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Sandra E Branham
Vegetable Research
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CHARLESTON, SC 249145334

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Genome of ‘Charleston Gray’, the principal American watermelon cultivar, and genetic characterization of 1,365 accessions in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System watermelon collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, S., Wang, X., Reddy, U., Sun, H., Bao, K., Patel, T., Oritz, C., Abburi, L., Nimmakayala, P., Branham, S., Wechter, W.P., Massey, L.M., Ling, K., Kousik, C.S., Hammar, S.A., Tadmor, Y., Portnoy, V., Gur, A., Katzir, N., Guner, N., Davis, A., Hernandez, A.G., Wright, C.L., McGregor, C., Jarret, R.L., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Wehner, T.C., Grumet, R., Levi, A., Fei, Z. 2019. Genome of ‘Charleston Gray’, the principal American watermelon cultivar, and genetic characterization of 1,365 accessions in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System watermelon collection. Plant Biotechnology Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13136.
Genome-wide association study of resistance to Xanthomonas gardneri in USDA pepper (Capsicum) collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Potnis, N., Branham, S.E., Jones, J.B., and Wechter, W.P. 2019. Genome-wide association study of resistance to Xanthomonas gardneri in the USDA pepper (Capsicum) collection. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-06-18-0211-R
QTL mapping of resistance to bacterial fruit blotch in Citrullus amarus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Levi, A., Katawczik, M.L., Wechter, W.P. 2019. QTL mapping of resistance to bacterial fruit blotch in Citrullus amarus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. https://doi.org/359214.
Identification of heat tolerance loci in broccoli through bulked segregant analysis using whole genome resequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Farnham, M.W. 2019. Identification of heat tolerance loci in broccoli through bulked segregant analysis using whole genome resequencing. Euphytica. 215:34.
QTL-seq and marker development for resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 1 in cultivated watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Wechter, W.P., Lambel, S., Massey, L.M., Ma, M., Fauve, J., Farnham, M.W., Levi, A. 2018. QTL-seq and marker development for resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 1 in cultivated watermelon. Molecular Breeding. 38:139.
QTL mapping identifies novel source of resistance to Fusarium wilt race 1 in Citrullus amarus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P. 2019. QTL mapping identifies novel source of resistance to Fusarium wilt race 1 in Citrullus amarus. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/353289.
Genetic diversity and population structure of the USDA sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection using GBSpoly Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wadl, P.A., Olukolu, B.A., Branham, S., Jarret, R.L., Yencho, G., Jackson, D. 2018. Genetic diversity and population structure of the USDA sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection using GBSpoly. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:1166. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01166.
Genome-wide diversity for worldwide watermelon collections: Analysis of population structure, haplotype networks, selective sweeps and LD decay to characterize domestication signals - (Abstract Only)
Reddy, U., Patel, T., Wehner, T., Nimmahayala, P., Kousik, C.S., Wechter, W.P., Branham, S., Ling, K., Jarret, R.L., Levi, A., Ortiz, C., Abbiro, V., Bao, K., Wang, X., Rivera-Burgos, L., Fei, Z. 2018. Genome-wide diversity for worldwide watermelon collections: Analysis of population structure, haplotype networks, selective sweeps and LD decay to characterize domestication signals. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. http://cucurbit2018.ucdavis.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018_Cucurbits_Abstracts_Book.pdf (Abstracts Book, Page #87).
Genomic resequencing of bulked heat tolerant and susceptible broccoli segregants identifies new QTLs associated with tolerance - (Abstract Only)
Branham, S., Farnham, M.W. 2018. Genomic resequencing of bulked heat tolerant and susceptible broccoli segregants identifies new QTLs associated with tolerance. HortScience. 53(g):S46.
Genetic diversity and population structure of a sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection - (Abstract Only)
Wadl, P.A., Olukolu, B.A., Branham, S.A., Jarret, R.L., Yencho, G.C., Jackson, D.M. 2018. Genetic diversity and population structure of a sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm collection. HortScience. 53(9S):S45. https://doi.org/351287.
Identification of resistance to bacterial leaf blight in the U.S. Department of Agriculture collard collection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Farnham, M.W., Robinson, S.M., Wechter, W.P. 2018. Identification of resistance to bacterial leaf blight in the U.S. Department of Agriculture collard collection. HortScience. 53:838-841. https://doi:10.21273/HORTSCI12347-17.
Genetics of resistance to Fusarium wilt races 1 and 2 in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Construction of a genome-anchored, high-density genetic map for melon (Cucumis melo L.) and identification of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis race 1 resistance QTL Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Levi, A., Katawczik, M.L., Fei, Z., Wechter, W.P. 2018. Construction of a genome-anchored, high-density genetic map for melon (Cucumis melo L.) and identification of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonis race 1 resistance QTL. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 131:829-837. https://doi:10.1007/s00122-017-3039-5.
QTL-seq analysis of heat tolerance in broccoli - (Abstract Only)
Branham, S., Farnham, M.W. 2018. QTL-seq analysis of heat tolerance in broccoli. Plant and Animal Genome Conference Proceedings. p.0568.
QTL mapping of sulfur tolerance in melon - (Abstract Only)
Branham, S., J. Daley, M.L. Katawczik, A. Levi and W.P. Wechter. 2018. QTL mapping of sulfur tolerance in melon. Plant and Animal Genome XVII P0723. https://doi.org/348840.
Genetic mapping of a major co-dominant QTL associated with B-carotene accumulation in watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Vexler, L., Meir, A., Tzuri, G., Frieman, Z., Levi, A., Wechter, W.P., Tadmor, Y., Gur, A. 2017. Genetic mapping of a major co-dominant QTL associated with B-carotene accumulation in watermelon. Molecular Breeding. 37:146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-017-0747-0.
Use of a quality trait index to increase the reliability of phenotypic evaluations in broccoli Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stansell, Z., Bjorkman, T., Branham, S., Couillard, D.M., Farnham, M.W. 2017. Use of a quality trait index to increase the reliability of phenotypic evaluations in broccoli. HortScience. 52(11):1490-1495. https://doi:10.21273/HORTSCI12202-17.
Genetic mapping and identification of quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum races 1 and 2 in watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Genotyping-by-sequencing of waxy and glossy near-isogenic broccoli lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Farnham, M.W. 2017. Genotyping-by-sequencing of waxy and glossy near-isogenic broccoli lines. Euphytica. 213:84-89.
Quantitative trait loci mapping of resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 in Citrullus lanatus var. citroides using genotyping-by-sequencing - (Abstract Only)
Branham, S., Levi, A., Farnham, M.W., Wechter, W.P. 2017. Quantitative trait loci mapping of resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 in Citrullus lanatus var. citroides using genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS). Plant and Animal Genome Conference. W234.
Genetic characterization of glossy-leafed mutant broccoli lines - (Abstract Only)
Branham, S., Farnham, M.W. 2017. Genetic characterization of glossy-leafed mutant broccoli lines. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P0456.
Quantitative trait loci mapping of heat tolerance in broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) using genotyping-by-sequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Stansell, Z.J., Couillard, D.M., Farnham, M.W. 2017. Quantitative trait loci mapping of heat tolerance in broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) using genotyping-by-sequencing. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 130(3):529-538.
Mapping resistance to alternaria cucumerina in cucumis melo Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Daley, J., Branham, S., Levi, A., Hassell, R., Wechter, W.P. 2017. Mapping resistance to alternaria cucumerina in cucumis melo. Phytopathology. 107(4):427-432. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-06-16-0246-R.
A genotype-by-sequencing-single nucleotide polymorphism based linkage map and quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 identified in Citrullus lanatus var. citroides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Levi, A., Farnham, M.W., Wechter, W.P. 2017. A genotype-by-sequencing-single nucleotide polymorphism based linkage map and quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 identified in Citrullus lanatus var. citroides. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 130: 319-330.
Using genotyping-by-sequencing to develop broccoli markers for construction of a high-density linkage map and to identify quantitative trait loci associated with heat tolerance - (Abstract Only)
Branham, S., Stansell, Z.J., Couillard, D.M., Farnham, M.W. 2016. Using genotyping-by-sequencing to develop broccoli markers for construction of a high-density linkage map and to identify quantitative trait loci associated with heat tolerance. HortScience. 51(9):S191-S192.
Genotyping-by-sequencing of glossy mutants - (Abstract Only)
Branham, S., Farnham, M.W. 2016. Genotyping-by-sequencing of glossy mutants. HortScience. 51(9):S269.
Genome-wide association study in arabidopsis thaliana of natural variation in seed oil melting point, a widespread adaptive trait in plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Reba, A., Wright, S.J., Linder, C.R. 2016. Genome-wide association study in arabidopsis thaliana of natural variation in seed oil melting point, a widespread adaptive trait in plants. Journal of Heredity. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esw008.
Quantitative trait loci mapping of heat tolerance in a doubled haploid population of broccoli using genotyping-by-sequencing - (Abstract Only)
Branham, S., Couillard, D.M., Stansell, Z.J., Farnham, M.W. 2016. Quantitative trait loci mapping of heat tolerance in a doubled haploid population of broccoli using genotyping-by-sequencing. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. P0950.
Genome-wide association study of Arabidopsis thaliana identifies determinants of natural variation in seed oil composition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Reba, A., Wright, S.J., Linder, C.R. 2015. Genome-wide association study of Arabidopsis thaliana identifies determinants of natural variation in seed oil composition. Journal of Heredity. doi:10.1093/jhered/esv100.
Glucoraphanin and other glucosinolates in heads of broccoli cultivars ()
Farnham, M.W., Branham, S. 2016. Glucoraphanin and other glucosinolates in heads of broccoli cultivars. Broccoli: Cultivation, Nutritional Properties and Effects on Health. B.H.J. Juurlink (Ed.). Nova Science Publishers. New York, NY. 342 p.
Genetic diversity and population structure of collard landraces and their relationship to other Brassica oleracea crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branham, S., Couillard, D.M., Stansell, Z.J., Farnham, M.W. 2015. Genetic diversity and population structure of collard landraces and their relationship to other Brassica oleracea crops. The Plant Genome. 8(3):1-11.
Genetic diversity and population structure of collard landraces collected in the Southeast - (Abstract Only)
Pelc, S., Farnham, M.W., Couillard, D.M., Stansell, Z.J. 2015. Genetic diversity and population structure of collard landraces collected in the Southeast. HortScience. 50:S391.
Using weighted trait indices to select the best performing broccoli hybrids in multi-site and multi-year trials - (Abstract Only)
Stansell, Z.J., Farnham, M.W., Pelc, S., Couillard, D.M., Bjorkman, T. 2015. Using weighted trait indices to select the best performing broccoli hybrids in multi-site and multi-year trials. HortScience. 50:S171.
Genetic diversity and population structure of collard landraces - (Abstract Only)
Pelc, S., Couillard, D.M., Stansell, Z.J., Farnham, M.W. 2015. Genetic diversity and population structure of collard landraces. HortScience. 50:S40.
Emergence timing and fitness consequences of variation in seed oil composition in Arabidopsis thaliana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pelc, S., Linder, C.R. 2015. Emergence timing and fitness consequences of variation in seed oil composition in Arabidopsis thaliana. Ecology and Evolution. 5(1): 164–171.
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