical perspective and future directions for Vaccinium breeding and research studies. Horticulture Research. 9. Article uhac083. https://doi.org/10.1093/hr/uhac083.
First report of Gnomoniopsis idaeicola causing cane wilt and canker in commercial blackberry fields in Oregon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stockwell, V.O., Shaffer, B.T., McGhee, G., Hardigan, M.A. 2022. First report of Gnomoniopsis idaeicola causing cane wilt and canker in commercial blackberry fields in Oregon. Plant Disease. 106(7):1980. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-21-2397-PDN.
Blueprint for phasing and assembling the genomes of heterozygous polyploids: application to the octoploid genome of strawberry Reprint Icon - (Research Notes)
Hardigan, M.A., Feldman, M.J., Pincot, D.D., Famula, R.A., Vachev, M.V., Madera, M.A., Zerbe, P., Mars, K., Peluso, P., Rank, D., Ou, S., Saski, C.A., Acharya, C.B., Cole, G.S., Yocca, A.E., Platts, O., Edger, P.P., Knapp, S.J. 2021. Blueprint for phasing and assembling the genomes of heterozygous polyploids: application to the octoploid genome of strawberry. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.11.03.467115.
Genomic prediction of strawberry resistance to post-harvest fruit decay caused by the fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petrasch, S., Mesquida-Pesci, S.D., Pincot, D.D., Feldmann, M.J., Lopez, C.M., Famula, R., Hardigan, M.A., Cole, G.S., Knapp, S.J., Blanco-Ulate, B. 2021. Genomic prediction of strawberry resistance to post-harvest fruit decay caused by the fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 12(1). Article jkab378. https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab378.
Lessons learned from 30 years of evaluating northern highbush blueberry genotypes – the importance of rotating plantings and using commercial production methods - (Abstract Only)
Jones, P., Luby, C., Strik, B., Mackey, T.A., Hardigan, M.A., Finn, C.E. 2021. Lessons learned from 30 years of evaluating northern highbush blueberry genotypes – the importance of rotating plantings and using commercial production methods. International Society for Horticultural Science Meeting. Virtual online meeting, August 30-September 1, 2021.
Diversification, spread, and admixture of octoploid strawberry in the western hemisphere Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bird, K.A., Hardigan, M.A., Ragsdale, A.P., Knapp, S.J., VanBuren, R., Edger, P.P. 2021. Diversification, spread, and admixture of octoploid strawberry in the western hemisphere. American Journal of Botany. 108(11):2269-2281. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1776.
Resolving identity of blueberry cultivars with a microsatellite fingerprinting set - (Abstract Only)
Yalcin, O., Green, J., Nyberg, A.M., Hummer, K.E., Hardigan, M.A., Luby, C., Bassil, N.V. 2021. Resolving identity of blueberry cultivars with a microsatellite fingerprinting set. Abstract for the American Society for Horticultural Science Meeting in August 5-9, 2021, virtual meeting.
Towards QTL analysis of phenological and fruit quality traits in a tetraploid highbush blueberry population - (Abstract Only)
Yalcin, O., Finn, C.E., Mackey, T.A., Pottorf, M., Iorizzo, M., Hardigan, M.A., Luby, C., Bassil, N.V. 2021. Towards QTL analysis of phenological and fruit quality traits in a tetraploid highbush blueberry population. Abstract for American Society of Horticultural Sciences in August 5-9, 2021, virtual meeting.
Unraveling the complex hybrid ancestry and domestication history of cultivated strawberry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hardigan, M.A., Lorant, A., Pincot, D., Feldmann, M., Famula, R., Acharya, C., Lee, S., Verma, S., Whitaker, V., Bassil, N.V., Zurn, J.D., Cole, G., Bird, K., Edger, P., Knapp, S. 2021. Unraveling the complex hybrid ancestry and domestication history of cultivated strawberry. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 38(6):2285-2305. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msab024.
USDA-ARS-HCRU small fruit breeding program report to north central coordinating committee small fruits and viticulture (NCCC-212) - (Other)
Hardigan, M.A., Lee, J. 2020. USDA-ARS-HCRU small fruit breeding program report to north central coordinating committee small fruits and viticulture (NCCC-212). Meeting Abstract. NCCC-212 meeting report October 27-28, 2020 virtual.
Allelic variation of MYB10 is the major force controlling natural variation of skin and flesh color in strawberry (fragaria spp.) fruit Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castillejo, C., Waurich, V., Wagner, H., Ramos, R., Oiza, N., Munoz, P., Trivino, J., Caruana, J., Liu, Z., Cobo, N., Hardigan, M.A., Knapp, S., Vallarino, J., Osorio, S., Martin-Pizarro, C. 2020. Allelic variation of MYB10 is the major force controlling natural variation of skin and flesh color in strawberry (fragaria spp.) fruit. The Plant Cell. https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.20.00474.
Molecular characterization of caneberries, strawberries, pear, mint and hops at the Corvallis genebank - (Abstract Only)
Bassil, N.V., Zurn, J.D., Hummer, K.E., Hardigan, M.A., Knapp, S.J., Montanari, S., Postman, J.D., Worthington, M., Clark, J.R., Ashrafi, H., Aryal, R., Dossett, M., Finn, C.E., Driskill, M.J., Mulch, C., Vining, K.J., Rapp, R., Ochsenfeld, C., Zhang, X., Poorten, T., Pham, G. 2020. Molecular characterization of caneberries, strawberries, pear, mint and hops at the Corvallis genebank. Abstract for American Society for Horticultural Science Conference, August 9-13, 2020, Orlando, FL