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William Underwood
Sunflower and Plant Biology Research
Plant Pathologist

Phone: (701) 239-1316
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USDA,ARS,NCSL
1307 18TH STREET N
FARGO, ND 581022765

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Projects
Genetic Enhancement of Sunflower Yield and Tolerance to Biotic Stress
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434406
Improvement of Sclerotinia Disease Resistance and Management
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 441815
Role of WRKY Transcription Factors in Quantitative Resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 436703
Validation and Characterization of Cultivated Sunflower Lines with Resistance to Sclerotinia Basal Stalk Rot
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 436745
Field Evaluation of Sclerotinia Head and Stalk Rot of Sunflower for Genetic Mapping and Germplasm Development
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437104
Field Evaluation of Sunflower Basal Stalk Rot, Head Rot and Stem Canker for Genetic Mapping and Germplasm Enhancement
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 440210

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Characterization of oxalic acid tolerance in sunflower basal stalk rot resistance. - (Abstract Only)
Role of WRKY transcription factors in quantitative resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. - (Abstract Only)
A quantitative genetic study of Sclerotinia head rot resistance introgressed from the wild perennial Helianthus maximiliani into cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talukder, M.I., Underwood, W., Misar, C., Seiler, G.J., Cai, X., Li, X., Qi, L. 2022. A quantitative genetic study of Sclerotinia head rot resistance introgressed from the wild perennial Helianthus maximiliani into cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 23(14). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms23147727.
Genomic insights into Sclerotinia basal stalk rot resistance introgressed from wild Helianthus praecox into cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talukder, Z., Underwood, W., Misar, C.G., Seiler, G.J., Li, X., Cai, X., Qi, L. 2022. Genomic insights into Sclerotinia basal stalk rot resistance introgressed from wild Helianthus praecox into cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Frontiers in Plant Science. 13. Article 840954. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.840954.
Arabidopsis GOLD36/MVP1/ERMO3 is required for powdery mildew penetration resistance and proper targeting of the PEN3 transporter Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Underwood, W. 2022. Arabidopsis GOLD36/MVP1/ERMO3 is required for powdery mildew penetration resistance and proper targeting of the PEN3 transporter. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 35:393-400. https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-09-21-0240-R.
QTL mapping of Sclerotinia head rot resistance introgressed from the wild perennial Helianthus maximiliani species into cultivated sunflower - (Abstract Only)
Multiple species of Asteraceae plants are susceptible to root infection by the necrotrophic fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Underwood, W., Gilley, M., Misar, C.G., Gulya, T.J., Seiler, G.J., Markell, S.G. 2022. Multiple species of Asteraceae plants are susceptible to root infection by the necrotrophic fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Plant Disease. 106:1366-1373. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-06-21-1314-RE.
Unraveling the Sclerotinia basal stalk rot resistance derived from wild Helianthus argophyllus using a high-density SNP linkage map Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talukder, Z.I., Underwood, W., Misar, C.G., Seiler, G.J., Liu, Y., Li, X., Cai, X., Qi, L. 2021. Unraveling the Sclerotinia basal stalk rot resistance derived from wild Helianthus argophyllus using a high-density SNP linkage map. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.617920.
A greenhouse method to evaluate sunflower quantitative resistance to basal stalk rot caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Underwood, W., Misar, C.G., Block, C., Gulya, T.J., Talukder, Z., Hulke, B.S., Markell, S. 2020. A greenhouse method to evaluate sunflower quantitative resistance to basal stalk rot caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Plant Disease. 105:464-472. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-19-1790-RE.
Determination of virulence phenotypes of Plasmopara halstedii in the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilley, M.A., Gulya, T.J., Seiler, G.J., Underwood, W., Hulke, B.S., Misar, C.G., Markell, S.G. 2020. Determination of virulence phenotypes of Plasmopara halstedii in the United States. Plant Disease. 104:2823-2831. https://doi/10.1094/PDIS-10-19-2063-RE.
Genetic dissection of Phomopsis stem canker resistance in cultivated sunflower using High density SNP linkage map Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talukder, Z., Underwood, W., Ma, G., Seiler, G.J., Misar, C.G., Cai, X., Qi, L. 2020. Genetic dissection of Phomopsis stem canker resistance in cultivated sunflower using High density SNP linkage map. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21041497.
Registration of oilseed sunflower maintainer germplasm HA 489, with resistance to the banded sunflower moth Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wronski, A.R., Prasifka, J.R., Grove, M.S., Koehler, B.D., Misar, C.G., Underwood, W., Hulke, B.S. 2020. Registration of oilseed sunflower maintainer germplasm HA 489, with resistance to the banded sunflower moth. Journal of Plant Registrations. 14:197-202. https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20030.
Improving sunflower resistance to the necrotrophic fungal pathogens Sclerotinia and Phomopsis - (Abstract Only)
Molecular dissection of resistance gene cluster and candidate gene identification of Pl17 and Pl19 in sunflower by whole-genome resequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ma, G.J., Song, Q., Underwood, W., Zhang, Z.W., Fiedler, J.D., Xuehui, L., Qi, L. 2019. Molecular dissection of resistance gene cluster and candidate gene identification of Pl17 and Pl19 in sunflower by whole-genome resequencing. Scientific Reports. 9:14974. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-50394-8.
PMR5, an acetylation protein at the intersection of pectin biosynthesis and defense against fungal pathogens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chiniquy, D., Underwood, W., Corwin, J., Ryan, A., Szemenyei, H., Cherk Lim, C., Stonebloom, S.H., Birdseye, D.S., Vogel, J., Kliebenstein, D., Scheller, H.V., Somerville, S. 2019. PMR5, an acetylation protein at the intersection of pectin biosynthesis and defense against fungal pathogens. Plant Journal. 100(5):1022-1035. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14497.
Registration of oilseed sunflower germplasms RHA 485, RHA 486, and HA 487, selected for resistance to Phomopsis stalk canker and Sclerotinia, in a high yielding and high-oil background Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Money, K., Koehler, B.D., Misar, C.G., Grove, M.S., Underwood, W., Hulke, B.S. 2019. Registration of oilseed sunflower germplasms RHA 485, RHA 486, and HA 487, selected for resistance to Phomopsis stalk canker and Sclerotinia, in a high yielding and high-oil background. Journal of Plant Registrations. 13(3):439-442. https://doi.org/10.3198/jpr2019.02.0008crg.
Introgression and monitoring of wild Helianthus praecox alien segments associated with sclerotinia basal stalk rot resistance in sunflower using genotyping-by sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Registration of oilseed sunflower germplasms HA-BSR6, HA-BSR7, and HA-BSR8 highly resistant to sclerotinia basal stalk rot and downy mildew Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Talukder, Z.I., Long, Y.M., Seiler, G.J., Underwood, W., Qi, L.L. 2019. Registration of oilseed sunflower germplasms HA-BSR6, HA-BSR7, and HA-BSR8 highly resistant to sclerotinia basal stalk rot and downy mildew. Journal of Plant Registrations. https://doi.org/10.3198/jpr2018.10.0071crg.
Phosphorylation is required for the pathogen defense function of the Arabidopsis PEN3 ABC transporter Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Review Article)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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.