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Hugo Cuevas
Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research
Research Geneticist (Plants)

Phone: (787) 831-3435 ext. 241
Fax: (787) 831-3386

TROPICAL AGRIC RES STA
2200 P.A. CAMPOS AVE. SUITE 201
MAYAGUEZ , PR 006805470
Projects
Enhancement of Sorghum Genetic Diversity for Disease Resistance and Key Agronomic Traits
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434432
Uncovering Novel Sources of Anthracnose Resistance in Populations of Genetically Diverse Sorghums [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 435128

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Mycoflora analysis and other measured parameters of sorghum seeds collected from Puerto Rico and Mexico -
Prom, L.K., Cuevas, H.E., Isakeit, T., Perumal, R., Erathaimuthu, S. 2018. Mycoflora analysis and other measured parameters of sorghum seeds collected from Puerto Rico and Mexico. Plant Pathology Journal . 17(2):80-86. https://doi.org/10.3923/ppj.2018.80.86.
Response of sorghum lines and hybrids from the United States to long smut and grain mold -
Prom, L.K., Cisse, N., Perumal, R., Cuevas, H.E. 2018. Response of sorghum lines and hybrids from the United States to long smut and grain mold. Journal of Agriculture and Crops. 4(11):152-156. https://doi.org/10.32861/jac.411.152.156.
Inheritance of resistance of three sorghum lines to pathotypes of Colletotrichum sublineola, causal agent of anthracnose -
Prom, L.K., Cuevas, H.E., Perumal, R., Isakeit, T., Magill, C. 2018. Inheritance of resistance of three sorghum lines to pathotypes of Colletotrichum sublineola, causal agent of anthracnose. Plant Pathology Journal . 17(2):75-79. https://doi.org/10.3923/ppj.2018.75.79.
Population structure of the NPGS Senegalese sorghum collection and its evaluation to identify new disease resistant genes -
Cuevas, H.E., Prom, L.K., Rosa, G.M. 2018. Population structure of the NPGS Senegalese sorghum collection and its evaluation to identify new disease resistant genes. PLoS One. 13(2). e0191877. Available: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0191877.
Genome-wide association mapping of anthracnose (Collectotrichum sublineolun) resistance in the U.S. sorghum association panel -
Genome-wide association mapping of anthracnose (Collectotrichum sublineolun) resistance in the U.S. sorghum association panel -
Cuevas, H.E., Prom, L.K., Copper, E.A., Knoll, J.E., Ni, X. 2018. Genome-wide association mapping of anthracnose (Collectotrichum sublineolun) resistance in the U.S. sorghum association panel. The Plant Genome. II:170099.
Genomic dissection of anthracnose resistant response in sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.)] -
Evaluation of sweet sorghum accessions for seedling cold tolerance using both lab and field cold germination test -
Wang, M.L., Xin, Z., Burow, G.B., Chen, J., Vankus, P.J., Pinnow, D.L., Tonnis, B.D., Cuevas, H.E., Yu, J. 2017. Evaluation of sweet sorghum accessions for seedling cold tolerance using both lab and field cold germination test. Journal of Agricultural Science and Botany. 1(1):1-8.
Screening of sorghum lines against long smut and grain mold pathogens -
Prom, L.K., Cisse, N., Perumal, R., Cuevas, H.E. 2017. Screening of sorghum lines against long smut and grain mold pathogens. International Journal of Plant Pathology. 8:23-27.
Microsatellite markers reveal a predominant sugarcane aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) clone is found on sorghum in seven states and one territory of the USA -
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.
Genomic characterization of a core set of the USDA-NPGS Ethiopian sorghum germplasm collection: implications for germplasm conservation, evaluation, and utilization in crop improvement -
Cuevas, H.E., Rosa-Valentin, G., Hayes, C.M., Rooney, W.L., Hoffmann, L. 2017. Genomic characterization of a core set of the USDA-NPGS Ethiopian sorghum germplasm collection: implications for germplasm conservation, evaluation, and utilization in crop improvement. BMC Genomics. 18:108. doi:10.1186/s12864-016-3475-7.
Grain biodeterioration of sorghum converted lines inoculated with a mixture of Fusarium thapsinum and Curvularia lunata -
Prom, L.K., Radwan, G., Perumal, R., Cuevas, H.E., Katile, S., Isakeit, T., Magill, C. 2017. Grain biodeterioration of sorghum converted lines inoculated with a mixture of Fusarium thapsinum and Curvularia lunata. Plant Pathology Journal. 16:19-24.
Assessing the vulnerability of sorghum converted lines to anthracnose and downy mildew infection -
Prom, L.K., Perumal, R., Cuevas, H.E., Radwan, G., Katile, S., Isakeit, T., Magill, C. 2016. Assessing the vulnerability of sorghum converted lines to anthracnose and downy mildew infection. Journal of Agriculture and Crops. 2(10):101-106.
Genetic diversity of naturalized cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) in Puerto Rico -
Cosme-Reyes, S.M., Cuevas, H.E., Zhang, D., Oleksyk, T.K., Irish, B.M. 2016. Genetic diversity of naturalized cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) in Puerto Rico. Tree Genetics and Genomes. doi: 10.1007/s11295-016-1045-4.
The evolution of photoperiod-sensitive flowering in sorghum, a genomic model for panicoid grasses -
Cuevas, H.E., Chengbo, Z., Haibao, T., Prashant, K., Sayan, D., Yann-Rong, L., Ge, Z., Clement, T., Upadhyaya, H., Hash, C., Patterson, A.H. 2016. The evolution of photoperiod-sensitive flowering in sorghum, a genomic model for panicoid grasses. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 33:2417-2428. doi:10.1093/molbev/msw120.
Reaction of sorghum lines to zonate leaf spot and rough leaf spot -
Prom, L.K., Isakeit, T., Cuevas, H.E., Rooney, W., Perumal, R., Magill, C. 2015. Reaction of sorghum lines to zonate leaf spot and rough leaf spot. Plant Health Progress. 16(4):230-234.
Excised leaf method for high volume evaluation of sorghum germplasm for resistance against Colletotrichum sublineolum -
Prom, L.K., Cuevas, H.E., Isakeit, T., Droleskey, R.E. 2015. Excised leaf method for high volume evaluation of sorghum germplasm for resistance against Colletotrichum sublineolum. Plant Pathology. 15(1):11-16.
Genomic characterization of a core set of the USDA-NPGS Ethiopian sorghum germplasm collection -
Assessment of sorghum germplasm from Burkina Faso and South Africa to identify new sources of resistance to grain mold and anthracnose -
Cuevas, H.E., Prom, L.K., Isakeit, T., Radwan, G. 2015. Assessment of sorghum germplasm from Burkina Faso and South Africa to identify new sources of resistance to grain mold and anthracnose. Crop Protection. 79:43-50.
Characterization of some useful traits in sweet sorghum for bioenergy production -
Wang, M.L., Tonnis, B.D., Pinnow, D.L., Burow, G.B., Xin, Z., Cuevas, H.E., Eggleston, G., Yu, J., Pederson, G.A. 2015. Characterization of some useful traits in sweet sorghum for bioenergy production. Plant Biology. Paper No. 1100-029-Z.
Transferability of Cucurbita SSR markers for genetic diversity assessment of Turkish bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) genetic resources -
Yildiz, M., Cuevas, H.E., Sensoy, S., Erdinc, C., Baloch, F.S. 2015. Transferability of cucurbita SSR markers for genetic diversity assessment of Turkish bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) genetic resources. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 59:45-53.
Assessment of genetic diversity of sweet potato in Puerto Rico -
Rodriguez-Bonilla, L., Cuevas, H.E., Montero-Rojas, M., Bird-Pico, F., Luciano-Rosario, D., Siritunga, D. 2014. Assessment of genetic diversity of sweet potato in Puerto Rico. PLoS One. 9(12):e116184. Available: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0116184.
Tapping the US historic sweet sorghum collection to identify biofuel germplasm -
Crimped Cover Crop Legume Residue Effects on Sweet Corn (Zea mays L.) Yield in Puerto Rico -
Tapping the US sweet sorghum collection to identify biofuel germplasm -
Cuevas, H.E., Prom, L.K., Erpelding, J.E. 2015. Tapping the US sweet sorghum collection to identify biofuel germplasm. Sugar Tech. 17(4)428-438. doi:10.1007/s12355-014-0349-7.
Inheritance and molecular mapping of anthracnose resistance genes present in sorghum line SC112-14 -
Cuevas, H.E., Prom, L.K., Erpelding, J.E. 2014. Inheritance and molecular mapping of anthracnose resistance genes present in sorghum line SC112-14. Molecular Breeding. 34(4):1943-1953.
Musa spp. germplasm management: microsatellite fingerprinting of USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) collection -
Irish, B.M., Cuevas, H.E., Simpson, S.A., Scheffler, B.E., Sardos, J., Ploetz, R., Goenaga, R.J. 2014. Musa spp. germplasm management: microsatellite fingerprinting of USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) collection. Crop Science. 54:2140-2151.
Inheritance and molecular mapping of anthracnose resistance gene present in the differential line PI533918 -
Construction of Near Isogenic Lines in Brassica oleracea -
Assessments of genetic diversity and anthracnose disease response among Zimbabwe sorghum germplasm. -
Cuevas, H.E., Prom, L.K., Erpelding, J.E., Brotons, V. 2014. Assessment of genetic diversity and anthracnose disease response among Zimbabwe sorghum germplasm. Plant Breeding. DOI:10.1111/pbr.12133.
Seed shattering in a wild sorghum is conferred by a locus unrelated to domestication -
ang, H., Cuevas, H.E., Das, S., Sezen, U.U., Guo, H., Goff, V.H., Clemente, T.E., Patterson, A.H. 2013. Seed shattering in a wild sorghum is conferred by a locus unrelated to domestication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110:15824-15829. doi:10.1073/pnas.1305213110.
Assessment of molecular diversity and population structure of the Ethiopian sorghum [Sorghum bicolor L. (Moench)] germplasm collection maintained by the USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System using SSR markers -
Cuevas, H.E., Prom, L.K. 2013. Assessment of molecular diversity and population structure of the Ethiopian sorghum [Sorghum bicolor L. (Moench)] germplasm collection maintained by the USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System using SSR markers. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 60(6):1817-1830.
Genetic diversity and population structure of the Ethiopian sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] germplasm collection maintained by the USDA-ARS, National Plant Germplasm System using SSR markers -
Reaction to rust by a subset of sorghum accessions from Zimbabwe -
Cuevas, H.E., Prom, L.K., Magill, C. 2012. Reaction to rust by a subset of sorghum accessions from Zimbabwe. Asian Journal of Plant Pathology. 6(2):33-40.
Association analysis of photoperiodic flowering time genes in West and Central African sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] -
Bhosale, S.U., Stitch, B., Rattunde, H.W., Wiltzien, E., Haussmann, B.I., Hash, T.C., Ranu, P., Cuevas, H.E., Paterson, A.H., Melchinger, A.E., Parzies, H. 2012. Association analysis of photoperiodic flowering time genes in West and Central African sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]. Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 12:32. doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-32.
Response of sorghum accessions from four African countries against Colletotrichum sublineolum, causal agent of sorghum anthracnose -
Prom, L.K., Erpelding, J.E., Isakeit, T., Perumal, R., Cuevas, H.E. 2012. Response of sorghum accessions from four African countries against Colletotrichum sublineolum, causal agent of sorghum anthracnose. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 3(1):125-129.
Using next generation sequencing approaches for the isolation of simple sequence repeats (SSF) in the plant sciences -
Zalapa, J.E., Cuevas, H.E., Steffan, S.A., Simon, P.W., Senalik, D.A., Zhu, H., Mccown, B., Zeldin, E., Harbut, R. 2012. Using next generation sequencing approaches for the isolation of simple sequence repeats (SSR) in the plant sciences. American Journal of Botany. 99(2):193-208.
A consensus linkage map for molecular markers and quantitative trait loci associated with economically important traits in melon (Cucumis melo L.) -
Diaz, A., Fergany, M., Formisano, G., Ziarsolo, P., Blanca, J., Staub, J.E., Cuevas, H.E., Zalapa, J.E. 2011. A consensus linkage map for molecular markers and quantitative trait loci associated with economically important traits in melon (Cucumis melo L.). BMC Microbiology. www.biomedcwntral.com/1471-2229/11/111.
USDA, ARS EOM 402-10 high B-carotene cucumber -
Staub, J.E., Simon, P.W., Cuevas, H.E. 2011. USDA, ARS EOM 402-10 high B-carotene cucumber. HortScience. 46:1426-1427.