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Fred E Gouker (PhD)
Floral and Nursery Plants Research
Research Geneticist (Plants)

Phone: (301) 504-5657
Fax:
Room 128

10300 BALTIMORE AVE
BLDG 010A BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE, MD 207052350

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Projects
Evaluation and Genetic Improvement of Woody Ornamental Landscape Plants
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434195
Improving Boxwood Blight Mitigation Through Innovation, Economic Analysis and Education
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 439097
Development of Transgene-free Approaches for Gene Editing in Landscape Plants
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437121

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
HRM analysis enables efficient detection and differentiation of two boxwood blight pathogens by qPCR assays Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gouker, F.E., Guo, Y.H., Pooler, M.R. 2022. Fast Single-Tube DNA Extraction and Rapid Species Differentiation for Boxwood Blight Detection Using qPCR and HRM Analysis. Phytofrontiers. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTOFR-09-21-0066-SC.
cDNA transcriptome of Arabidopsis reveals various defense priming induced by a broad-spectrum biocontrol agent Burkholderia sp. SSG Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kong, P., Li, X., Gouker, F.E., Hong, C. 2022. cDNA transcriptome of Arabidopsis reveals various defense priming induced by a broad-spectrum biocontrol agent Burkholderia sp. SSG. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms23063151.
Analyzing the structural shifts in boxwood production due to boxwood blight Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hall, C., Hong, C., Gouker, F.E., Doughtrey, M. 2021. Analyzing the structural shifts in boxwood production due to boxwood blight. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 39(3):91-99. https://doi.org/10.24266/0738-2898-39.3.91.
Integrative genomics reveals paths to sex dimorphism in Salix purpurea L. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hyden, B., Carlson, C.H., Gouker, F.E., Schmutz, J., Barry, K., Lipzen, A., Sharma, A., Sandor, L., Tuskan, G.A., Feng, G., Olson, M.S., Difazio, S.P., Smart, L.B. 2021. Integrative genomics reveals paths to sex dimorphism in Salix purpurea L. . Horticulture Research. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-021-00606-y.
Multiple independent recombinations led to hermaphrodism in domesticated grapevine Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zou, C., Massonnet, M., Minio, A., Patel, S., Llaca, V., Avi, K., Gouker, F.E., Cadle Davidson, L.E., Reisch, B., Fennell, A., Cantu, D., Sun, Q., Londo, J.P. 2021. Multiple independent recombinations led to hermaphrodism in domesticated grapevine. Nature Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2023548118.
Sexual dimorphism in the dioecious willow Salix purpurea Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gouker, F.E., Carlson, C.H., Zou, J., Evans, L.M., Crowell, C.R., Smart, C.D., Difzio, S.P., Smart, L.B. 2021. Sexual dimorphism in the dioecious willow Salix purpurea. American Journal of Botany. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1704.
Yield and biomass quality of shrub willow hybrids in differing rotation lengths and spacing designs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gouker, F.E., Fabio, E., Serapiglia, M., Smart, L. 2021. Yield and biomass quality of shrub willow hybrids in differing rotation lengths and spacing designs. Biomass and Bioenergy. 146:105977. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2021.105977.
Using acetone for rapid PCR-amplifiable DNA extraction from recalcitrant woody plant taxa Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gouker, F.E., Guo, Y., Pooler, M.R. 2020. Using acetone for rapid PCR-amplifiable DNA extraction from recalcitrant woody plant taxa. Applications in Plant Sciences. 8(12):e114-3. https://doi.org/10.1002/aps3.11403.
Discovery of geographically robust hybrid poplar clones Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, N.D., Berguson, W.E., Mcmahon, B.G., Meilan, R., Smart, L.B., Gouker, F.E., Bloese, P., Miller, R., Volk, T.A., Cai, M., Buchman, D. 2019. Discovery of geographically robust hybrid poplar clones. SILVAE GENETICA. 68:101-110. https://doi.org/https:10.2478/sg-2019-0018.