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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.)
Genetic mapping of resistance to Aphanomyces root rot in alfalfa -
Improving frost tolerance of alfalfa through resistance to bacterial stem blight -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Pythium and Fusarium species causing seed rot and damping-off of alfalfa -
Diversity of field isolates of sinorhizobium meliloti nodulating alfalfa -
Draft genome sequences of pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae ALF3 isolated from alfalfa -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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. -
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 -
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.