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Peter Balint-Kurti (PhD)
Plant Science Research
Research Geneticist (Plants)

Phone: (919) 515-3516
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2572 THOMAS HALL
NCSU CAMPUS BOX 7613
RALEIGH, NC 276957613
Projects
Genetics of Disease Resistance and Food Quality Traits in Corn
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434239
Genetics of the Maize Defense Response
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 438282

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Analysis of the transcriptomic, metabolomic, and gene regulatory responses to Puccinia sorghi in maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Karre, S., Choi, H., Christensen, S.A., Wang, G., Jo, Y., Cho, W., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2021. Analysis of the transcriptomic, metabolomic, and gene regulatory responses to Puccinia sorghi in maize. Molecular Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.13040.
Development and use of a seedling growth retardation assay to quantify and map loci underlying variation in the maize basal defense response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maize plants chimeric for an autoactive resistance gene display a cell autonomous hypersensitive response but non-cell autonomous defense signaling Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karre, S., Kim, B., Kim, S., Dilkes, B., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2021. Maize plants chimeric for an autoactive resistance gene display a cell autonomous hypersensitive response but non-cell autonomous defense signaling. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-04-20-0091-R.
A CRISPR/dCas9 toolkit for functional analysis of maize genes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gentzel, I.N., Park, C., Bellizzi, M., Xiao, G., Gadhave, K.R., Murphree, C., Yang, Q., Lamantia, J., Redinbaugh, M.G., Balint Kurti, P.J., Sit, T.L., Wang, G. 2021. A CRISPR/dCas9 toolkit for functional analysis of maize genes. Plant Methods. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-020-00675-5.
Maize metacaspases modulate the defense response mediated by the NLR protein Rp1-D21 likely by affecting its subcellular localization Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luan, Q., Zhu, Y., Sun, Y., Liu, X., Balint Kurti, P.J., Liu, M., Wang, G. 2020. Maize metacaspases modulate the defense response mediated by the NLR protein Rp1-D21 likely by affecting its subcellular localization. Plant Physiology. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15047.
What are the top 10 unanswered questions in MPMI? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, J.M., Balint Kurti, P.J., Bede, J., Gold, S.E., Goss, E., Grenville-Briggs, L., Jones, K., Wang, A., Wang, Y., Mitra, R., Sohn, K., Alvarez, M. 2020. What are the top 10 unanswered questions in MPMI?. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-08-20-0229-CR.
Genome-wide association analysis of the strength of the MAMP-elicited defense response and resistance to target leaf spot in sorghum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Samira, R., Kimball, J.A., Samayoa-Lopez, L.F., Holland, J.B., Jamann, T.M., Brown, P.J., Stacey, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2020. Genome-wide association analysis of the strength of the MAMP-elicited defense response and resistance to target leaf spot in sorghum. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-77684-w.
Heterosis of leaf and rhizosphere microbiomes in field-grown maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wagner, M.R., Roberts, J.H., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2020. Heterosis of leaf and rhizosphere microbiomes in field-grown maize. New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16730.
Use of virus-induced gene silencing to characterize genes involved in modulating hypersensitive cell death in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murphree, C., Kim, S., Karre, S., Samira, R., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2020. Use of virus-induced gene silencing to characterize genes involved in modulating hypersensitive cell death in maize. Molecular Plant Pathology. 21:1662–1676.
Multiple insertions of COIN, a novel maize Foldback transposable element, in the Conring gene cause a spontaneous progressive cell death phenotype Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Karre, S., Wu, Q., Park, M., Meyers, E., Claeys, H., Wisser, R., Jackson, D., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2020. Multiple insertions of COIN, a novel maize Foldback transposable element, in the Conring gene cause a spontaneous progressive cell death phenotype. Plant Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14945.
Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of a large, diverse population of maize near-isogenic lines Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morales, L., Repka, A.C., Swarts, K.L., Stafstrom, W.C., He, Y., Sermons, S.M., Yang, Q., Lopez-Zuniga, L.O., Rucker, E., Thomason, W.E., Nelson, R.J., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2020. Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of a large, diverse population of maize near-isogenic lines. Plant Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14787.
Genetic and physiological characterization of a Calcium deficiency phenotype in maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, Y., Martins, L., Sermons, S.M., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2020. Genetic and physiological characterization of a Calcium deficiency phenotype in maize. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.120.401069.
Fine-tuning immunity: Players and regulators for plant NLRs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, Y., Zhu, Y., Balint Kurti, P.J., Wang, G. 2020. Fine-tuning immunity: Players and regulators for plant NLRs. Trends in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2020.02.008.
Herbaspirillum rubrisubalbicans as a phytopathogenic model to study the immune system of Sorghum bicolor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tuleski, T., Kimball, J., Do Amaral, F.P., Pereira Federal, T.P., Tadra-Sfeir, M.Z., De Oliveira Pedrosa, F., De Souza, E.M., Balint Kurti, P.J., Monteiro, R.A., Stacey, G. 2019. Herbaspirillum rubrisubalbicans as a phytopathogenic model to study the immune system of Sorghum bicolor. New Phytologist. 33:235-246.
Analysis of leaf microbiome composition of near-isogenic maize lines differing in broad-spectrum disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wagner, M., Busby, P., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2019. Analysis of leaf microbiome composition of near-isogenic maize lines differing in broad-spectrum disease resistance. New Phytologist. 225:2152-2165.
Identification of QTL for target leaf spot resistance in Sorghum bicolor and investigation of relationships between disease resistance and variation in the MAMP response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kimball, J., Cui, Y., Chen, D., Brown, P., Rooney, W., Stacey, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2019. Identification of QTL for target leaf spot resistance in Sorghum bicolor and investigation of relationships between disease resistance and variation in the MAMP response. Scientific Reports. 9:1-9.
The plant hypersensitive response; concepts, control and consequences - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balint Kurti, P.J. 2019. The plant hypersensitive response; concepts, control and consequences. Molecular Plant Pathology. 20:1163-1178.
A maize polygalacturonase functions as a suppressor of the hypersensitive response and programmed cell death in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, Y., Christensen, S.A., Karre, S., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2019. A maize polygalacturonase functions as a suppressor of the hypersensitive response and programmed cell death in maize. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 19:310.
Validation of multiple disease resistance QTL from chromosome segment substitution population in F2:3 family populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, L., Rucker, E., Thomason, W., Holland, J.B., Wisser, R., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2019. Validation of multiple disease resistance QTL from chromosome segment substitution population in F2:3 family populations. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 9:2905-2912.
Quantifying MAMP-induced production of reactive oxygen species in sorghum and maize Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Samira, R., Zhang, X., Kimball, J., Cui, Y., Stacey, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2019. Quantifying MAMP-induced production of reactive oxygen species in sorghum and maize. Bio-protocol. https://doi.org/10.21769/BioProtoc.3304.
Dominant, heritable resistance to Stewart’s wilt in maize is associated with an enhanced vascular defense response to infection with P. stewartii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Doblas-Ibanez, P., Deng, K., Vasquez, M., Giese, L., Cobine, P., Kolkman, J., King, H., Jamann, T., Balint Kurti, P.J., De La Fuente, L., Nelson, R., Mackey, D., Smith, L. 2019. Dominant, heritable resistance to Stewart’s wilt in maize is associated with an enhanced vascular defense response to infection with P. stewartii. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 32:1581-1597.
Diverse mechanisms of resistance to Fusarium verticillioides infection and fumonisin contamination in four maize recombinant inbred line families - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morales, L., Zila, C.T., Moreta Mejia, D.E., Montoya Arbelaez, M., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B., Nelson, R.J. 2019. Diverse mechanisms of resistance to Fusarium verticillioides infection and fumonisin contamination in four maize recombinant inbred line families. Toxins. 11:86.
A maize Cytochrome b-c1 complex subunit protein ZmQCR7controls variation in the hypersensitive response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
He, Y., Kim, S., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2019. A maize Cytochrome b-c1 complex subunit protein ZmQCR7controls variation in the hypersensitive response. Planta. 249:1477-485.
Identification of a locus in maize controlling response to a host-specific toxin derived from Cochliobolus heterostrophus, causal agent of Southern Leaf Blight - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xiaodong, X., Olukolu, B., Yang, Q., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2018. Identification of a locus in maize controlling response to a host-specific toxin derived from Cochliobolus heterostrophus, causal agent of Southern Leaf Blight. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 131:2601-2612.
Large scale field inoculation and scoring of maize southern leaf blight and other maize foliar fungal diseases Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sermons, S.M., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2018. Large scale field inoculation and scoring of maize southern leaf blight and other maize foliar fungal diseases. Bio-protocol. https://doi:10.21769/BioProtoc.2745.
Identification of quantitative trait loci for Goss’s wilt of maize caused by Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cooper, J., Balint Kurti, P.J., Jamann, T. 2018. Identification of quantitative trait loci for Goss’s wilt of maize caused by Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis. Crop Science. 58:1192-1200.
Navigating complexity to breed disease-resistant crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, R., Wiesner-Hanks, T., Wisser, R., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2018. Navigating complexity to breed disease-resistant crops. Nature Reviews Genetics. 19:21-33.
Identification of Teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis) alleles for resistance to southern leaf blight in near isogenic maize lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lennon, J., Krakowsky, M.D., Goodman, M., Flint Garcia, S.A., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2017. Identification of Teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis) alleles for resistance to southern leaf blight in near isogenic maize lines. Crop Science. doi:10.2135/cropsci2016.12.0979.
A maize caffeoyl-CoA O-methyltransferase gene confers quantitative resistance to multiple pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, Q., He, Y., Kabahuma, M., Chaya, T., Kelly, A., Borrego, E., Bian, Y., El Kasmi, F., Yang, L., Teixeira, P., Kolkman, J., Nelson, R., Kolomiets, M., Dangl, J., Wisser, R., Caplan, J., Li, X., Lauter, N.C., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2017. A maize caffeoyl-CoA O-methyltransferase gene confers quantitative resistance to multiple pathogens. Nature Genetics. 49:1364-1372.
Quantitative disease resistance: dissection and adoption in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, Q., Balint Kurti, P.J., Xu, M. 2017. Quantitative disease resistance: dissection and adoption in maize. Molecular Plant Pathology. doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2017.02.004.
Fine mapping of a quantitative resistance gene for gray leaf spot of maize (Zea mays L.) derived from teosinte (Z. mays ssp. parviglumis) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Yang, Q., Rucker, E., Thomason, W., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2017. Fine mapping of a quantitative resistance gene for gray leaf spot of maize (Zea mays L.) derived from teosinte (Z. mays ssp. parviglumis). Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 130(6):1285-1295.
Genetic dissection of the maize (Zea mays L.) MAMP response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Valdez-Lopez, O., Arenalo, C., Stacey, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2017. Genetic dissection of the maize (Zea mays L.) MAMP response. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 130:1155. doi:10.1007/s00122-017-2876-6.
The genetics of leaf flecking in maize and its relationship to plant defense and disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olukolu, B., Bian, Y., De Vries, B., Tracy, W.F., Wisser, R., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2016. The genetics of leaf flecking in maize and its relationship to plant defense and disease resistance. Plant Physiology. 172(3):1787-1803.
A genome-wide association study for partial resistance to maize common rust - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olukolu, B., Tracy, W., Wisser, R., De Vries, B., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2016. A genome-wide association study for partial resistance to maize common rust. Phytopathology. 1036:745-751.
Maize homologs of CCoAOMT and HCT, two key enzymes in lignin biosynthesis, form complexes with the NLR Rp1 protein to modulate the defense response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2016. Maize homologs of CCoAOMT and HCT, two key enzymes in lignin biosynthesis, form complexes with the NLR Rp1 protein to modulate the defense response. Plant Physiology. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.00224.
Identification of alleles conferring resistance to gray leaf spot in maize derived from its wild progenitor species teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lennon, J., Krakowsky, M.D., Goodman, M., Flint Garcia, S.A., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2016. Identification of alleles conferring resistance to gray leaf spot in maize derived from its wild progenitor species teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis). Crop Science. 56:209-218.
Host Resistance ()
Expanding maize genetic resources with predomestication alleles: maize-teosinte introgression populations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Z., Cook, J., Melia-Hancock, S., Guill, K.E., Bottoms, C., Garcia, A., Ott, O., Nelson, R., Recker, J., Balint-Kurti, P.J., Larsson, S., Lepak, N.K., Buckler, E.S., Trimble, L., Tracy, W., McMullen, M.D., Flint-Garcia, S.A. 2016. Expanding maize genetic resources with predomestication alleles: maize-teosinte introgression populations. The Plant Genome. 9(1). doi:10.3835/plantgenome2015.07.0053.
Expanding maize genetic resources with predomestication alleles: Maize–teosinte introgression populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Z., Cook, J., Melia-Hancock, S., Guill, K.E., Bottoms, C., Garcia, A., Ott, O., Nelson, R., Reckerd, J., Balint Kurti, P.J., Larsson, S., Lepak, N.K., Buckler IV, E.S., Trimble, L., Tracy, W., McMullen, M.D., Flint Garcia, S.A. 2016. Expanding maize genetic resources with predomestication alleles: Maize–teosinte introgression populations. The Plant Genome. (9):1.
Semi-automated confocal imaging of fungal pathogenesis on plants: microscopic analysis of macroscopic specimens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Minker, K., Biedrzycki, M., Kolagunda, A., Rhein, S., Perina, F.J., Jacobs, S., Moore, M., Jamann, T.M., Nelson, R., Yang, Q., Balint Kurti, P.J., Kambhamettu, C., Wisser, R.J., Caplan, J.L. 2016. Semi-automated confocal imaging of fungal pathogenesis on plants: microscopic analysis of macroscopic specimens. Microscopy Research and Technique. DOI: 10.1002/jemt.22709.
Maize homologs of HCT, a key enzyme in lignin biosynthesis, bind the NLR Rp1 proteins to modulate the defense response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, G., He, Y., Strauch, R., Olukolu, B., Nielsen, D., Li, X., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2015. Maize homologs of HCT, a key enzyme in lignin biosynthesis, bind the NLR Rp1 proteins to modulate the defense response. Plant Physiology. 169:2230-2243.
The genetic basis of flecking and its relationship to disease resistance in the IBM maize mapping population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vontimitta, V., Olukolu, B.A., Penning, B., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2015. The genetic basis of flecking and its relationship to disease resistance in the IBM maize mapping population. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 128:2331-2339.
Molecular and functional analyses of a maize autoactive NB-LRR protein identify precise structural requirements for activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, G., Ji, J., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J., El-Kasmi, F., Dangl, J. 2015. Molecular and functional analyses of a maize autoactive NB-LRR protein identify precise structural requirements for activity. PLoS Pathogens. 11(2): e1004674. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004674.
Cytoplasmic and nuclear localizations are important for the hypersensitive response conferred by maize autoactive Rp1-D21 protein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2015. Cytoplasmic and nuclear localizations are important for the hypersensitive response conferred by maize autoactive Rp1-D21 protein. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 28:1023-1031.
New insight into a complex plant-fungal pathogen interaction ()
Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2015. New insight into a complex plant-fungal pathogen interaction. Nature Genetics. 47:101-103.
Registration of the Ki14 × B73 recombinant inbred mapping population of maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, R., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J., Coles, N., Zwonitzer, J., Casey, M., Mcmullen, M.D. 2015. Registration of the Ki14 × B73 recombinant inbred mapping population of maize. Journal of Plant Registrations. 9(2):262-265.
Limits on the reproducibility of marker associations with southern leaf blight resistance in the maize nested association mapping population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bian, Y., Yang, Q., Balint Kurti, P.J., Wisser, R., Holland, J.B. 2014. Limits on the reproducibility of marker associations with southern leaf blight resistance in the maize nested association mapping population. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 15:1068.
QTL mapping using high-throughput sequencing ()
Jamann, T., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2015. QTL mapping using high-throughput sequencing. In: Alonso, J., Stepanova, A.N., editors. Methods in Molecular Biology: Plant Functional Genomics: Methods and Protocols. New York, NY: Springer. p. 257-285.
A genome-wide association study of the maize hypersensitive defense response identifies genes that cluster in related pathways - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olukolu, B., Wang, G., Vontimitta, V., Venkata, B.P., Marla, S., Ji, J., Gachomo, E., Chu, K., Negeri, A., Benson, J., Nelson, R., Bradbury, P., Nielsen, D., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J., Johal, G. 2014. A genome-wide association study of the maize hypersensitive defense response identifies genes that cluster in related pathways. PLoS Genetics. 10(8): e1004562. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004562.
Nitrogen stress reduces fungal pathogen symptoms and dampens the correlation between disease and early-season bacterial epiphyte diversity in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manching, H.C., Balint Kurti, P.J., Stapleton, A.E. 2014. Nitrogen stress reduces fungal pathogen symptoms and dampens the correlation between disease and early-season bacterial epiphyte diversity in maize. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00403.
Yield effecgs of two southern leaf blight resistance loci in maize hybrids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Santa-Cruz, J.H., Kump, K.L., Arellano, C., Goodman, M., Krakowsky, M.D., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2014. Yield effecgs of two southern leaf blight resistance loci in maize hybrids. Crop Science. 54(3):882-894.
The Genetic Basis of Disease Resistance in Maize ()
Balint Kurti, P.J., Jamann, T., Nelson, R. 2013. The Genetic Basis of Disease Resistance in Maize. in Varshney, R., Tuberosa, R. (Ed.s) In Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Volume 1 - Biotic Stress, London, UK., John Wiley & Sons. p. 31-44.
Characterization of temperature and light effects on the defense response phenotypes associated with the maize Rp1-D21 gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Negeri, A., Benavente, L., Kibiti, C.M., Wang, G., Chaikam, V., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2013. Characterization of temperature and light effects on the defense response phenotypes associated with the maize Rp1-D21 gene. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 13:106.
A connected set of genes associated with programmed cell death implicated in controlling the hypersensitive response in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olukolu, B., Negeri, A., Dhawan, R., Venkata, B.P., Sharma, P., Garg, A., Gachomo, E., Marla, S., Chu, K., Hasan, A., Ji, J., Chintamanani, S., Green, J., Holland, J.B., Wisser, R., Shyu, C., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2013. A connected set of genes associated with programmed cell death implicated in controlling the hypersensitive response in maize. Genetics. 193:609-620.
PhenoPhyte: A flexible affordable method to quantify visual 2D phenotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Green, J., Appel, H., Rehrig, E., Harnsomburana, J., Chang, J., Chintamanani, S., Balint Kurti, P.J., Shyu, C. 2012. PhenoPhyte: A flexible affordable method to quantify visual 2D phenotypes. Plant Methods. 8:45.
Multivariate mixed linear model analysis of longitudinal data: an information-rich statistical technique for analyzing disease resistance data Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Veturi, Y., Kump, K., Walsh, E., Ott, O., Poland, J.A., Kolkman, J., Nelson, R., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B., Wisser, R. 2012. Multivariate mixed linear model analysis of longitudinal data: an information-rich statistical technique for analyzing disease resistance data. Phytopathology. 102(11):1017-1025.
Virus-induced gene silencing in diverse maize lines using the Brome Mosaic virus-based silencing vector - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benavente, L., Ding, X., Redinbaugh, M.G., Nelson, R., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2012. Virus-induced gene silencing in diverse maize lines using the Brome Mosaic virus-based silencing vector. Maydica. 57(3/4):206-214.
Application of an antibiotic resets the maize leaf phyllosphere community and increases resistance to southern leaf blight - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Stapleton, A. 2011. Application of an antibiotic resets the maize leaf phyllosphere community and increases resistance to southern leaf blight. Acta Horticulturae. 905:57-62.
Use of Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) to identify novel genetic loci that modify the maize hypersensitive response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chaikam, V., Negeri, A., Dhawan, R., Puchaka, B., Chintamanani, S., Gachomo, E.W., Zillmer, A., Doran, T., Weil, C., Balint Kurti, P.J., Johal, G. 2011. Use of Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) to identify novel genetic loci that modify the maize hypersensitive response. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 123(6):985-997.
Analysis of quantitative disease resistance to southern leaf blight and of multiple disease resistance in maize, using near-isogenic lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blecher, A., Zwonitzer, J., Santa Cruz, J., Krakowsky, M.D., Chung, C., Nelson, R., Arellano, C., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2011. Analysis of quantitative disease resistance to southern leaf blight and of multiple disease resistance in maize, using near-isogenic lines. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 124:433-445.
Targeted discovery of quantitative trait loci for resistance to northern leaf blight and other diseases of maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chung, C., Poland, J.A., Kump, K., Benson, J., Longfellow, J.M., Walsh, E.K., Balint Kurti, P.J., Nelson, R.J. 2011. Targeted discovery of quantitative trait loci for resistance to northern leaf blight and other diseases of maize. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 123:307-326.
Multivariate analysis of maize disease resistances suggests a pleiotropic genetic basis and implicates a glutathione S-transferase gene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wisser, R., Kolkman, J., Patzoldt, M., Holland, J.B., Jianming, Y., Krakowsky, M.D., Nelson, R., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2011. Multivariate analysis of maize disease resistances suggests a pleiotropic genetic basis and implicates a glutathione S-transferase gene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108:7339-7344.
Mapping QTL controlling southern leaf blight resistance by joint analysis of three related recombinant inbred line populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nageri, A., Coles, N., Holland, J.B., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2011. Mapping QTL controlling southern leaf blight resistance by joint analysis of three related recombinant inbred line populations. Crop Science. 51(4):1571-1579.
Genome-wide association study of quantitative resistance to southern leaf blight in the maize nested association mapping population - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kump, K., Bradbury, P., Buckler IV, E.S., Belcher, A., Oropeza-Rosas, M., Wisser, R., Zwonitzer, J., Kresovich, S., McMullen, M.D., Ware, D., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2011. Genome-wide association study of quantitative resistance to southern leaf blight in the maize nested association mapping population. Nature Genetics. 43:163-168.
Use of Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) to identify useful alleles for crop improvement ()
Balint Kurti, P.J., Johal, G. 2011. Use of Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) to identify useful alleles for crop improvement. Information Systems for Biotechnology News Report. 01-2011:1-3.
Joint Analysis of Near Isogenic and Recombinant Inbred Line Populations Yields Precise Positional Estimates for QTL - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kump, K.L., Holland, J.B., Jung, M.T., Wolters, P., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2010. Joint Analysis of Near Isogenic and Recombinant Inbred Line Populations Yields Precise Positional Estimates for QTL. The Plant Genome. 3:142-153.
A novel genetic framework for studying response to artificial selection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wisser, R., Balint Kurti, P.J., Holland, J.B. 2011. A novel genetic framework for studying response to artificial selection. Plant Genetic Resources. 9:281-283.
The Wheat Puroindoline Genes Confer Fungal Resistance in Transgenic Corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Resistance loci affecting distinct stages of fungal pathogenesis in maize: use of introgression lines for QTL mapping and characterization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chung, C., Longfellow, J.M., Walsh, E.K., Kerdieh, Z., Van Esbroek, G., Balint Kurti, P.J., Nelson, R.J. 2010. Resistance loci affecting distinct stages of fungal pathogenesis in maize: use of introgression lines for QTL mapping and characterization. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 10:103.
Identification of a Maize Locus that Modulates the Hypersensitive Defense Response, Using Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chintamanani, S., Hulbert, S., Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2010. Identification of a Maize Locus that Modulates the Hypersensitive Defense Response, Using Mutant-Assisted Gene Identification and Characterization (MAGIC). Genetics. 184:813-825.
Genetic Control of Photoperiod Sensitivity in Maize Revealed by Joint Multiple Population Analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coles, N.D., McMullen, M.D., Balint Kurti, P.J., Pratt, R.C., Holland, J.B. 2010. Genetic Control of Photoperiod Sensitivity in Maize. Genetics. 184:799-812.
Use of an advanced intercross line population for mapping of quantitative trait loci for northern leaf blight resistance in maize and for the investigation of multiple disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Yang, J., Van Esbroek, G., Jung, J., Smith, M. 2010. Use of an advanced intercross line population for mapping of quantitative trait loci for northern leaf blight resistance in maize and for the investigation of multiple disease resistance. Crop Science. 50: 458-466
Mapping resistance quantitative trail loci for three foliar diseases in a maize recombinant inbred line population-evidence for multiple disease resistance? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zwonitzer, J., Coles, N., Krakowsky, M.D., Holland, J.B., Mcmullen, M.D., Pratt, R., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2010. Mapping resistance quantitative trail loci for three foliar diseases in a maize recombinant inbred line population-evidence for multiple disease resistance?. Journal of Phytopathology. 100:72-79.
Maize Leaf Epiphytic Bacteria Diversity Patterns Are Genetically Correlated with Resistance to Fungal Pathogen Infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Simmons, S., Blum, J., Ballare, C., Stapleton, A. 2010. Maize Leaf Epiphytic Bacteria Diversity Patterns Are Genetically Correlated with Resistance to Fungal Pathogen Infection. Biology of Plant Microbe Interactions. 23: 473-484
Maize Disease Resistance ()
Balint Kurti, P.J., Johal, G. 2009. Maize Disease Resistance. Handbook of Maize. 1 p.229-250.
Shades of gray: The world of quantitative disease resistance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Poland, J., Balint Kurti, P.J., Wisser, R., Pratt, R., Nelson, R. 2009. Shades of gray: The world of quantitative disease resistance. Trends in Plant Science. 4:21-29.
Use of backcross recurrent selection and QTL mapping to identify loci contributing to southern leaf blight resistance in a highly resistant maize line - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zwonitzer, J.C., Bubeck, D.M., Bhattramakki, D., Goodman, M.M., Arellano, C., Balint Kurti, P.J. 2009. Use of backcross recurrent selection and QTL mapping to identify loci contributing to southern leaf blight resistance in a highly resistant maize line. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 118:911-925.
Mining and harnessing natural variation - a little MAGIC - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johal, G., Balint Kurti, P.J., Weil, C. 2008. Mining and harnessing natural variation - a little MAGIC. Crop Science. 48:2066-2073.
Identifying maize germplasm with resistance to aflatoxin accumulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, W.P., Krakowsky, M.D., Windham, G.L., Balint-Kurti, P.J., Hawkins, L.K., Henry, W.B. 2008. Identifying maize germplasm with resistance to aflatoxin accumulation. Toxin Reviews. 27:319-345.
Use of an Advanced Intercross Line Population for Precise Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Gray Leaf Spot Resistance in Maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Zwonitzer, J., Wisser, R. 2008. Use of an Advanced Intercross Line Population for Precise Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Gray Leaf Spot Resistance in Maize. Crop Science. 48:1696-1703.
Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci for Resistance to Southern Leaf Blight and Days to Anthesis in Two Maize Recombinant Inbred Line Populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Zwonitzer, J., Wisser, R., Pe, E., Pea, G., Lee, M., Cardinal, A. 2008. Identification of Quantitative Trait Loci for Resistance to Southern Leaf Blight and Days to Anthesis in Two Maize Recombinant Inbred Line Populations. Phytopathology. 98:315-320.
Disruption of a maize 9-lipoxygenase results in increased resistance to fungal pathogens and reduced levels of contamination with mycotoxin fumonisin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gao, X., Shim, W., Gobel, C., Kunze, S., Feussner, I., Meeley, R., Balint Kurti, P.J., Kolomiets, M. 2007. Disruption of a maize 9-lipoxygenase results in increased resistance to fungal pathogens and reduced levels of contamination with mycotoxin fumonisin. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 20:922-933.
Precise mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Resistance to Southern Leaf Blight, caused by Cochliobolus heterostrophus race O, using an Advanced Intercross Maize Population. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Zwonitzer, J., Wisser, R., Oropeza-Rosas, M., Holland, J.B., Szalma, S., Carson, M.L. 2007. Precise mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci for Resistance to Southern Leaf Blight, caused by Cochliobolus heterostrophus race O, using an Advanced Intercross Maize Population. Genetics. 176:645-657.
MAPPING RESISTANCE TO SOUTHERN CORN RUST IN A SEMI-TROPICAL RECOMBINANT INBRED TOPCROSS POPULATION. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jines, M.P., Balint Kurti, P.J., Robertson-Hoyt, L.A., Molnar, T., Holland, J.B., Goodman, M.M. 2006. Mapping resistance to southern corn rust in a semi-tropical recombinant inbred topcross population.. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 114:659-667.
IDENTIFICATION OF QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI FOR RESISTANCE TO SOUTHERN LEAF BLIGHT AND DAYS TO ANTHESIS IN A MAIZE RECOMBINANT INBRED LINE POPULATION - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Krakowsky, M.D., Robertson, L., Jines, M., Molnar, T., Goodman, M., Holland, J.B. 2006. Identification of quantitative trait loci for resistance to southern leaf blight and days to anthesis in a maize recombinant inbred line population. Phytopathology. 96:1067-1071.
IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF MAIZE QTLS FOR RESISTANCE TO SOUTHERN LEAF BLIGHT AND GRAY LEAF SPOT RESISTANCE - (Abstract Only)
REGISTRATION OF 9 HIGH-YIELDING MAIZE GERMPLASMS ADAPTED FOR THE SOUTHERN US, DERIVED FROM TROPICAL BY TEMPERATE CROSSE. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carson, M.L., Balint Kurti, P.J., Blanco, M.H., Duvick, S.A., Millard, M., Hudyncia, J., Goodman, M. 2006. Registration of 9 high-yielding maize germplasms adapted for the southern US, derived from tropical by temperate crosse. Crop Science. 46:1825-1826.
QTL MAPPING FOR FUSARIUM EAR ROT AND FUMONISIN CONTAMINATION RESISTANCE IN TWO POPULATIONS OF MAIZE (ZEA MAYS) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robertson, L., Jines, M., Balint Kurti, P.J., Kleinschmidt, C., White, D., Payne, G., Maragos, C.M., Holland, J.B. 2006. Qtl mapping for fusarium ear rot and fumonisin contamination resistance in two populations of maize (zea mays). Crop Science 46:1734-1743.
IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF DISEASE RESISTANCE LOCI IN MAIZE - (Abstract Only)
ANALYSIS OF QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI FOR RESISTANCE TO SOUTHERN LEAF BLIGHT IN JUVENILE MAIZE. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balint Kurti, P.J., Carson, M.L. 2006. Analysis of quantitative trait loci for resistance to southern leaf blight in juvenile maize.. Phytopathology.
THE GENETIC ARCHITECTURE OF DISEASE RESISTANCE IN MAIZE: A SYSTHESIS OF PUBLISHED STUDIES ()
Balint Kurti, P.J., Nelson, R., Wisser, R. 2006. The genetic architecture of disease resistance in maize: a systhesis of published studies. Phytopathology.
RELEASE OF 20 GEM BREEDING FAMILIES ADAPTED FOR THE SOUTHERN US ()
Balint Kurti, P.J., Blanco, M.H., Duvick, S.A., Holland, J.B., Clements, M.J., Holley, R., Carson, M.L., Goodman, M.M. 2006. Release of 20 GEM breeding families adapted for the southern US. Crop Science. 46:996-998.
THE IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF MAIZE QTLS FOR SOUTHERN LEAF BLIGHT AND GRAY LEAF SPOT RESISTANCE - (Abstract Only)
TOWARDS A MOLECULAR UNDERSTANDING OF MYCOSPHAERELLA/BANANA INTERACTIONS ()
Balint Kurti, P.J. 2004. Towards a molecular understanding of mycosphaerella/banana interactions. Book Chapter. p.147-160.
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