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Christine Sickler
Food and Feed Safety Research
Biological Science Technician

Phone: (504) 286-4480
Fax:

1100 ROBERT E. LEE BLVD
BLDG 001 SRRC
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70179

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Targeting polyamine metabolism for control of fungal pathogenesis and increasing host resistance during the maize-Aspergillus flavus interaction - (Abstract Only)
Host-induced silencing of Aspergillus flavus genes to control preharvest aflatoxin contamination in maize - (Abstract Only)
RNA-seq Analysis of Aspergillus flavus during infection of resistant and susceptible cultivars of maize reveals gene networks correlating with host resistance - (Abstract Only)
Inhibition of Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production in transgenic maize expresing the a-amylase inhibitor from Lablab purpureus L Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Sayler, R.J., Majumdar, R., Sickler, C.M., Cary, J.W. 2019. Inhibition of Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production in transgenic maize expresing the a-amylase inhibitor from Lablab purpureus L. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 144:e59169. https://doi.org/10.3791/59169.
RNA interference-based silencing of the alpha-amylase (amy1) gene in Aspergillus flavus decreases fungal growth and aflatoxin production in maize kernels Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilbert, M.K., Majumdar, R., Rajasekaran, K., Chen, Z.-Y., Wei, Q., Sickler, C.M., Lebar, M.D., Cary, J.W., Frame, B.R., Wang, K. 2018. RNA interference-based silencing of the alpha-amylase (amy1) gene in Aspergillus flavus decreases fungal growth and aflatoxin production in maize kernels. Planta. 247:1465–1473. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-018-2875-0.
The Aspergillus flavus spermidine synthase (spds) gene, is required for normal development, aflatoxin production, and pathogenesis during infection of maize kernels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Majumdar, R., Lebar, M.D., Mack, B.M., Minocha, R., Minocha, S., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., Sickler, C.M., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W. 2018. The Aspergillus flavus spermidine synthase (spds) gene, is required for normal development, aflatoxin production, and pathogenesis during infection of maize kernels. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:317. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00317.
Control of Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production in transgenic maize kernels expressing a tachyplesin-derived synthetic peptide, AGM182 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Sayler, R.J., Sickler, C.M., Majumdar, R., Jaynes, J.M., Cary, J.W. 2018. Control of Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production in transgenic maize kernels expressing a tachyplesin-derived synthetic peptide, AGM182. Plant Science. 270:150-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2018.02.006.
The pathogenesis-related maize seed (PRms) gene plays a role in resistance to Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin contamination Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Majumdar, R., Rajasekaran, K., Sickler, C.M., Lebar, M.D., Musungu, B.M., Fakhoury, A.M., Payne, G.A., Geisler, M., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., Wei, Q., Bhatnagar, D., Cary, J.W. 2017. The pathogenesis-related maize seed (PRms) gene plays a role in resistance to Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin contamination. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:1758. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01758.
Fidelity of a simple Liberty leaf-painting assay to validate transgenic maize plants expressing the selectable marker gene, bar Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Majumdar, R., Sickler, C., Wei, Q., Cary, J.W., Bhatnagar, D. 2017. Fidelity of a simple Liberty leaf-painting assay to validate transgenic maize plants expressing the selectable marker gene, bar. Journal of Crop Improvement. 31(4):628-636. https://doi.org/10.1080/15427528.2017.1327913.
RNA interference-mediated control of Aspergillus flavus in maize - (Abstract Only)
Evaluation of resistance to aflatoxin contamination in kernels of maize genotypes using a GFP-expressing Aspergillus flavus strain Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Sickler, C.M., Brown, R.L., Cary, J.W., Bhatnagar, D. 2013. Evaluation of resistance to aflatoxin contamination in kernels of maize genotypes using a GFP-expressing Aspergillus flavus strain. World Mycotoxin Journal. 6(2):151-158.