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Karen Ruth Harris-Shultz (PhD)
Crop Genetics and Breeding Research
Research Geneticist

Phone: (229) 386-3906
Fax: (229) 391-3701

115 COASTAL WAY
TIFTON, GA 31793
Projects
Genetic Improvement and Cropping Systems of Warm-season Grasses for Forage, Feedstocks, Syrup, and Turf
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 436116
Genome-Wide Association Study for the Identification of Loci Associated with Desirable Centipedegrass Traits
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437710

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Identification of fungal pathogens and analysis of genetic diversity of Fusarium tricinctum causing root rots of alfalfa in northeast China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evidence of pollinators foraging on centipedegrass inflorescences Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shimat, J., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Jespesen, D. 2020. Evidence of pollinators foraging on centipedegrass inflorescences. Insects. 11:795. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11110795.
Exogenous melatonin improves cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) pollen fertility under drought by regulating carbohydrate metabolism in male tissues Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hu, W., Cao, Y., Loka, D.A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Reiter, R.J., Ali, S., Liu, Y., Zhou, Z. 2020. Exogenous melatonin improves cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) pollen fertility under drought by regulating carbohydrate metabolism in male tissues. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 151:579-588. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2020.04.001.
A sugarcane aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) 'Super-clone' remains on U.S. sorghum and johnsongrass ands feeds on giant miscanthus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Incidence and abundance of bees and wasps in centipedegrass lawns in Georgia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Joseph, S.V., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Jespersen, D., Vermeer, B., Julian, C. 2020. Incidence and abundance of bees and wasps in centipedegrass lawns in Georgia. Journal of Entomological Science. 55(4):547-559. https://doi.org/10.18474/0749-8004-55.4.547.
Evaluation of strains of Beauveria bassiana and Isaria fumosorosea to control sugarcane aphids on grain sorghum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Knoll, J.E., Punnuri, S., Niland, E., Ni, X. 2020. Evaluation of strains of Beauveria bassiana and Isaria fumosorosea to control sugarcane aphids on grain sorghum. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. 3:e20047. https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20047.
Grain, silage, and forage sorghum hybrid resistance to insect, disease, and bird damage 2019 ()
Ni, X., Buntin, G., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Knoll, J.E., Toews, M.D., Dunn, D. 2020. Grain, silage, and forage sorghum hybrid resistance to insect, disease, and bird damage 2019. In: D.J. Mailhot, D. Dunn, and H. Jordan Jr. (eds), Georgia 2019 Corn, Sorghum Grain and Silage, and Summer Annual Forages Performance Tests. Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations, Annual Publication. 101-11, pp. 51-59.
Development and characterization of microsatellites from the sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Trigiano, R.N., Boggess, S., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Williams III, L.H., Mcquate, G.T. 2020. Development and characterization of microsatellites from the sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus. Journal of Applied Entomology. 144(4):335-340. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12738.
Development of a DNA isolation method and microsatellites from the sweetpotato weevil (Cylas formicarius elegantulus) and characterization of genetic diversity - (Abstract Only)
Invasive cereal aphids of North America: Biotypes, genetic variation, management, and lessons learned ()
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Armstrong, J.S., Jacobson, A. 2019. Invasive cereal aphids of North America: Biotypes, genetic variation, management, and lessons learned. Trends in Entomology. 15:99-122.
The sorghum epicuticular wax locus Bloomless2 reduces plant damage in P898012 caused by the sugarcane aphid Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Punnuri, S., Knoll, J.E., Ni, X., Wang, H. 2020. The sorghum epicuticular wax locus Bloomless2 reduces plant damage in P898012 caused by the sugarcane aphid. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. 3:e20008. https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20008.
Evidence of host plant specialization among the U.S. sugarcane aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paudyal, S., Armstrong, J.S., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wang, H., Giles, K.L., Rott, P.C., Payton, M.E. 2019. Evidence of host plant specialization among the U.S. sugarcane aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) genotypes. Trends in Entomology. 15:47-58.
Genetic and phenotypic diversity of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum populations from watermelon in the southeastern United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Petkar, A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wang, H., Brewer, M.T., Sumabat, L., Ji, P. 2019. Genetic and phenotypic diversity of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum populations from watermelon in the southeastern United States. PLoS ONE. 14(7):e0219821. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219821.
Utilizing biodemographic indices to identify perennial bioenergy grasses as sugarcane aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) host plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, J.S., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Ni, X., Wang, H., Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F. 2019. Utilizing biodemographic indices to identify perennial bioenergy grasses as sugarcane aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) host plants. Trends in Entomology. 15:1-14.
Update on sugarcane aphid genetics, management in sweet sorghum, and breeding for resistance - (Proceedings)
Knoll, J.E., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Ni, X. 2019. Update on sugarcane aphid genetics, management in sweet sorghum, and breeding for resistance. In: Lima, I., Eggleston, G, and Clayton, C. (eds.) Advances in Sugar Crops Processing and Conversion, May 15-18, 2018, New Orleans, LA. pp. 172-186.
Molecular evolution of the plant ECERIFERUM1 and ECERIFERUM3 genes involved in aliphatic hydrocarbon production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, H., Ni, X., Harris-Shultz, K.R. 2019. Molecular evolution of the plant ECERIFERUM1 and ECERIFERUM3 genes involved in aliphatic hydrocarbon production. Journal of Computational Biology. 80:1-9.
A novel QTL for root-knot nematode resistance is identified from a South African sweet sorghum line Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Davis, R.F., Wallace, J., Knoll, J.E., Wang, H. 2019. A novel QTL for root-knot nematode resistance is identified from a South African sweet sorghum line. Phytopathology. 109(6):1011-1017. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-11-18-0433-R.
Grain, silage, and forage sorghum hybrid resistance to insect, disease, and bird damage, 2018 ()
Buntin, G., Ni, X., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Knoll, J.E., Toews, M.D., Dunn, D. 2018. Grain, silage, and forage sorghum hybrid resistance to insect, disease, and bird damage, 2018. In: D.J. Mailhot, D. Dunn, and H. Jordan Jr., (eds.), Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station Publication 103-10, pp. 65-72.
Method for DNA isolation from sweetpotato weevil collected in pheromone-baited traps Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Williams III, L.H., Harris-Shultz, K.R., McQuate, G.T. 2019. Method for DNA isolation from sweetpotato weevil collected in pheromone-baited traps. Journal of Economic Entomology. 112:1001-1003. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy390.
Surveying the genome and constructing a high-density genetic map of napiergrass (Cenchrus purpureus Schumach.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paudel, D., Kannan, B., Yang, Y., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Thudi, M., Varshney, R., Altpeter, F., Wang, J. 2018. Surveying the genome and constructing a high-density genetic map of napiergrass (Cenchrus purpureus Schumach.). Scientific Reports. 8:14419.
A sugarcane aphid 'Super-Clone' predominates on sorghum and johnsongrass from four US states Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Brewer, M., Wadl, P.A., Ni, X., Wang, H. 2018. A sugarcane aphid 'Super-Clone' predominates on sorghum and johnsongrass from four US states. Crop Science. 58:2533-2541. https://doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2018.03.0151.
Seed sourcing for longleaf pine herbaceous understory restoration: little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and hairy lespedeza (Lespedeza hirta) restoration genetics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gustafson, D.J., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Gustafson, P.E., Giencke, L.M., Denhof, R., Kirkman, L. 2018. Seed sourcing for longleaf pine herbaceous understory restoration: little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and hairy lespedeza (Lespedeza hirta) restoration genetics. Natural Areas Journal. 38(5):380-392.
Management of Meloidogyne incognita with resistant genotypes in a sweet sorghum - sugar beet - cotton rotation - (Abstract Only)
Mapping QTL and identification of genes associated with drought resistance in sorghum ()
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Hayes, C.M., Knoll, J.E. 2019. Mapping QTL and identification of genes associated with drought resistance in sorghum. Springer Protocols, Methods Molecular Biology. Vol. 1931, Zuo-Yu Zhao and Jeff Dahlberg (Eds): Sorghum, p. 11-40. Humana Press, New York, NY.
The environment strongly affects estimates of heterosis in hybrid sweet sorghum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Ni, X. 2018. The environment strongly affects estimates of heterosis in hybrid sweet sorghum. Sugar Tech. 20(3):261-274. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12355-018-0596-0.
Advances in DNA markers and breeding for warm and cool-season turfgrasses ()
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Jesperson, D. 2018. Advances in DNA markers and breeding for warm and cool-season turfgrasses. In: Goldman, I.,editor. Plant Breeding Reviews. Volume 42, First Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 119-165.
Grain, silage and forage sorghum hybrid resistance to insect and bird damage, 2017 ()
Buntin, G.D., Ni, X., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Knoll, J.E., Toews, M.D., Dunn, D. 2017. Grain, silage and forage sorghum hybrid resistance to insect and bird damage, 2017. In D.J. Mailthot, D. Dunn, H. Jordan, Jr., and J.L. Day (eds), Georgia 2017 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, and Summer Annual Forages, Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations, Annual Publications. 103-9, pp. 74-80. http://www.swvt.uga.edu/2017/SYSR17/AP103-9-sr-resist.pdf.
Chemical analysis of fermentable sugars and secondary products in 23 sweet sorghum cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F., Harris-Shultz, K.R. 2017. Chemical analysis of fermentable sugars and secondary products in 23 sweet sorghum cultivars. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 65:7629-7637.
Pearl millet genome sequence provides a resource to improve agronomic traits in arid environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Varshney, R., Shi, C., Thudi, M., Mariac, C., Wallace, J., Qi, P., Zhang, H., Zhao, Y., Wang, X., Rathore, A., Srivastava, R., Chitikineni, A., Fan, G., Bajaj, P., Punnuri, S., Gupta, S., Wang, H., Jiang, Y., Couderc, M., Katta, M., Paudel, D., Mungra, K., Chen, W., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Garg, V., Desai, N., Doddamani, D., Kane, N., Conner, J., Ghatak, A., Chaturvedi, P., Subramaniam, S., Yadav, O., Berthouly-Salazar, C., Hamidou, F., Wang, J., Liang, X., Clotault, J., Upadhyaya, H., Cubry, P., Rhoné, B., Gueye, M., Sunkar, R., Dupuy, C., Sparvoli, F., Cheng, S., Mahala, R., Singh, B., Yadav, R., Lyons, E., Datta, S., Hash, C., Devos, K., Buckler IV, E.S., Bennetzen, J., Paterson, A.H., Ozias-Akins, P., Grando, S., Wang, J., Mohapatra, T., Weckwerth, W., Reif, J.C., Liu, X., Vigouroux, Y., Xu, X. 2017. Pearl millet genome sequence provides a resource to improve agronomic traits in arid environments. Nature Communications. 35(10):969.
Electrochemical evaluation of sweet sorghum fermentable sugar bioenergy feedstock Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uchimiya, M., Knoll, J.E., Harris-Shultz, K.R. 2017. Electrochemical evaluation of sweet sorghum fermentable sugar bioenergy feedstock. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5(8):7352-7364. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b01662.
Pearl millet genome sequence provides a resource to improve agronomic traits in arid environments Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shi, C., Thudi, M., Mariac, C., Wallace, J., Zhang, H., Ghatak, A., Chaturvedi, P., Zhao, Y., Wang, X., Rathore, A., Wang, J., Srivastava, R., Chitikineni, A., Fan, G., Punnuri, S., Gupta, S., Jiang, Y., Couderc, M., Bajaj, P., Katta, M., Paudel, D., Mungra, K., Chen, W., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Garg, V., Desai, N., Doddamani, D., Kane, N., Conner, J., Subramaniam, S., Yadav, O., Berthouly-Salazar, C., Hamidu, F., Liang, X., Clotault, J., Gueye, M., Sunkar, R., Dupuy, C., Sparvoli, F., Cheng, S., Mahala, R., Singh, B., Yadav, R., Lyons, E., Datta, S., Hash, C., Devos, K., Buckler Iv, E.S., Bennetzen, J., Paterson, A., Ozias-Akins, P., Grando, S., Wang, J., Reif, J., Weckwerth, W., Liu, X., Vigouroux, Y., Xu, X. 2017. Pearl millet genome sequence provides a resource to improve agronomic traits in arid environments. Nature Biotechnology. 35:969-976. https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3943.
Genome sequencing of the sugarcane aphid for microsatellite development and endosymbiont detection - (Abstract Only)
Wadl, P.A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wang, X., Ni, X. 2017. Genome sequencing of the sugarcane aphid for microsatellite development and endosymbiont detection [abstract]. XXV International Congress of Entomology. doi:10.1603./ICE.2016.108446.
Population structure and genetic diversity of Phytophthora nicotianae from tobacco in Georgia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Y., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wang, H., Wadl, P.A., Ji, P. 2017. Population structure and genetic diversity of Phytophthora nicotianae from tobacco in Georgia. Plant Disease. 101:1113-1118.
Microsatellite markers reveal a predominant sugarcane aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) clone is found on sorghum in seven states and one territory of the USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Ni, X., Wadl, P.A., Wang, X., Wang, H., Huang, F., Flanders, K., Seiter, N., Kerns, D., Meagher Jr, R.L., Xue, Q., Reisig, D., Buntin, D., Cuevas, H.E., Brewer, M., Yang, X. 2017. Microsatellite markers reveal a predominant sugarcane aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) clone is found on sorghum in seven states and one territory of the USA. Crop Science. 57:2064-2072.
The genes BM2 and BLMC that affect epicuticular wax deposition in sorghum are allelic - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Punnuri, S., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Knoll, J.E., Ni, X., Wang, H. 2017. The genes BM2 and BLMC that affect epicuticular wax deposition in sorghum are allelic. Crop Science. 57:1552-1556.
Resistance to insect and bird damage in sorghum hybrids - 2016 ()
Ni, X., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Knoll, J.E., Toews, M.D., Buntin, G. 2016. Resistance to insect and bird damage in sorghum hybrids - 2016. In: J.D. Gassett, D. Dunn, A.E. Coy, H. Jordan, Jr., and J.L. Day (eds.). Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, and Summer Annual Forages Performance Trials, Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station, Annual Publication 103-8, pp. 63-69.
Evaluation of seashore paspalum germplasm for resistance to dollar spot disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steketee, C.J., Martinez-Espinoza, A.D., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Henry, G.M., Raymer, P.L. 2017. Evaluation of seashore paspalum germplasm for resistance to dollar spot disease. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal. 13:1-10.
Sugarcane aphid resistance in sorghum and a host range - (Abstract Only)
Carbon monoxide interacts with auxin and nitric oxide to cope with iron deficiency in Arabidopsis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, L., Ji, J., Wang, H., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Abd_Allah, E.F., Hu, Y., Guan, Y. 2016. Carbon monoxide interacts with auxin and nitric oxide to cope with iron deficiency in Arabidopsis. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:112.
The dynamic changes of the plasma membrane proteins and the protective roles of nitric oxide in rice subjected to heavy metal cadmium stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, L., Ji, J., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wang, H., Wang, H., Luo, Y., Hu, X. 2016. The dynamic changes of the plasma membrane proteins and the protective roles of nitric oxide in rice subjected to heavy metal cadmium stress. Frontiers in Plant Science. vol. 7. http://www.frontiersin.org/Journal/Abstract.aspx?s=1285&name=plant_proteomics&ART_DO=10.3389/fpls.2016.00190.
Grain sorghum hybrid resistance to insect and bird damage - 2015 ()
Ni, X., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Knoll, J.E., Toews, M.D., Buntin, G.D. 2015. Grain sorghum hybrid resistance to insect and bird damage - 2015. In: J.D. Gassett, D.D. Dunn, H. Jordan, Jr., and J.L. Day (eds.), Georgia 2015 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage and Summer Annual Forages Performance Tests - Annual Publication 103-7, pp. 63-65. December 2015. Available: http//www.swvt.uga.edu/2015/sysr15/AP103-7-srGrain-web.pdf (Experiment Station).
USVL-370, A zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant watermelon breeding line - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Ling, K. 2016. USVL-370, A zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant watermelon breeding line. HortScience. 51:107-109.
Effects of genotype and isolate on expression of dollar spot in seashore paspalum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steketee, C.J., Martinez-Espinoza, A.D., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Henry, G.M., Raymer, P.L. 2016. Effects of genotype and isolate on expression of dollar spot in seashore paspalum. HortScience. 51(1):67-73.
Analyzing clonal fidelity of micropropagated Psidium guajava L. plants using simple sequence repeat markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rawls, B., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Dhekney, S., Sitther, V. 2015. Analyzing clonal fidelity of micropropagated Psidium guajava L. plants using simple sequence repeat markers. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 6:2385-2392.
Genetic studies on sugarcane aphid resistance in sorghum - (Abstract Only)
Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure of peanut cultivars and breeding lines from China, India and the US using SSR markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, H., Khera, P., Huang, B., Yuan, M., Katam, R., Zhuang, W., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Moore, K.M., Culbreath, A.K., Zhang, X., Varshney, R.K., Xie, L., Guo, B. 2016. Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure of peanut cultivars and breeding lines from China, India and the US using SSR markers. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 58:452-465. doi: 10.1111/jipb.12380.
Inheritance and identification of a major quantitative trait locus (QTL) that confers resistance to Meloidogyne incognita and a novel QTL for plant height in sweet sorghum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Davis, R.F., Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F., Wang, H. 2015. Inheritance and identification of a major quantitative trait locus (QTL) that confers resistance to Meloidogyne incognita and a novel QTL for plant height in sweet sorghum. Phytopathology. 105(12):1522-1528.
Effect of planting date on insect and bird damage among grain sorghum hybrids - (Abstract Only)
Assessment of genetic diversity in napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) using microsatellite, single-nucleotide polymorphism, and insertion-deletion markers from pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum [L] R. Br.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kandel, R., Singh, H.P., Singh, B.P., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Anderson, W.F. 2015. Assessment of genetic diversity in napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) using microsatellite, single-nucleotide polymorphism, and insertion-deletion markers from pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum [L] R. Br.). Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. doi: 10.1007/s11105-015-0918-2.
Tolerance of sweet sorghum to Meloidogyne incognita and crop effect on nematode population density - (Abstract Only)
Davis, R.F., Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F., Harris-Shultz, K.R. 2015. Tolerance of sweet sorghum to Meloidogyne incognita and crop effect on nematode population density. Society of Nematology Abstracts. 47:232.
Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure of peanut cultivars and breeding lines from China, India and USA - (Abstract Only)
Wang, H., Khera, P., Culbreath, A., Huang, B., Zhang, X., Katam, R., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Moore, K., Varshney, R., Xie, L., Guo, B. 2015. Analysis of genetic diversity and population structure of peanut cultivars and breeding lines from China, India and USA. Meeting Abstract. CROPS 2015 Meeting, May 18-21, 2015, Huntsville, Alabama.
Identification and mapping of a single recessive gene that confers resistance to the white sugarcane aphid in sorghum - (Abstract Only)
Cato, C., Wang, H., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Dunkley, K., Anderson, W.F., Ni, X., Knoll, J.E. 2015. Identification and mapping of a single recessive gene that confers resistance to the white sugarcane aphid in sorghum. 6th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Chattanooga, TN, April 1-4, 2015. Southeastern Biology Volume 62, Issue 3. p. 409.
Assessment of insect and bird damage on grain sorghum hybrids - (Abstract Only)
Use of benzimidazole agar plates to assess fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) feeding on excised maize and sorghum leaves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Ni, X., Wang, H., Knoll, J.E., Anderson, W.F. 2015. Use of benzimidazole agar plates to assess fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) feeding on excised maize and sorghum leaves. Florida Entomologist. 98(1):394-397.
Bioenergy grass feedstock production in the southern Coastal Plain - (Abstract Only)
Evaluation of whorl damage by fall armyworm (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) on field and greenhouse grown sweet sorghum plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Ni, X., Anderson, W.F., Knoll, J.E. 2015. Evaluation of whorl damage by fall armyworm (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) on field and greenhouse grown sweet sorghum plants. Journal of Entomological Science. 50(1):14-27.
Grain sorghum hybrid resistance to insect and bird damage-2014 ()
Ni, X., Toews, M.D., Buntin, G., Knoll, J.E., Harris-Shultz, K.R. 2014. Grain sorghum hybrid resistance to insect and bird damage-2014. In: J.L. Day, A.E. Coy, and J.D. Gasset (eds.), Georgia 2014 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, and Summer Annual Forages Performance Trials - Annual Publication 103-6, December 2014.
Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for a little bluestem collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Harrison, M.L., Wadl, P.A., Rinehart, T.A. 2015. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for a little bluestem collection. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 140(1):78-87.
A major QTL associated with Fusarium oxysporum race 1 resistance identified in genetic populations derived from closely related watermelon lines using selective genotyping and genotyping-by-sequencing for SNP discovery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lambel, S., Lanini, B., Vivoda, E., Fauve, J., Wechter, W.P., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Massey, L.M., Levi, A. 2014. A major QTL associated with Fusarium oxysporum race 1 resistance identified in genetic populations derived from closely related watermelon lines using selective genotyping and genotyping-by-sequencing for SNP discovery. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 127:2105-2115.
A major quantitative trait locus is associated with Fusarium Wilt Race 1 resistance in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Lambel, S., Lanini, B., Vivoda, E., Fauve, J., Wechter, W.P., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Massey, L.M., Levi, A. 2014. A major quantitative trait locus is associated with Fusarium Wilt Race 1 resistance in watermelon. Annual International Plant & Animal Genome Conference. 127:2105-2115.
Detection of genetic and ploidy variation within vegetatively propagated zoysiagrass cultivars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Milla-Lewis, S., Patton, A.J., Kenworthy, K., Chandra, A., Waltz, F., Hodnett, G.L., Stelly, D. 2014. Detection of genetic and ploidy variation within vegetatively propagated zoysiagrass cultivars. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 139(5):547-552.
Genetic and ploidy variability within six vegetatively propagated zoysiagrass cultivars - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Milla-Lewis, S., Patton, A.J., Kenworthy, K., Chandra, A., Waltz, F. 2013. Genetic and ploidy variability within six vegetatively propagated zoysiagrass cultivars. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings. Water, Food, Energy and Innovation for a Sustainable World, Nov. 3-6, 2013, Tampa, FL.
Discovery and characterization of a turf-type triploid seashore paspalum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwartz, B.M., Contreras, R.N., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Heckart, D.L., Peake, J.B., Raymer, P.L. 2014. Discovery and characterization of a turf-type triploid seashore paspalum. HortScience. 48:1424:1427.
Creation of hexaploid and octaploid zoysiagrass using colchicine and breeding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwartz, B.M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Hans, C.S., Contreras, R.N., Jackson, S.A. 2013. Creation of hexaploid and octaploid zoysiagrass using colchicine and breeding. Crop Science. 53:2218-2224.
Creation of artificial triploid and tetraploid centipedegrass using colchicine and breeding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwartz, B.M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Contreras, R.N., Hans, C.S., Hanna, W.W., Milla-Lewis, S.R. 2013. Creation of artificial triploid and tetraploid centipedegrass using colchicine and breeding. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal. 12:327-334.
Development and characterization of seashore paspalum SSR markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Raymer, P., Scheffler, B.E., Arias De Ares, R.S. 2013. Development and characterization of seashore paspalum SSR markers. Crop Science. 53:2679-2685.
EcoTurf - a case study: genetic variation and agronomic potential of bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) germplasm collected from Australian biodiversity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lambrides, C.J., Zhou, Y., Fukai, S., Jewell, M., Loch, D., Godwin, I., Holton, T., Innes, D., Frere, C., Hanna, W., Ye, C., Van Tran, T., Ngo, T., Le, T., Cao, N., Al Dabbagh, H., O'Brien, C., Roche, M., Fullelove, G., Ballard, E., Kearns, R., Pearce, W., Hacker, A., Puachuay, M., Shelton, M., Dalzell, S., Anderson, W.F., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Cremer, J. 2013. EcoTurf - a case study: genetic variation and agronomic potential of bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) germplasm collected from Australian biodiversity. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal. 12:263-266.
Control of crop diseases, third edition ()
Harris-Shultz, K.R. 2013. Control of crop diseases, third edition. Crop Science. 53:732-733.
Genetic relationships in Zoysia species and the identification of putative interspecific hybrids using simple sequence repeat markers and inflorescence traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Kenworthy, K.E., Lehman, V.G., Milla-Lewis, S. 2012. Genetic relationships in Zoysia species and the identification of putative interspecific hybrids using simple sequence repeat markers and inflorescence traits. Crop Science. 53(1):285-295.
Phylogenetic analysis reveals multiple introductions of Cynodon species in Australia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jewell, M., Frere, C.H., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Anderson, W.F., Godwin, I.D., Lambrides, C.J. 2012. Phylogenetic analysis reveals multiple introductions of Cynodon species in Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 65(2):390-396.
Patterns of genetic variation suggest introgression between zoysia species based on simple sequence markers (SSRs) and inflorescence traits - (Abstract Only)
Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Kenworthy, K., Lehman, V., Milla-Lewis, S. 2012. Patterns of genetic variation suggest introgression between zoysia species based on simple sequence markers (SSRs) and inflorescence traits. Visions for a Sustainable Planet. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2012 International Annual Meetings. Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 96.
Development and characterization of seashore paspulum SSR markers and identification of markers associated with salt tolerance - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Raymer, P., Duke, M.V., Ballard, L.L., Scheffler, B.E., Arias De Ares, R.S. 2012. Development and characterization of seashore paspulum SSR markers and identification of markers associated with salt tolerance. Visions for a Sustainable Planet. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2012 International Annual Meetings. Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 143.
Identification or creation of a putative triploid seashore paspalum - (Abstract Only)
Schwartz, B.M., Contreras, R.N., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Peake, J.B., Raymer, P.L. 2012. Identification or creation of a putative triploid seashore paspalum. Visions for a Sustainable Planet. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2012 International Annual Meetings. Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 143.
Transferability of SSR and RGA markers developed in Cynodon spp. to Zoysia spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Brady, J.A. 2012. Transferability of SSR and RGA markers developed in Cynodon spp. to Zoysia spp.. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 30:1264-1269.
Assessment of genetic diversity in napiergrass using cross-species microsatellite markers from pearl millet - (Abstract Only)
Kandel, R., Singh, H.P., Singh, B.P., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Anderson, W.F. 2012. Assessment of genetic diversity in napiergrass using cross-species microsatellite markers from pearl millet. 109th Annual Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Proceedings, Birmingham, AL, February 5-7, 2012. online only.
Use of sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers for comparing levels of genetic diversity in centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack.) germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milla-Lewis, S.R., Kimball, J.A., Zuleta, M., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Hanna, W.W. 2012. Use of sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers for comparing levels of genetic diversity in centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack.) germplasm. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 59(7):1517-1526. doi: 10.1007/s10722-011-9780-8.
Evaluation of University of Georgia turfgrass for response to sting nematode feeding - (Abstract Only)
Schwartz, B., Luc, E., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Raymer, P., Hanna, W. 2011. Evaluation of University of Georgia turfgrass for response to sting nematode feeding. Fundamentals for Life: Soil, Crop & Environmental Sciences. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA 2011 International Annual Meetings. Oct. 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 139.
Identification of SSR markers that differentiate bermudagrass cultivars derived from 'Tifgreen' - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Brady, J.A. 2011. Identification of SSR markers that differentiate bermudagrass cultivars derived from 'Tifgreen'. Fundamental for Life: Soil, Crop & Environmental Sciences. ASA, CSSA, SSSA 2011 International Meetings. Oct. 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX. Agronomy Abstracts. p. 139.
Development of simple sequence repeat markers and the analysis of genetic diversity and ploidy level in a centipedegrass collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Milla-Lewis, S.R., Zuleta, M., Schwartz, B.M., Hanna, W.W., Brady, J.A. 2012. Development of simple sequence repeat markers and the analysis of genetic diversity and ploidy level in a centipedegrass collection. Crop Science. 52:383-392.
Stand maintenance and genetic diversity of bermudagrass pastures under different stocking intensities during a 38 year period - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rouquette, Jr, F.M., Anderson, W.F., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Smith, G.R. 2011. Stand maintenance and genetic diversity of bermudagrass pastures under different stocking intensities during a 38 year period. Crop Science. 51:2886-2894.
Identification of SSR markers that differentiate bermudagrass cultivars derived from 'Tifgreen' - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Brady, J.A. 2011. Identification of SSR markers that differentiate bermudagrass cultivars derived from 'Tifgreen'. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 136(3):211-218.
DNA polymorphisms at bermudagrass microsatellite loci and their use in genotype fingerprinting - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kamps, T.L., Williams, N.R., Ortega, V.M., Chamusco, K.C., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Scully, B.T., Chase, C.D. 2011. DNA polymorphisms at bermudagrass microsatellite loci and their use in genotype fingerprinting. Crop Science. 51(3):1122-1131.
Phenotype traits of bermudagrass ecotypes from pastures stocked at different intensities during a 40-year period - (Abstract Only)
Rouquette, Jr, F.M., Anderson, W.F., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Smith, G.R. 2010. Phenotype traits of bermudagrass ecotypes from pastures stocked at different intensities during a 40-year period. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. CDRom.
Colchicine-induced tetraploidy in centipedegrass - (Abstract Only)
Schwartz, B., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Contreras, R., Hanna, W. 2010. Colchicine-induced tetraploidy in centipedegrass. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. CD-ROM.
Development, linkage mapping, and utilization of microsallelites in bermudagrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Hanna, W.W., Brady, J.A. 2010. Development, linkage mapping, and utilization of microsallelites in bermudagrass. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 135(6):511-520.
High-frequency Oligonucleotides in Watermelon Expressed Sequenced Tag-unigenes Are Useful in Producing Polymorphic Polymerase Chain Reaction Markers among Watermelon Genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Davis, A.R., Fie, Z. 2010. High-frequency Oligonucleotides in Watermelon Expressed Sequenced Tag-unigenes Are Useful in Producing Polymorphic Polymerase Chain Reaction Markers among Watermelon Genotypes. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 135(4):369-378.
DNA markers and pollen morphology reveal that Praecitrullus fistulosus is more closely related to Benincasa hispida than to Citrullus spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Thies, J.A. 2010. DNA markers and pollen morphology reveal that Praecitrullus fistulosus is more closely related to Benincasa hispida than to Citrullus spp. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 57:1191-1205.
Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2010. Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon. HortScience. 45:510.
Identification and mapping of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat resistance gene analogs in bermudagrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Paterson, A.H., Brady, J.A. 2010. Identification and mapping of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat resistance gene homologs in bermudagrass. Journal of the American Society Horticultural Science. 135:74-82.
Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon - (Proceedings)
Harris, K.R., Ling, K., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P. 2010. Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon . Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. January 9-13, 2010, P-215.
Oligonucleotides that Exist in High Frequency in EST-unigenes are Useful in Producing Polymorphism among Watermelon Genotypes - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Harris, K.R., Davis, A.R., Fei, Z. 2010. Oligonucleotides that Exist in High Frequency in EST-unigenes are Useful in Producing Polymorphism among Watermelon Genotypes. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. January 9-13, 2010, P-204.
Isolation and genetic mapping of NBS-LRR disease resistance gene analogs in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2010. Isolation and genetic mapping of NBS-LRR disease resistance gene analogs in watermelon. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, January 9-13, 2010, San Diego, CA.
Identification and mapping of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat resistance gene analogs in bermudagrass - (Abstract Only)
Harris, K.R., Schwartz, B.M., Paterson, A.H., Brady, J.A. 2010. Identification and mapping of nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat resistance gene analogs in bermudagrass. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, January 9-13, 2010, San Diego, CA.
Isolation, Sequence Analysis, and Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Levi, A. 2009. Isolation, Sequence Analysis, and Linkage Mapping of NBS-LRR Disease Resistance Gene Analogs in Watermelon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 134:649-657.
Non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms in the watermelon eIF4E gene are closely associated with resistance to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Bendahmane, A., Havey, M.J. 2009. Non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms in the watermelon eIF4E gene are closely associated with resistance to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 120:191-200.
Genetic relationships among napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) nursery accessions using AFLP markers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Anderson, W.F., Malik, R. 2009. Genetic relationships among napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) nursery accessions using AFLP markers. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization. 8:63-70.
Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, K.R., Ling, K., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P. 2009. Identification and Utility of Markers Linked to the Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Resistance Gene in Watermelon. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 134:529-534.
Markers Linked to the ZYMV-FL Resistance Gene and Their Use in Marker-assisted Selection in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris-Shultz, K.R., Ling, K., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Havey, M.J., Guner, N., Wehner, T. 2009. Markers Linked to the ZYMV-FL Resistance Gene and Their Use in Marker-assisted Selection in Watermelon. HortScience. 44:576.
An allele-specific SNP mutation in the eIF4E gene is associated with the Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Bendahmane, A., Havey, M.J. 2009. An allele-specific SNP mutation in the eIF4E gene is associated with the Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistance in watermelon. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. http://www.intl-pag.org/17/abstracts/W18_PAGXVII_137.html.
In Search of Markers Linked to Fusarium Wilt Race 1 Resistance in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Harris, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Lanini, B., Vivoda, E., Levi, A. 2008. In Search of Markers Linked to Fusarium Wilt Race 1 Resistance in Watermelon. HortScience. 43(4):1238.
Gene expression in developing watermelon fruit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Davis, A.R., Fei, Z.J., Katzir, N., Giovannoni, J.J., Salman-Minkov, A., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Tadmor, Y., Portnoy, V., Trebitsh, T. 2008. Gene expression in developing watermelon fruit. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 9:275-282.
CAPS markers in an eIF4E gene are linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Havey, M.J. 2008. CAPS markers in an eIF4E gene are linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon. Phytopathology. 98(6 supplement):S91.
Identification of a CAPS marker in an eIF4E gene Linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon - (Proceedings)
Ling, K., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Meyer, J.D., Levi, A., Guner, N., Wehner, T.C., Havey, M.J. 2008. Identification of a CAPS marker in an eIF4E gene Linked to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus resistant locus in watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. (Ptrat M., ed), INRA, Avignon (France): 213-218.
Expression and Polymorphism of Watermelon Fruit ESTs - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Harris, K.R., Davis, A.R., Zhangiun, F., Giovannoni, J.J., Trebitsh, T., Salman, A., Hernandez, A., Thimmapuram, J., Tadmor, Y., Portnoy, V., Katzir, N. 2008. Expression and Polymorphism of Watermelon Fruit ESTs. Acta Horticulturae. P257-262. In: M. Pitrat (ed.). Proceedings of the IX EUCARPIA Meetings on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae. INRA.
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