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Susan S Miller (Sue)
Plant Science Research
Plant Physiologist

Phone: (612) 625-7219
Fax: (612) 301-2103

USDA-ARS, 411 BORLAUG HALL
1991 UPPER BUFORD CIRCLE
SAINT PAUL, MN 551086026

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Functional analysis of Medicago-derived pathogen-induced gene promoters for usage in transgenic alfalfa Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sathoff, A.E., Dornbusch, M.R., Miller, S.S., Samac, D.A. 2020. Functional analysis of Medicago-derived pathogen-induced gene promoters for usage in transgenic alfalfa. Molecular Breeding. 40(66):1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-020-01144-6.
Genetic mapping of resistance to Aphanomyces root rot in alfalfa - (Proceedings)
Genetic mapping of resistance to Aphanomyces root rot in alfalfa - (Abstract Only)
Samac, D.A., Dornbusch, M.R., Bucciarelli, B., Miller, S.S., Yu, L. 2018. Genetic mapping of resistance to Aphanomyces root rot in alfalfa. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. June 4-6, 2018, Logan, Utah.
Widespread occurrence of Sinorhizobium meliloti strains with a type IV secretion system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cao, Y., Miller, S.S., Dornbusch, M.R., Castle, S., Lenz, P., Ferguson, J., Sadowsky, M.J., Nelson, M.S., Klatt, C.G., Samac, D.A. 2018. Widespread occurrence of Sinorhizobium meliloti strains with a type IV secretion system. Symbiosis. 75(2):81-91.
First report of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) seed rot, seedling root rot, and damping off caused by Pythium spp. in Sudanese soil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ao, S., Bucciarelli, B., Dornbusch, M.R., Miller, S.S., Samac, D.A. 2018. First report of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) seed rot, seedling root rot, and damping off caused by Pythium spp. in Sudanese soil. Plant Disease. 102(5):1043. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-09-17-1411-PDN.
Seed rot and damping-off of alfalfa in Minnesota caused by Pythium and Fusarium species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Berg, L.E., Miller, S.S., Dornbusch, M.R., Samac, D.A. 2017. Seed rot and damping-off of alfalfa in Minnesota caused by Pythium and Fusarium species. Plant Disease. 101:1860-1867. https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/10.1094/PDIS-02-17-0185-RE.
Identification of markers associated with race-specific resistance to Aphanomyces root rot in alfalfa - (Abstract Only)
Samac, D.A., Bucciarelli, B., Dornbusch, M.R., Miller, S.S., Yu, L. 2017. Identification of markers associated with race-specific resistance to Aphanomyces root rot in alfalfa. American Phytopathological Society. August 5-9, 2017. San Antonio, Texas.
Persistence and diversity of rhizobial bacteria nodulating alfalfa ()
Pythium and Fusarium species causing seed rot and damping-off of alfalfa - (Abstract Only)
Diversity of field isolates of sinorhizobium meliloti nodulating alfalfa - (Abstract Only)
Transgene silencing of sucrose synthase in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) stem vascular tissue suggests a role for invertase in cell wall cellulose synthesis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Samac, D.A., Bucciarelli, B., Miller, S.S., Yang, S.H., O'Rourke, J.A., Shin, S., Vance, C.P. 2015. Transgene silencing of sucrose synthase in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) stem vascular tissue suggests a role for invertase in cell wall cellulose synthesis. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 15:283. doi:10.1186/s12870-015-0649-4.
Transgene silencing of sucrose synthase in alfalfa stem vascular tissue by a truncated phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase: sucrose synthase construct - (Abstract Only)
Gronwald, J.W., Yang, S.H., Bucciarelli, B., Miller, S.S., O'Rourke, J.A., Shin, S., Samac, D.A., Vance, C.P. 2014. Transgene silencing of sucrose synthase in alfalfa stem vascular tissue by a truncated phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase: sucrose synthase construct. Plant Biology. July 12-16, 2014. Portland, OR.
An RNA-seq transcriptome analysis of orthophosphate-deficient white lupin reveals novel insights into phosphorus acclimation in plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
O'Rourke, J.A., Yang, S.H., Miller, S.S., Bucciarelli, B., Liu, J., Rydeen, A., Uhde-Stone, C., Tu, Z., Allan, D., Gronwald, J.W., Vance, C.P. 2012. An RNA-seq transcriptome analysis of orthophosphate-deficient white lupin reveals novel insights into phosphorus acclimation in plants. Plant Physiology. 161(1):705-724.
RNA-Seq atlas of white lupin: a guide to the phosphorus deficiency response pathway in plants - (Abstract Only)
Yang, S.H., Miller, S.S., Liu, J., Tu, J., Gronwald, J.W., Vance, C.P. 2011. RNA-Seq atlas of white lupin: a guide to the phosphorus deficiency response pathway in plants [abstract]. Plant Biology 2011, American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, August 6-10, 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Poster No. P12003. Available: http://abstracts.aspb.org/pb2011/public/P12/P12003.html.
White lupin cluster root acclimation to phosphorus deficiency and root hair development involve unique glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterases - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, L., Bucciarelli, B., Liu, J., Zinn, K., Miller, S.S., Patton-Vogt, J., Allan, D., Shen, J., Vance, C.P. 2011. White lupin cluster root acclimation to phosphorus deficiency and root hair development involve unique glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterases. Plant Physiology. 156(3):1131-1148.
Real-time RT-PCR profiling of transcription factors including 34 MYBs and signaling components in white lupin reveals their P status dependent and organ-specific expression Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yamagishi, M., Zhou, K., Osaki, M., Miller, S.S., Vance, C.P. 2011. Real-time RT-PCR profiling of transcription factors including 34 MYBs and signaling components in white lupin reveals their P status dependent and organ-specific expression. Plant and Soil Journal. 342(1-2):481-493.
Molecular Analysis of SCARECROW Genes Expressed in White Lupin Cluster Roots - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sbabou, L., Bucciarelli, B., Miller, S.S., Liu, J., Brhada, F., Filali-Maltouf, A., Allan, D., Vance, C.P. 2010. Molecular Analysis of SCARECROW Genes Expressed in White Lupin Cluster Roots. Journal of Experimental Botany. 61(5):1351-1363.
Glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterases play an important role in phosphate recycling and phosphate sensing in white lupin - (Abstract Only)
Cheng, L., Liu, J., Miller, S.S., Bucciarelli, B., Zinn, K.E., Zhang, F., Allan, D.A., Shen, J., Vance, C.P. 2009. Glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterases play an important role in phosphate recycling and phosphate sensing in white lupin [abstract]. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, July 18-22, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii. Paper No. P08022.
Arabidopsis UDP-sugar pyrophosphorylase: evidence for two isoforms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gronwald, J.W., Miller, S.S., Vance, C.P. 2008. Arabidopsis UDP-sugar pyrophosphorylase: evidence for two isoforms. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 46(12):1101-1105.
Arabidopsis UDP-Sugar Pyrophosphorylase: Evidence for Two Isoforms - (Abstract Only)
Gronwald, J.W., Miller, S.S., Vance, C.P. 2008. Arabidopsis UDP-Sugar Pyrophosphorylase: Evidence for Two Isoforms [abstract]. 2008 American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, Pan American Congress on Plants and BioEnergy, June 22-25, 2008, Merida, Mexico. Abstract No. P17009. Available: http://abstracts.aspb.org/pb2008/public/P17/P17009.html
Molecular cloning, characterization and regulation of two different NADH-glutamate synthase cDNAs in bean nodules - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blanco, L., Reddy, P.M., Silvente, S., Bucciarelli, B., Khandual, S., Alvarado-Affantrange, X., Sanchez, F., Miller, S.S., Vance, C.P., Lara-Flores, M. 2008. Molecular cloning, characterization and regulation of two different NADH-glutamate synthase cDNAs in bean nodules. Plant Cell and Environment. 31:454-472.
Scarecrow (SCR) mediates root development in Lupinus albus and Medicago truncatula - (Abstract Only)
Sbabou, L., Podkowinski, J., Bucciarelli, B., Miller, S.S., Allan, D., Vance, C.P. 2007. Scarecrow (SCR) mediates root development in Lupinus albus and Medicago truncatula [abstract]. Botany and Plant Biology 2007 Joint Congress, July 7-11, 2007, Chicago, Illinois. Abstract No. P26023. Available: http://2007.botanyconference.org/engine/search/index.php?func=detail&aid=498.
RECRUITMENT OF NOVEL CALCIUM-BINDING PROTEINS FOR ROOT NODULE SYMBIOSIS IN MEDICAGO TRUNCATULA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, J., Miller, S.S., Graham, M., Bucciarelli, B., Catalano, C.M., Sherrier, D.J., Samac, D.A., Ivashuta, S., Fedorova, M., Matsumoto, P., Gantt, J.S., Vance, C.P. 2006. Recruitment of novel calcium-binding proteins for root nodule symbiosis in Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiology. 141:167-177.
CARBON AND NITROGEN METABOLISM IN LEGUME NODULES - (Abstract Only)
Vance, C.P., Miller, S.S., Liu, J., Gantt, J.S., Samac, D.A. 2005. Carbon and nitrogen metabolism in legume nodules. 2005 Model Legume Congress, June 5-9, 2005, Pacific Grove, California. Paper No. S32, p. 43.
ROOT NODULE SPECIFIC CALMODULIN-LIKE PROTEINS; CO-OPTING GENES FOR SYMBIOSIS - (Abstract Only)
Liu, J., Miller, S.S., Graham, M., Bucciarelli, B., Catalano, C.M., Sherrier, D.J., Samac, D.A., Ivashuta, S., Fedorova, M., Matsumoto, P., Gantt, J.S., Vance, C.P. 2005. Root nodule specific calmodulin-like proteins; co-opting genes for symbiosis. 2nd Australian Model Legume Workshop Proceedings, April 5-8, 2005, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. p. 13.
GENOME CLUSTERING OF NOVEL CALCIUM BINDING PROTEINS INVOLVED IN ROOT NODULE SYMBIOSIS - (Abstract Only)
Miller, S.S., Liu, J., Graham, M., Fedorova, M., Bucciarelli, B., Catalano, C., Sherrier, J., Matsumoto, P., Samac, D.A., Gantt, S., Vance, C.P. 2005. Genome clustering of novel calcium binding proteins involved in root nodule symbiosis [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XIII Abstracts. Paper No. W-206, p. 49.
IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL CALCIUM BINDING PROTEINS IN THE SYMBIOSOME SPACE OF M. TRUNCATULA - (Abstract Only)
Liu, J., Miller, S.S., Bucciarelli, B., Fedorova, M., Matsumoto, P., Graham, M., Sherrier, J., Samac, D.A., Gantt, S., Vance, C.P. 2004. Identification and characterization of novel calcium binding proteins in the symbiosome space of M. truncatula [abstract]. American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, July 24-28, 2004, Orlando, FL. Abstract No. 24004.
ESTS, CYTOGENETIC STOCKS, AND OTHER TOOLS FOR OAT GENOMICS - (Abstract Only)
Rines, H.W., Phillips, R.L., Anderson, O.D., Vance, C.P., Crossman, C.C., Lazo, G.R., Miller, S.S., Taller, J. 2004. ESTs, cytogenetic stocks, and other tools for oat genomics [abstract]. In: Peltonen-Sainio, P., Topi-Hulmi, M., editors. Proceedings of the 7th International Oat Conference, July 18-22, 2004, Helsinki, Finland. p. 69.
MODIFICATION OF THE RHIZOSPHERE BY CLUSTER ROOTS OF PHOSPHORUS-STRESSED WHITE LUPIN - (Abstract Only)