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William Underwood
Sunflower and Plant Biology Research
Plant Pathologist

Phone: (701) 239-1316
Fax:

USDA,ARS,NCSL
1307 18TH STREET N
FARGO , ND 581022765
Projects
Sclerotinia Initiative
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 432211
Genetic Enhancement of Sunflower Yield and Tolerance to Biotic Stress
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434406
Improve Stalk Rot Phenotyping by Evaluation of Environment, Pathogen, and Host Factors for S. Sclerotiorum Infection in Sunflower Disease Nurseries
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433145
Mechanisms of Resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Consequences for Seed Yield in Arabidopsis
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433344
Development of Sunflower Germplasm with Sclerotinia Head and Stalk Rot Resistance
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427415
Identification of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Virulence Determinants Relevant to Infection of Multiple Host Plants by Association Mapping
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430556
Evaluation of Sunflower Experimental Germplasm to Identify and Characterize Novel Sources of Resistance to Sclerotinia Head and Stalk Rot
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430901

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Introgression and monitoring of wild Helianthus praecox alien segments associated with sclerotinia basal stalk rot resistance in sunflower using genotyping-by sequencing -
Talukder, Z.I., Long, Y., Seiler, G.J., Underwood, W., Qi, L. 2019. Introgression and monitoring of wild Helianthus praecox alien segments associated with Sclerotinia basal stalk rot resistance in sunflower using genotyping-by sequencing. PLoS One. 14(3):e0213065. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213065.
Phosphorylation is required for the pathogen defense function of the Arabidopsis PEN3 ABC transporter -
Underwood, W., Somerville, S.C. 2017. Phosphorylation is required for the pathogen defense function of the Arabidopsis PEN3 ABC transporter. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 12(10):e1379644. https://doi.org/10.1080/15592324.2017.1379644.
An Arabidopsis lipid flippase is required for timely recruitment of defenses to the host-pathogen interface at the plant cell surface -
Underwood, W., Ryan, A., Somerville, S.C. 2017. An Arabidopsis lipid flippase is required for timely recruitment of defenses to the host-pathogen interface at the plant cell surface. Molecular Plant. 10(6):805-820.
Identification of novel sources of resistance to Sclerotinia basal stalk rot in South African sunflower germplasm -
Seiler, G.J., Misar, C.G., Gulya, T.J., Underwood, W.R., Flett, B.C., Gilley, M.A., Markell, S.G. 2017. Identification of novel sources of resistance to Sclerotinia basal stalk rot in South African sunflower germplasm. Plant Health Progress. 18:87-90. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-01-17-0007-RS.
Purification of high molecular weight genomic DNA from powdery mildew for long-read sequencing -
Feehan, J.M., Schneibel, K.E., Bouras, S., Underwood, W., Keller, B., Somerville, S.C. 2017. Purification of high molecular weight genomic DNA from powdery mildew for long-read sequencing. Journal of Visualized Experiments. doi:10.3791/55463.
Environmental factors for germination of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum sclerotia -
Foley, M.E., Dogramaci, M., West, M.S., Underwood, W.R. 2016. Environmental factors for germination of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum sclerotia. Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000379.
Contributions of host cellular trafficking and organization to the outcomes of plant-pathogen interactions -
Underwood, W. 2016. Contributions of host cellular trafficking and organization to the outcomes of plant-pathogen interactions. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology. 56:163-173.
A reevaluation of myceliogenic germination of sclerotia for Sclerotinia sclerotiorum strain Sun-87 -
Foley, M.E., Dogramaci, M., Underwood, W. 2016. A reevaluation of myceliogenic germination of sclerotia for Sclerotinia sclerotiorum strain Sun-87. [abstract]. National Sclerotinia Initiative 2016 Annual Meeting Program Booklet, January 20-22, 2016, Bloomington, MN. p. 10.