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Chenggen Chu
Sugarbeet and Potato Research
Research Plant Molecular Geneticist

Phone: (701) 239-1317
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Projects
Improving Sugarbeet Productivity and Sustainability through Genetic, Genomic, Physiological, and Phytopathological Approaches
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 444181
Development of a Genomic Selection Model for Rhizoctonia Root and Crown Rot Resistance Across ARS Breeding Programs
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444849
SSBRI Genetic Dissection of Sugarbeet Respiration Rate and Root Firmness to Identify Genes for Reducing Post-harvest
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 445069
Identification and Introgression of Resistance to Cercospora Leaf Spot and Root Maggot for Sugarbeet Improvement
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 437977
Using Comparative Genomics to Identify Genes Associated with Sucrose Production in Sugarbeet
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 444074

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Transcriptomic and metabolomic changes in postharvest sugarbeet roots reveal widespread metabolic changes in storage and identify genes potentially responsible for respiratory sucrose loss Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fugate, K.K., Eide, J.D., Lafta, A., Tehseen, M., Chu, C.N., Khan, M., Finger, F. 2024. Transcriptomic and metabolomic changes in postharvest sugarbeet roots reveal widespread metabolic changes in storage and identify genes potentially responsible for respiratory sucrose loss . Frontiers in Plant Science. 15:1320705. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2024.1320705.
Genome-wide association study of host resistance to Hessian fly in barley Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karki, M., Chu, C.N., Anderson, K.M., Nandety, R.S., Fiedler, J.D., Schachterle, J.K., Bruggeman, R., Liu, Z., Yang, S. 2023. Genome-wide association study of host resistance to Hessian fly in barley. Phytopathology. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-06-23-0192-R.
Development of STARP marker platform for flexible SNP genotyping in sugarbeet Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tehssen, M., Zheng, Y., Wyatt, N.A., Bolton, M.D., Yang, S., Xu, S.S., Li, X., Chu, C.N. 2023. Development of STARP marker platform for flexible SNP genotyping in sugarbeet. Agronomy Journal. 13(5):1359. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13051359.
Potential of publicly available Beta vulgaris germplasm for sustainable sugarbeet improvement indicated by combining analysis of genetic diversity and historic resistance evaluation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tehseen, M., Poore Fonseka, R.C., Fugate, K.K., Bolton, M.D., Ramachandran, V., Wyatt, N.A., Li, X., Chu, C.N. 2023. Potential of publicly available Beta vulgaris germplasm for sustainable sugarbeet improvement indicated by combining analysis of genetic diversity and historic resistance evaluation. Crop Science. 63(4):2255-2273. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20978.
Fargo sugar beet germplasm evaluated for Rhizoctonia crown and root rot resistance in Idaho, 2022 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strausbaugh, C.A., Chu, C.N. 2023. Fargo sugar beet germplasm evaluated for Rhizoctonia crown and root rot resistance in Idaho, 2022. Plant Disease Management Reports. 17. Article V044.
Evaluation of sugar beet breeding lines for resistance to Rhizoctonia crown and root rot, 2022 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lein, A.K., Chu, C.N., Chanda, A.K. 2023. Evaluation of sugar beet breeding lines for resistance to Rhizoctonia crown and root rot, 2022. Plant Disease Management Reports. 17. Article 055.
Evaluation of NPGS germplasm for resistance to sugar beet root maggot, 2022 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chu, C.N., Hellier, B.C., Dorn, K.M. 2023. Evaluation of NPGS germplasm for resistance to sugar beet root maggot, 2022. Arthropod Management Tests. 48(1). Article tsad002. https://doi.org/10.1093/amt/tsad002.
Development of DNA STARP marker platform for flexible SNP genotyping in sugarbeet - (Abstract Only)
Dasypyrum villosum, an important genetic and trait resource for hexaploid wheat engineering Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, N., He, Z., Fang, J., Liu, X., Shen, X., Zhang, J., Lei, Y., Xia, Y., He, H., Liu, W., Chu, C.N., Wang, C., Qi, Z. 2022. Dasypyrum villosum, an important genetic and trait resource for hexaploid wheat engineering. Annals Of Botany. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcac054.
Mechanism of sugarbeet seed germination enhanced by hydrogen peroxide Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chu, C.N., Poore, R.C., Bolton, M.D., Fugate, K.K. 2022. Mechanism of sugarbeet seed germination enhanced by hydrogen peroxide. Frontiers in Plant Science. 13. Article e888519. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.888519.
A new strategy for using historical imbalanced yield data to conduct genome-wide association studies and develop genomic prediction models for wheat breeding Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chu, C.N., Rudd, J.C., Chen, M., Wang, S., Ibrahim, A.M., Xue, Q., Devkota, R.N., Baker, J.A., Baker, S., Simoneaux, B., Opena, G., Dong, H. 2022. A new strategy for using historical imbalanced yield data to conduct genome-wide association studies and develop genomic prediction models for wheat breeding. Molecular Breeding. 42. Article e18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-022-01287-8.
Newly developed sugarbeet lines with altered postharvest respiration rates differ in transcription factor and glycolytic enzyme expression Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fugate, K.K., Campbell, L.G., Lafta, A.M., Eide, J.D., Khan, M.F., Chu, C.N., Finger, F.L. 2022. Newly developed sugarbeet lines with altered postharvest respiration rates differ in transcription factor and glycolytic enzyme expression. Crop Science. 62(3):1251-1263. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20729.
Frequent numerical and structural chromosome changes in early generations of synthetic hexaploid wheat Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, S., Du, P., Lu, X., Fang, J., Wang, J., Chen, X., Chen, J., Wu, H., Yang, Y., Tsujimoto, H., Chu, C.N., Qi, Z. 2021. Frequent numerical and structural chromosome changes in early generations of synthetic hexaploid wheat. Genome. https://doi.org/10.1139/gen-2021-0074.
Development of the Wheat Practical Haplotype Graph Database as a Resource for Genotyping Data Storage and Genotype Imputation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jordan, K., Bradbury, P., Miller, Z., Nyine, M., He, F., Guttieri, M.J., Brown Guedira, G.L., Buckler Iv, E.S., Jannink, J., Akhunov, E., Ward, B.P., Bai, G., Bowden, R.L., Fiedler, J.D., Faris, J.D. 2021. Development of the Wheat Practical Haplotype Graph Database as a Resource for Genotyping Data Storage and Genotype Imputation. G3 Genes/Genomes/Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.06.10.447944.
Genome-wide QTL mapping of yield and agronomic traits in two widely adapted winter wheat cultivars from multiple mega-environments Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dhakal, S., Liu, X., Chu, C.N., Rudd, J.C., Ibrahim, A.M., Xue, Q., Devkota, R., Baker, J., Baker, S., Bryan, S., Gigi, O., Jessup, K.E., Wang, S., Johnson, C.D., Metz, R., Liu, S. 2021. Genome-wide QTL mapping of yield and agronomic traits in two widely adapted winter wheat cultivars from multiple mega-environments. PeerJ. 9. Article e12350. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.12350.
Fargo sugar beet germplasm evaluated for rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2020 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Strausbaugh, C.A., Chu, C.N. 2021. Fargo sugar beet germplasm evaluated for rhizomania and storage rot resistance in Idaho, 2020. Plant Disease Management Reports. 15. Article V160.
Development of an efficient doubled haploid system in sugarbeet - (Abstract Only)
Function and evolution of allelic variation of Sr13 conferring resistance to stem rust in tetraploid wheat (Triticum turgidum L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gill, B., Klindworth, D.L., Rouse, M.N., Zhang, J., Zhang, Q., Sharma, J.S., Chu, C.N., Long, Y., Chao, S., Olivera, P.D., Friesen, T.L., Zhong, S., Jin, Y., Faris, J.D., Fiedler, J.D., Elias, E.M., Liu, S., Cai, X., Xu, S.S. 2021. Function and evolution of allelic variation of Sr13 conferring resistance to stem rust in tetraploid wheat (Triticum turgidum L.). Plant Journal. 106:1674-1691. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15263.
Population genomics and haplotype analysis in spelt and bread wheat identifies a gene regulating glume color Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abrouk, M., Athiyannan, N., Muller, T., Pailles, Y., Christoph, S., Roulin, A.C., Chu, C.N., Liu, S., Adhikari, L., Wu, S., Raupp, J., Handa, H., Morita, T., Poland, J., Keller, B., Krattinger, S.G. 2021. Population genomics and haplotype analysis in spelt and bread wheat identifies a gene regulating glume color. Communications Biology. 4. Article e375. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-01908-6.
RNA-seq analysis reveals different drought tolerance mechanisms in two broadly adapted wheat cultivars ‘TAM 111’ and ‘TAM 112’ Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chu, C.N., Wang, S., Paetzold, L., Wang, Z., Hui, K., Rudd, J.C., Xue, Q., Ibrahim, A.M., Metz, R., Johnson, C.D. 2021. RNA-seq analysis reveals different drought tolerance mechanisms in two broadly adapted wheat cultivars ‘TAM 111’ and ‘TAM 112’. Nature Scientific Reports. 11. Article e4301. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83372-0.
Predominant wheat-alien chromosome translocations in newly developed wheat of China Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, N., Lei, Y., Pei, D., Wu, H., Liu, X., Fang, J., Guo, J., Wang, C., Guo, J., Chu, C.N., Zhang, J., Wen, M., Yang, X., Bie, T., Liu, A., Zhou, B., Chen, P. 2021. Predominant wheat-alien chromosome translocations in newly developed wheat of China. Molecular Breeding. 41. Article e30. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-021-01206-3.
Genetic dissection of end-use quality traits in two widely adapted wheat cultivars ‘TAM 111’ and ‘TAM 112’ Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dhakal, S., Liu, X., Girard, A., Chu, C.N., Yang, Y., Wang, S., Xue, Q., Rudd, J.C., Ibrahim, A.M., Awika, J. 2021. Genetic dissection of end-use quality traits in two widely adapted wheat cultivars ‘TAM 111’ and ‘TAM 112’. Crop Science. 61:1944-1959. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20415.
Genome wide identification of QTL associated with yield and yield components in two popular wheat cultivars TAM 111 and TAM 112 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, Y., Dhakal, S., Chu, C.N., Wang, S., Xue, Q., Rudd, J.C., Ibrahim, A.M., Jessup, K., Baker, J., Fuentealba, M.P. 2020. Genome wide identification of QTL associated with yield and yield components in two popular wheat cultivars TAM 111 and TAM 112. PLoS ONE. 15(12). Article e0237293. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237293.