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Melinda Dornbusch (Mindy)
Plant Science Research
Biological Science Lab Technician

Phone: (612) 625-1728
Fax: (612) 301-2130

USDA-ARS, 495 BORLAUG HALL
1991 UPPER BUFORD CIRCLE
SAINT PAUL, MN 551086030

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.
Strategies for reducing seed rot and seedling damping-off of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) - (Abstract Only)
Samac, D.A., Dornbusch, M.R., Ao, S. 2019. Strategies for reducing seed rot and seedling damping-off of alfalfa (Medicago sativa). American Phytopathological Society: Plant Health 2019. August 3-7, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio.
Genetic mapping of resistance to Aphanomyces root rot in alfalfa - (Proceedings)
Improving frost tolerance of alfalfa through resistance to bacterial stem blight - (Abstract Only)
Samac, D.A., Dornbusch, M.R., Ao, S., Lenz, P. 2018. Improving frost tolerance of alfalfa through resistance to bacterial stem blight. North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. June 4-6, 2018, Logan Utah.
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.
Lignin reduction in alfalfa (Medicago sativa) does not affect foliar disease resistance - (Abstract Only)
Samac, D.A., Ao, S., Dornbusch, M.R., Grev, A.M., Wells, M., Martinson, K., Sheaffer, C.C. 2018. Lignin reduction in alfalfa (Medicago sativa) does not affect foliar disease resistance. International Congress of Plant Pathologists. July 29-August 3, 2018, Boston, Massachusetts.
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.
Modification of lignin in alfalfa does not affect foliar disease resistance ()
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 ()
Bacterial and fungal microbiome analysis of alfalfa rhizosphere soils - (Abstract Only)
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)
Draft genome sequences of pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae ALF3 isolated from alfalfa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harrison, J., Dornbusch, M.R., Samac, D.A., Studholme, D.J. 2016. Draft genome sequences of pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae ALF3 isolated from alfalfa. Genome Announcements. 4(1):e01722-15.
A public pathogen collection for characterizing disease resistance in alfalfa cultivars - (Abstract Only)
Samac, D.A., Dornbusch, M.R., Mclaughlin, D.J. 2012. A public pathogen collection for characterizing disease resistance in alfalfa cultivars [abstract]. 2012 Joint North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference, Trifolium, & Grass Breeders Conference, July 10-12, 2012, Ithaca, New York. Available: http://www.naaic.org/Meetings/National/2012meeting/T21-Samac.pdf.
Role of a putative amino acid transporter in fungal disease resistance in alfalfa - (Abstract Only)
Samac, D.A., Dornbusch, M.R., Foster-Hartnett, D., Tu, Z.J., Gantt, J.S. 2012. Role of a putative amino acid transporter in fungal disease resistance in alfalfa [abstract]. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, August 4-8, 2012, Providence, Rhode Island. Available: http://www.apsnet.org/meetings/Documents/2012_Meeting_Abstracts/aps12abP616.htm.
Multilocus analysis of Phoma sclerotioides isolates from Minnesota - (Abstract Only)
Castell-Miller, C.V., Dornbusch, M.R., Samac, D.A. 2011. Multilocus analysis of Phoma sclerotioides isolates from Minnesota [abstract]. Plant Biology 2011, American Society of Plant Biologists Meeting, August 6-10, 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Available: http://www.apsnet.org/meetings/Documents/2011_meeting_Abstracts/a11ma164.htm.
Genetic Diversity of Phoma sclerotioides Isolates from Minnesota - (Abstract Only)
Castell-Miller, C.V., Dornbusch, M.R., Samac, D.A. 2010. Genetic Diversity of Phoma sclerotioides Isolates from Minnesota [abstract]. 42nd North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference & 21st Trifolium Conference, July 27-30, 2010, Boise, Idaho.
DISTRIBUTION OF PHOMA SCLEROTIOIDES ON ALFALFA AND WINTER WHEAT CROPS IN THE NORTH CENTRAL U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Larsen, J.E., Hollingsworth, C.R., Flor, J., Dornbusch, M.R., Simpson, N.L., Samac, D.A. 2007. Distribution of Phoma sclerotioides on alfalfa and winter wheat crops in the North Central U.S. Plant Disease. 91:551-558.
GENE EXPRESSION IN DEVELOPING SEED COATS OF MEDICAGO SATIVA - (Abstract Only)
Samac, D.A., Dornbusch, M.R. 2004. Gene expression in developing seed coats of Medicago sativa [abstract]. Second International Conference on Legume Genomics and Genetics, June 7-11, 2004, Dijon, France. p. 266.